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With the flurry activities that inevitably occur during the Holidays (tree-hauling, Menorah-lighting, dinner-planning, sleigh-riding), we at BurdaStyle understand how overwhelming it may be for the crafter or DIY-er to create great gifts for their family and friends. While purchasing a sock set or gift card is always an easy way out, we all know that the best gifts are still those that are hand-crafted.

This Holiday, BurdaStyle is presenting a selection of great, quick and easy gifts you can create, through our Last-Minute Gift Series! Each Monday and Thursday until December 24th, hand-picked experts from the crafting, sewing and DIY world will offer their favorite ideas for Holidays gifts that can be completed in one hour or less.

This week we are showcasing <a href= “http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/mini-owl-ornament&#8221;&gt;The Mini Owl Ornament, made by Sarah Goldschadt. Use Sarah’s great instructions to mix and match some of your favorite fabric scraps, or create a family of Owls using complimentary colors!

Sarah Goldschadt is a Danish-born Minnesotan who currently resides in Brooklyn. She is a graphic designer and crafter who dabbles in sewing, knitting and crocheting. She also enjoys traveling and taking pictures. Follow her projects on her <a href= “http://www.sarahgoldschadt.com/blog/&#8221;&gt;blog!

Check back this Thursday for another great Last-Minute idea!


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    Dec 10, 2009, 06.31 PMby mcerin

    I’m making these for all my family and friends! I had an idea to put a bag of potpourri inside instead of just stuffing

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    Dec 4, 2009, 02.55 PMby briyell

    i love owls. these are so adorable. definitely making a bunch for my christmas tree. and maybe some gifts..that is, if i can bear to part with these cuties!

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    Dec 3, 2009, 09.04 PMby janecappyyahoocom

    It came out very nicely!

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    Dec 3, 2009, 09.31 AMby mriet

    These owls are so nice. Big or small, I like them all !!!

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    Dec 3, 2009, 08.01 AMby galatina

    This is such a great idea – I’m always left trying to work out what to make last minute

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    Dec 2, 2009, 08.11 PMby smegreg

    I’ve had my baby sewing machine for a grand total of 2 months and its and old recycled thing to make sure I liked it before I invested in a ‘proper’ one….. I am definately not the first owner! I think it must have had at least 3-4 before me as its about 20 years old. Nearly as old as me :O)

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      Dec 3, 2009, 03.52 AMby ebdzgns

      Sometimes the older machines are better, I have one that is not as old as me but I consider it my dependable domestic. With 6 sewing machines in my workroom, I use old dependable the most. I take it with me to teach class, and when I am at shows, I know that it is not all plastic parts that will berak. Get your grove on with your "old’ one, THink dependable for your “New” machine, all of the bells and whistles are just that……..I have one of the compurerized embroidery machines….what a pain, for such a high cost, I haven’t gotten my moneys worth yet and I am going on 6 years with it…. have fun in your sewing, I started @age 6 with my grandma, and haven’t stopped for 40 years….it is a passion.

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    He is so adorable! My daughter needs to see this, she’d be great at making some.

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    So cute! I’m going to make this together with my daughter to get her (even more) excited about Christmas. What a great idea creating a last minute gift series. Thanks!

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    Dec 1, 2009, 09.11 AMby Nem Haokip

    So cute! I’m looking forward to making some of these with my fabric scraps. :)

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