Disclosure: I was chosen to be a Michaels Maker for Michaels Stores. All opinions are 100% my own.
It’s officially time for holiday decorating, holiday parities and gift giving! So matter how hard we try and slow down, this time of year often becomes packed with fun filled activities and my to-do list seems to be never-ending. Can anyone else relate? If you often feel in a bind with what to give neighbors, the hostess that always seems to have everything or how to repurpose those ornaments you never use, I have TONS of ideas for you.
For this month’s Michaels Maker Challenge we’ve been challenged to come up with ideas to help you in a bind this year. Today, I’m sharing 3 DIY Hostess Gift Ideas. These are all simple and cute ideas that can be completed in minimal time.
When I think about your typical party hostess, I think about something who takes pride in their home, who likes to be in the kitchen and who always has fun little accessories.
Keeping that in mind, I put together a few DIY Hostess Gifts that any hostess would love.
I love anything with a grain sack print! I created this faux grain sack, vintage inspired apron using a little red paint, masking tape and heat transfer paper. Then, topped off the gift with these adorable Santa Measuring Spoons I found at Michaels! This is perfect for the hostess who loves being in the kitchen!
Here is a quick tutorial on how I made the apron.
1) Pick up an blank apron 2) Tape off your grain sack pattern. I’ve found that basic masking tape works better than anything else I’ve tried when painting on fabric. This gives really clean lines! 3) Dry brush red paint. I just gently dap the red paint on to give it a faded/vintage look. 4) Pick your graphic you want to use and then reverse it so you print the mirror image onto heat transfer paper. 5) Trim the edges and then iron the image onto the apron. 6) Peel off the paper and you have an adorable, personalized apron!
2. Marquee Letter Gift
Who doesn’t love marquee letters right now?! They can be great for holiday decor or every day decor. If your hostess loves to decorate, give a little battery operated marquee letter and attach a cute printable. Super simple and inexpensive.
DIY Ornament Gift Wrap
Here is a fun idea for giving a small gift, or a piece of jewelry. Pick up there large clear ornaments, and place the pretty jewelry inside. Ornaments make the perfect box and make the gift feel that much cuter!
These would also work great as party favors. Put each guest name on an ornament and have them find theirs on the tree!
Michaels has tons of holiday project ideas and instructions on their Michaels.com, including gift wrapping, home décor, last minute gift ideas, hostess gifts and more.
Are you ready to check out 50+ gift and decor ideas? Check out the other four holiday hack topics and the unique ideas all of the makers came up with on Michaels’ blog, The Glue String.