Are you looking for fun and creative Do-It-Yourself gift ideas? Do you want to give presents that people will remember for years to come? Are you on a tight budget but want to give imaginative gifts? Look no further, this article includes great DIY gift ideas that people will love to receive. They are perfect for creative types who have a limited budget and a little bit of ingenuity.
Journals are a fantastic gift idea for creative individuals, children and just about anyone else. They are an extraordinary gift that encourages the recipient to contemplate and chronicle their aspirations, thoughts, feelings and experiences. Give the gift of a blank custom journal and you may give someone a gift for life. You can make the gift of a journal even more unique by writing a personal inscription inside the front cover to remind the recipient just how special they are. Journals are available in a wide variety of styles including; simple minimalistic journals, eco-friendly journals made from recycled materials, and even lavish leather bound journals. Journals really can be a gift that is cherished for a lifetime. To make the gift of a journal more complete, include a basket or box of writing supplies. These can include; pencils of various lead, pens, various erasers, fine line markers and colored pencils. The addition of writing utensils really makes a journal a complete gift.
Personalized Seed Kits
Give your loved ones the gift of green with plantable gifts. Everyone will love the interactivity of growing and caring for their own plants. Personalized your own seed kits can be done easily and inexpensively. The first step is to choose your favorite plant, herb or flower seed packets. Choose a hardy easy to grow seed for inexperienced gardeners and children and more demanding seeds for those with a green thumb. Next, pick a cute plant pot or growing container that matches the style of the recipient. Pots are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes so you should be able to find something perfect for your seed kit. You’ll also want to include perfect substrate for the seeds in your kit. That may be soil, peat moss or gravel. To make your seed kit complete you could include an adorable mini water can for the finishing touch.
Personalized pillows are another thoughtful gift idea that will be used for years. Pillows are great because they can the customized and sewn fairly easily and can be designed with the recipient’s taste in mind. When you are sewing your own pillows there are no limitations. You can choose any combination of patterns, colors or designs of fabric. To save money it is often fun to re-purpose old clothing, sheets, table cloths and curtains into new pillows. Some great ideas include sewing pillows out of a child’s favorite baby blanket, or sew pillows from repurposed curtains to match the décor in a room, or even making pillows out of pants or shirts that include a pocket. When creating pillows you also don’t have to stick with traditional square shapes. Pillows can be made into cute animal shapes, circles, letters and even 3D shapes. The possibilities are endless when sewing your own pillows.
As you can see, gift giving doesn’t have to be boring or expensive. Simple DIY ideas can really make gifts that have personality and that last a lifetime. Just have an open mind and put some thought and creativity into your gifts and your friends, co-workers and loved ones will be amazed. Take the time to craft your own gifts, it really is worth the time.
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