Handmade presents are no longer only about saving money. They have become a great way to give someone a personalized, one-of-a kind gift they will appreciate more than something you simply ordered online. Below you will find some unique, easy, and entertaining gift ideas you can make yourself!
QUILTS AND BLANKETS
Using templates with exact measurements and distinctive patterns can take the uncertainty out of quilting, whether you’re a talented seamstress or a first-timer. With belting and webbing, you can add a splash of color to your quilt’s edges, or add an elegant touch by using ruffles or lace. You can use the numerus trim options to cater to the specific person you are creating it for to match anyone’s style! Blankets or quilts make excellent DIY gifts.
For those with the crafty gene, DIY decorative pillows are a lot of fun and simple to make. Decorative pillows can be any shape or size and made from tons of different materials. In addition to using this as a gift, you can also consider sprucing up your own home by repurposing old pillows and changing them up a bit with new trims or fabric. Iron on lettering, buttons, ribbon, pom-poms, appliques, trim and more, can all be used to embellish the final result.
Have a bunch of hair clips and ribbon laying around? These can be used to construct your own clip-on hair bows, a great gift for a baby-girl. This can be as complicated or simple as you’d like depending on the amount of ribbon you want to layer on the clip. As little as one can be used. You can also spruce them up a bit by adding beads and feathers.
Scarves made of knit and crochet will always be an appreciated gift around the holidays. Both crocheting & knitting can be very enjoyable to learn. There are a plethora of patterns and new stitches to master and all can be done right from home thanks to the internet and all the tutorials that are readily available. It’s usually a good idea to start with a kit to ensure you have everything you will need.
The next time you have to get a gift for someone, consider one of these great DIY options.