You might have heard of the saying, “It’s the thought that counts.” That is entirely true because the value of a gift is not in its rice but in the effort that goes into selecting it. If you are making the gift by hand, then the value infinitely increases. When it comes to your significant other, you need to come up with something that comes straight from the heart. The time you spend working on the gift speaks volumes to the recipient.
It is easier to make something from scratch for your partner because you know about all their likes and dislikes. You know what their favorite color is, and which quote means a lot to them. There are several gifts you can make, which are unique and are bound to be appreciated by the other. So, bring out all your arts and crafts supplies and get started!
1. Picture Frame
Picture frames are as important as the picture that goes in it. It is also a great way to beautify your shelf or desk. Not to mention, the image that goes in it will serve as a reminder of the memories you hold dear. You do not need professional crafting skills to complete this project.
The supplies are also inexpensive, and you can find wooden frames at the crafts store in your local market. It is up to you to design it however you want, using paints, glitter, stickers, and other supplies. You can follow a specific theme and design it according to the occasion. You can print a message on it so that both of you can remember the moment forever.
2. Diamond Painting
Diamond painting is the latest crafts trend, and for those who are new to it, a greeting card can be an excellent way to get some practice. Diamond-shaped embellishments are available in multiple colors, and they are used to create a mosaic on a canvas. The technique is easy to master, and young children can follow it too.
Diamond painting kits are available in the paint-by-numbers style as well if you are worried about not being able to create a beautiful design. That is something different from the usual cards and will surprise your loved one with the effort that went into it. They are sure to cherish the card and display it somewhere everyone can see. It will also help you add another skill to your list and find a new hobby because diamond painting can be addictive.
3. Messages in a Bottle
Rather than writing just one note and storing it in a bottle, you can leave up to 100 of them. These can be memories, quotations, or a reminder for your significant other. Print them out on age or write them in your script if you want to go the extra mile. Roll up the individual pieces into scrolls and stuff them into a bottle. You can also decorate the jar with paint or use a piece of paper to create a label for it.
Give your partner specific instructions to take out one message to read at a time and savor it, so the gift lasts them for a while. That is a great resent for those who are in long-distance relationships.
4. Homemade Body Scrub
Winter months can lead to dry skin, and body scrub is a perfect solution for that. Homemade scrubs are very easy to make and go a long way. All you need is sugar, sea salt, and olive oil. The sugar and salt are to be taken in equal quantities, whereas the oil has to be half the amount. You can also add 2-3 drops of essential oil of your choice to make it fragrant.
The scrub can be stored in a mason jar. Essential oils are available in local grocery stores and can be used for other roses as well. Lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, and tea tree oil are some examples that do not have a strong scent and offer many other skin benefits too. Not only will your partner thank you for this useful gift, but you’ll love smelling it on them too.