The nice thing about homemade gifts is that they will be well appreciated, in spite of all the little mistakes and imperfections. No matter what the occasion, you can always find great DIY ideas for the special man in your life.
Birthday, anniversaries, Christmas, Easter or Father’s Day, these handmade gifts for him are inexpensive, fairly simple to do and attractive to look at.
Various Handmade Gifts For Him
You will need a plain ceramic mug, a set of colored permanent markers, Q-tips and rubbing alcohol. Use gloves for this project to keep the surface of the mug free of cream or oil from your hands. Work out the pattern and wording on a sheet of paper. Next, wipe the mug with rubbing alcohol.
Use the permanent markers to draw the design on the mug. If you make any mistakes, use the rubbing alcohol to erase them. Carefully place the mug in your oven and bake for 30 minutes at 350 F. Allow the mug to cool completely inside the oven before taking it out.
Monogrammed Necktie Envelope
A sewing machine, 1/2 meter of striped shirt fabric in two colors, 1/2 meter of plain white cotton fabric for lining, cardboard or card stock and fabric glue. Hold the shirt fabric over the lining cloth and cut out two pieces of cloth shaped like a rectangle and two shaped like the front of an envelope cover.
Cut out card stock in the same shapes and insert in between the fabric and lining. You can use a little glue for the sides to hold the card in place. Sew the ends together. Gently fold down the triangle to close the envelope. Hand stitch your partner’s initials on the front of the envelope.
Handy IPod Case
Buy 2 sheets of red and blue craft-store felt. You will also need sewing supplies and a pair of craft scissors. Cut out the blue felt using the iPod as a guide so that it fits in snugly.
Draw the initials on the red felt sheet using a stencil. Cut it out, place it in the center of the blue felt and hand stitch in place. Now fold the blue cover to form a pouch and stitch the sides.
This handy organizer hangs over the arm of the sofa and is the perfect place to keep remote controls, mobile phones, T.V. guides and even hand-held video games. Convert a quilted cotton table runner into a cute sofa caddy by folding and sewing up both ends to form a pocket.
Now sew in between to form individual pockets. Stitch on some ribbon roses or bows on each pocket. And there you have it – a useful sofa caddy for the man who likes everything within reach.
Jerky In A Jar
Men love beef jerky so cooking a month’s supply might be the perfect gift for him. Now is the time to get out a good recipe, perhaps one you know he will love and buy some good quality lean brisket. Beef jerky takes around 20minutes of hands-on work but needs to be marinated for 24 hours and dried for another 24 hours.
Make sure you get started at least two days ahead of the special occasion. Once ready, stick them in a glass jar with an air-tight lid and label with a cute message.