With how the recession is affecting everybody’s finances, it is considered in taste now to give handmade gifts. There is no longer talk of how cheap you can be when you do this. Now, people who make their own gifts are considered wise and practical especially in the face of such problems. Besides, you can’t just afford it.
Making handmade gifts may be easy for people who are already quite crafty and those that have been doing this for years. but how about with people who have no idea where to start. When you really think about it, it will be such a waste of time and money to even attempt to if you do not know what you are doing. It would actually be better if you just buy a cheap gift and just be done with it.
But if you are really decided to try your hand in handmade gifts and learn the craft, here are some ideas for gifts that will make it easy for you to make. Here are some projects that you can try.
This is perhaps the easiest project there is. Anybody can create a card. Even kindergarten kids have done cards in classes and gave them to their parents and friends. What is great about cards is the fact that it can be so simple on the outside and yet be so meaningful. In fact, you don’t even have to draw anything on the card. You can paste something that is memorable to both you and the person you are giving the card to. If it is for a special someone, you can perhaps paste the ticket of the movie that you first watched together or the receipt from your first date. You can also cut pictures from the magazine and then paste it on the card. There are a lot of ways that you can make one without really having to actually make it.
If you are a writer, put your skills to good use. Nothing is as romantic as a poem about a person. Compose a poem and write it down or type it on a sheet of paper. The person you are giving it to will surely appreciate the gesture. After all, not everybody can write and if for you it is something simple, for that person, it’s amazing!
If you are a writer and a musician, another way to make a handmade gift is to make a song for the person that you want to give a gift to. You can for instance compose a song that will say what you want to say to them. It does not even have to be a whole song. You can make a jingle or a short verse and put an accompaniment to it. Even something as straightforward as the things that you want to say can become a song with the right lyrics and arrangement.
It may seem complicated at first but who says you need to make intricate designs when making handmade gifts? In making jewelry, you can stick to basic designs like for instance with bracelets. All you really need to do is buy some materials like beads and sequins and stones and some elastic. You can then sew them in and then tie a knot at the end.