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DIY Project: Hostess Gifts

By Georgia Fisher 3.22.17

Never required but always appreciated, hostess gifts are a sweet gesture with a personal flourish that are sure delight. Here are a few ideas:

Chalkboard serving trays: They’re whimsical, sturdy, and forever customizable from one party to the next. Build your own, decorate it with your host’s name, finish the presentation with a nice cheese or simple dessert, and enjoy seeing it in use the next time you’re invited back.

Mason jar gift holders: These attractive, versatile glass jars offer countless ways to celebrate the host who loves everything from tea to tee time. 

Natural rope trivets: The rustic, beachy aesthetic of natural materials such as sisal, jute, and cotton rope is as versatile as it is trendy. Weave neutral-colored coasters, trivets, or place mats that will effortlessly impress recipients.

Crocheted gift baskets: The best thing about a basket? It’s a gift meant to hold another gift — and it’s infinitely reusable. Most handmade baskets are time-intensive, but basic crochet concepts beginner-friendly and fun. Stock your new vessel with anything you’d like: a potted plant, a good baguette, fragrant soap, or something else you’ve made with your own two hands.

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