Have you ever wanted to craft a gift for a friend or family member, but found you didn’t have the time or even know where to start? Make It Yourself magazine presents Handmade Gifts, combining all the beautiful, handcrafted, and heartfelt offerings you could compile on Pinterest into one compact and approachable book. Handcrafted Gifts is packed with projects for makers of all types, skill levels, and tastes. After trying your hand at some of these enticing projects, you’ll never want to give a gift certificate again!
Giving someone a handmade gift shows that you put in more thought and effort than a purchased gift. Whether you want to make a wall hanging or a tiny terrarium, Handcrafted Gifts has more than 200 ideas and inspirations for everyone. Make It Yourself magazine serves the new generation of crafters captivated by Etsy and Pinterest, inspiring them to dabble in a variety of techniques. No matter how eagerly they may embrace technology, they proudly wear the badge of “maker”—someone who loves creating things by hand.
Each of the projects in Handmade Gifts is presented with a finished image; step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and photos; and corresponding patterns where necessary. The look and feel of the book puts a fresh spin on traditional crafting with youthful, on-trend DIY fashion, accessories, and decor. With Handcrafted Gifts, you now have a simple, easy-to-follow guide to creating both simple and intricate mementoes for those you care about.
sample projects include:
Fabric & Sewing Denim Ruffle Necklace, Lace Pillow, Hammered Botanical Napkins
Knitting, Crocheting & Weaving Knotted Key Ring, Hanging Baskets, Arm-Knit Cowl
Paper, Wood & Leather Crepe Paper Wreath, Tissue Paper Lanterns, Wood Burned Coasters
Painting & Stenciling Painted Plates, Painted Cocktail Glasses, Lace Crown
Home Spa Treats Sugar Scrub, Salt Soak, Bath Fizzes
Embroidery & Needlecraft Embroidered Table Cloth, Cross Stitch Tray, Embroidered Flower Art
Clay, Glass & Resin Faux Mercury Glass, Leafy Votive, Etched Vase
Plants, Bouquets & Mini Gardens Flower Letters, Living Wreath, Tiny Potted Plants
Food Gifts Limoncello, Hot Chocolate Mix, Cookie Decorating Kit