Stumped on what to get that friend or family member who knows how to make everything? Wondering what homemade gift will hit home for your craftiest bud? Well, we’ve got just what you need: a gift guide for makers! Because giving the gift of creativity happens to be our jam.
Following instructions not your thing? No problem! The kit comes with design ideas to follow, but you can also create a design that’s uniquely you. It’s guaranteed to make sure you shine bright all the way to your tippy toes. Snag a kit from Nordstrom while supplies last (it’s a limited edition situation, people!) and be sure to share snaps of your custom sandals with @teva on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using #TevaDIY.
2. Indigo Tie Dye Kit ($12): This grown-up take on your tie dye days of yore is the perfect gift for that friend of yours that fancies herself a flower child. It comes with enough dye to cover 15 yards of fabric (or 15 t-shirts), making it a great idea for a parDIY!
3. Watercolor Postcards ($20): Carry a portable studio in your pocket with this set of watercolors and postcards. Pair this with a booklet of stamps for the perfect gift.
4. Pattern Play Coloring Book ($15): Yo heyyy, remember that time we made a coloring book? This book of patterns is a fun way to get the creative juices flowing.
6. Coaster Weaving Loom Kit ($60): Knit it up, y’all. This mini weaving kit is ideal for both beginners and experienced weavers and comes with everything you need to make a set of four colorful coasters. Dinner party guests will be totally amazed at your handmade decor skills.
7. Wrapped Rope Necklace Kit ($29): Ready to throw a party… right around your neck? This burst of conversation-worthy color is one of our favorite projects, and the kit comes with enough materials to make three totally unique necklaces.
8. Craft Your Own Bitters Kit ($65): If you’ve got a moonlighting mixologist on your list, then this is just the gift you need. This kit features a handcrafted assortment of essential tools and ingredients for creating your own fine tinctures and extracts at home. Happy hour, anyone?
9. Wood-Burnt Cheese Board Kit ($50): We think cheese is the bee’s knees, and that’s why we partnered with Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge to create this wood-burnt serving board kit! With this kit, you’ve got everything you need to customize a cheese board for yourself or a for a friend. It even includes alphabet stamps so you can monogram any piece of wood you can find.
10. Quilting Online Class and Supplies Kit ($117): Think quilting is too old school for you? Think again! Brilliant textile artist Libs Elliot will teach you the ropes of quilting in under an hour. For real. And we’ve even packaged all the materials you need in a handy dandy kit. In this class, you’ll get ground-up instruction and technique training, from general quilt knowledge and “anatomy” to designing, cutting and assembling a four-foot-square quilt. By the time you’re putting the finishing touches on this one, we bet you’ll already be planning the next.
11. Make & Give ($22): This book of 35 simple, modern craft projects is designed to ignite the maker within you.
12. Leather Lamp Kit ($39): Less is more with this sleek DIY lamp kit. Simple materials come together to create a beautiful cord lamp that packs a serious punch.
13. Reindeer Mug Kit ($29): Cozy up with this cute mug during the holidays. Our kit includes everything you need to make this beginner-friendly project. It makes for a great crafternoon!
14. Multi-Colored Piñata and Confetti Kit ($38): This is just the thing for that hostess with the mostest we all know and love.
15. Screen Printing Online Class ($19): Umm, that hilarious t-shirt and tote company you’ve always joked about starting? No jokes here — this class can make those dreams a reality!
16. Marbled Jewelry Tray Kit ($25): Put your childhood clay skills to use in a classy, grown up way! We give you all the materials you need to make two beautifully marbled jewelry trays with a gilded edge to store all your necklaces, rings and other baubles.
17. Make Your Own Lip Balm Kit ($40): For the natural beauty who likes to know exactly what goes in her products AND likes to gift samples back to her friends afterward ;)
18. Gold Bar Necklace Kit ($19): Immortalize an inside joke with your closest buds, or gift the kit to an accessory-loving pal. This necklace is so simple and elegant, it’s perfect for both DIY rookies and veterans alike.
19. Beer Brewing Online Class and Supplies Kit ($50): You’re on your way to becoming a beer brewing pro. This class is the ideal intro for those learning to brew for the first time (or for those who just want in on this amazing grapefruit honey recipe).
20. Happy Handmade Home ($22): And finally, a tome dedicated to making your space a happy, handmade home. Made by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess, this book shares dozens of ways to paint, craft and decorate your way to a happy, bright space with distinct personality.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)