Have you hurt a loved one and want to make up? A small gift will always help. But how to choose the right one? Here are some tips.
There are plenty of opportunities to buy the needed and desired items – Christmas, New Year, birthdays, name days, and all sorts of themed holidays. So don’t get tempted to buy any of this stuff for your “I am sorry” message.
Instead, make a personalized present yourself.
Depending on your skills, time and imagination, below are some great examples for DIY gifts that will truly open up hearts:
1. Multi-layered postcards
Perhaps the easiest to make, and with the most opportunities to personalize and actually write out all you need to say. It can be of multiple pages if needed, so you can express all your thoughts and apologies in one go. Apply the favorite colors, cut out shapes and forms. There are so many ideas out there, we will give 2 of our favorite example videos as well: DIY Example 1 and DIY Example 2.
2. Decorate a mug with polymer clay designs
Outline your message in a positive way, as this gift will be used as a start of the day. Again, plenty of resources online, you’d need to buy the clay, a mug and an oven – can be easily found. More advanced users may create jewelry or keychains. A good video is How to bake Polymer Clay for Beginners.
3. Draw a painting
Based on your skills and patience, chose a scenery or object that will correlate with the gift recipient. It can be a simple flower on a white background, a sketch of a cure animal with big sorry eyes, or a landscape if you are more advanced. Use cheerful colors and aim for a feeling of good vibes and joy, so your close one will want to look at this gifted painting every day (and thus will actually hang it at home or in the office).
4. Paint a message on a t-shirt
Get paints for clothing and do it yourself or take it to a printing shop. The second option usually allows for your own image to be printed, so you can pull cool stuff from the Internet, or write a meaningful message to be printed. If it’s a t-shirt (most commonly used) it’ll probably be used for sleeping, so don’t hesitate to share your emotions.
5. Make a paper flower or bouquet
(Suitable for women gifting) It’s quite simple, actually, so don’t hesitate to try it out. The paper bouquets may last long, and if you put your heart into it, surely your masterpiece will be on display on the dining room table or on the office desk. Here is how they are made: DIY Paper Flower Example 1 and DIY Paper Flower Example 2.
6. Handmade patchwork
If you can sew and have the equipment, unleash the creativity beast, and design a patchwork blanket, a pillow, or a laptop dust bag. Smaller pieces can also be done by hand sewing. Just find small pieces of unneeded cloths, design a simple patchwork (we advise that you first draw it out on paper), and stitch them together with the needle.
These are just a few ideas to get you inspired on that apology. Feel free to explore the net or your mind for more personalized designs.