With Christmas coming up fast, now is definitely the time to get some of your gift shopping done. As promised, I am putting together a few posts that are designed to inspire you and help you to tick a few people off of the present list sooner rather than later. Today´s article is all about gifts that feature photos. Most of them you can order online. But, for the craft fans amongst you, I have included a few photo-related presents that you can potentially make yourself.
Unique canvas prints
If you have some favourite family snaps, this website makes it easy to turn them into prints that you can use to decorate your home. All you need to do is to choose your favourite high-resolution photos and upload them when placing your order. There is a choice of sizes, frame types and finishes, so it is easy to order a print that fits in with the way your home is decorated. If you are giving them to friends and family, you can choose something that will look good on their walls too.
It is also possible to have a photo printed up onto items of linen and cushion covers. Plus, you can potentially take a photo of a pattern you like and use it to create unique bedding, cushion covers, tablecloths and other items. For a friend that is struggling to find soft furnishings that they like for their new home this kind of gift could actually be a very good idea.
You can even order homeware items like table mats that feature a photo you have taken. Personalised mugs make particularly good gifts, especially if they are funny. Using special fabrics and iron on transfers mean that you can potentially make these types of gifts yourself.
T-shirts and other items of clothing
Potentially, you can take a photo, edit it, add some text and have the resulting image turned into t-shirts. This kind of gift can be fun to create and is a great way to give a present that is truly unique.
Photo phone cases
Most people own a phone, so a photo case makes a very good gift. Again, they are really easy to order. All you need to do is to find a nice photo, upload it and choose the phone case model you want. Most firms only need a weeks’ notice, so this can potentially make a good gift for someone that has slipped your mind.
Photo Christmas Ornaments
If you are looking for simple presents that are ideal for adding to a Christmas stocking, these photo ornaments are ideal. Once you have made a few you will get really quick at doing them. Best of all, if your kids are old enough they can even help you to create these beautiful Christmas tree baubles.
Taking an old cracked photo and having it restored and reproduced is a great way to make a special gift for an older relative. If you do decide to do this, it is best to have a high-quality copy made first. You can then send that version off for restoration. That way should something go wrong you will still have the original in your possession.