Thursday, 16 November 2017

Once More With Feeling // Handmade Gift Ideas

Whether you're getting a head start on festive preparation or have a special birthday to cater for; showing your appreciation and love for your family and treating them to something they will treasure has never been easier. Especially if you're looking to add a personal and thoughtful touch by gifting something unique and handmade! 


Online resources such as Etsy make finding that perfect gift a breeze, whilst supporting smaller, independent businesses (hurray!)- but how can we take that personal extra sparkle to the next level? By having a go at an easy peasy DIY and making your homemade present yourself!


I've done the leg work for you and collected a round up of fabulous ideas, ranging from skill levels and varying in equipment needed. Have a browse, pencil yourself in an afternoon of crafting and get involved! Who knows, maybe you discover a love of creating something with your hands and learn a whole new set of skills- what's not to like?!


Let's begin with some super easy DIY's:


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- This super simple pom pom sweater by the fabulous A Beautiful Mess is a bold choice.
- For the photographer in your life try this camera strap by A Pair A Spare.
- Give luxurious velvet covered notebooks a try with this DIY from Fall For DIY.
- How about mittens from Feathering My Nest made with old sweaters?!


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- Try your hand at this watercolour mug DIY from House of Hipsters.
- Get personal with this framed map picture by DIY With Love.
- Sparkle this Christmas with ornaments by The Sweetest Occasion made using gold leaf.
- Make a little one happy with a wee kitten purse from Handmade Charlotte.


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- Keep things scrumptious with It's Always Autumn's cookie mix sack and labels.
- Turn a dishcloth into this awesome apron with simple tutorial by Flax & Twine.
- Make some homemade cookies then use this packaging idea from Home Made by Carmona.
- Turn things up a notch with an adult hot chocolate, as shown here.


Now for a few ideas certainly worth the challenge:


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Common Thread show how an old t shirt and piece of rope can transform into stylish jewellery.
- Get diggin for gold with Room For Tuesday's DIY soap tutorial.
- Whip up Lark Crafts's snuggle buddy for a special small person in your life.
- Hey, try a DIY from yours truly and bust your fabric stash to make a zipped purse!


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- I know many people who would love a leather clutch from Alice and Lois's DIY.
- Say it with soap using this Finding Home Farms simple to follow tutorial.
- Get seriously crafty and try your hand at this fabric teepee from Strawberry Swing and Other Things.
- Who doesn't love pompoms? Use this tutorial by Honestly WTF and make a pair in every colour!


Here's to spending those rainy days crafting up a storm, pouring in heaps of love and surprising a special someone with something truly unique and created with your very own hands! Be sure to let me know if you give any of these DIY's a try!

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