Holiday Gift Guide: DIY Delights

Inspired by Morgan Spenla of The Crafter's Box, get our DIY gift guide for the crafters and DIYers on your list
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Our DIY gift guide is inspired by Morgan Spenla of The Crafter’s Box and her memories of holiday DIY projects with her mother.

DIY Gift Guide

DIY gift guide holiday gift guide morgan spenla the crafter's boxMorgan Spenla is the creative mastermind behind The Crafter’s Box. She started this subscription service, which delivers curated craft projects in a range of mediums—from ceramics to fiber arts—out of her own desire to find the right resources, materials and skills needed for any DIY undertaking. (, @thecraftersbox)

“Growing up, my mom and I made handmade holiday decorations and gifts together every year—from glass ornaments that we filled with glitter when I was young to knit scarves that we collaborated on in my teens. To this day, my favorite gifts to give my mom are made by hand—a weaving for the guest room, an arm-knit wool blanket for the bed or a cedarwood-and-orange candle for the family room. I can’t think of a more thoughtful way to let someone know that you care about and love them than a handmade gift that they’ll treasure.”


Japanese linen apron in Cedar, $75: Favor

DIY gift guide printmaking package

Blick Baby Press printmaking package, price varies: Dick Blick Art Materials

DIY gift guide

Candle-making kit, from $32: Revival Homestead Supply

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Handmade Houseplants: Remarkably Realistic Plants You Can Make with Paper by Corrie Beth Hogg (Timber Press, 2018), $17.96: Barnes & Noble

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