If you’re a crafter or have a touch of the creative streak, there’s nothing more fun than making your own unique gifts for friends and family. No matter how intricate or how simple your idea, people can’t help but be touched. They’ll feel that extra care knowing that someone has taken the time and made them something from scratch. But of course, we don’t want to make gifts that look like a failed pre-school project. A quick, effective way of giving your gift ideas an elegant, professional look is with the help of fancy fonts.
Personalised Greeting Cards
Every gift starts with the card. Those affectionate words that get the recipient tingling with excitement as they wonder what’s inside the box. Sure, you could pop into a stationery store and get one of a million cards we’ve all seen before. Or you could download your own unique font that conveys your style and personality. You can even customize it with your preferred colours and dimensions and design your own beautiful layout.
Unique Wall Art Created with Fonts
A few well chosen framed artworks can make all the difference to the feel of a home. Bare walls can look crisp and neat, but they can also give a rather bare and stark atmosphere. If your friends have just moved into a new home, why not DIY a gorgeous gift by using stunning fonts to print an inspirational quote, poem or song lyrics and frame it. You can use a regular printer but if you really want to make a piece that stands out, a crafting machine can help you create something to an extremely high quality, so your artwork will genuinely look like it came from a gallery.
A Special Memory
With everyone becoming more and more addicted to social media, we take endless photos, upload them online and then rarely, if ever, go back to appreciate them. Just as with striking wall art, there’s nothing nicer to add to your home than photos of your most cherished experiences. You could select a photo of a special occasion and use a thematic font to overlay the details, a special message and the date and create a large scale print that your loved ones can hang in their home. Maybe the first time you met, an anniversary, a fun night out? A few simple words to mark how special the experience was can transform an ordinary photo into a treasured gift.
Fonts for Season’s Greetings
A downloadable font can also help you craft your own seasonal decorations. You can design and make your own Halloween decorations, Thanksgiving laurels or Christmas ornaments. You can print your fonts onto sticker paper and easily apply it to a bauble, to create your own customized tree ornaments. If you have a crafting machine, you can also play around with different materials and textures. Why not go for fun glitter or holographic paper to really make your words stand out!
We’ve all walked past stunning interior design shops and looked in longingly, seeing all the gorgeous accessories that maybe we just can’t indulge in. But with the help of just a few art supplies, you can make your own stylish pieces without having to break the bank. You can select font to match your style. Maybe rustic chic, maybe Gothic calligraphy, maybe modern minimalism? Then heat transfer or sublimate your lettering onto soft furnishings, such as cushions, throws or curtains. You could write an individual word or phrase or even use your font to create a repeat pattern. Turn lacklustre bedding or covers into stunning pieces that will look like they’ve come straight from a stylish boutique. They’d make the perfect housewarming gift… or even something to keep for yourself!