You know how much I love DIY gifts for any occasion, especially Christmas. I have loved the things that Austin has made for me in the past. Also, I love hand-making things for people to such a degree, that my kids are convinced I can make anything.
I invited Rebecca Shubert on today to share with us a few of her favorite DIY Christmas gift ideas. Here’s what she has to say-
Christmas is a romantic holiday when you manage to take the stress out of it. It is strange, after all, that we complain more about our stress levels during the festive season than the rest of the year. It is supposed to be a time for relaxation and family, after all.
Make a difference this year and treat yourself as well as your loved ones to the therapeutic effects of crafting. You’ll get to pour your energy into creating something special for the ones you love, and they get something to cherish forever. It’s a win-win!
Here is a handful of great gifts to craft for your husband or boyfriend this year that he will love – and not just because it came from you.
1. Homemade Tie For Him
A man proud of his scarf would carry one you made with pride – as long as they look neat and professional, of course. It should be something that works with his style. They’re so easy to make, too! Just check out this easy tutorial and pick up your favorite fabrics before sewing it all together.
Treat yourself to a sewing machine right away if you don’t have one yet, by the way. You’ll probably want to craft up every present you give from now on. Start by looking at the ones in your price range and browse your way through the top-rated sewing machines before you purchase one. They can be quite expensive, and a bit of research is a must.
2. DIY Knitted Scarf For Her
It’s a classic Christmas gift to craft up but oh-so time-consuming if you don’t have the skills for it quite yet. When you get the hang of it, though, you might even see it evolve into one of your favorite hobbies. You could end up one of those crazy knitting ladies who picks up her yarn whenever she has a free moment.
It is probably not the best gift to start assembling when you only have a short month to go. This is particularly true when you’ve never knitted before. Start with a scarf, for example, and try your luck. It’s so calming and fun when you get into it, so have a look at this gorgeous DIY scarf for inspiration and dream about the day you have the same kind of knitting skills.
3. Travel Album
When your spouse is an old soul who loves to travel, you simply can’t go wrong with a cleverly crafted travel album. Collect all your fondest memories and make the background of each picture section a map of where you traveled when the picture was taken. Let whatever memories you have lying around become a part of the same album.
Here’s some ideas to get you going:
- old concert tickets
- lyrics of your favorite songs
- cute notes you’ve written to each other and kept hold of for some reason.
It’s both romantic and nostalgic which is, as we know, the perfect combination for Christmas presents.