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Gift Guide: 10 Project Kits Perfect for the Crafter and DIY Enthusiast

by on Dec 2, 2013

Good gifts can be hard to find. And I don’t work well under pressure, so with less than four weeks left until Christmas, I’m feverishly trying to find the perfect present for everyone on my list. I’m especially fond of kits this year… I consider them to be the modern, DIY version of the gift basket. Keep reading to see ten of my very favorites.   

A white plate containing various spicesDell Cove Spices

The mulling spice kit shown above can be used to make mulled cider, wine or even spiced rum. Head over to Dell Cove Spices to purchase one. This would be a great hostess gift or stocking stuffer!

Containers sit on a custom sneaker kit.Uncommon Goods

Know any sneaker enthusiasts? This clever kit comes with all the supplies to paint your own sneakers. If I wore sneakers more often, I’d get one for myself! (I’m more of a flip flop kind of girl). Buy the kit here. 

A plant pot hangs from the ceiling in a knotted rope holder.imakin If you have a plant-lover on your list, this next one would be perfect. Head on over to imakin on Etsy to order this fun neon Geoplanter DIY Kit. 

Do it yourself lip balm kit with ingredients.Brooklyn DIY Supply

Brooklyn DIY Supply has a couple of great crafty kits including this DIY peppermint lip balm kit. Order yours here. 

Two rocks next to a framed piece of paper.Homestead Cheesetrade

This fresh chevre cheese-making kit is great for any foodie or chef on your list. Order one here from Homestead Cheesetrade (or check out all of their other fun products).

Alaska bordered fabric panels in a living room.Haptic Lab

I love this next one (possibly because of my severe map obsession)… the outlines of the states are embroidered to produce a beautiful handmade quilt. Head on over to Haptic Lab to order one.

A blue pen and white sticks are near snowflake crafts.Whimseybox

These set from Whimseybox comes with materials for five quilled paper snowflakes. Whimseybox also offers a monthly subscription option which would make a great gift as well. Order your quilled snowflake kit here. 

Two bowls of beans on a table.Maggie’s Microgreens

This Microgreens Garden In A Box set is perfect for any beginning gardener or vegetable lover on your gift list. Head on over to Maggie’s Microgreens on Etsy to buy one of these or any of her other interesting gifts.

Glass growler with dark liquid next to canvas bag and pile of grain.Uncommon Goods

Beer brewing kits are popular these days, but I’m intrigued by this Vermont Maple Porter in particular (because I grew up in Vermont and love maple syrup). Uncommon Goods sells it for the affordable price of $48… click here to buy. 

Bags of dirt and stones next to a plant painted cardboard box.Twig

Last but certainly not least is this terrarium kit by Twig. It comes packaged in a pretty box filled with all the materials you’ll need for a beautiful terrarium. Buy yours here.

Looking for more seasonal DIY projects and ideas?White powder is visible on red berries and leaves.

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