While it can be fun to shop for gifts, sometimes it isn’t practical as you either don’t have the money to spend or can’t find quite the right gift. It’s no fun to buy something you aren’t sure the recipient will like simply to buy something and check the box. Here is where the beauty of the DIY gift comes it. Often less expensive and always from the heart, your gift recipient will (most likely) appreciate the time and effort you put in to create something one-of-a-kind just for them. To make sure the response you receive is gratitude, I’ve rounded up some tasteful DIY options that are sure to please someone on your list:
Requiring only baking soda, cornflour, water, and cookie cutters, and some creativity, this activity is sure to be a gorgeous crowd-pleasure. There is plenty of room to improvise with patterns and personalization depending on your audience. If you would rather have this as an add-on gift, use them as gift tags that will do double duty as ornaments.
If you have some time to spare, get ready to call yourself a jeweler by wrangling some polymer clay, a gold neck chain, barbeque skewers, painters’ tape, and some gold paint. Patience and persistence are the keys to a perfect finish, but even if the finish is not so perfect, that is okay because it will be unique to you and your giftee.
Baked Goods in a Jar
Depending on your gift recipient’s ideal treat, you will want to tailor this gift. All that is needed is a favorite recipe, a mason jar, scrap paper, and some decorative ribbon to craft a heartwarming gift. Layer the dry goods one by one in the mason jar. Write the baking instructions on the scrap paper and tie the instructions to the sealed mason jar with your ribbon for a tasteful gift that is sure not to go to waste. If you don’t have a preferred recipe, a quick internet search of “mason jar cookies” will give you plenty to choose from.
For the bird lovers in your life, give these homemade delights a try. With birdseed and gelatin as the main ingredients, it won’t take much to put these together. Follow the instructions in the link, pack a mold or cookie cutter with the mixture, tie a ribbon and you will have gorgeous ornaments to hang outside and provide your giftee hours of delight as they watch the birds stock up.
A gift shouldn’t require you to go broke to be appreciated. With a tasteful approach to DIYing, you can inexpensively and easily show someone you care.