5 DIY Family Gifts You Can Make Right Now
Gloves are boring, but you can make them magical for your own kids, nieces, nephews or anyone else in your life. You can sew your own gloves, or you can choose to buy them and then decorate them to add a little spunk to the look.
We’ll assume you have the gloves already, so now all that’s left is to:
1. Sew on eyes. The eyes can be buttons or circular fabric pieces with black in the middle. I like to use brightly colored fabrics for eyes.
2. Make a mouth: Using white fabric, cut little V-shapes out of the white fabric along the edges to look like sharp teeth. Sew into place.
That’s it. This project is super simple and easy to do. You can share these creations with the little guy or girl in your family – they’ll appreciate the effort.
After a long day of reading, it’s nice to sit back and relax a bit more in a homemade milk bath. Baths are not just for kids, and they’re so relaxing, they’ll melt all the stress and anxiety of the day away. You can give the gift of a homemade milk bath by making your own.
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
These three ingredients will work to cleanse and soothe the skin. Simply add them into a mason jar and mix up well. You can go crazy making neat little labels, too, if you like.
This is obviously unscented, but you can add in your own essential oils, too. A few of my favorite oils to add are:
Another great item to add to a gift basket is a homemade foot soak. The recipient can use this soak to alleviate pain or just to feel good before going to bed. This soothing mixture will include the following ingredients:
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- Lime essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil
- 2 cups Epsom salts
Place ingredients into a large bowl. You can use 3 – 5 drops of each essential oil, or however many you like. Stir with a spoon until everything is thoroughly mixed. Place the mixture in a bag or jar.
Just note that this mixture needs to be used within a few weeks or months.
If your family is big on reunions, why not surprise everyone with a family t-shirt to mark the occasion? A multifunctional heat press will work very well, or you can choose to ditch the heat press and use a third-party service to print them online.
The goal is to print something everyone will remember.
A few ideas are:
- The names of all family members present
- The names of family members that have died
- Jerseys with the family’s last name on them
You can also use this idea for kids’ gifts, hats or any other piece of apparel you can think of giving. A little personalization goes a long way in making a great gift that people love to receive.
Wooden spoons have a place in every kitchen. These spoons can help make your next dish spectacular, and they don’t have to be boring either. i recommend buying the spoons unless you’re good at carving them out.
While this may seem boring, something Reese Witherspoon (no pun intended) taught us is to be a little wild.
How can you be wild when personalizing spoons?
Wood burning kits. These kits are loads of fun, and they allow you to burn anything onto wood. Lettering is a great way to decorate these spoons. Some examples include:
- I’m the cook
These are very easy to start burning into a wooden utensil.
If you want to get fancy, you can trace anything o to wood and burn it into it, such as mountains, designs, pictures. You’re only limited by your imagination.
You can even make plaques, coasters and other items using your wood kit. And since this is a great hobby to have, you’ll find plenty of uses for your wood burning kit. I find myself making things all the time for people because the rustic look is back in style.