For those of us who take a lot of notes day-to-day, receiving a new notebook is always appreciated. These handmade covered notebooks are quick and inexpensive to make, and with endless paper options, you can find the right exterior for each person on your list.
- Stamping is a blast, and it's genuinely easy to do with little-to-zero-know how. Years ago I bought one of these Speedball kits—which come with everything you need to start carving—and have been personalizing plain stationery and paper ever since. Do customized stuff for your friends, or give them a kit and let them have all the fun.
Stop by and check out DIY wares from over 300 indie crafters. There will be everything from plush items, jewelry, posters and prints, to craft kits, clothing, paper goods, and more.
This year, delight your pals with a present you created yourself or gift them with materials for handiwork-to-be. It doesn't take much to get making! Here's a few of my tried-and-true faves and a few from the wishlist.
- Buy this book. Get one for yourself, get one for your friends. It is awesome. The minute I picked it up I got crafter's hyperventilation, or whatever that feeling is when the only thing you want to do in the world is just start making something that you see in front of you. Picnic sets! Sun printing! Iron-on dartboards! Silkscreen! Seriously, this thing is awesome. You will love it. (note: pre-order it now, it's available on 28 December)
- This past Sunday, I hopped aboard the 43 to check out the Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason.
- Hello, friends! Welcome to Home Work, a new column on dwell.com.
While DIY kits for Clockeee’s timepieces aren’t currently available, the framework of each clock is a complete modern DIY inspiration. Sans official kit, it may be a little bit of a challenge. Use the combination of your woodworking and design skills along with a clock mechanism and a little dedication, and you will create a stylish one-of-a-kind gift that will add a touch of craftsmanship to any hour.