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Part 4 of this ongoing list of inexpensive, handmade holiday gift ideas comprises two categories: 1) stationery, albums & calendars and 2) jewelry & personal accessories. Those two crafting categories are probably the most popular on the web, so I had a ton to choose from. These are some of my favorites. Click here for Part 3. On Friday: Themed gift sets.

Handmade stationery, albums & calendars

1000 Handmade Greetings book


57. Make a personalized set of note cards or stationery. Tie them with ribbon and place in a classy box or tin. Include coordinating address labels, envelopes, and a fancy pen. Inspirational books: 1,000 Handmade Greetings: Creative Cards & Clever Correspondence
Handmade Greeting Cards for Special Occasions

58. Order a custom rubber stamp. Design it yourself to reflect the person’s hobby, profession, or interest. Or use a piece of free clip art (just Google “free clip art”). Or you can personalize a ready-made stamp with a name or address.
Custom rubber stamp
Ready-made stamps

Sunset vintage photo calendar

homebysunset.com | Rob D. Brodman

59. Design a family calendar marked with important dates, such as birthdays, anniversaries, and family gatherings. Decorate the calendar with family photos.
DIY vintage photo calendar
Custom printed calendars

60. Make perpetual calendar that can be reused every year—either to hang on the wall or sit on a desk.
Juice-can lids calendar
Photo wall calendar
Perpetual desk calendar

61. Make your own mini photo album or scrapbook—either bound like a book or folded accordion style.
Mini bound books
Mini accordion books

Fabric bookmarks


62. Make a set of handmade bookmarks. Design them on your computer and print them on card stock, or make them with craft paper, ribbon, crochet, cross-stitch, or embroidery. Bookmark ideas
More handmade bookmark ideas

63. Put together a photo album, scrap book, or framed collage containing pictures and mementos. Or have your photos professionally bound in a book.
Make an album out of a binder
Shutterfly photo books
Kodak Gallery photo books

64. For a creative writer, a notebook for recording thoughts, poems, etc., is always a treasure. Bind your own journal or customize a store-bought diary.
Decoupage a composition book
Make your own moleskin-like notebook

Handmade jewelry & personal accessories

Flower pins


65. Make a fabric flower pin.
Fabric flower tutorials
Felt dahlia brooch
Flower with covered button
Flower with melted edges

66. Make a crochet flower pin.
Video: Crochet instructions for beginners
Free crochet flower patterns

67. Make a wallet out of duct tape, leather, fabric, mailing envelopes, or paper—nearly any material you want.
Duct tape wallet
Quilted wallet
Mailing envelope wallet

Paper wallet

Fat quarter tote bag


68. Make a tote bag for shopping or trips to the beach. Or buy pre-made canvas totes and customize them with fabric paint, ribbon, buttons, etc.
Fat quarter tote bag
Rice bag tote
Recycled t-shirt tote bag
Tank top tote
Suesse Sac bag
Decorated canvas totes
Martha Stewart’s tote bags
More tutorials for bags, pouches, and purses

69. Make a colorful belt out of a sash, ribbon, or webbing.
Grosgrain ribbon belt
Webbing belt

Four more belts

Curbly hand-printed fleece scarf


70. Make a no-sew, no-knit scarf using fleece or bulky-weight yarn.
Hand-printed fleece scarf
No-knit scarf from Martha Stewart
Easy fringe fleece scarf

71. Bead a necklace, bracelet, or earrings. Buy beads at bead stores or craft stores or make your own paper beads.
How to make paper beads
Supplies, lessons & projects: Beadage
Projects from DIY Network
Supplies: Fire Mountain Gems
Supplies: Artbeads

72. Knit a hat, socks, or scarf. If you’re new to knitting, start with a simple scarf. Free knitting patterns for hats
Video: How to knit

Crocheted bracelets


73. Make a woven bracelet out of parachute cord, yarn, beads, or embroidery floss.
Paracord bracelet

Crochet bracelet

Crochet beaded bracelet

74. Make a woven or stitched necklace or bracelet out of buttons. 
Button bracelet
Stretchy button bracelet
Button necklace from Craftlog

Button necklace from Creative Kismet

75. Make resin jewelry using pendant trays, ring/bracelet blanks, or molds.
Resin pendant supply list and tutorial
Resin trays and blanks

DIY yo-yo necklace


76. Sew accessories out of fabric yo-yos, such as yo-yo headbands, yo-yo brooches, or yo-yo hairpins and clips. Or decorate a tote bag, purse, hat, belt, scarf, or shoes with yo-yos. Or make a necklace, bracelet, or ring out of them. Yo-yos are so fun and easy, you’ll get addicted to making them.
Yo-yo headbands & pins tutorial
More instructions and ideas (pdf)
Yo-yo necklace tutorial
How to make a fabric yo-yo bracelet
More yo-yo projects

The list continues on Friday with numbers 77 through 99.