With the holiday season in full swing, I love making a few handmade gifts for friends and family. Whether it’s a few food items (a basket of crumpets and homemade lemon curd, anyone?) or a perfectly on-trend scarf, I love spending a bit of time making beautiful gifts. Over the years, my DIYs have varied from easy to intense, but I always enjoy learning new skills, from bookbinding to light upholstery. Below are some of my favorite DIYs for this holiday season. Break out your knitting needles and brushes, it’s time to make something!!
One: This cowl scarf is the perfect pattern for beginning knitting. I made it a few years ago and still find it to be a staple every winter season. Perfect for layering, I opted to make it with a heathered gray similar to the picture shown. Get the pattern here for free on Ravelry.
Two: This holiday season I find myself in my first place to call my own since moving to California. The apartment will be decked out in white, black, gold, and pops of mint. Recently, I’ve been loving some of the wall hangings and oversized decor for the holiday season. I’m thinking a fabric wall hanging with some similar handlettering to this guy is in order. If I make it myself, I can save loads and get a lot of visual impact and holiday cheer for not much money. This canvas is from Lindsay Letters and will serve as the inspiration for our holiday diy.
Three: Nothing says Christmas quite like a bit of wreath making. I love this simple wreath from Treasures and Travels made with fresh eucalyptus and berries. It’s simple, elegant, and perfectly understated. I think it will look amazing on our front door.
Four: Little vignettes of holiday decor always make my heart happy. These mini Christmas trees from Sugar and Cloth are adorable and will be added throughout our apartment. Paired with sweet bottle brush trees and metallic tealight holders it will add a bit of holiday cheer without being overdone.
Five: Looking for the perfect gift for the man in your life? This spice rub from Martha Stewart is a game changer for grilling season. Pair it with a few other spice rub recipes and package it in a burlap bag with a handwritten label and you’re set.
Have any DIYS you’re planning on doing this holiday season? I’d love to hear from you! Let me know in the comments below.