Good morning, dear readers, and happy Saturday! Marlene from Idle Hands Awake here, and I am READY for gift-giving! And receiving. Let’s not forget the receiving!
Nothing is quite as special as a handmade gift, so today I’ve gathered up 10 DIY gift ideas that will knock the
socks stockings off your loved ones. Grab your craft stash and let’s get to it!
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Audrey of This Little Street recently launched a line of fabrics she designed, and among the many cute projects she’s made with the patterns are these beautiful reversible fabric storage bins. Perfect for your friend who doesn’t know where to put all her craft supplies!
Get those Instagrams out into the real world! PJ from A Girl Named PJ has a really simple and memorable gift idea—design a personalized memory game with your favorite photos from the year. (I know, that pun was awful. #sorrynotsorry)
This next idea is SO chic: Tan from Squirrelly Minds turns a plain nightlight into a gorgeous showstopper using an agate slice and a dusting of gold leaf. You don’t need kids to use a night light, right?
Can I just say this clothespin family portrait by Amy from This Heart of Mine is the cutest friggin’ thing I’ve ever seen? How adorable would this be for a family that just added another little one to their home?
So—who’s on your gift list? Will you be making or buying? We’d love to hear what’s got you inspired this holiday season!
Paper-pusher by day and paper-and-everything-else-crafter by night, Marlene believes creativity is what life was made for. Her blog Idle Hands Awake (formerly Jade and Fern) is a DIY blog for creatives in the making—because creativity is a skill that you can practice like any other. When not harassing the poor folks at her local craft store, you can find Marlene curled up with her three cats, a chai tea, and a library book. She also sometimes still has time for her husband, if he’s holding up props during photoshoots.