8 Amazingly simple Diwali gift ideas which are handmade and can be created by kids at home!
This Diwali, indulge in easy-to-do craft projects and get your kids to make useful, creative gifting items with a bit of sewing. From a handmade greeting card to a multipurpose pouch for grandma, from an organizer or a notepad holder for daddy to a cushion cover for their own room, this festive season, let’s add some fun in our kid’s daily activities.
I would always think that sewing is not my cup of tea. But, one day when I came across Usha My Fab Barbie sewing machine, it was decided that I will be learning and embracing craft and sewing skills before the festive season embarks. Not just that, I would be involving my little one in these mini projects too. I would like to add here that sewing has become quite a part of my gorgeous life. It has added a fresh, youthful and contemporary perspective to my thoughts on the art of gifting.
So, this August and September, we were busy creating beautiful gifting ideas. Inspired by the sparkling, glittery festivities, we came out with 8 handmade craft products which shall be gifted to our loved ones this Diwali.
- Handmade paper
- Embroidery hoop
- Coordinated silk threads for embroidery
- Fabric glue, pattern paper, and scissors
- Decorative material for embellishment
- Create a paper template of 8’ X 8” size. Fold the felt piece & place the pattern adjusting the fold line. Pin to secure it. Cut through the pattern edge.
- Place another felt piece on the embroidery hoop and set it on the memory craft machine. Select the diya design and monogramming for the card. Select the coordinated silk thread and finish the embroidery as well as monogramming.
- Take out the felt from the hoop. Cut the outline of the design and make a diya. Place the diya cutting on the top side of the card. Sew the outline of the design with the matching or transparent thread.
- Cut the monogrammed design and arrange it below the top design. Sew through the outline of the design to fix it on the base.
- Select a decorative border stitch. Draw a square at a distance of half an inch from the outer edge on the top side of the card. Sew a decorative line along the line with a coordinated thread & complete the outline.
- Add some decorative stones around the diya design with the help of fabric glue.
- Felt Piece
- Sequined fabric
- Embroidered patch
- Decorative studs
- Spray glue, coordinated thread
- Small and big size design template
- Take 2 templates. Take a bigger design template and cut four pieces of felt fabric. Take an individual felt piece, sew a decorative embroidery stitch at all the sides of the felt with coordinated silk thread.
- Take a smaller design template. Place it on the wrong side of the sequined fabric. Trace out the edge with a marker and cut four pieces of the same fabric.
- Now take a sequined fabric piece and spray an adhesive on the reverse side of it. Paste the sequined piece on the felt piece with the right side up. Make sure you paste it leaving equal border from the sides. Repeat the same for all the pieces.
- Take few bright colored decorative studs. Fix the studs on the right side of each felt border design with the fabric glue to embellish it. Repeat it for rest 3 pieces.
- Take a circular embroidered patch about —” in diameter. Cut a small circle about 2 cm in diameter in the sequined fabric. Spread some fabric glue at the center of the patch & paste the circle on the patch to embellish it.
- Arrange all the felt pieces close in clock wise direction so as to form a design swastika. You can also arrange it in different way keeping a space in between & then putting a circular patch at the center.
- Black felt
- Embroidery hoop SQ 23
- Coordinated threads
- Glue gun
- Photo frame
- Embellishment material-
- Stick on studs
- Take SQ 23 from Memory craft 15000. Set & fix a black felt on the hoop.
- Select a Design & Design size (Approx. 9” * 2.5”) as per your requirements. Set and fix the hoop on the machine and thread the machine with the first color thread as per the design.
- Once you are finished with the first color, rethread the machine with the second color & start the machine. Repeat the steps and complete the first line of embroidery as per different color choices. Do the second line of embroidery.
- Measure the frame height and trim the excess part of the embroidery. The cut parts of the embroidery can be used to fill up the space width-wise.
- Take an individual piece of embroidery and paste it lengthwise on the frame with the help of glue gun. Repeat it to the other side.
- Fix the cut remains at the top and bottom side of the frame to fill up space.
- The frame is ready with embroidery patch, put some stick on studs on the design to embellish it.
Here are a few more handmade gifting options.
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