I've been wanting to try out potato printing for a while now--hadn't done it since I was a kid--and I also needed some new kitchen curtains, so I decided to kill two birds with one stone and stamp up some new window coverings. This is an extremely quick and easy project you can whip up in an hour or so. Best of all, the curtains are made by stitching tea towels together, so there are no hems to sew and you can hang them using curtain clips. Here's how I made mine.
Complete how-to instructions from Mrs. Ryan here at Craft.
Other DIY projects for the holidays (aka affordable gift ideas):