The fact that the high street shops have already unveiled their Christmas windows makes me a little less sheepish about writing this little round up of kits I've been creating that make the perfect gift for those crafty and creative people in your life. Here's my low down on leather craft kits for Christmas gifting. Everything from luxury crafting gift ideas to stocking fillers.
It's tricky to find a good gift for someone who loves craft. Craft kits have seen a massive leap in popularity in recent years and you can buy a kit for anything from macrame to embroidery to pottery and all crafts in between. Leather crafting is perhaps a little less catered for. Maybe due to the fact that knowing what kind of leather you need for a particular project and where to buy that leather is hard to find out. My kits do away with all that stress. I've done the hard work and all my kits come complete with everything you need to complete your project (although sometimes you might need to find a hammer or a pair of scissors!)
All these kits will be perfect gifts for your creative friend or loved one who want to enhance their hobby or reinforce just how much they love it. It's also a chance to show your craftaholic friend how much you appreciate their passions. It might be that they have never tried any leathercrafting before - you never know, you may just spark a new obsession with that friend who you thought was impossible to buy Christmas presents for!!
Feeling crafty? Have a go at DIY gifting - Paint + Stitch 2 Leather Keyrings Kit
This is one of my newest craft kit launches. You get everything you need to handpaint and stitch two circular keyrings. And if you choose to paint these keyrings yourself to give as gifts, you will get two presents for one! Gift one to your mother (who, if she's anything like me, struggles to locate her keys on a daily basis!) and one to your friend. Personalise each keyring for that extra thoughtful touch and make the design unique by choosing your very own colour combination. This option is perfect if you are the creative one and love making your own Christmas presents. DIY gifting is rising in popularity in 2022.
Make the artist in your life smile - Marble + Stitch 2 Leather Keyrings Kit
Marbling has been one of the trending crafts this year. It's an incredibly mesmerising process and yields different results every time - let go and let the paint do its thing! Gorgeous colours merge together to create swirling patterns. The perfect Christmas present for an arty friend - they will love the creative process and the chance to try a new hobby. They'll receive 6 specialist leather marbling paints, some carageenan powder to create the gloopy liquid on which the paint floats, two natural vegetable tanned leather keyring templates, a saddlers' needle and recycled nylon leatherworkers' thread. Guided by a follow-along video tutorial, they'll get lost in the process and get two totally unique keyrings as a result!
The perfect Christmas gift for those who love statement jewellery - Make Your Own Leather Earrings Kit
I've journeyed into new territory - jewellery! I had so much fun designing this kit and whoever gets this kit as a Christmas present will have so much fun making their own colourful statement earrings! The process is very calming and methodical, you attach pre-cut leather circles to each other using silver plated split rings. Included in the kit are two specialist round nose jewellers' pliers. Use these to carefully twist the jump rings open and closed. Choose from 9 colours of Italian leather to make this gift even more personal by selecting their favourite colours.
Know someone who would love to make their own jewellery? - Make Your Own Statement Necklace Kit
A totally wearable necklace, featuring a sterling silver chain that elevates any Christmas lunch outfit! Just as with the matching earrings kit, select a colour palette your crafty friend will love. This is a zero-waste kit - I've been dreaming up kits to use those bits of leather left over from my bigger kits - and this and the earrings kit does just that! Just as with all my other kits, this leather necklace craft kit is a double gift - your friend gets the gift of an absorbing activity plus a funky new necklace!
A gift for the glasses wearer! Paint Your Own Glasses case kit
Impress the crafter in your life by giving them this beautifully creative craft kit. Everything is included so that they can paint and create a unique glasses or pencil case. They'll never lose their glasses again! This is definitely a Christmas gift an artist will love. Creative arty types love putting their unique stamp on things. This kit lets them unleash their artistic abilities and even better, they'll end up with a very useful accessory! And, to make your life easier, check the gift wrap box and write a personal gift message. I'll then gift wrap the craft kit with my specially designed Christmas gift wrap.
Best for busy bees - hands free Belt Bag Kit
Another new kit this year - the 2 in 1 Belt Bag making kit is a best seller. Active types who are on the go and like to keep their phone, keys and wallet handy can sling this perfectly proportioned bag round their waist or cross it over their body and get on with their day. Choose from 14 shades of leather to give them their favourite colour. Contrast the thread for that extra bespoke feel - they can then choose from 3 stitching options to have fun making up this cute little sewing project!
Take your accessories game to the next level. Don't have especially crafty friends, but a bit craft-obsessed yourself? Have a go at leather marbling yourself with this luxury leather marbling kit. Then gift it to someone you know who appreciates beautiful things but prefers others to do the making for them! They'll love it even more if you personalise this glasses case with their name and create a marbling pattern with their favourite colours.
Best craft kit for teens - Paint Your Own Mini Envelope Wallet Kit
Got a teen you are struggling to buy for? Teenagers are notoriously hard to find Christmas presents for but this craft kit will provide creative distraction from screens and teenage worries. Calming, mindful activities are perfect for teens. There really is no limit to the infinite designs that can be painted onto the natural vegetable tanned leather wallet template. Scraps of leather are provided for them to practice and hone their painting skills on. Personalise your gift and make them feel even more special by getting their name or initials debossed in gold foil on the wallet.
This kit has been around for a while, and is proving one of my most popular. Complete with specialist leather paint, naturally vegetable tanned leather (a by-product of the European meat industry) and fully illustrated step by step instructions as well as access to a make-along video tutorial. The best part? When finished, this marbling kit will leave your crafter with a beautiful, unique marbled leather wallet! Perfect for storing pennies, cash, cards and keys in. Or marble it yourself and fill with sweets or chocolate for that sweet-toothed friend!
A luxury adult craft kit - Stitchless Bucket Bag Kit
If you are looking for a wow-factor Christmas present for your craft lover or a sewer who you know delights in wearing a me made wardrobe, then this kit is definitely a show stopper! My original leather craft kit and still my best seller. Beautifully-designed with carefully sourced luxury Italian leather, this bucket bag is made with no stitching - weaving and a few strategically placed rivets will build this bag! Perfect for a satisfying afternoons' crafting. I've had so many compliments on this kit and those that have made it, tell me they wear it all the time - an essential daily bag that is elegant enough to carry you through to evening.
This is my little round up of just some of the leather craft kits that will be perfect Christmas gifts for creative and craft-obsessed friends and family. Remember that all of the kits (bar the jewellery kits) can be personalised with your loved ones name or initials to make them feel even more cherished. And all the craft kits have the option to be gift wrapped in my bespoke designed Christmas wrapping paper - saving you much needed time a this busy time of year!