There are hundreds and hundreds of great gift ideas out there – I can become overwhelmed just thinking of all the possibilities. But I like to keep the holidays simple and meaningful. And there’s no gift more meaningful than making something yourself or spending time with others – from knitting a scarf, cooking a meal for someone, taking someone to the movies, etc. Over the next few weeks, I will feature a variety of gift ideas I have seen at different blogs and sites to help inspire you this holiday season.
First up: Woven Button Coasters
I have to be honest – I really, really, really wanted to make these this year, but I could not find enough buttons of the same size and color to make this project happen – if anyone knows where to purchase buttons in bulk, please let me know! If you happen to have a great collection of buttons (and some time), this is a beautiful gift to give.
If you are giving a gift to someone who loves clothes, what’s a better present than beautifully handmade hangers on which to hang them? Design*Sponge featured this idea, and again, it’s simple – fabric, pins, a needle and thread, and a hanger. If you make three of these, it makes for a really nice gift set.
This is a ridiculously easy project that many people would appreciate – who doesn’t need to know the time! All you need is an old mints tin (repurposing!), a card you like, and a clock kit (which they note you can pick up at the hardware store for around $5). Ta-da Instant clock that can be put in any room of the house.
If you have any projects or ideas you would like to share, please leave us a comment and we can feature them in upcoming blog posts!