Monday, December 22, 2014

P&P Gift Guide: For Those Who Want to Start a Craft

So I am here to tell you that it is not too late put together a last minute gift that someone in your life would appreciate! One of my favorite gifts to give are the ones where I am helping someone kickstart their interest in becoming a "maker" or cultivating their crafty side. Whether you know a soon to be sewer or that knitting Nancy, getting you friends a "kit" is the greatest gift, because it keeps on giving!

Grab some mason jars, decorate them and build a sweet sewing kit. Sewing scissors from the Gingher family are always a good choice and add some Sewing Books so your lucky pal can start teaching themselves or brushing up on their skillz! Pictured: Little Green DressesHome Sewn NurseryHand-Stitched HomeHome Sewn Home

Knitting is one of my new frontiers so I am excited when others want to try their hand(s) at it. This is such an easy gift. Grab some Yarns from Lion Brand (my personal faves), some knitting needles and of course some how to books for effect! Pictured: Knitty Gritty How to Knit an Infinity Scary + other PatternsMake It! 25 Cozy Cowls to KnitStitch n Bitch
Painting is another great creative outlet that anyone can get into. Whether they're just starting or want to move from acrylics to watercolors, you can always help them out by getting some new brushes, a pallet and some paint of their choice. Add a book, obvi. Pictured: DK Art School, AcrylicsAcrylic RevolutionWatercolor Painting: Mastering the MediumJean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours
What craft would you like the gift of this year?


  1. those little fabric packages are lovely! I cannot sew to save me life, but I think I might like to get slightly more craftly this year. Maybe something along the lines of small furniture makeovers?

  2. Well furniture is an undertaking sometimes but its super easy to add a new coat of paint to something. Let me know what you end up doing!

  3. These are so great! I think my husband would love that paint brush holder!

  4. I love getting (and giving) useful presents!

  5. Love this!! My 2015 goal is to learn how to knit! (everyone already thinks I do, so I figured I would learn) I’m definitely going to pick up a few books for inspiration :) Hope you and your family are having a great holiday season.


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