Do you love to be creative and search out unique gifts for all the people on your gift list? I always love the little drawings my kids make and thought they could be made in to a really fun, unusual gift. I love when my kid’s draw. They come up with the greatest characters. When my youngest son drew this guy, I knew I had to turn it in to fabric. And since Mother’s Day was coming up, it made sense that I could try to create a unique gift with his artwork to gift some family members. If you have never made your own fabric before it is SO easy. I used Spoonflower and all you have to do is scan in the image and then follow their prompts. I was able to tile to take his drawing and create a tiled pattern, and then choose a background color for it. It can be a little pricey but I think it is well worth it to be able to create one of a kind fabric and be able to turn it in to a keepsake gift.
I decided to turn the fabric in to little throw pillows that I could gift both grandmothers. Your local craft store sells pillow forms that are inexpensive and make it so you don’t have to stuff your pillow with batting. Super easy. Just the way I like my crafts. Once the fabric arrives, you just have to find someone awesome to sew up the pillow covers or follow an easy no zipper pillow tutorial. I’m not a sewer. I tried learning by taking sewing classes but those were way more about the fun than the learning. It was either con someone in to helping me sew or try to make them with hot glue…which I totally still think would work just fine.
Both grandma’s loved their unique gifts made with my son’s artwork. I will totally be making more fabric out of their imaginative drawings. We ended up trying another method for creating a pillow out of my youngest’s artwork as part of a decoration for his Monster Art birthday party. But I really love this custom fabric method! Wouldn’t that be so fun as a duvet cover for a little boys room?
*UPDATE: It looks like Spoonflower now offers a lot more than just printed fabric. They offer several styles of pillows so they would basically make this gift for you! Genius! No more begging people to help you sew things!
What are your favorite unique gift ideas? Have you ever made gifts out of your kid’s art?