No matter what it is you celebrate the holiday season really is coming at us in full force. While there are a ton of reasons to love the holidays, it can be a stressful time for a number of reasons, finding just the right gift for those that you love being one of them. We are all about DIY gifts, but we aim to set the bar a little higher: DIY gifts that people actually love getting. Now don’t get us wrong, all DIY gifts come from the heart and we love that, but we also want to know that the person we’re giving our gift to genuinely loves and appreciates it, and if it was such a cool gift that they wanted to display it in their home, then so be it. Here are our DIY gift ideas that we think anyone would be delighted to receive.
Line art is exactly what it sounds like: art created with lines. All it takes to make line art is a canvas and your choice of black Sharpie or paint, once you’ve created your masterpiece you can opt to give it as-is or frame it. What we really love about the idea of gifting line art is how personalized the subject can be, making it all the more special.
If you aren’t familiar with embroidery it’s the art of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn, and it’s beautiful, to say the least. There are many different ways you can go with an embroidered gift such as a hoop or even a piece of clothing. And if you’re already thinking there’s no way you could ever embroider, we’re here to assure you that it’s not that hard, and with a few materials and a little practice, we have all the faith in your embroidering abilities.
Retro Inspired Yarn Art
What if we told you that you could make a really bold and unique piece of art with just a canvas, yarn, glue, and scissors? Sounds made up, right? It’s not, it’s just the easiest, coolest gift idea probably ever. You can create any funky pattern you like with any color scheme you see fit, so not only is this gift unique, but it’s super customizable and when used as decor it’s a great way to play with color and textures. So let’s recap: this gift is easy and inexpensive to make, customizable, and a great addition to anyone’s home.
Hand Poured Candles
Handpoured candles take a little patience, but they are well worth the time and effort, plus, who doesn’t love a candle? Especially one made at the hands of someone you love. And the really fun part about being the candlemaker? You get to design it from start to finish! You can make the candle any color and scent you like, and you get to go thrifting for unique antique glass jars and bowls to pour them into.