Welcome to the second post of a four-part DIY Christmas Gifts Series. Previously I wrote about DIY Gifts for Him, today it’s all about DIY Gifts for Her, and next it will be about DIY Gifts for Coworkers, and then DIY Gifts for Grandparents.
- For the Bird Lover
You know the Portlandia sketch “Put a bird on it“? I love it. As much as it’s funny to laugh at, my mom and I are totally all about birds so it was logical to put a bird on everything I made for her. She’s also a big fan of copper so merging her love for birds with cute copper canisters was just meant to be! I etched a bird design on to both canisters and then used the same design on some green napkins to go with the birdie napkin ring holders I got her last Christmas! :)
- For the master of desserts
Matt’s mom is a pro at making incredible desserts every time we’re together as a family. When she mentioned she didn’t have a trifle bowl I was shocked! In a bit of self-interest I decided to get her one and etch with the word “enjoy”, fully planning to enjoy some lovely new desserts at our next family get together!
- For the event-goer
My sister is always going to great concerts and finding the funnest wine festivals, beer tastings, you name it. If it’s a memorable event, she’s gonna find it. I actually attended my first concert with her (Insert Death Cab for Cutie Shout Out Here)! I pinned this “Admit One” shadowbox for special memories awhile ago and she made a comment asking if I’d make it for her for Christmas. Little did she know that I would take her very seriously and do just that. I found the shadowbox at Michael’s and used the Silhouette to spruce it up a bit.
- For the special young mom with a great sense of humor
Playing off of another comedy sketch, I etched “Treat Yo’self” (any Parks and Rec fans out there??) on to a glass jar that could hold some of my sister’s favorite coffee drink treats: Kahlua K-Cups. I thought that it could be a good way to bring a smile to her face and spoil her a bit when she’s getting her day started with two cute kiddos.
- For the growing (and moving!) family
My sweet sister-in-law is about to embark upon a big move with her growing family and rather than showcase all of their names and dates for the world to see, I decided to upload an example of what I made for her with all of her family’s birthdays, her wedding day and a note at the bottom, “wherever we go, we go together”. It was inspired by a pin from this blog.
- For the Note-Writers
I’m a big fan of snail-mail so this was another semi-selfish gift as I hope I’ll be getting some sweet notes from some of my favorite ladies. As stocking stuffers for my mom and sisters, I made little notecards with separate designs and a cutout of their first initial at the top of each card.
- For the dress-up girl
I figured I’d get my niece started on my obsession with cute little owls by stenciling an owl onto a cute outfit I picked up at Target. Because it seemed sad to give a little lady clothes and nothing to play with, I also picked up a little dress-up puzzle with a cheer-leading outfit in Spartan colors even though in my own family we prefer to cheer for maize and blue. :)