Christmas gifts can get expensive. Handmade gifts are a nice way to cut down on expenses while making the gift extra special. My favorite thing about handmade gifts is the opportunity to personalize them. I came up with these cute recycled wall art pieces that can be totally customized to the gift recipient. They are even appropriate as gifts for men. Let’s get started!
- Wood Circle ($0.27 each)
- Glue Gun (on hand or $2.47)
- Scrapbook Paper (on hand or about $0.10 per sheet)
- 18 Gauge Wire ($2.77)
- Recycled Mason Jar Lid (on hand)
- Scrap Fabric (on hand)
- Optional: Embellishments like Baker’s Twine
Total: $5.61 or less.
Step 2: At this point, you can opt to cover the wire with a thin strip of fabric (about 1/8 inch wide). Just use whatever length you have, you can keep adding strips as you wrap. I think it is easiest to wrap the wire at this point but there is another option. You can wait until after you make your design and then wrap the wire (this way can fray the fabric if you work it too much).
Step 3: I found it helpful to use pliers to make designs, especially when making intricate designs. But my husband made some designs with me and he just used his thumbs. So find the technique that works best for you.
Step 5: Glue the wood circle into the mason jar lid.
– I spray painted a couple of the recycled mason jar lids and love how it turned out!
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Katie is the creative mind behind lemonjitters.com, a blog dedicated to all things crafty. Her interests are ever-changing and currently include: kitschy kitchen timers, digital design, eating lots of chocolate and paper crafting.