My bestie, Sunshine, introduced me to this idea many years ago! From crumpled gift wrap to personalized sketches to this....cardstock & fun scissors. It is SO simple and fun. Just add the envelopes and a little twine bow!
This stationery was for a friend, who had survived breast cancer!
Prime the canvas, start with the back layers, apply the name.
What little boy doesn't love camo?
...or girls for that matter!
This was for my teenage cousin
who obviously loves softball.
I've also used a megaphone for cheerleading.
And for the little girls, polka dots are always fun to paint! I love these colors!
3. Yarn Letters. This is a new attempt this year. VERY time consuming, but also very beautiful. There are many tutorials online for this craft.
I purchased the letters and thanks to my crocheting mother, I was able to keep the cost low by using her leftover yarn.
If you must purchase the yarn, then make the letters (another online tutorial) to help keep costs low. Makes a great housewarming gift!
4. The Door Hanger. Less time consuming than the word, obviously. The options for the hanger and style are dependant on who it's for. This was a wedding gift, so I did it a little more elegantly. Always consider the person's decor and get to wrapping!
5. Handprints. This is a good way to include your children and meet your bonding quota for the day. Plus it makes a great gift for the Grands!
As you can see, it's not that stressful to create gifts that hold great sentimental value. And as with any project, the style, colors & message hold endless options! So here's to Happy Holiday Preparation ;)
What are some of your favorite DIY gift projects?