Computer gift guides seem to be even shorter-lived than the holiday season. New games come out, new operating systems take hold, the must-have gadget of 2000 turns into the broken hunk of plastic gathering dust in 2002. Fortunately, computer-based crafting outlasts many of the tools one can use when crafting. Read on for last-minute inspiration:
Stock up on art supplies
-- we compiled a list of valuable crafting resources you can order online.
Take a crash course in digital image manipulation, then get some last-minute holiday inspiration from our "
" feature. We show you how to transfer images to cards, calendars -- even t-shirts.
Eschew the usual holiday table settings for
something a little more personalized.
Begin building your own vast domestic empire by
crafting name-brand packaging
with a personal brand called "you."
Design greeting cards
that look like they're a lot more work than they actually are.
create beautifully wrapped packages
that are as much a gift as the contents within.
More comfortable working in a pixel-only environment? Then hone your movie-making skills and add the
special touch of a personalized package
to your masterpiece.