Canvass Your Home For Ideas
An easy starting point for craft ideas is right under your own roof. Open up the craft closet, dig through the junk drawer, or pull out that bin of yarn, thread and fabric scraps you've been saving for just the right occasion. If you use what you have on hand as a starting point, you may find you already have just what you need to create several perfect gifts.
A Happy Medium
Easy, crafty gifts can also be as simple as adding a little flair to store-bought items. Channel your inner artist and use fabric crayons to draw on an ironed handkerchief. Press with an iron to set the image and voila! A beautiful keepsake. Know someone who likes to cook? Create some unique kitchen decorations for your favorite chef. Take wooden kitchen utensils and tie them together with some pretty fabric or ribbon and use it as a gift tie-on. It's pretty and practical!
Fire Up The Oven
Budget-friendly and always impressive, homemade food gifts take the cake every time. Take a traditional recipe like grandpa's famous peanut brittle and wrap it up in pretty packaging along with the story behind the recipe. Maybe you enjoy canning your own homemade preserves, or your creamy peppermint patties are always in demand at every holiday. Whatever your talent, edible gifts are always a winner for the foodies on your list.
Stick With What You Know
Got a knack for knitting or a penchant for pottery? Use your artistic skills to create something personal for a loved one. A beautiful knitted scarf or head wrap makes a thoughtful homemade gift for a favorite friend. And glazed bowls, vases or other pieces of art bearing your own personal signature are decorations that anyone would be proud to display in their home. If you have kids who love to draw, use their artwork to create a calendar to be enjoyed by grandparents, teachers or parents for the whole year.
Eyes Glazing Over?
If creating a gift completely from scratch is daunting, try a craft kit instead. These all-inclusive kits offer creative gift ideas and the final product will still have a wonderful handmade touch. Plus many times there are multiple crafts in one box, so you can create several inexpensive gifts with just one purchase. This is also a great idea if you have creative kids who enjoy an afternoon of crafting. Photo frames with acrylic jewel accents, foldable ornament kits, felt crafts and 3-D foam kits are all perfect projects for crafty kids.
Creative handmade gifts are a wonderful way to show how much you care. You can shop The Lakeside Collection for craft gifts, gift bags, gift wrap, goodie containers and more. We have gifts for every occasion and holiday at affordable prices.