The festive season shouldn’t be spent in department stores and traffic jams, but rather at home with your loved ones enjoying the simple things…like good foods and crafts! This Christmas rather than splurging on store-bought gifts, why not create a thoughtful gift that is made with your very own hands to show your loved ones just how much you appreciate them.
Here at WORX we are passionate about handcrafting so we have compiled a little guide of some of our favourite DIY Christmas gifts. They are easy enough to do at home with a few tools and the little ones can even pitch in and learn a thing or two from dad!
Firstly we have the Bird House which is the ideal project to work away at with your child, making the perfect gift for a little sister, brother or cousin. Then we have the Cheeseboard for the mum who really enjoys some aged cheddar with her glass of Christmas Bubbly! Then finally we have the Cubby House which is sure to be a hit with the little ones for many playtimes to come.
#1 – The Bird House.
This project is fantastic to get the little ones involved in and inspired. Simple and creative you can leave it a la natural or paint on some fun accents. Pop it in a stable tree fork or hang it on a tree limb with some tough string and watch the birds play.
Check out this DIY tutorial from Birds and Blooms:
#2 – The Cheeseboard
The only thing better than having a board full of cheese this Christmas is a cheeseboard itself made with your loved ones two hands!
You have a lot of creative freedom with this one – either work with your piece of timbers existing shape to keep it interesting and organic, or cut it into any symmetrical form. Both look great and will serve you for many festivities to come.
Check out this DIY tutorial from DIY lovers Wood and Faulk:
#3 – The Cubby House
Having a Cubby House is one of the more extravagant and exciting Christmas gifts a little one can get, and even better if it is made with dads own hands!
Cubby Houses have advanced a little over the decades with some featuring design elements that rival the best of the Hamptons, but we are going with the mantra that ‘simple is better’ (*with the freedom to expand later).
Check out this DIY Tutorial from the man himself Burke, from Burke’s Backyard, for an easy tutorial on how to build your own Cubby House: