The pleasures of giving and receiving handmade gifts are many. The headaches of handmaking handmade gifts are often even more. All too commonly our best-laid plans result in crafting till sunrise like deranged elves, attempting to pull off an assembly line of feel-good DIY presents that have us cursing like a sailor.
Which is why we've come up with a list of sane homemade gifts that will allow you to actually enjoy the days leading up to Christmas. From elegant funky fork bracelets to bath bombs and candied kumquats, all of these gifts take less than an hour to make, but still have plenty of bang for the buck
First up, a fork bracelet. With an old cheap fork and 4 minutes and 47 seconds, according to the video tutorial, you can make a fabulous bracelet.
This Stars for Streetlights step-by-step shows you how to craft the classic.
The rest: Fork Bracelet | Edible Flower Treats | Bath Bombs | Candied Kumquats | Salt or Sugar Body Scrub | Homemade Granola | Sweater Coffee Cup Sleeve | Vinyl Record Notebook | Homemade Hot Sauce | Rope Necklace
This fully updated story was originally published in 2012.