Friday, December 16, 2011

Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas - Man's (or Boy's) No Sew Scarf

It is so hard to find something really appealing for the guys on our lists. This being the winter season in most of the country, cold weather upon us, scarves make a sensible gift. But sensible won't always cut it, so I found a project that is both sensible AND fun and sure to please.

This is part of our ongoing series (9/21-12/24) of handmade Christmas gift ideas.

Karen, at CraftsForAllSeasons, has a good tutorial at this link. This requires very little fabric, and is so easy it is almost silly to say it is handmade but shoot, you had to CUT it, didn't you????

This project shows a woman's version with beaded fringe, but I would just leave off the beads for the guys. How simple is that? What guy wouldn't love wearing a scarf loaded with his fave team's logo? The fleece out there today comes in so many prints that you are sure to find that and even more to please any guy on your list, both young and old. There are cartoon characters, hobby and sport themes, animal prints (how cute would pawprints be on a boy's scarf?) and more.

I was in WalMart's craft department this morning and saw some great fleece material in sport team patterns, and that's when I remembered seeing this project in Kristl's list the other day.

For other projects in my series, just look along the right sidebar for the label "Christmas Gift Projects." I hope to post only tips that do not require knitting, crocheting, machine sewing, tatting, embroidery, or any other skilled technique.

If you are feeling too crushed for time to make your own gifts this season, check my Etsy shop for items for your gift list.

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