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Make Gifts With Your Hands This Season

Designed Good

This holiday season, slow down and make something by hand for your friends. We don't all need more things in our lives – just things that matter, given to us by people who matter to us.

For instance, Brooklyn Assembly Kits is now making beautiful handcrafted DIY kits. Their pillow kit allows you to submit a map of any location and receive not only the materials to stitch a pillow, but also a custom pattern so that you can stitch that specific location onto it.

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  • Alicia Westberry

    This is a great idea!! I'm not particularly crafty, but I do have a Pinterest board full of crafts that I'll try eventually.

  • Ben Goldhirsh

    I'm building a manora this season, but it's for myself, and it's also cause I needed to build something significant enough to match up with the christmas tree and create a balanced view of holiday cheer - lot of wood getting in the mix.

      • Joanne Hughes Emanuele

        We bake and ship about 2500 biscotti, its work but its fun to give to friends and family.

    • Designed Good

      Sounds like a worthy should upload pictures when you're done!

    • Doris Yee

      I made my own holiday cards this year as well. While cards tend to go in the trash quite quickly, lets hope the recipients appreciate and save something that features your own lettering.

      • Designed Good

        Definitely! I just received a handmade card from my friend when he returned from Uganda today – it was the best feeling ever.