DIY Avurudu Gift Ideas 0

Create a new tradition this year and make your own gifts at home with these easy-to-do gift ideas!

Pick from edible, sentimental, ornamental – or go for a challenge with heavy duty, or customize for every one of your loved ones with our pampering DIY ideas.

Ornamental

Surprise the chef in the house with these super fun dip-colour spatulas and spoons. You could refresh an old set with a favourite colour – or go for blue! It’s the lucky colour this year.

Check out this link for step-by-step instructions: https://lydioutloud.com/diy-ombre-kitchen-utensils/

Edible

Why just settle for salt when you can get fancy with herbs and spices? Create a custom set of flavoured salts with Sri Lankan flavour-makers like karapincha and curry powder to inspire fun new dishes.

Go here for instructions:
https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/recipes/a4215/flavored-salts-recipe-clv1212/

Funky Animal Planters

Here’s a cool craft idea for the budding horticulturist in you – give the gift of a lush plant pet by using old toys and a little imagination.

Here’s how: https://maggieoverbystudios.com/2015/12/14/diy-dinosaur-succulent-planter/

Sentimental

Make a new all-in-one memory box with old photos, ticket stubs, bills and knick-knacks. This time-capsule of happiness is the perfect gift to remember the best bits of times gone by.

Get creative with this to guide you: https://www.stylemepretty.com/2015/10/14/diy-instagram-photo-box-with-the-paper-and-packaging-board-a-giveaway/

Heavy Duty

Spruce up your garden with snazzy stepping stones. Smash up some old plates, glass and ornaments (therapeutic!) and preserve them in a pretty mosaic that will give your nature walks a cool new look.

Here’s how to do it: https://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/how-to-make-stepping-stones-with-a-cake-pan/

Pampering

This DIY is limitless! Grab a mason jar and start curating a little spa day – maybe some manicure goodies for mum, a sweet-tooth assortment for a sibling, or a grooming kit for dad if he’s growing an extra special lockdown beard.

For more ideas, check out: https://www.classyclutter.net/20-mason-jar-gift-ideas/

In signature Sri Lankan style, let’s adapt to Avurudu under lockdown – and celebrate at home, safe and content surrounded by family. Get creative and start new traditions!

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