Favorite Hand-Made Gifts In 2012
Finding that perfect gift for your loved one can be a hassle. You can look for the gift off the shelf but it does not give satisfaction and the heart as giving someone a handmade gift. If you want to show your significant other that you really love them, put some more effort in the kind of gifts that you give them. This is probably why handmade gifts are best appreciated – they express love and true feelings. There are even fun DIY items that makes a special mark as it commemorates the bond or memories that people share.
As we draw 2012 to a close, a lot of folks are looking at handmade gifts as a way to show how much they appreciate their loved ones. Looking at the list of favorite handmade gifts this year, reveal variations of the classical handmade gift ideas of the past. Let us take a peek at the list of handmade gifts that were the favorite in 2012.
Hand painted greeting cards
There is nothing that can beat hand painted greeting cards to make someone’s day pleasant. If you are artistically challenged you can still make the best of what little art that you have by making hand painted greeting cards. They are perfect for children who want to give their parents a gift at the same time show them how much they appreciate the care and love. You can have the artwork laminated or framed for your child once you had a hand on it and it will become a lasting reminder of how close your family is.
Bookmarks can vanish away as soon more people would read their books on their tablets. However, bookmarks can wither the test of change as long as the love remains. You can show how much you love your parents, grandparents, friends and even teachers by cutting sheets of soft cardboard and with the use of some crayons and poster paint you can make personalized and handmade bookmarks that they can use and constantly remind them how much you care.
Hand painted coffee mugs
It is easy to make a personalized coffee mug. Just go to a store that makes one, give them the artwork or the picture that you would like to be placed on the side of the mug and you’ll come out with a personalized mug on your hand. However, where’s the love in that? You can give the extra touch in personalizing the mugs through hand painting it and placing sweet quotes about how you love and care for them. The mug may not get much use but surely it will be treasured.
Soda can coasters
You can do some handmade coasters but using soda cans as handmade coasters are kinda neat. It shows how much you love your significant other by giving some effort in making the gift at the same time you show how much you value nature. If you want to give that soda can a new lease in life, then you can make a soda can coaster.
You just need a strong pair of scissors and cut it at the size of a white tile that you can buy at a local hardware. Take the strip of soda can metal and use superglue or silicone and place it over the tile. Lay a pile of heavy stuff or some large books and let them dry. Top it off with some varnish and make sure you apply it on the edges to seal off to prevent the can from peeling.
Handmade coin purses
You can make handmade coin purses from old materials that may be lying around the house. You can look for the tutorial on how to make the coin purses as you can buy some of the materials such as the frame of the purse from hobby stores. You would also need to have a sewing machine to make this handmade wonder.