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Craft Kits as a Holiday Gift

by Fiona Duthie 

Sometimes the best gift for the family member or friend who loves crafting is a craft kit, to introduce a new craft or to provide inspiration in skills already acquired. Our family loves getting kits as gifts. Sometimes the craft, once made, becomes a gift for someone else; sometimes it is the materials included that are repurposed; sometimes the instructions lead us into new craft directions. They are always welcomed, enjoyed, and appreciated. Craft kits can provide calming intervals for us when the holidays get hectic, and occupy us during those sweet, quiet moments when we have time together.

Felt Deer Sewing Kit

Felt Deer Sewing Kit

Make this darling hand-stitched wool felt deer family with this kit from Bear Dance Crafts. Deer are always a favorite with children for creative play and stories, or for adding to a nature table. These deer are Fallow Deer, a kind of deer that keep their spots as adults. The kit comes with clear instructions, full size patterns, and materials for making the three deer in the family, including wool felt, wool for stuffing, pipe-cleaners, beads, and embroidery floss.

Click here to order a kit or just the pattern.

Kids Basketweaving Kit

Basketweaving Kit for Children

An ideal basketweaving kit for beginners from VI Reed.  The wooden base makes it extremely easy for young people to learn without having to weave a traditional base. Use the beads included as embellishment or add your own, while making this 6″ tall basket. The kit includes a pattern, 4″ round pre-drilled base, beads, and #3 round reed.  Teaching and preparation tips are available through the website.

Click here to order a kit.

New England-style Footstool Kit

New England-style Foot Stool

This is such a striking kit from VI Reed. With its wooden frame and woven seat, it provides a new challenge and skill set, while making a highly functional and sturdy furniture piece.  Great for older children. The finished stool measures 12.5″ long, 9.5″ wide, 9.2″ tall. The kit includes 5/8″ flat reed for the weaving, wooden frame for assembly, plus complete instructions.

Click here to order a kit.

The Prairie Girl Mini Quilt

The Prairie Girl Mini Quilt

This mini quilt is a great gift for a first time quilter, from Blackberry Quilts. You can sew this quilt by hand, or on a sewing machine. The instruction booklet contains step-by-step directions for beginners and plenty of pictures. A collection of 1930s reproduction fabrics and the techniques provided in the instruction booklet create the old-fashioned look and feel of a vintage quilt.

Size: 15″x15″, the mini quilt fits an 18″ doll or makes a cute wall hanging.

The kit is pre-cut and has all of the fabrics, batting, binding, and backing fabrics needed to make this mini quilt.

Click here to order a kit.

YoYo Bliss Quilt Kit  

YoYo Blliss Quilt Kit

Who could resist the whimsy of a quilt called YoYo Bliss!

This mini quilt kit from Blackberry Quilts contains all the fun of the old yoyo quilts. The original 1930s quilts were made of thousands of yoyos. Women also made entire bedspreads in this style. This wonderful “learn how to quilt” kit includes directions  written for beginners and lots of instructive photos.

Size: 20″ x 20″

The kit contains all the fabrics to make your own yoyos, binding, backing, and 100% cotton batting.

Click here to order a kit.

Needlefelted Horse Kit 

 

Needlefelted Horse Kit

Fun and playful horses to make by Peace Fleece. These kits come in an assortment of natural colors, with instructions to guide you in three- dimensional needlefelting.  The finished horses stand about 9″ tall. The kit comes with two felting needles and enough wool fiber and supplies to make two horses.

Click here to order a kit.

Knit Pixie Doll  

Knit Pixie Doll

This little doll is a classic from Weir Dolls and Crafts.  Sweet, simple, soft and small – a take along companion for your child. And the kit provides all the materials to make three Pixies – great for a child’s siblings, cousins or friends, so they can exchange stories!

The kit makes three 6″ pixies in assorted colors – one plain, one with a purse, and one with a baby pixie carried in a backpack. The kit includes easy instructions, wool yarns to complete the dolls, and wool batting for stuffing. Requires size 4 (3.5mm) knitting needles.

Click here to order a kit.

Knit Owlet

Knit Owlet

A beautiful kit by KnitWhits. Children’s favorite gifts are often the tiny toys – toys they hold in their hand and carry with them wherever they go. This little owl is so sweet and fits the bill for that treasured small toy! The kit includes yarn and pattern. Support tutorials are available through the website. Requires size 8 (5mm) knitting needles.

Click here to order a kit.

Posted by Living Crafts on Dec 13, 2010 08:07 AM | 4 Comments

4 Responses to “Craft Kits as a Holiday Gift”

  1. Tracy Bernard says:

    Fiona,

    So true! I always give my daughter (age 10) a new craft kit for Christmas. She is interested in fashion design this year so we got her a half size pinnable dress form. It should be fun to work on some uncycle projects with her.

  2. Beth Bento says:

    Love the kits! The basket kit is lovely!

  3. I made the dear some time ago! They are lovely. And I am here to say thanks for making possible the give away on Weefolkart. The subscription I mean. Thank you Pardis and crew for doing this.

  4. This is an exceptional content, and I can agree with what was written here. I will be back to ws sign check out more of your articles soon. Thanks

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