Green Gift Guide: The DIY'er

Sock and Glove or Happy Gloves by Miyako Kanamori

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glove animal

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The craft-obsessed person in your life doesn't need a room full of new fabrics, ribbons, or notions (even if they are recycled and organic) to turn nothing into something: All she needs is a spare glove or unmatched sock and a copy of Sock and Glove or Happy Gloves by Miyako Kanamori.

Kanamori includes 13 different animal projects -- fish, piglets, bunnies, elephants, and more -- that give your old socks and gloves new life. You can also get the instructions for making a little chipmunk on Etsy for free, so you can hand over a finished product with the book itself. (Sock and Glove and Happy Gloves, $14 each)

2012 Gift Guide