There are many reasons to give a Do It Yourself or DIY homemade gift to someone you care about. DIY homemade gifts are appropriate for most any occasion including births, anniversaries, housewarming parties, graduations and many other celebrations.
The key in giving a DIY homemade gift is to make sure that it is very well made and elegant in appearance.
The key in giving a DIY homemade gift is to make sure it is very well made and elegant in appearance. It should never look sloppy or thrown together. Rather, it should appear as if a lot of thought and planning went into the DIY effort. Because it is homemade, you can customize every detail to fit the personality of the recipient and the occasion.
Gift baskets are appropriate for all ages and occasions.
If you have a gift-giving occasion coming up, consider making a DIY homemade elegant gift basket. Gift baskets are appropriate for all ages and occasions. They can contain a variety of items and be individually decorated to suit the particular occasion. Many import stores carry small sizes of spa or gourmet food products that can be used in many different gift baskets. Keep a supply on hand at home in case you have to build a DIY homemade gift in a hurry.
The child’s gift basket may include items such as comic books, coloring books, sticker books or picture books.
If the DIY homemade gift basket is for a child, it should be brightly colored; full of sparkle, shiny decorations and embellishments. The container does not need to be an actual basket, but can be a reusable practical item. If you use a plastic organizer basket, for example, the child can use it later to store toys or books. The child’s gift basket may include items such as comic books, coloring books, sticker books or picture books.
You may also include arts and crafts items such as markers, colored pencils and drawing paper. Foam shapes are also popular and come in various shapes and colors. If the child loves being creative, include items like Play-Doh or other building clay products. Be careful about including food items in a child’s gift basket as the child may be on a special diet. In addition, you may not be aware of the child’s food sensitivities.
... a spa basket that may include homemade natural soaps, a bottle of natural bath sea salts and fluffy slippers.
For an adult, the DIY gift basket should be elegant and reflective of the occasion. If the gift is for someone you know well, such as a relative or spouse, it may contain items of a more personal nature. A more personal DIY homemade gift would be a spa basket that may include homemade natural soaps, a bottle of natural bath sea salts and fluffy slippers.
Spa baskets could also include thick spa towels, chocolate candy, gourmet tea or coffee and perhaps some essential oils with an oil burner. Many women love the scent of candles and would appreciate homemade beeswax candles which can be displayed in an elegant gift basket with a decorative candle holder. You may also wish to include some beeswax-based cosmetics such as lip gloss or hand lotion for a nature-inspired gift basket.
To make a DIY homemade gift for someone who loves to cook, find a delicious sounding recipe and include all the ingredients to make the recipe. For example, to make a spaghetti dinner include items like pasta, pasta sauce, a jar of olives, a jar of pesto and some prepackaged Italian toasted bread. Wrap these items in a red and white checked Italian tablecloth and include a bottle of appropriate wine for a wonderful gourmet flourish.
Make a DIY homemade gift basket for the handyman in your life.
Make a DIY homemade gift basket for the handyman in your life. Start with a canvas tool tote which is available at the local home improvement store, and fill it with essential Do-It-Yourself items. Try to stick to a theme such as picture hanging which would include a laser level, construction pencils, picture hanging wire and hooks. Another theme would be small repairs, where you could include items such as spackle, a spatula, and a Dremel all-purpose tool kit.
If the gift recipient is someone you do not know quite as well, such as a coworker or business associate, it would be best to keep the DIY homemade gift basket elegant and professional. Do not include items of a personal nature such as bath products. Instead include gourmet food items such as coffee, tea, nuts, and candy. Add a set of homemade coasters tied with ribbon or raffia string, or a hand-decorated mug for coffee or tea.
After you have filled your DIY homemade gift basket, it is time to embellish the basket to give it that finishing touch. Make the basket look full by putting tissue paper padding underneath your homemade gift items and add some filler in between the gift items.
Fillers can include silk flowers, colored tissue paper, individually wrapped candies or mints. Next add some shaped decorative confetti or silver tinsel to add sparkle and interest. Finally, wrap the entire basket in plastic shrink wrap and close with a ribbon tie at the top. Then use a heater gun or blow dryer to shrink wrap the elegant gift basket. This is a wonderful DIY homemade gift idea that is sure to be remembered and appreciated.