Finding a great gift that a crafty friend will enjoy can sometimes be difficult. We know they’ll want something a little off beat, definitely not mainstream, and if there’s ‘doing,’ stitching or even gluing involved, all the better. Here are a few ideas to tap into their creativity.
See how a tiny piece of art can be turned into a huge mural with the America Connects Mural. It’s part of the Mural Mosaic’s Global Roots International Arts Project and it works like this. Order a ‘kit’ that contains everything you need to paint a 6” x 6” tile that you’ll send back after painting so it can be assigned a space in a mural. You can order multiple tiles and create an at home painting party! The tile and your recipient (as the artist) are registered and recorded and they can watch as the mural is put together tile by tile online before it’s installed at it’s destination. Learn more, and order a kit online here.
Another painting option is a custom paint by number kit. Just submit a photo and Texture of Dreams will take it from there, creating a kit that contains everything needed (including paints and brushes). This one takes a few days to process, so get your order in with enough time to spare. Check it out online here.
Is your creative recipient into detail work and symmetry? Then turn them on to the folk embroidery patterns and kits at Avlea Folk Embroidery. The kits and instructions are meticulous, and the patterns, while inspired by traditional motifs, are both charming and modern once executed. See the full offering online here.
Have a vintage loving crafty pal? Then check out Craftermoon’s Solid Gold Cosmic Crafter’s Kit. It’s filled with (mostly) vintage trims, bits & bobs, all in black and gold. Find the kit online here.
Another option from Craftermoon’s huge selection of kits is a DIY Cocktail Felt Ornament Set. This is just one of the many fun felting, stitching and crafting kits to choose from on this site!
Need more inspo and ideas?
Check out last year’s guide here:
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