With the holiday season is in full swing, everyone is scrambling to do last minute shopping and decorating. This handcrafted sign, made of out of things you most likely have in the garage, is simple, fun, and inexpensive. Those are words I like to hear! While we’re at the whole simplifying of the season, Carhartt Watch Hats are a great last minute gift. Coming in under $10, you should grab a couple!
It’s can be hard to think of the right gift for Dad. If you’re looking for a thoughtful and useful present, you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few DIYs to help organize around the garage and the perfect work shirt any guys would love. Let’s walk through these ideas step by step.
1. You can use shower curtain hooks as organizers for nuts and washers on a peg board you hang in your garage. Get creative. You can use the shower curtain hooks to arrange a lot of other things too; like wrenches or paintbrushes with a hole drilled into the handle.
2. Another great idea is a shelf for screwdrivers so that it’s easier to find the right one when you need it. Find a long, skinny piece of scrap lumber you can drill holes into as slots for each tool.
3. Try thinking green. Recycle an old palette and use it as a way to store gardening equipment. Hang it on the outside of the garage. It looks cool and it’s functional.
4. The Carhartt Men’s Workwear Pocket T-Shirt is a great gift for Dad. Right now they are 2 for $25 and big/tall are 2 for $28. That’s a great deal! It’s made of sturdy material and it comes in lots of colors and big/tall sizes.
Still searching for the perfect gift for Mom? These handmade trivets are a great idea. You’ll need: 4 copper pipe corner fittings, a balsa wood rod that fits snuggly into the pipe coner, a small hand saw, yarn, and scissors. Start by cutting 4 equal pieces from the balsa wood rod. Pick the size according to how big you want the trivet to be. I made 3 concentric trivets so that they look good in a group. (sized around 3.5 square inches, 5 square inches, and 7 square inches) Then insert the wood pieces into the corner fittings in the shape of a square. Next wrap the wood in yarn, and you’re done! They can even hang on the wall as art when they’re not being used. Another great gift for Mom is the Carhartt Women’s Clarksburg Quarter-Zip Sweatshirt. It’s comfy and slightly fitted and a perfect Mother’s Day present.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re all scrambling to figure out what to do for our loved ones. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, handmade gifts are the best. Here are a few quirky and inexpensive ideas to show someone you care. Be creative and put your own spin on whatever you’re making. Each personal touch will make your craft more heartfelt.
Valentine’s Day can be a very divisive topic. You love it or you hate it. It does feel like a very commercial holiday that pointlessly makes us buy tons of things covered in little pink and red hearts and end the night with a self-indulgent candy binge. I’ve never been a fan of store bought cards or heart-shaped chocolate boxes. But boy do I love a good old fashioned handcrafted sentiment. That’s why these wire words are the perfect craft for this time of year. Give them as a gift or simply use them in your own home as decoration. This year, make something from the heart to remind those you hold dear how much they mean to you. Go ahead, state the obvious.
“The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say- because they were too obvious.” -Andre Gide
I made another trip to the hardware store to get inspiration this week, and it hit me– a candelabra made out of pipes! It’s different, sturdy, and easy to do. This is a great idea for a Valentine’s gift. Make a night out of it; pizza and beer by very rustic candlelight. Use some great textures to to set the table. Faux fur and wool blankets, a nice slab of wood for a flat surface, bamboo plates, his favorite beer, and a nice pizza pie are the perfect set up for a cozy night in. Forget the cards covered in pink hearts and get to the hardware store! This will be a piece you can keep around forever. It’s a fun conversation starter in the home and perfect for late-night picnics.
While you’re at it, cuddle up in this Carhartt Clarksburgh Quarter-Zip Sweatshirt & Copper Harbor Hat.
Something made by hand and from the heart means so much on Mother’s Day. Here’s a great, last minute gift idea for Mom this year. Tell her how much you love and appreciate her. What’s great about this bracelet DIY is that it serves as a constant reminder she can always wear. I tried on the new jewelry with my Carhartt Dover Track Jacket. It’s such a great piece, you and your mom would love it!
1. Carhartt Watch Hat
2. Alpine Jacket
3. KiNGFLY leather purse by Rachel Pepper
4. Waffle-Knit Henley
5. “count the memories, not the calories” print by Julie Morelli
6. Carhartt Cord Jean
7. Rebuilding Exchange Wall Clock with Cynthia Main and Meegan Czop
8. Flannel Button Front Shirt and Boyne Vest
9. Seven Lamp from Stand Design by Sharon Burdett
10. itty bitty skull cup from Circa Ceramics by Nancy Pizarro
I love giving presents around the holidays. Giving someone you care about the perfect gift is such a great feeling. I know, I know. That sounds so corny, but it’s so true. Pictured above are a few gift ideas for the lovely ladies in your life. There are some fun winter items and a few products handmade by our super talented Crafted in Carhartt women. How cool would it be to give your best girlfriend or your sister something made by another inspiring woman, working hard and following her passion. This holiday season let’s get in the spirit of giving and girl power!