Of all the resources available to man, wood has proven to be one of his favourites. And there are many reasons for this. The appeal it offers has been hard to surpass. The beauty is hard to beat; It has been used for centuries, even in this age of high-tech plastics.
It is considered excellent with a long history of use by humans in design. Interestingly, timber is still used today and even enjoys many people’s enthusiasm.
Sheer Natural Beauty
Thankfully for a beginner, woodworking is a subject that doesn’t lend itself to being understated. Gifts from the heart can never displease. If they’re an absolute blast, you’ll always be loved: and that’s an unbeatable combination!
Your DIY gift idea may fall short of its intended effect without a visible impact. We are a visual species that enables it to deliver an elegant look and benefit other senses such as touch and smell.
When a birthday or other celebrations approach, you want a superb present. But the ones with these – are those that surprise you or you were not expecting. And most times, the probability is high; you weren’t anticipating a ballpoint pen. They are not objects you get every day.
Another matter about these items is that they scream novelty. Even if the project is different, presenting them in a beautiful box is a game-changer. Long-lasting impression guaranteed on a 5th wedding anniversary or father’s day. It stands out from the usual mass-production cardboard boxes, wrapping paper and the rest. Because we don’t do this often, yours stands out even before it gets opened.
One sure way to do this, personalise or customise it. A generic present is appropriate, but you can take it further by inscribing a message on your anniversary gift. A name or few chosen personalised words inscribed will leave an even more profound impression on the receiver’s mind.
Personalised products have even more freedom. You can choose the type of wood used, the treatment used, and even the finish. The possibilities are endless, and each transition results in a new appearance.
What Can I Make From Wood?
One of the questions we get asked a lot is, “What can I make with wood?” and before we answer that, there’s one thing you need to know – woodworking isn’t limited to specific types of wood. We tend to think of it as a raw material. Still, the fact is that it’s popular for many different types of craft or do it yourself projects. Even scrap is versatile that can be used for everything from wooden Christmas gifts for crackers to furniture. It’s easy to work with, and it’s a renewable resource.
There are many different ways to go about making cheap wooden gifts. A lot depends on the type of wood you want to use, the design you want to achieve, and the end-use for the products. Popular and easy to acquire, and work with try oak, walnut or beech. You will also require some simple tools and glue.
DIY Wooden Gift Ideas
1. Bottle Stoppers:
Handcrafted in the UK, this wine stopper is ideal for any wine lover. Its wood top plugs into the bottles neck to keep air out and fresh. The stopper has a ribbed rubber base that prevents the bottle from slipping and sliding when placed down. This beautiful stopper fits most 750ml bottles. A stunning stopper that makes excellent ideas for any occasion.
2. Bespoke rings:
We make each ring from a solid piece of sustainable hardwood. They are sanded smooth and finished to a high level. Each ring is unique but similar to those shown above. Our custom wood rings are all handcrafted by us using only high-quality hardwoods. Whether for you or your better half, they make a stunning, lasting impression. Each is one-of-a-kind and made to order.
3. Jewellery Necklaces:
This pendant’s simple elegance is complemented by calming essential oil blends, which has a balancing, soothing effect on the mind. This handmade purpleheart jewellery pendant features a coloured silver bail, a simple, hand-turned design and a chain.
4. Cutting Boards:
Ideal for that special person on your list or even better for your kitchen! This wood chopping board is made of walnut, maple, or beech. It is unique and can be used in the kitchen or on display.
A decorative cutting board cut from a solid piece of maple, selected and milled to have a distinctive, attractive grain pattern. The wood has been kiln-dried to prevent warping and cracking.
5. Family Photos:
Display your family’s most precious memories in a special framework. The oversized design features a smooth, solid front and holds three 4 x 6.5 photographs in a simple slat design. The photo openings are outlined with a thin, black edge that enhances the photo.
Customise it by choosing the size, back and openings. Then upload your favourite photos, perfect for holidays and special events, or any occasion!
A unique and straightforward way to show off your favourite photos! This family picture frame holds eight 5×7 pictures and is produced from reclaimed wood.
6. Phone Nightstand:
Are you sick and tired of listening to tunes on your iPhone or tablet? Are you tired of cradling it in your hand or propping it up on your bedside cabinet? Then our Nightstand Speaker could be a great gift. It’s convenient and compact to support your device. Or go all out on a passive speaker that delivers rich sound from your mobile.
It’s perfect for a bedside table, kitchen counter or office desk and delivers big sound in a little package. It’s the ideal solution for better sounding music in any room. Place the device inside the speaker slot and allow its speakers to direct sound through the internal chambers. Follow this DIY tutorial to build your own.
Show Someone You Care
It’s hard not to adore a good wooden gift, showing someone you care enough to produce something extraordinary. Whether it’s birthdays, housewarming, or other special occasions, people love to receive presents.
It isn’t always easy for the avid woodworker to think of ideas to give to other people. Woodworkers generally focus on building things for themselves, so finding small wooden gifts to make for the outside world to enjoy can be a challenge. That’s why I’m so grateful to the fantastic group of people out there who have taken the time to develop patterns that the rest of us can enjoy.
With the holiday season coming, we recommend giving handmade wooden gifts to your friends and family! While most people think about the holiday presents’ inside, we want you to look at the outside. After all, a present is not just for the recipient, but for the giver as well. Sweet and thoughtful, and it shows that you care about the person for whom you are buying.
Don’t be afraid of a little craft! If you’re making them, the chances are that they will use them long after the occasion for which you created it has passed. By making a useful gift, you’re giving tiny things that the family will use for years to come.
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