Every holiday season, I am struck with procrastinators panic. You know, that sinking feeling you get when you realize you have a month until you have to give out your gifts, you’re a part of six different Secret Santa parties, 15 people have already gotten you a gift, and you have no idea what anyone likes.
Well, panic no more, my fellow procrastinators! I have put together a list of DIY projects, perfect for even the most difficult of people to buy presents for. I’ve listed a lot of Mood‘s new and exclusive patterns, since they’re so simple to follow and the patterns are totally free!
We all have that one friend. Always dressed to the 9’s, has every piece of fashionable attire known to humanity, impossible to buy for. Well, there’s no such thing as too many circle skirts, and these simple, stylish silhouettes are the perfect addition to any closet! Put together a wool midi skirt for staying warm while looking cool, or design a flashy mini skirt for a New Years Eve party. These circle skirts are so easy to make, you could make one for every person you know and still have enough time to enjoy the holiday festivities.
Sewing machine in the shop? Don’t worry! These super cute, Gucci-inspired ribbon heels require no sewing, and are perfect for the shoe addict in your life. With Mood‘s variety of ribbons, you can fashion a whole host of different ribbons for a fun way to mix and match a pair of heels.
The Daphne Jacket is perfect for the dapper dude in your life. This suave smoking jacket is the ultimate in luxury, with three pockets and a satin lining. From extravagant holiday parties to relaxing in a cozy armchair by the fire, nothing says cool and comfortable like The Daphne Jacket.
The Begonia Jacket is elegant, chic, and stunning. This jacquard-based jacket is the perfect piece to throw on over a simple ensemble or slinky dress, and can be worn anywhere from holiday brunch with college friends to family parties with distant relatives. Fashion this garment with one of Mood’s funky jacquard or brocade fabrics, and give the gift of fashion this year!
5. Swatch Kit + Class
Do you know a sewist or designer in need of some inspiration? Or do they have a vision, but are unsure of the fabric needed to create their fashion masterpiece? Mood‘s Swatch Kit provides access to their most coveted fabrics, making it easier for sewists to find what they’ve been looking for all along. With a monthly plan that delivers Mood’s stunning swatches straight to their door, this deal couldn’t get any sweeter… unless it’s paired with Mood’s $5 textile class! Give the gift that keeps on giving this season: knowledge.
The winter was made for snuggling up under the warmest wools with a cup of hot cocoa and an engaging book. For the introverts in your life, fashion the cute and cozy Alyssum Coat! Make going out so much easier in these cold winter months with a jacket made with style and warmth in mind.
The nerds in your life will kiss the ground you walk on after receiving one of these fashionable and fan-tastic coats! Whether they’ve been binge watching Game of Thrones all year, or listening to the collection of 80’s hits utilized in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies non-stop, they can now keep warm with jackets from their favorite passions.
It may not be a Barbie World, but you know a Barbie Girl. The Caladium Trench is perfect for that friend that’s pretty in pink, or create the Caladium with a variety of Mood‘s wool or cashmere fabrics. The perfect coat for standing out anywhere, give this to the friend that’s never stood up.
9. Sequin Cape
New Years Eve is just around the corner, and the most stressful part is figuring out what to wear. Help your friends relax with this lovely sequin capelet, perfect for watching the ball drop, or dancing the night away without a glance at the clock. No one will care about the time when they see the timeless silhouette of the capelet paired with the flashiness of sequins.
A statement piece above all others, these Oscar de la Renta Earrings are the perfect piece for simple dresses that need a bit of badabing. Give this to your friends who need to add some fun to their fashion, or for the one who’s already well-versed in the art of looking good.
11. Sewing Kits
Whether the sewist in your life is just starting out, or highly knowledgeable in the art of sewing, everyone could use some help and supple. The beginner, intermediate, and advance sewing kits by Mood provide everything a sewist will ever need, or dream of having.
12. The Cuphea Shawl
Fashionable, functional, and faux fur, the Cuphea Shawl is one for the glamorous gal. Whether she’s focuses on fashion, or is always worried about function, this shawl covers all the bases. Keep her warm and wonderful on a chilly New Years Eve with the Cuphea Shawl!
What will you be making this holiday season? What are you hoping to get? Let me know in the comments!