2011 DIY Kits Gift Guide for All Ages

This guides are for those who would like to make their own handmade gifts, but don’t know where to start. I’m featuring Do-It-Yourself Kits. These kits (in most instances) will include everything you need to create your own gift(s). The kits themselves make great gifts or the final results. Join the handmade revolution!

Please remember that these kits are to be used for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Resale of these items is strictly forbidden.

  • Weepereas provides this DIY kit to make these adorable reversible Baby Booties. From the artisan… “Make these adorable baby shoes in under an hour! Simple to make, and ideal for beginner sewers. Made with high quality designer fabrics, these baby shoes will be perfect for your little one or make a great gift for someone special.”

  • My Poppet Shop offers this DIY Bunting Kit. From the artisan… “If you can sew in a straight line, you can make this bunting/garland. This kit contains all the materials you need to make 3m (9′ 10″)of bunting with easy to follow instructions. Pre-cut flags means you just need to sew them together!”

  • From Succelent Designs is this wonderful living wreath. From the artisan… “Have you ever wanted to try making your own living wreath? This package will give you all the materials necessary to get a great start on a fun, do-it-yourself miniature garden.”

  • From Dancing with Badgers comes this DIY Fairy Crown. From the artisan… “Heres a little kit I’ve put together so you can make your own winter fairy crown. Everything you need is included to make one or maybe two similar to the one pictured. If you use the vine double it will make a sturdier crown and will make one or you can cut the vine in half and make a single hoop which would be suitable for a childs head in which case you could get two crowns out of this kit.”

  • From Fly Art Center comes three kits to for your kids to make three great projects. From the artisan…. “Each box contains new, reclaimed and repurposed materials ready for action. You will want to have some markers on hand and maybe a little glue too.”

  • From La Tea Dah Designs comes a Learn to Spin kit. From the artisan… “Learn to spin your own One-of-a-Kind unique yarn with our handmade drop spindle and easy to spin roving. This is a great spindle for beginners.”

  • From 1 Bead Weaver comes this great beginning bead jewelry kit. From the artisan… ” This bead bracelet kit is a beginners bead project. It is a simple technique which results in an awesome complex “looking” bracelet. The kit includes complete instructions and more than enough beads to make a bracelet of up to eight inches.”

  • From Erinzam a great kit for learning how to bind books. From the artisan… “Included are all of the supplies that you need to make one 3″ x 4″ book and complete instructions for four different Japanese stab bindings. The instructions are written out as well as illustrated to make each step clear. Choose to make one of the bindings with the included supplies and once you get the hang of it, you can make the other bindings with your own materials.”

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