Level up your gift-giving this year with DIY projects that are sure to make a lasting impression! Handmade gifts add a lasting touch, and when you pair your crafty expertise with natural stone or ceramic tiles, you’ll get gorgeous heirlooms that recipients will adore for years. Here’s how!
1. Custom Tile Coasters
Photo coasters make amazing gifts. For grandparents, it’s probably pictures of the grandkids. For your spouse or significant other, maybe it’s photos of your favorite memories or the places that have been significant for you as a couple. It could be prints of inspiring, sarcastic, or funny quotations you know your friends or family would enjoy. You could even use handmade paper or favorite paper prints to create professional-looking coasters that fit the style and ethos of your recipient’s home. Let your imagination run wild and check out this simple tutorial for details!
2. Epic Handmade Ornaments
Handmade ornaments make an appearance every year, and some are far more attractive than others, to put it politely. These classy ornaments allow you and your kids to add your own flair — no pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, or tiny pom-poms necessary. We particularly love the Moroccan-inspired ogee style tiles for this project, but let your imagination run wild and use any tile shapes you’d like! This is a win-win project for both children and adults.
3. The World’s Most Attractive Gift Tags
If you pride yourself on your wrapping skills as much as on the gifts inside, this is the project for you. Handmade tile gift tags transform a simple gift-wrap job into a work of art. Plus, recipients will love using their personalized tags as ornaments or keepsakes later on. Stenciling the design makes it practically foolproof, even if you’re not the most artistic. This is another great method for ornaments, too!
Still need more ideas? A quick Pinterest search might be the inspiration you need! Here are a few of our favorites:
- Tile Art with Sharpies and Alcohol — these stunning designs would make perfect coasters when varnished and sealed. Make sure to use a waterproof resin or varnish if you plan to use these for coasters. The tutorial linked under #1 has great suggestions for this.
- These Month-by-Month tiles make a fun gift that recipients will love to enjoy all year.
- New baby? Immortalize their tiny footprints with these butterfly footprint art tiles. Grandparents and family members especially love these!
Stop by Mees Distributors, Inc. to pick up all the tiles you need for your holiday DIY projects this year! We’d love to see what you have in mind for your DIY projects.