If you are looking for gift ideas for crafters, you have come to the right place. It can feel overwhelming when there are so many crafters gift ideas out there, where should you start? Well, that all depends on the crafter you are shopping for. Are they into sewing, quilting or embroidery? Are they into resin art? How about jewelry-making crafts? There are also paper crafts to consider, such as scrapbooking crafts, journaling and stationery crafts.
Here are all of the best gift idea for crafters. We have been working with so many different arts and crafts over the years at DIY Craft Club and we are going to narrow your craft gift ideas down by categories so you have an easy time choosing which creative craft gift idea is best for the crafter in your life.
These are the most popular crafting niches right now. Listed in each category are the best craft gift ideas for you to choose from:
Let's get started and find the BEST gift idea for crafters!
Giving craft kits is a great idea for any crafters. Felting is a popular craft idea that is easy to do and it creates really amazing products that are fun to make and they look really great
These DIY felting craft kits are a perfect gift for any crafters. They are great for any crafting experience level and people generally love them whether they are into felting, or if they have never even tried felting before. There are some really cute DIY felt kits out there, and here are the best ones:
This best selling shop on Etsy offers some seriously amazing DIY craft kit gift ideas. The animal succulent cups are one of many kits you can grab, and they offer everything from cat and dog needle felting kits to pigs, chicks and sheep. They even offer cute bracelets and keychains that can be felted!
Here is the Animal Succulent Cup Kit:
If you are getting your crafter this gift idea, you may be interested in also getting a succulent for them for inspiration! What is great about buying live succulents, is that they are very hard to kill. They are low maintenance, and can be purchased far ahead of time to include in a craft gift kit.
Check out our article Where To Buy Live Succulents Online to find some amazing succulents for this gift idea.
Here are some super amazing felting kits. This is a well-loved and highly rated shop on Etsy. They actually raise the sheep that provides the fibers for their products! They even process the fiber on their own mill and create really great instructions, needle felting supplies and materials.
There are tons of different kits to choose from for your gift ideas for crafters.
Some of the felting kits you can buy from this shop include:
Looking for a fun and creative gift for that person who loves to make their own custom clothes, mugs and crafts? A heat press machine is the perfect solution!
A heat press machine is a great gift idea for anyone who loves to customize things to make for themselves or give away as gifts.
HTVRONT also has a ton of vinyl crafting supplies on their website to go with the heat press machine. You can even become a member to earn points and be notified of discounts and deals.
Check out their holographic vinyl and transfers too.
Here is a gift idea for crafters who are into making their own clothes. Whether they sew, knit or embroider, they may have never tried wet felting before. And the result of wet felting is absolutely gorgeous.
This shop is a small online store on Etsy that has raving reviews. People are loving the kits that you can buy from here, and they can even be customized as Suzanne, the shop owner, hand dyes the fabrics she sells in her shop herself. Wow.
Here is what Suzanne has to say about the Felting Scarf Kit:
"This kit (above) contains an unhemmed hand dyed habotai silk scarf which is approximately 11" X 90", 28 gms of my super soft merino roving and 5/8 of a yard of silk and bamboo or silk tussah roving.
Make a beautiful scarf ! Colors are variegated copper with turquoise and blue greens. I call this bohemian -- it's very striking!"
The colors and fabrics offered in this shop are amazing. And the reviews are great, like this one, which gave her 5 stars: "I was a little intimidated tackling this project without previous experience but your detailed instructions were easy to follow and my scarf came out beautifully! Thank you!"
Resin art is making a huge wave in the crafting world because of the amazing results everyone is getting and the versatility of the craft. You can make almost anything from resin. So here are some resin crafting ideas for you to consider.
Our very own resin e-book will teach your resin artist tips, tricks and some amazing advice on working with resin. It covers everything from what to know about resin, what you can make with resin, resin safety, an A-Z resin index and more.
Besides being the best e-book for resin, it makes a great gift for crafters who are interested in getting into resin art or for crafters who are already resin artists.
You can download the book onto their computer, onto a jump drive and gift it to them, or you can print it either from your own computer, or send it to a printing service and have it printed into a gorgeous resin book.
The resin crafter in your life will thank you for this one.
There are many epoxy resin artists who are finding long clear quartz crystals to add to their resin art. Real crystals can be hard to find, but these bulk crystals from Amazon have very high reviews and would make a great gift for a resin crafter.
They come in 30-50 pieces per order and vary in size. They are natural, unsorted and com from the Harena Mine. Because they are natural, there are some which may have a bit of a hue, but if you want real crystals these would do the job.
Fire glass is what is found in those gorgeous modern fireplaces. It is that sparkly, reflective glass found at the bottom of these fireplaces. This fire glass makes a beautiful, reflective effect with resin.
Here is the supplier that is best for using fire glass in resin art. This supplier does not tumble the glass before you get it, so it is extremely reflective and luminous. Plus, it is tempered and it is also available in 10lb. jars so you can do big projects with it. You can also choose between 1/2 size pieces and 1/4 size pieces.
If you have a resin crafter in your life, they are going to fully appreciate a new heat gun. If the resin is being poured in layers, this heat gun will work beautifully on each layer.
The heat allows the resin consistency to become more fluid so the bubbles are able to escape to the surface and pop.
Here is another top gift for resin crafters, and they will thank you for this one. Many resin artists don't have the proper respirator mask when working with resin. This one size respirator mask has filters that are rated N95 equivalent and they filter gasses and organic vapors.
This safety mask also ticks off the boxes for comfort (as best a full face mask respirator can) as it has a 'flex-fit' head harness, which means it stays in position once you adjust it to your head. It is silicone-based around the nasal area, so it is as comfortable as it can be. It also has 5 very easy to adjust straps which can be tightened with just one pull.
The PD-100 mask from Parcil is a one-size-fits all mask due to its adjustable harness. It also has an anti-fog face lens, so don't worry about your breath fogging up the inside visor!
This respirator is a lightweight mask and has high-density elastic straps to make sure the mask actually stays in the place you set it at. No constant adjusting while you are creating your resin art. Simply put it on, adjust it, and forget about it. And if you crafter is into other forms of art, this respirator mask is a one stop shop for so many craft projects, which is another reason we love it. The versatility of this respirator is amazing, we use it for spray painting art, alcohol ink art, woodworking, sanding and more.
And to make sure you get the proper mask and not a knock off, we recommend purchasing it directly from the company, especially since it comes with a 1-year factory warranty.
If you are wanting to buy some resin as a gift idea for a crafter, ArtResin is a fantastic choice to go with. It is multi-purpose, non-toxic and is easy to work with.
We have worked with ArtResin for many projects and this is one of our favorite epoxy resins to work with. This resin is super easy to use and has a 1:1 ratio of resin to hardener.
ArtResin is high gloss and is often used for jewelry pieces, thin pours or molds and geodes among other countless craft projects. This is also one of the best resins for making your own dried flower pendants.
These paint pens are perfect for resin art because they have a fine tip. This makes them very easy to get those fine lines. We like this particular set because it comes with six pens so if you are making a lot of geodes to sell, you will always have some spares on hand. Nothing like running out of a white paint pen when you need it most.
These paint pens are very versatile. They can work on a number of surfaces if your crafter is into painting, canvas art, cardmaking or more. We highly recommend these paint pens as a gift idea for any crafter.
Jewelry making is a seriously fun craft to get into, and the jewelry making ideas are endless. Here we are going to explore the best jewelry making gift ideas for crafters.
This jewelry making kit is a one stop shop for good quality jewelry making supplies. Included in this jewelry kit for crafters is:
This kit is a must have for jewelry making.
If your crafter is into making handmade jewelry or loves working with beads, this gift idea will be a huge hit for them.
A bead spinner is a super handy tool for crafters that every jewelry maker needs.
Nothing is more exciting at the thought of actually making your own beads. With this bead mold, your crafters can include elements of their own color choice, glitter, flowers, feathers, gold leaf, sprinkles and anything else they want to incorporate into their beads.
If you want to give the jewelry making crafter in your life the gift of making their own beads, this is the mold you will want, along with some epoxy resin (see #9 in this list), the proper face mask for working with resin (#8) and our resin e-book (#4). This would be a very unique and exciting gift to receive!
What a great price for a bag of 25 gold toned charms for the crafter in your life! This jewelry making store is full of great ideas of gifts for jewelry making crafters, including this grab bag of charms. Don't stop looking there though as there are also geode gemstones and beautiful, unique beads.
Paper crafts have come a long way where paper crafts can be turned into realistic looking art and décor. You can even make your own paper! Here we will explore the most popular maker making craft ideas that make the best gifts for crafters.
Paper quilling is a highly satisfying form of art that is very peaceful and relaxing to do, and it creates gorgeous pieces of art for a variety of purposes.
What is paper quilling?
Paper quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is rolled, looped, curled, twisted and otherwise manipulated to create shapes which make up designs to decorate greetings cards, pictures, boxes, eggs, and to make models, jewelry, mobiles etc.
Quilling starts with rolling a strip of paper into a coil and then pinching the coil into shapes that can be glued together.
Here is the paper quilling kit that we recommend. It is highly rated on Amazon and comes with everything your crafter needs to get started in paper quilling, including a storage case. This kit is great for beginners or young people up to adults.
You can also include a book on paper quilling for your crafter if you want to give them some how-to's as well. This is a great gift idea for a crafter!
If your crafter is into scrapbooking or is looking to get into scrapbooking, this is a dreamy scrapbooking gift you can give your crafter. This is a 130 piece paper craft scrapbooking kit, and it is vintage style, so think of those antique colors in the dusty rose, creams and browns. This would make a beautiful scrapbooking project.
If your crafter has ever been interested in making their own paper, you can gift them with the tools to get started.
This set of 3 wired frames are perfect for making homemade paper. Whether your crafter is a scrapbooker, a gift tag creator, makes handmade cards or just likes DIY's and being creative.
If you are thinking of getting your crafter a paper making mold, we would suggest also including dried flowers, which we mention in our next point.
Dried flowers are a wonderful gift to receive as a paper crafter. Whether your crafter is into resin art, diy jewelry, handmade cards or making their own paper, adding a gift of dried flowers is a fantastic gift idea.
Paper flower making is very popular right now, and it is easy to see why. People are making extremely realistic looking flowers to decorate walls, and these have become a huge hit in office décor, nursery rooms and just for gorgeous wall art.
This deluxe flower making kit teaches how to make these incredible, real life-looking paper flowers and includes all the tools needed.
If you are not sure what your crafter would like, or maybe you are looking for some general crafter gift ideas, we are going to list some of the best craft kits you can find.
This is a practical and creative gift for the crafter in your life. These DIY beeswax wrap kits come with the beeswax and everything your crafter needs to make their own eco-friendly beeswax wraps. The only thing missing in this kit is the material, but the shop owner left that for the crafter to choose their own.
Perhaps a special idea for your crafter is to find some material from a fabric store to curate this gift especially for them; maybe in their favorite color or theme.
Beeswax wraps can be used for eco-friendly food storage, on the tops of jars and cups, for canning and more.
Who doesn't love candles? Now you can gift a crafter with a gift that they will love, and that is making their very own candles.
This little craft kit for candle making has great reviews and was actually featured on Buzzfeed!
This candle-making craft kit includes:
This is a wonderful gift to give and receive. This gift kit will teach your crafter how to make gorgeous embroidery patterns.
Well we hope you found this list if gift ideas for crafters to be helpful and that you found the best gift for the crafter in your life!
This embroidery craft kit includes:
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