Looking around my kitchen this morning, it struck me how many of the
simple DIY gift ideas that Rose Pearlman and I have been sharing are in regular use around my own home. In no particular order, I thought I’d share some of them here as proof positive that these simple crafts are hard-wearing, much-loved, and useful as all get out. Just in case anyone else out there is feeling a wave of gift-buying panic, I hope these ideas might be a comfort.
Keys, wrangled in a small clay vessel on the new (very old) locker by the door. |
Make your own clay vessel, and give one. Scarves, hung inside a wardrobe door are accessible to even the very tiniest among us (for better or for worse). | Make your own corded clothes hanger, and give one. Granola, taken out of the oven with the help of a well-worn potholder. | Make your own cotton potholder, and give one. Aprons and a broom, hung from an inherited pot rack that would otherwise be just a smidge out of reach. | Make your own corded hanger, and give one.
kettle resting on a jute trivet. | Make your own trivet, and give one.
nightlight, turned lantern. | Make your own string bag, and give one.
A roll of paper on our office door. | Make your own
paper roll holder, and give one.
A wintry swag, in the kitchen window. | Make your own
seasonal swag, and give one.
+ The brass hooks and hangers come from
+ If you’re interested in making the square cord used in the swag above, I shared
a few videos in my Instagram stories, which might be helpful.
+ If you make any of the crafts above, we’d love to see! Tag
@readtealeaves and @rosepearlman on Instagram to share! This post includes . affiliate links for some of the products mentioned. Reading My Tea Leaves might earn a small commission on the goods purchased through those links