I know that women are the most discerning creatures on the planet (or at least I know I am), but they are also easy to impress, if you know exactly what to give them. If you’re looking for a DIY gift for a special woman in your life, then you’re in the right place. After countless questions on what gift would I like to receive for my birthday, I realized that is not enough to know a person to make her a nice gift… you’ll also need some good sources of inspiration and directions. Keeping this in mind, I’ve made a list with what I’d like to receive, I searched the web for tutorials and new ideas, then I asked a couple of friends to help me select the best DIY gifts from my list. Take a look below to get inspired!
1. Easy & Cute Felt Lip-Balm Holder
Lip-balm is always present in every woman’s purse, it’s almost indispensable for life, from my point of view, so it would be nice to have something cute that makes it more interesting. The tutorial below will help you create an outstanding Felt Lip-Balm Holder in just a couple of minutes, using only commonly found supplies and tools. These include: felt, fabric scissors and pinking shears, sewing machine and sewing supplies, craft glue, stamps and name tags (optional), eyelets and a key ring. Follow it carefully, and your girlfriend will be more than satisfied with her gift.
2. DIY Rosette Bracelet Tutorial
Have you ever thought to make jewelry instead of buying it? Well, they won’t have such a big price tag, but they will be much more valuable. This beautiful Rosette Bracelet can be made with a long fabric strip, a sewing needle and some thread, a simple chain, a bead and a fleur-de-lis jewelry piece. Now click the link below, and follow this useful tutorial carefully.
3. DIY Adorable Fabric Clutch
I know this looks too good to be homemade, but (believe me) it is, and it’s actually pretty easy to make, once you have all the supplies. Once you’ve selected a nice piece of fabric for the outside (you can use some old fabrics, like bed sheets or clothes), the hard part is over. Now follow the tutorial step by step, and your clutch will be done before you know it.
4. How to Make a Reversible Tote
Men criticize us for wasting too much time to choose what to wear, but they don’t realize that this isn’t easy for us either, especially if we don’t have what we want. Although sometimes is almost impossible to find the accessories that match perfectly, with a bag like this one, the process is way easier. Besides, it’s really trendy too.
5. How to Upcycle a Black Umbrella into a Lovely Striped Accessory
Do you live in England? I have exactly what you need. Do you live somewhere else? I have exactly what you need. No, it’s not a typing mistake, it’s true. This Black & White Striped Umbrella fits perfectly every woman’s needs regardless of the country in which she lives. Considering that it’s really easy to make, you have no reason no to do it right now.
6. Cute DIY Makeup Brush Box
Add some beauty to her beauty products, by creating a super-chic makeup brush box especially designed for your lady. To create this splendid Makeup Brush Box, you have to gather your supplies (a wooden box, glue, paint, floral vinyl and a pretty drawer pull), watch the tutorial and make sure you follow it carefully.
7. How to Make a Beautiful Lace Bowl in 10 Minutes
Old doilies won’t be useless anymore, not if you transform them into a beautiful bowl . In less than 10 minutes, with almost zero costs, your gift will be ready to meet its new owner, so wait no more and start working.
8. How to Transform an Ordinary Flower Vase into an Extraordinary Work of Art
I’m getting tired with mass-produced objects with a great lack of personality, but the good part is that this can be fixed. For example, a clear flower vase is perfect as starting base for an extraordinary project. All you need to do to transform it into a work of art is to add some texture and color to it, this being easy to do with a little glass paint, puffy paint and a couple of paintbrushes.
9. How to Upcycle a Clear Glass into an Elegant Black Lace Candle Holder
Candle holders aren’t suitable only for moms, aunts or grandmothers; they can also be a romantic gift for your girlfriend, especially if they are personalized properly. The supplies required for making these DIY Elegant Black Lace Votives are: plain glass votives or clear glasses, black lace, scissors, Mod Podge clear glue, painters sponge and candles, of course. From now on, it’s up to you.
10. DIY Romantic Tic Tac Toe Game from Felt
From time to time (but at least once a week), my husband and I take time to play various games together or with our daughter, and I believe you should do the same. Not only that it’s extremely fun and relaxing, but it’s also a good way to strengthen a relationship, so wait no more, and make a Romantic Tic Tac Toe Game for you and your girlfriend.