Any time is a good time to give a gift hand-crafted with love, but of course, holidays and birthdays are the perfect times to get your DIY skills polished and get creative. I have gather ideas from around the About.com network to help you out. They cover all kinds of skill levels and interests, from jewelry making to painting and much more.
The Family Crafts Guide has a plethora of gift making and gift giving ideas that you can make with the entire family. These child-friendly crafts are not just for children either. If you are new to crafting or just looking for something create but also fast, then you will love this huge collection of craft projects.
Spend a little time in the kitchen and whip up some yummy foodie gifts.
Lots of folks enjoy taking a good walk during the holidays, and some on your list may even be regular walking enthusiasts. This list of homemade gifts for walkers will help you pin-point the right gift for them.
For those who have some artistic talent, such as painting and drawing, you can create amazing holiday and gift cards and while incorporating your own unique artwork. About.com's Painting Guide gives you all the how-to information you need to get started.
Of course, jewelry makers usually have a long list of friends and family members how expect some spectacular and unique jewelry design from them. This list of projects includes an assortment of possibilities from super fast to a little more complex.
This is a practical present for the walker on your list or even the person who likes to take a casual stroll now and then.
For the musical connoisseur or retro lover, this wallet is super cool and very functional. Originating from a cassette tape, which are basically just about obsolete now, this wallet is actually not that hard to make and will have your gift giver loving it.
Knit something up quick for just about anyone on your list with this collection of fast-knit projects that are fun to make as well as give as hand-made gifts.
Super clever meets super easy and super fast with this amazing DIY project that turns a simple tank top into a handy shopping bag or purse that just just about anyone on your gift list will find useful and fun.
For the book lover on your gift list, consider making this super unique candle that looks like a book.