It is customary to give gifts for any holiday, birthday, special occasion. But only handmade presents can convey the warmth of a relationship and the significance of a person for you. Do not be afraid and think that it is difficult to make a beautiful and useful thing with your own hands. There are many simple and interesting options.
Everyone has seen interesting photos of gifts more than once. Making something similar with your own hands is quite simple.
On the anniversary of the boss or girlfriend for the wedding, you can present a topiary, it is also called the tree of happiness. A miniature tree, instead of a crown, it has a ball trimmed with artificial flowers or coffee beans. A thin stick representing a tree trunk is inserted into the flower pot. It is painted, glued to the bottom and covered with decorative stones or sand on top. A small diameter styrofoam ball is strung on top of a stick and then decorated.
Topiary looks spectacular, and thanks to the variety of materials available fordecoration, it can be finished to any taste.
Candles add warmth, light and comfort to every home. On cold evenings, it is pleasant to light them and enjoy the soft light. As a base, you will need a glass or ceramic vase of a simple shape, an ordinary glass jar will do.
The wick is inserted inside the mold, it must be held by hand so that it remains exactly in the middle. Instead of a wick, you can use floss threads of different colors or a coarse household rope that is suitable in thickness. Wax or paraffin will need to be melted, the easiest way to do this is using the "water bath" technology.
Paraffin is placed in a metal container, this container, in turn, is placed in a pot of boiling water. It is important to ensure that water does not get inside. Melted paraffin is poured into the mold, it hardens quite quickly, in just a couple of minutes.
A candle inside a glass vase is just one of the options. If you want to make an all-wax candle, you'll need to find the right mold. It should be made of a material that can be easily removed from the finished product and that does not change under the influence of high temperature. Coffee cans, tin cans, baking dishes, plastic cups - most items can be found at hand. In addition, pieces of dried fruits, flowers or coffee beans can be added to the melted paraffin. They are paraffin-cured, giving a sparkle to the appearance of the candle and adding subtle notes of fragrance.
Moremore photos of interesting gift ideas, handmade and simple, are presented below.
Great idea to plant a succulent in an old telephone. To do this, you need to remove the cover and dismantle its inside. A small pot of earth is inserted inside, after which the lid is screwed back. Succulents should be planted last, sprinkle sand and small pebbles on top of the ground.
This DIY flower pot is the most interesting gift that can decorate a room or office table of a birthday boy. You can decorate the phone case with small details, having previously covered it with water-repellent varnish, paint.
Florariums for succulents are easy enough to make. In a transparent vase of any shape, earth, sand, a little gravel and stones are poured in layers. It is better to plant several different species side by side, so they will grow better, receiving the missing substances from each other. In addition, a multi-level composition looks advantageous in the interior. You can put decorative stones, glass balls or shells in the florarium.
Bath bombs are very popular. Usually they are intended for women, but they may well become an unexpected and interesting gift for a man. It is not difficult to make something similar with your own hands. But how nice it is to dive into fragrant water filled with sea s alt. Lavender bath bombs help you sleepmost often they are painted in the corresponding lilac color. Ylang-ylang and bergamot are perfect for a sensual vibe, and you can add some rose petals.
Ingredients and materials:
- 1 cup baking soda;
- 1/2 cup citric acid;
- 1/2 cup sea s alt;
- 1 tsp water;
- 2 tsp essential oil;
- 3 tsp olive oil;
- food coloring (multiple colors can be mixed).
Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and then mix evenly with a whisk. In a separate bowl, mix liquid ingredients. Please note that essential oils, flavors and colorants are added at this stage. Essential oils can be mixed and combined to form new combinations.
Slowly add liquid ingredients to dry mixture, one small spoon at a time. When the mass becomes homogeneous, it must be poured into a bomb mold and tightly closed. Work quickly so the mixture doesn't dry out too soon.
If you are making a gift for a man, use citrus, pine, mint flavors.
Stylish painting suitable for any interior, easy to make, even without knowing how to draw. Instead of canvas, a wooden canvas is used. On two boards (at a distance equal to the height of the picture), several flat boards are nailed transversely. Boards are covered with a thin layer of varnish or paint. A thick layer may crack around driven nails, so do notoverdo it.
It is better to choose a simple drawing with a clear outline. Commonplace but elegant options such as heart, flower, cactus, palm tree, house are quite popular and easy to do.
Carnations with a miniature hat are driven in along the contour at a distance of 0.5–1.5 cm from each other. A thread (mulina) is stretched between them, filling the entire void in the center with lines. Do not draw too long lines along the contour in one movement. The upper threads in the finished drawing will be more visible than the rest. The end of the floss is connected to the beginning with a small knot, which is hidden under other weaves.
Crafts from clay
It is quite easy to make a huge number of the most interesting gifts out of clay. With your own hands, you can make various crafts from this material. For example, many women have been planning to buy a jewelry stand for a long time, but their hands never reach. Knowing the tastes and preferences of the birthday girl, you can not only present the desired gift, but make an interesting gift with your own hands.
Traditional materials have been replaced by high-tech and easier-to-use polymer clay. It does not get your hands dirty, it is more plastic, cut, mixes and freezes in the air. Products made of polymer clay do not require long and hard-to-find processing in the oven today. Depending on the type of material, the product either hardens itself or puts it in the oven for half an hour. In order to make an interesting birthday present in the form of a jewelry stand with your own hands, you will needa little time. Clay is bought initially colored, or a product made of white material is dyed after drying.
Often, polymer clay is bought exclusively for children's creativity. But this activity can be fun for adults too. After all, dolls of the finest work are created from this material, exactly like porcelain dolls.
A wreath or a set of Christmas decorations can be an interesting gift for the New Year. Do-it-yourself Christmas wreath is made on the basis of a frame made of dense metal wire. From this material create a volumetric ring of the required diameter. Further, spruce branches are inserted into the frame at a slight angle. A more durable wreath will come from dry elements, such as branches, cones or Christmas balls.
Christmas toys are made from many materials: wool, plastic, glass, wood, polystyrene. Round or oval blanks can be finished with beads, varnished or finished with glitter. Cute New Year's gnomes can be made by picking small cones in the forest. Red caps are cut out of felt, which are glued to the top of the cone, and a rope is attached there. Then you can make eyes from beads, and arms and legs from ropes.
DIY snow globe
A mandatory element of the holiday is a snow globe. It brings a sense of wonder into the house, in addition, creating an interesting gift with your own hands is as easy as shelling pears. To get started, you need a regular jar (preferably small and with a roundedbottom), the cover is covered with paint on both sides. From the inside, miniature Christmas trees, figurines of people and animals are glued to the lid with epoxy glue, they can be purchased at children's toy stores. Distilled water mixed with glycerin is poured inside the jar. Glitter, glitter or artificial snow are also added there. The lid is smeared with epoxy glue along the rim and tightly closed.
Locks, studs or earring bases - many craft stores or haberdashery shops sell items for making your own jewelry. Such jewelry can be an interesting gift. Bracelets are made from beads of different sizes, beads can be used for a necklace on a fishing line, threads are suitable for decorating earrings.
Recently, more and more people prefer to give and receive gift boxes. A large cardboard box, inside which, between sisal, wrapping paper and serpentine, many small pleasant surprises are packed. Sweets, soft toys, handmade soaps, flowers, books, cute teddy bear socks, wine - presents don't have to be expensive, they just have to be collected with love.
It is quite easy to make an interesting gift with your own hands. It is also a great opportunity to learn how to do something new and find an interesting hobby.