12 Gifts for DIYers and Makers
Foster an old or budding hobby with one of these crafty picks
Whether a loved one on your holiday gift list spends all their spare time in the woodshop, kitchen, or garden, or browsing TOH easy, under $100 upgrades for inspiration, one of these 12 items will encourage and sharpen their DIY skills.
Kitchen crafters will adore these decorative, yet practical containers for herb-infusing olive oil, flavoring cocktail liquors, and more. The swing closure makes an airtight seal, and the bottles are dishwasher safe.
About $4-10; bormioliroccousa.com
Challenge the clever, mechanical-minded individual on your list with this advanced kit. The finished result will be a wall-worthy wooden clock that keeps time with a pendulum and weight.
About $70; thinkgeek.com
Preserve the bounty of the farmer's market with ease thanks to this innovative system. It includes everything needed to make jams, pickles, and more, without worrying about monitoring the temperature or time—it does that for you!
About $300 freshpreservingstore.com
This seven-piece set will please pro-level and amateur crafters alike. The 4½-inch handles are designed to be held like a pencil, allowing for precise cuts, whether carving a jack-o'-lantern for Halloween, a custom Christmas-tree ornament, or a decorative piece of art.
About $60; woodcraft.com
Make beautiful, photographic cotton prints of favorite backyard plants and leaves. The printed fabric can be turned into framed art, a table runner, and more.
About $48; shopterrain.com
Add greenery to a kitchen windowsill—and tasty flavors to cooking—year-round. Gardeners and cooks alike will appreciate the ease of these convenient, leak-proof bags
About $10 per herb bag; bambeco.com
A compact, easy-to-use tool to create professional and personalized labels for everything from gardening to home organizing, scrapbooking, and more. There are many different fonts and styles as well as 27 templates to customize and print.
About $33; amazon.com
Any avid furniture painter or studious decorator will appreciate this practical guide to mixing paint and making style choices. It contains Annie's tips side by side with blank pages to draw, paint, and create, as well as pockets to hold samples and swatches.
About $20; anniesloan.com