Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning your list of holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list. Whether you’re looking to tackle your list in the most cost-effective way or find a handful of crafty gift ideas the kids will love to create, we’ve got you covered with six of our favorite crafty holiday gift ideas. Many of which utilize our EVA foam floor tiles to create gifts that can be enjoyed year-round, or displayed every holiday season.
Five Crafty Holiday Gift Ideas to Get You in the Holiday Spirit
1. Handmade Ornaments
Plain and simple, holiday ornaments are a perfect gift for anyone on your list. Whether you add them to a stocking stuffer, use them to decorate the main gift, or wrap them up to give by themselves, you can’t go wrong with a homemade holiday ornament.
When creating a homemade ornament, use a lightweight yet durable material that’s also easy to work with, like a glass or plastic bulb or EVA foam. Our foam floor tiles check all the boxes of a functional, durable, long-lasting, lightweight material ideal for any shape, size, or ornament style. Since they come in over 14 colors, customization is super easy, too. We recommend the ⅜” Thick Multipurpose Mats since they are the thinnest. Often used as Cosplay costumes, these mats are easy to trim down to size and shape and will hold glue and other crafting materials well for picture-perfect holiday ornaments.
2. Foam Tile Mural
Another great, out-of-the-box crafty holiday gift idea you can try this holiday season is a foam tile mural. This crafty gift idea is perfect for the artist or young family to give parents or grandparents. The idea here is to create a canvas as big or as small as you’d like using interlocking foam tiles, and either simply interlocking the tiles together so the mural can be taken apart and stored at the end of the holiday season or gluing the tiles together for extra reinforcement.
Design ideas are up to you, but some ideas we have are creating one big painting of a holiday scene or using each tile to create a special painting from each child or family member, almost like a patchwork quilt.
Acrylic paint works best, and mats should be sealed using heat (like a hairdryer to gently heat up the foam) followed by a mat sealer before painting. After the paint has dried, follow up with an acrylic sealer to lock in that beautiful artwork. You can also add small holes to the top of the mural and attach a festive string to hang the mural for all to admire.
3. Gingerbread House
Building a gingerbread house is a holiday tradition for many, so why not give this holiday tradition as a gift family and friends can enjoy every year? We’re not talking about real gingerbread houses, but a custom gingerbread house made from EVA foam.
A DIY gingerbread house features a sturdy foam frame and can be customized with all of the gumdrops, candy canes, bells, and whistles you’d like or personalized to best fit the style of the person receiving it. Let you or your child’s imagination run wild with this adorably crafty gift idea using We Sell Mats™ quality interlocking foam mats.
4. Personalized Holiday Indoor Mat
Nothing says “welcome home” like a personalized indoor holiday mat from the grandkids. Similar to the holiday mural craft, you can get the kids into the holiday spirit with a hand-painted, holiday-inspired doormat that can be enjoyed every holiday season. Again, it’s best to use acrylic paint and seal the mats before and after painting for longer use. These mats should only be used indoors as decoration.
5. Cookie Cutter Stamped Tea Towels
In need of a fast and easy holiday gift anyone on your list will love? Then these cookie-cutter tea towels are for you. No matter what holiday you’re celebrating, you can find adorable cookie cutters and blank canvas tea towels to create custom home décor perfect for any holiday. From menorahs and dreidels to Christmas trees, candy canes, and cute little gingerbread men, there is no shortage of options or styles to choose from. We recommend using fabric paint for this project.
Find or Craft the Perfect Gift For Everyone On Your List with We Sell Mats™
No matter what holiday you’re celebrating, you can find the perfect gift inspiration and foam mat supplies at We Sell Mats™. From gymnasts to martial arts masters to yogi masters and beyond, We Sell Mats™ makes it easy to browse and compare the best fitness mats for every commercial or residential space. Not to mention, supply you with the perfect EVA foam mats for cosplay or unique holiday gift making. Shop today and get ahead on your holiday shopping in one easy place!