Design & DIY

The best crafting resources for DIY gifts

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Have you picked up a new crafting hobby over the past year? With a lot more time being spent at home, more people are turning to arts and crafts to find joy and satisfaction. We suggest showing off your new skills this holiday season by making your own DIY gifts for friends and family. Need a little help or inspiration? We’ve rounded up the best online crafting resources for DIY gifts.


This creative crafter’s paradise offers thousands of paid-for video classes, with new projects released daily. Whether you want to sew your friend a sweater, try a small woodworking craft, or create a watercolour masterpiece, this is a go-to resource for beginners and experts alike.

Craft Box Girls

Think you’re too busy to craft? It turns out you have the time. This bright and colourful community is full of simple and quick ideas. Follow along with the free online tutorials to create everything from personalized metal stamped bracelets to frothy reindeer lattes.


Crafting giant Micheals is a no-brainer place to try for step-by-step instructions for any DIY project. Its website is currently offering free Zoom classes with a wide variety of options. You can learn to build your own monster truck for the car-lover in your life, or paint the Northern Lights and frame it—both make unique DIY gifts.

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