June 22, 2024

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Give the Gifts of Crafts to Your Favorite DIY Dilettante

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Give the Gifts of Crafts to Your Favorite DIY Dilettante

The beauty of crafting gifts is that they’re two gifts in one: a few hours of entertainment, plus a one-of-a-kind creation when it’s done. But if your giftee is more inclined to appreciate DIYs rather than partake, we’ve included a few handcrafted items sure to please.

This paint-by-number kit is both a meditative creative exercise and frame-worthy abstract art when complete.

Mindful Crafts: Geometric Paint-by-Number Kit

Craft your way to calm with this all-levels kit designed to help you unwind and tap into the present moment. Featuring eye-catching geometric designs by artist Marleigh Culver, this kit invites you to relax through the meditative process of painting by number.

An easy-to-use kit to create six leafy paintings.

Botanical Watercolor Kit

Paint beautiful botanicals with this watercolor kit! Six hand-crafted designs are lightly printed on watercolor paper to help you create watercolor art in a fun and stress-free experience! An easy-to-follow guide provides all the tips you need to get started, whether you’re a pro or a first-time…

The higher pigment content of these colored pencils make them a favorite among the pros.

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils

Soft, thick cores are perfect for shading and shadows. Lightfast, richly saturated pigments. Ultra-smooth, even color laydown. Thick, robust leads resist cracking and chipping, making them perfect for adult coloring books. 48 premium colored pencils.

A colorful supply of yarn to keep them knitting happy.

Wool and the Gang Shiny Happy Cotton Bundle

The ancient Peruvians believed that cotton was like fragments of cloud fallen to earth to clothe the people in the land of the Incas – a gift from their gods. Our cotton’s unique softness and lustre are the results of Peru’s sunshine and fertile soils where it is grown.

Whether they’ve been folding for years or are a complete novice, this origami kit provides hours of entertainment with materials and directions for 17 creations.

Amazing Origami Kit: Traditional Japanese Folding Papers and Projects

Amazing Origami Kit is designed for origami paper folders of all ages and all skill levels–from novices up to more experienced folders. It provides everything you need to create exciting and original origami art.

For the friend who wants to pick up a new hobby this year.

Wool and the Gang Sweet Intuition Scarf Beginner Crochet Kit

New to crochet? Then get involved with one of our beginner’s kits.

A DIY kit from LA-based design studio Block Shop so your giftee can create their own geometric prints.

Block Shop Original Block Printing Kit

Block Shop in a box! Our adorable, comprehensive block printing kits contain everything you need to make a series of 8 exquisite block prints on paper, but the applications are limitless– wrapping paper, notecards, wallpaper; the world is your DIY oyster! This kit includes 8 pieces of watercolor…

A gift of greenery, no gardening skills required.

BeanDaikon Green Leaves Macrame Wall Hanging

This beautiful Green Leaves Macrame wall hanging is a truly piece of art that would be a perfect decoration touch. It is handcrafted/ hand woven with Natural Friendly Cotton Cord. This eco-friendly home decor is safe for you, family and children.

Help them master the art of embroidery with this comprehensive guide to decorative stitch.

Embroidery by Arounna Khounnoraj

Arounna Khounnoraj’s Embroidery is a modern guide to this ancient craft.

Every crafter needs a high-quality pair of scissors.

9-Inch Superfection Classic Bent Shears

The 23 cm long tailor’s shears from the SUPERFECTION Classic range are a strong, everyday cutting tool able to cut through fabric, wool and cardboard. Thanks to their timeless design, they feature a subtle and simple look.

Handmade by artisan women in rural Senegal, this lidded basket offers stylish extra storage—a gift anyone on your list will appreciate.

Tackussanu Senegal White Confetti Basket

Our baskets are handmade by the artisan women in rural areas of Senegal. These artisan women have skills and traditional techniques that have been passed down through generations. They work from home, usually weaving under mango trees in the late afternoon and evening.

Food52 commissioned 52 of their favorite potters to make limited edition mugs, so there’s bound to be a style for everyone.

Food52 Limited Edition Handmade Mug

It’s the tradition we look forward to every year, and we’re thrilled that it’s here: We asked our favorite pottery studios to create a one-of-a-kind mug that shows off their style. The happy result? This lineup of limited-edition ceramic vessels in a whole parade of shapes and colors.

Each of these vases is hand cast and glazed with a mystery color, resulting in a unique design.

Studio Arhoj Hana Vase

The Hana Vase series is a collection of hand-cast and hand-glazed porcelain vessels, the name inspired by popular Japanese flowers.

Everyone can use new dish towels, especially if they’re handwoven from organic yarn, like this one made by North Carolina weaver Deanna Lynch.

East Fork Waffle Weave Kitchen Towel

Kitchen towels woven by hand with organic yarns. Made to endure all messes, they also look gorgeous hanging in your kitchen. North Carolina weaver Deanna Lynch crafted these by hand with East Fork dinnerware in mind.

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