The only thing better than receiving craft supplies as a gift is receiving a carefully thought-out and coordinated collection of crafty gifts. If you’re searching for birthday or Christmas gifts for your crafty friends, add a special touch by packaging craft supplies together in a way that makes sense.
In order to spark your imagination, I’ve put together a few crafty gift basket ideas from this weekends CutRateCrafts collection. You can put together these gift baskets for friends who already love to craft or friends who are just learning.
For the novice seamstress: First wrap a copy of Sewing 101: A Beginners Guide to Sewing in pretty wrapping paper. Top it with a nonslip sewing machine pedal pad wrapped in coordinating paper. Then tie up the whole package with a matching ribbon and top with a handy 12-In-One Sewing Tool.
For the devoted quilter: Pack a festive gift back with a brand new OmniEdge Non-Slip Quilter’s Ruler. Since rulers break easily, it’s always nice to have a new one or a spare! Add Alex Anderson’s 4-in-1 Essential Sewing Tool designed especially for quilters with a tool for finger pressing and folding. Then add the Stack ‘n Store Bobbin Tower. If she’s a really dear friend, take the time to wind 30 different bobbins in a rainbow of colors and pre-stock the bobbin tower.
For the crocheting mommy: Buy her a set of Crochet Lite Crochet Hooks. The hooks light up so a busy mommy can craft even while baby is sleeping! Package the set of hooks in the Ammee’s Babies TotoOrganizer Zip Pocket Hook Organizer. A portion of the profits for these hook organizers go towards underprivileged women and children. Then choose one of these baby crochet pattern books to send along with the hooks and case:
For the paper crafter: Start with a set of three square nesting papier mache boxes. Fill the boxes with tissue paper, confetti, or other decorative packing material. Then place a set of calligraphy pens with multicolored ink cartridges in one box, a set of miracle sponges for painting in another, and a set of paintbrushes in the third. If your paper crafting buddy is into decoupage or other types of embellishment, leave the boxes plain and simply cover them in gift wrap or ribbon so she can decorate them herself. If you’d like to go the extra mile, decorate the boxes for her using decoupage or paint. They’ll make great storage containers for her craft supplies!
For the little knitter: Pass on your knitting skills to a younger generation! If you know a child who seems interested in knitting, give them the Art of Knitting 4 Kids Starter Kit. The kit comes with a pair of needles, a few small balls of yarn, and an instructional DVD. Add a Kids’ Knitted Hats pattern book and a fun multicolored yarn and offer your help in learning how to read patterns and fix mistakes in future projects.
I know you’ve got some clever ideas for crafty gifts tucked away! How do you gift craft supplies? What’s the best crafty gift you’ve ever received?