Ever been stuck in a situation where you didn’t want to spend a lot on a gift. We all understand that it’s the thought that counts but somewhere deep in our mind, we simply want our loved ones to get awestruck by what we’ve bought from the store and DIY gifts simply don’t have that much appeal. Well, we’re here to tell you that that is simply not the case. Homemade gifts, when done right, deliver just as much “wow factor” with the added bonus of being 100% effort. Without further ado, here are some homemade gift ideas you can try out using simple things lying around the house.
Depending on where you’re from, this might be the first time you’ve heard of this. A mug rug is a sort of like a coaster but bigger in the sense that it is used for the cup or mug and additionally, cake or cookies. It can be considered a mini quilt in most circumstances. In order to make one, all you need are strips of fabric and a sewing machine. This is a perfect opportunity to upcycle some of your old torn garments and whatnot. You can design it into simple horizontal lines or go even further by sewing the recipient’s name, an object or a message into it. Let your imagination run free.
This suggestion would be perfect if you’re looking for housewarming gift ideas or gift ideas for Mother’s Day. She’ll surely find it useful to have around the house.
If you’re giving a gift to a known bookworm, this is sure to be a successful one. With a printer, hole punch, yarn, some form of hard paper (cardboard, cardstock, construction, kraft), and a pair of scissors, you’re all set. The first thing you need to do is decide what sort of design you’re going to incorporate. You can go with the person’s favorite fictional or non-fictional character, a motivational quote, actual photos or just random words mosaicked together. Once you decide on that, you should print it to certain dimensions. The typical bookmark width is 1.5 to 2 inches and length ranges from 4 to 7.5 inches. That’s it! After printing, just punch a hole in there and tie your yarn. Not that elegant but it makes for a great supplementary gift or primary gift if you make a lot.
Two to three of these bookmarks should suffice as a gift or as add-ons to your other homemade gifts. For those who want to make it a little more extravagant, get the printed material laminated before you bore a hole on it.
Bonus1: If you’re up for an even bigger challenge, you can also try doing a yarn ball bookmark. You only need yarn and scissors for it and there’s a bunch of tutorials for it online.
Bonus2: Fun photo bookmarks are also all the rage in some blogs. Why don’t you try it out? It consists of printing the person’s real photo in an awkward or funny pose and cutting it to exact size. You then punch the hole in a strategic position like beneath the arms or make it look like they’re hanging on to the yarn.
All you need to pull this off is a foam block, ribbons, some balloon sticks, tape and of course, lots of chocolates and candies (boxed and unboxed). The first thing you need to do is set up the base which is comprised of the boxed candy and chocolates. Form them into a square covering the foam block. Then, be sure to tie them together into a compact square using the ribbon or tape. Be sure the boxes cover the foam block in its entirety.
When that’s done, the next step is to stick as much unboxed candy and chocolates as you can to the balloon sticks. They don’t need to be exceedingly long. Just make sure they are long enough to cover the top part of the box when you’ve inserted each stick into the foam block. Afterward, when you have numerous candies and chocolates protruding from the top, all that’s left is to tie a neat ribbon around the base so as to cover the balloon sticks and you’re good to go.
The candy bouquet makes an excellent gift for family members or for your special someone. If giving to a group, be sure to get something that everyone likes so it can be shared evenly.
Author: Gift Ideas