Christmas Gift Guide: For the DIYer

Is there a creative soul in your life who’s happier when they’re stitching, bedazzling, or dreaming up charming homemade treasures? We’re bringing you holiday gift ideas for crafters so your DIY friends can think of you as they’re making something with their own two hands.

Christmas Gifts for the DIYer


1. Paper Flower Kits from Paper Source – Any DIY lover will have a field day creating these beautiful paper flowers, and they’ll brighten up their home for a lot longer than a live bouquet. We’re crazy for these peppy poppies.

2. Bakers Twine – This candy-cane-esque string has been used to wrap up sweet treats for decades, but now it’s the hottest thing in the crafting world. Add a big roll to your friend’s creative arsenal and they’ll use it to wrap up gifts and add flair to a multitude of craft projects.

3.  Washi Tape – Straight from Japan, this colorful paper tape is another crafting stand by. Give them a few coordinating rolls and they’ll use it to add color to everything from greeting cards to their computer keyboard!

4. Wool and The Gang Knit Kit – These sets come with all you need to make a stylish knitted creation. Shop Wool and The Gang’s site to see the finished products, and they’ll send you yarn, needles, and an easy to follow pattern. You can even customize the colors to make a hat, sweater, or scarf that’s truly one-of-a-kind!


More Gift Ideas:

Have you heard about Whimseybox? This truly is the ideal gift for any crafter or Pinterest addict. You can purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription, and each month your friend will receive all the supplies for an awesome DIY project in their mailbox. Check out the Whimseybox Blog to see past projects and find crafty inspiration.

Gifts for DIYers: Crosstitch iPhone Case

Give the stitch-a-holic in your life a little creative license with this Cross Stitch iPhone Cover. It’ll add some handmade charm to the stark tech world and they’ll be sure to have a one-of-a-kind case!

Pom Pom Maker

What’s more fun than cozy yarn pom poms? With this Pom Pom Maker your friend will be adding poofs to hats, scarves, blankets, pillows, wreaths, key chains, and stringing them up as a garland! See our Crafty Creativity board on Pinterest for even more Pom Pom ideas!

Build your own pinhole camera and sunprint kit

Is there a photophile on your christmas list? Let them get hands-on with this build-your-own pinhole camera and sunprint kit. 


Crafty Reads:

So many gorgeous craft books have been released recently. Here are some great ones that will give DIYers inspiration for years to come!

Martha Stewarts's Encycolpedia of Crafts

As always, Martha is the queen of the crafts and this exhaustive volume doesn’t disappoint. In the Encyclopedia of Crafts you’ll learn to make teacup candles, get tips on etching, find a glitter project for every season, and so much more!

World of Geekcraft

The World of Geekcraft will bring hours of nerdy creation to anyone on your list. Come on, who doesn’t want to knit a Harry Potter scarf or have an Oregon Trail needlepoint sampler hanging on their wall?

Silhouette Art Book

Making hand-cut silhouettes of friends and family is easier than you think! Silhouette Art comes with high quality card stock to get you started, but the easy-to-follow instructions will have you making keepsake cut outs for years to come!


Merry Craftmas!

See even more of the Gift Guide for Crafters on our Pinterest Board: Ho Ho Holiday Home. And while you’re there, why not follow our boards? We promise to send lots of pretty things your way!



About Author

Abigail Sawyer

Abigail Sawyer is a Social Media Marketer for As a newlywed, she’s on the hunt to outfit a new home with all things handmade, preppy and eclectic. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Chat with her on twitter @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw and support her rampant pinning habit at @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw.

1 Comment

  1. Wow nice tutorial thanks for sharing… I recently bought few fabrics on discount from and they really have great collection of fabrics.

Leave a Reply