Holiday Gift Guide: Get Crafty

Our crafting expert Jillian Warner of Hello Splendid picked the best DIY gifts

Our craft gift guide is here! Let Jillian Warner of Hello Splendid help you pick out a gift for all the crafty people in your life.

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This year we reached out to in-the-know locals, each with expertise in different genres—from fashion and beauty to garden, design, travel and more—and asked them to share what they’re excited to give. Read on for the insiders’ perspectives on what to buy friends, family, co-workers, hosts, and anyone else on your list, and why! 

A New York transplant with a former career as a production manager in the fashion industry, Jillian Warner, now a mom, fills her blog Hello Splendid with lots of inspiring DIY ideas and tutorials for all.

Craft Gift Guide by Jillian Warner

craft gift guide jillian warner anthropologie scissors acrylicGOLDEN ACRYLIC SCISSORS

$22, at Anthropologie

Jillian says: “Scissors are the unsung hero of nearly every craft project. Why shouldn’t they be pretty? I’ve collected a few gold and rose-gold pairs over the years, but recently treated myself to a matte black pair for the holiday season and love them too.”




$399, at Cricut

Jillian says: “Cutting machines have evolved quite a bit in recent years and are a must-have for most crafters. They’re now intuitive and practically limitless in what you can create. The Cricut Maker can cut everything from delicate paper and leather to balsa wood.”

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Hand Lettering 101: An Introduction to the Art of Creative Lettering by Chalkfulloflove (Blue Star Press, 2016)

$29.99, at Chalkfulloflove

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in 10 Primary

$26.99, at Tombow

Jillian says: “Hand lettering requires a bit of practice to master, but any crafter will want to add this skill to their arsenal. Pair a hand-lettering workbook with some high-quality pens and you’ve got a great gift. I love the format of Hand Lettering 101 and Tombow is my go-to brand for brush pens.”



from $39.22, at Wool Couture

Jillian says: “The perfect starter kit to create custom woven wall hangings. This kit has everything a home decor DIYer needs to create their first weaving.”

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craft gift guide frame sticks magnetic poster photo hanging kit etsyFRAME STICKS WOODEN MAGNETIC POSTER HANGERS

from $16, at Frame Sticks

Jillian says: “Perfect for printables, this minimalist frame uses magnets to display photos or custom-made printables. I make a ton of printables and love how easy it is to swap out the artwork.”


craft gift guide baggu duck bag holidayDUCK BAG

in Ochre

$32, at Baggu

Jillian says: “An upgrade from using Trader Joe’s bags for supply runs. Baggu’s duck bag is made from sturdy canvas, comes in a variety of colors and has multiple handle options for comfort.”



craft gift guide 3d printer silhouette altaALTA 3D PRINTER

$299.99, at Silhouette

Jillian says: “A gift for the crafter who has (almost) everything. It can be used to 3D print custom jewelry, gift tags, cookie cutters and just about anything you can imagine.”


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$98, at Anthropologie

Jillian says: “It’s no secret that DIYers and crafters acquire a lot of supplies. Some are easy to organize and others can be complicated. Fabric baskets are great for storing textiles and projects in the works.”



craft gift guide paper source gift card giftcard crafters DIYPAPER SOURCE GIFT CARD

Price varies: Paper Source

Jillian says: “Paper Source has elevated crafting supplies to a level beyond what you’ll find in traditional craft stores. They carry beautifully printed papers that beg to be framed, specialty tools, well curated party accents and even offer crafting classes for the budding DIYer.”


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