If you have trouble finding the perfect gift for your loved ones on special occasions, you should think about all the benefits of making a present yourself. You can create some pretty amazing things, just from materials that you probably have in your home right now. Here are some of the crafts and projects you can make for your next gift-giving opportunity, and the materials that you’ll need to make them.
A Scrapbook – When you really love someone, chances are, you have a lot of memories together. If those memories are documented in photographic form, you can compile those photos in a scrapbook that your loved on will cherish forever. All you need to make one is your photos, some craft paper, and a 3 ring binder. You can find 3 ring binders at pretty much any supply store, with large and small binder rings, so you can make the perfect scrapbook for your special occasion.
A Wish Jar – This is a fun project if you want to make a gift with your children. Using a jar, laser labels, and strips of paper, you can make a cute jar of wishes that anyone would love. Look up instructions on how to fold paper stars, and before you fold them, write thoughtful wishes on the paper. Then, fill the jar, and make a note that explains the purpose of the gift.
Baked Goods – At the end of the day, nothing makes a better gift than the gift of food. So don’t underestimate how far a plate of brownies will go! Look up different recipes that you can try out to make the perfect baked goods for your loved one. Then, decorate them and put them in a nice tin or a box, and you’ve got yourself a great gift. You can even customize them with a message, or personalize them by finding out what the recipient loves to eat. The possibilities are endless.