When I was growing up, it was very rare that we had a store bought gift for Christmas. Though back in those early days it was due to tight budgets, I now love to give a handmade gifts or add a DIY personal touch to my gifts. Michaels has asked the Michaels Makers to share a favorite DIY gift idea as well as wrapping ideas. Here is an idea for a gift where you can add your own simple twist. Paint the handles of wooden spoons or the bottoms of wooden salad bowls in your recipients favorite color. For my salad set I used the Martha Stewart vintage decor paint in a pale grey. I then used the clear finishing wax to seal the paint. Remember to keep the paint away from the areas of the spoons or bowl that would touch food. You can find these materials at Michaels and wood spoons and bowls at many of your stores that carry home goods. These were purchased at Crate and Barrel. Once this set was dry, I tied the “hand painted just for you” tag onto the spoons. You can download a set of these handcrafted tags at the end of this post. This is a fun way to share your homemade gifts.

Make sure to use check out the links below to see more DIY gift ideas from the other Michaels Makers bloggers! ~ Lia


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