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13 Crafty Ideas for Fitness Fans

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Crissy is an eHow editor specializing in DIY Crafts and Outdoors.

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13 Crafty Ideas for Fitness Fans
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Active people are often crafty people. And taking the time to create homemade gifts for your friends and family means they're not only personalized but show people how much you care. Read on to see 13 cool, crafty, handmade gifts you can make for health and fitness fans.

1. MAKE YOUR OWN GYM BAG
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1 MAKE YOUR OWN GYM BAG

You’ll build your sewing skills when you try this online video class that teaches you how to make a travel kit that doubles as the coolest and best-looking fitness bag at the gym. Make one as a gift for your best workout buddy, too!

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2. MAKE A STAMPED LEATHER BRACELET WITH FITNESS MOTIVATION
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2 MAKE A STAMPED LEATHER BRACELET WITH FITNESS MOTIVATION

Take a simple strip of leather and imbue it with a mantra or meaningful phrase to keep your inspiration close. You can use health and fitness inspirations such as “EAT CLEAN,” “KEEP CALM AND RUN ON,” “STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY,” “NO EXCUSES,” “DRINK WATER,” “LIFT HEAVY THINGS” or make up your own! In this online video class, you'll learn how to enhance the leather with a stamped phrase and a patina effect, along with a button stud for a finished look. Make a stack and wear in multiples or give as a heartfelt present to a friend.

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3. DRINK YOUR DAILY WATER IN PERSONALIZED GLASSWARE
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3 DRINK YOUR DAILY WATER IN PERSONALIZED GLASSWARE

Make sure you drink your recommended 64 ounces of water every day and do it in style! This online video class will teach you how to transform your plain glassware into something more personal and reflective of your own style. The class shows you how to create a contact paper stencil and create a motif from a found image so you don’t even need to know how to draw in order to add some zip to your drinkware.

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4. MAKE YOUR OWN UPCYCLED POUCH
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4 MAKE YOUR OWN UPCYCLED POUCH

Keep your gym toiletries organized with these homemade pouches made from a recycled mailer.

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5. KNIT YOUR OWN FINGERLESS GLOVES
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5 KNIT YOUR OWN FINGERLESS GLOVES

In this online video class, you’ll learn to knit while making these awesome fingerless gloves to keep you just warm enough on long winter runs. A great homemade gift for a friend who is a runner.

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6. MAKE YOUR OWN YOGA TOTE
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6 MAKE YOUR OWN YOGA TOTE

You can create this modern patchwork tote to carry your yoga or workout gear in. In this online video class you’ll be shown how to construct the bag, add a pocket and comfortable straps, and assemble it all into a charming, oversized tote bag.

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7. MAKE YOUR OWN MOTIVATION PAINTING OR POSTER
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7 MAKE YOUR OWN MOTIVATION PAINTING OR POSTER

Think you can’t draw? This online video class will help you create the perfect painting or poster to hang in your home or office! Use your favorite quote as a daily motivation to stay fit and healthy. You can use inspirations such as “EAT CLEAN,” “KEEP CALM AND WORKOUT,” “YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK,” “NO EXCUSES,” “DRINK WATER,” or “TODAY IS THE DAY,” or make up your own!

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8. MAKE YOUR OWN PASTE PAPER FOR HOLIDAY WRAPPING
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8 MAKE YOUR OWN PASTE PAPER FOR HOLIDAY WRAPPING

In this online video class you’ll learn to create original, hand-painted paste paper to use as gift wrap, holiday decorations, or any other use you can imagine. It's like finger painting for grown-ups! Get creative and impress your friends and family!

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9. MAKE YOUR OWN SOAP AS GIFTS FOR FRIENDS
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9 MAKE YOUR OWN SOAP AS GIFTS FOR FRIENDS

Learn how to make some seriously great smelling soaps for your post-gym bath, and gift the rest of your creations to your entire holiday list.

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10. DOUBLE KNIT YOUR OWN SCARF
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10 DOUBLE KNIT YOUR OWN SCARF

In this online video class, you’ll tackle the double knitting technique for a warm and cozy scarf to cuddle up to after a chilly workout.

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11. MAKE YOUR OWN NATURAL APOTHECARY
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11 MAKE YOUR OWN NATURAL APOTHECARY

Learn how to make all-natural lip balm, facial toner and deodorant for your favorite active person on the go.

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12. MAKE YOUR OWN KNIT HAT
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12 MAKE YOUR OWN KNIT HAT

Keep your ears nice and toasty this winter with a handmade hat. In this online video class, you’ll learn the Fair Isle knitting technique and how to knit elaborate geometric patterns.

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13. MAKE YOUR OWN WINTER SOCKS
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13 MAKE YOUR OWN WINTER SOCKS

Snuggle into these cozy socks after a hard day or a long winter workout routine for the ultimate recovery and relaxation. Learn how to make them in this online class.

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