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Stumped as to what to get for your crafty pals? Or maybe you’d like to try your own hand at a craft but aren’t sure where to start? Don’t fret! Come check out our roundup of the best gifts for crafters.
Put those brushes back in the cupboard! Now you can control your paint with the mess-free ease of a magic marker. These 12 Artistro medium-tip paint markers allow you to beautifully apply rich color to surfaces like rocks, glass, wood, porcelain or fabric – permanently. An Amazon’s Choice product, this pack of paint markers is odorless, fast-drying and water-resistant. Finished products are n
ot dishwasher-safe, though, so keep that in mind. Buy it here.
This might be one of the best gifts for crafters that are more advanced, or for those who doesn’t mind spending the time to perfect their craft. The results? Well worth the effort. The New York Times raves that this guide’s “instructions for handmade marigolds, roses, dianthus and daffodils are meticulous,” while Publishers Weekly explains “this book guides artisans to astonishing results.”
Follow the directions in “The Fine Art of Paper Flowers: A Guide to Making Beautiful and Lifelike Botanicals” to create outstanding bouquets for any occasion, or just for fun. You can choose between a hardcover or Kindle edition (for those who prefer larger print, the Kindle edition may be a better choice). Buy it here.
Don’t have any time to craft these days? Neither did Adults & Crafts co-founder Marianna Narowski, until she created her handy craft subscription service. She got the idea when she opened up her weekly meal kit to cook, and wondered why crafting couldn’t be as easy. Now it can! Get a craft kit delivered every month and fine-tune your skills over time. Make crafts like a wine caddy, a batch of sweet-smelling lavender-oatmeal soap, a weathered wooden birdhouse, ink-dyed coasters and much more. Get surprised every month or ask what the craft will be so you can plan for it. Buy it here.
Ages 12+ should be able to handle these projects, but if you have little ones in the house, try one of these kits.
This is a must-have for any avid painter. Keep your paint brushes looking brand new when you rinse and massage this cleaning and preserving blend into the brush head. The lemon-scented Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver from General Pencil is non-toxic and ready to revive even your oldest, most paint-covered and hardened brushes. Works with watercolor, acrylic and stains, and emits no overpowering chemical fumes as it works. Buy it here.
Is your artsy friend not into traditional dollhouses? Rolife has them covered! Kevin’s Studio is a mini house kit for the minimalist crafter of today, complete with furniture, pottery, musical instruments, plants and LED lighting. Ideal for anyone age 14 and older, the kit comes with full instructions and takes about 20 hours (on average) to complete. Buy it here.
Don’t want to hang out at Kevin’s? Go check Rolife’s other choices out. There are cool kits for a glass-covered greenhouse, a coffee shop, a patio party setting, camper, library and more.
For crafters age 5 and up, this Green Creativity Pressed Flower Art Kit from 4M is just the right activity for a Saturday afternoon. The kit contains the glue, flower press, a brush and double-sided tape for making notecards, bookmarks, nature books and more. Stick with small blossoms and wildflowers for this press. Buy it here.
Are your balls of yarn always rolling away from you as you work on your knit or crochet masterpiece? Next time, place your yarn in this natural rosewood bowl and let the curved “swirl” feed your yarn to you as you work. This gorgeous 7 x 4 inch Eunoia Wooden Yarn Bowl can hold a yarn ball up to 5 inches wide, and comes with a travel bag and additional wooden crochet hook. An excellent gift choice for the experienced knitter or crocheter. Buy it here.
Love Van Gogh’s Starry Night, but don’t have the confidence to paint your own? Try this Paint by Numbers for Adults with Framed Canvas and Wooden Easel Stand from Pixel Splash. A full DIY painting kit with numerous oil paints and brushes, this kit includes a canvas and frame to boot. Among the best gifts for crafters of any skill level, the backboard tells you exactly which colors to use for each section. This 12 x 16 option is a replica of Starry Night, but there are plenty of other choices here. Get a few for a group of artistic pals to do a wine and paint night, or grab one for yourself to start a new hobby. Either way, you’ll end up with a colorful piece of homemade artwork for your wall! Buy it here.
Still not sure what to get your crafty BFF? You can’t go wrong with a gift card! Jo-Ann isn’t just for fabric anymore. Now you can find things like wood-working crafts, doll-making kits, paints, modeling clay, sketch books, home decor and so much more. Get your Jo-Ann gift card in denominations of $25 or $40, and use it online or in-store. Buy it here.
Did you find something for yourself or your artsy pals? What do you think are some of the best gifts for crafters? Let us know what you’ll be working on in the comments below, and happy crafting!