Every year, I make it a goal of mine to handmake gifts for a few of my closest friends. While storebought gifts can be great, I think it means a little bit more when you can create something from hand. Over the last few years, I’ve sewn, crocheted, and painted gifts for each of my friends, but I’ve decided to go a different direction this year….this year I’m planning on creating handmade wood gifts for those who are on my list. I’m not a great woodworker but these adorable gift ideas are easy enough for novice woodworkers to create. Let’s get building! After all, Christmas is only a few months away. Let’s get started on a handmade wood gift!
I firmly believe that every garden deserves a cool birdhouse! Though your recipient won’t get to enjoy this homemade wood Christmas gift until Spring, it’s one that they’ll never forget. You can buy pre-cut wooden birdhouse kits at Michaels, or you can cut the pieces out from bits of scrap wood that you having lying around. To make my wooden birdhouses, I use this tutorial from Wikihow. Don’t forget to paint your houses a cool color before gifting them to your recipient!