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Multi-Colored Piñata and Confetti Kit

For those who get more pleasure out of destroying something they've spent lots of time making (you may want to talk to somebody about this tendency), this Piñata and Confetti Kit ($38) is for you. It comes with instructions for creating a diamond-shaped party accessory... [More]

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Rainbow Duck Tape

Though nothing you own provides quite as many quick fixes as heavy duty duct tape, it's a shame that the adhesive is so gray and dreary. Thankfully, the folks at Duck Tape have created a product to brighten the storm: Rainbow Duck Tape ($5). The... [More]

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The Cushy Cowl Pattern

Okay, so maybe scarf weather is coming to an end, but we still think you should grab the pattern for the Cushy Cowl (FREE) from Sheep & Stitch because, well, it's free. And because it's good practice for beginners and experts alike. If you've always... [More]

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DIY Paper Heart

Do you consider yourself craft-impaired? Then a simple papercraft project may be just the thing for you. A few cuts, folds and some tape and you've got something beautiful and (technically) handmade. The bright and fun design of the DIY Paper Heart ($13) from artisan... [More]

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Knit Your Own Zoo

What's the name of that Matt Damon movie that came out in the last couple of years? Was it We Knit A Zoo? We think the plot was something like this: Following the death of his wife, Matt Damon's character moves his family to the... [More]

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Giraffe Chalkboard

Between the dusty fingers and the cringe-inducing scraping noises, we thought we'd be happy if we never saw a chalkboard again. Then we came across the Giraffe Chalkboard ($56) and couldn't resist. The occasional screeching sounds will be worth it for the creative outlet and... [More]

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This Has Been in My Ear Pencils

Having trouble stopping coworkers from walking away with your writing utensils at the office? Try a more proactive defense by purchasing a pack of This Has Been in My Ear Pencils ($9). It's just slightly unhygienic enough that people will second-guess pocketing your supplies without... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Livework Mechanical Pencils

Sure, you can buy a whole pack of simple No. 2s for the same price as one Livework Mechanical Pencil ($4 each), but where's the fun in that?! These lovely-colored writing instruments will brighten up your desk space whether you use them to jot down... [More]

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Star Wars Origami Book

It's not every day that our nerdy and crafty sides get to collide, but leave it to that galaxy far, far away to provide us with the perfect combo: Star Wars Origami ($17). Follow the book's instructions and you'll be making mini paper Yodas and... [More]

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Sprout Pencil: Herb Pack

Normally, it's a sad day when you've worked your pencil down to a stub and have to toss it out. With Sprout Pencils ($20), however, that's the point when the real fun begins. Each Sprout pencil contains an herb seed, so you can place the... [More]

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Xyron 250 Sticker Machine

It's no exaggeration to say that your life will get at least twice as good after you buy a Xyron 250 Sticker Machine ($25). Got a photo of your friends? You can turn that into a sticker! How about a doodle your niece drew with... [More]

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Vintage Stamps Sets

Maybe your inner middle schooler will cringe at the thought of paying to collect the fifty stamps in the Vintage Stamps Set ($8), curated by Angela Liguori, but she's not as self-assured as you are. You know that you want those gorgeous things because each... [More]

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Mason Jar Stamp Kit

Do you have an annoying friend who brags that she's mastered just about every arts and crafts project on Pinterest? You complimented the way she used popsicle sticks to make an iPad case for herself, but secretly you wished she would shove that glue gun... [More]

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Habu Textiles Natural Cover Wrapped Cotton Yarn

Why settle for crocheting up an ordinary scarf when you can be creating your very own designer masterpiece? All it takes is a bit of luxury yarn. This Habu Textiles Natural Cover Wrapped Cotton Yarn ($10) is like the Jimmy Choo of knitting materials, instantly... [More]

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Pebeo Porcelaine 150 Paint Markers

We've all seen the tutorials on Pinterest. "Just draw on a white mug with a Sharpie and throw it in the oven," they promise us. But a run or two through the dishwasher reduces our art to a few dots and a blur. If you... [More]

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With Love Tape

It doesn't matter if you're attaching a bit of this With Love Tape ($6) to a fancy box holding an even fancier candle, or to a plate of homemade cookies. The sentiment is the same: you love your recipient and you thought you'd remind them!... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Sno-Marker

Things you can do with a Sno-Marker ($6 each): bundle up the kids and banish them out into the great white world to add color for an hour (during which you get to sit and relax do the dishes unencumbered), write messages of love or... [More]

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Les Marionnettes Sewing Kit

This Les Marionnettes Sewing Kit ($64) is so pretty, it almost seems like a shame to give it to a child. After all, within five minutes, those lovely balls of yarn and tidy spools of colorful thread will be transformed into a tangled, unusable mess,... [More]

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Cynthia Treen Felt Animal Kits

It's the beautiful homemade gifts that really make an impact, becoming childhood heirlooms the boy or girl in your life will cherish for years. Too bad you didn't have time to make any this year. Plan ahead by picking up one or two of these... [More]

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Color Me Holiday

Thank god for the Internet, right? Instead of spending hours planning the perfect way to package up your edible gifts, you can pay a nominal fee and have digital files of Color Me Holiday ($5) from Fifth & Hazel sent to you electronically. With little... [More]

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