Creative DIY Gift Ideas for Art Lovers | Christmas & Birthday Gifts Every Artist Will Appreciate!


hey guys in this video I’m going to show you four creative DIY gift ideas for art lovers they are easy and fun to make and your friends will absolutely appreciate them the first idea is to make these cute charms that look like art supplies that you can make into keychains necklaces or even pins for this DIY you will need shrink plastic sheets let’s start with designing a few images first I wanted to make artist palettes brushes and also color palettes so first I sketched out the outlines and then created a proper outline I can trace remember the trimming plastic shrinks by about 40 or 50 percent so you want to create a design that is about double the size as the size you want to have in the end once you’re happy with the image you can trace the outlines onto the plastic with the rough side looking towards you for the outlines I use black and gold colored markers that are waterproof so nothing gets smudged and now it’s time to color everything for the shrinking plastic I’m using here I can use either color pencils or markers so I use both just to try that since I used watercolor pencils I also decided to use some water and blend the pencils to create an even look but I also use silver and other colored markers that are also one approve just to see how it will look in the end and to intensify the outlines a little bit more once I colored everything i trace the outlines again using my black marker once you’re happy with your designs cut everything out really carefully and then you can use a hole puncher and punch out holes where you want to add the jump rings for the necklace or the keychain and if you want to make some charms into a pin you can just leave everything the way it is and now it’s time to bake everything but be sure to read the baking instructions first before you do that with this shrinking plastic I had to set the oven to 170 degrees and bake it for of just a few seconds once I start curling up they will drinking and shrinking even more until they live light on the tree again and this is how my charms turn out which one is your favorite and now you can transform your charms into necklaces keychains and pins and the first gift is stun super fun and easy to make and you can really customize everything to make it even more personal the next idea is to create a set of blank art trading cards where your friend can paint or draw their art to trade with others all you need is some paper and these card sleeves you can get online if you want the cards to be protected begin by measuring out the paper you want to use for the cards I use watercolor paper and use the size of my card sleeves this is also a great way to just trade different watercolor papers and let your friend have some of the paper you might have and then you can go ahead and put the paper into the card sleeves one by one now to make it into a cute package we can wrap some thread around the paper to make it into a bundle and then add a gift tag and some decoration to make it even cuter I find it such a cute and fun idea and it’s also a great stocking gift the next idea is to create this Mondrian inspired jar that you can use as a gifts pens or even candle holder all you need are window colors or glass panes and an empty and clean jar his style in the art movement he was part of was famous for the geometry of straight lines squares rectangles and the use of pure primary colors with black and white and this is what we want to recreate begin by adding lines using black window color to create the outline of the painting you can use a reference photo for that but you don’t have to copy it exactly you can just follow the style by creating different lines and different sized squares and rectangles once you cover the outside of the jar with the black pan we can now use the primary colors such as blue red and yellow to fill some of the shapes again you can do it randomly or use a reference photo to get an idea what you add which color for the rest of the shapes I use black and white colored window color to finalize his style and now all we need to do is wait for it to dry in the meantime we can go ahead and also color the lid of the jar here I use black acrylic paint and applied it using a sponge brush just to create a nice even surface without any visible brushstrokes once everything is completely dry we can finally place all the small gifts inside the jar you can add charms you’ve made the art trading cards and other things like small cubes of paint erasers sharpeners and maybe you have something else you would like to gift and when your friend removes everything from the jar again he or she can use it as a pen or brush holder or even as a candle holder for a beautiful and cozy light the last idea is also super easy and fun to make and if it’s perfectly into any artist room to make this artist palette wall clock you will need some thick cardboard and then we can start sketching out the palette using a pencil because I’ve also used real wooden artist palettes for that but I thought it would be easier and more affordable to do it this way and it works and looks great as well once you’re happy with the outline you can go ahead and cut everything out really carefully and now we need some paint to make the cardboard look a little bit more look like actual wood for this step I’m going to use ochre brown black and some white acrylic paint that it makes together until I was happy with a brown shade but you can of course use any color you like once everything is painted and has dried we can move on to the next step and that’s adding the actual clock aka the movement machine and the clock hands that you can get really cheap at any craft store or online begin by measuring out the center of the pallet but you can also use any other spot that fits better with the pallet design you were going for and now we can cut a small hole into the area you just measured out do that really carefully and try to remove as much excess cardboard as possible around the hole or it’ll be more difficult to properly add the movement machine once you created a small hole that is big enough at the machine to the cardboard so the mechanism shaft looks through and then you can attach the rest of the clock first washer and the locking knot so everything is firmly attached together and then at the hour minute and the second hand to make sure the machine doesn’t move on the back side you can also attach it with a tape or use glue to make it even more sturdy and this is how our wall clock looks so far now we can either leave it like that or add a few paint drops on top you can just add the paint drops randomly or really pay attention to the time and add the drops following the outline of a clock my drawers weren’t super symmetrical because it wasn’t super important to me for reading a time but if you want you can of course first create guidelines so you know exactly where to place the paint and this is how it looks now we just need to let it dry until the paint is completely dry insert a battery and your handmade wall clock is finished let me know in the comments below what was your favorite gift in this video and what other gift ideas you would like to see in the future if you need more NES be sure to check out my playlist with tons of other DIY gift ideas right here don’t forget to subscribe if you are new here and to click on the belt button to get notified whenever I upload a new video on Thursdays and on Saturdays thank you so much for watching guys have a wonderful day and I will see you soon bye

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  1. Hey guys! I hope you like these gift ideas! Let me know in comments what other gift ideas would you like to see? If you need more inspiration on what to DIY as a Christmas gift this year, you can check out this playlist: http://bit.ly/DoItYourselfGifts

  2. I am sorry to tell but these DIYS are hard I don't mean hard I mean I don't have the things to make with.Can you please make DIYS with paper! !!!PLEASE!PLEASE! PLEASE!!

  3. I suppose that I fall into the category of "art lover", and I would really not appreciate recieving any of this as a gift, because I am only being thought of as an "art lover". A lot of people do this, i.e. buy me any sort of expensive art supply that I will never use, or shit like this. I find it frustrating when somebody just purchases the first item in the dollar section of Target with a paintbrush on it because "I like art", without putting any sort of thought into it. Just ask me what I want instead of assuming. Ugh.

  4. It's Christmas time, I'm so excited for Mako to do some more diy gift ideas or christmas decorations ๐ŸŽ„ Please do some โค

  5. Was ist das fรผr ein Pinsel gewesen, mit dem du die Buntstifte verblendet hast? Den, wo man anscheinend Wasser einfรผllen kรถnnte?
    Nice video! ๐Ÿ˜„

  6. Hi! I've got a question regarding the shrinking plastic. I've used it several times but I can't get a clear bright side ever, like you did (it seems). So: did you put face up the bright side or the rough side in the oven? Does it change something? Or did you varnish them after cooking?

    Any advice for when your piece is too big and starts curling and gluing on itself while cooking? I gotten a few messed up pieces that way that closed on themselves and I just don't understand why sometimes it happen and other times not.

    I absolutely love the clock idea!

  7. Omggggg!!!u r sooooo creative!๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•.PS I just subscribed๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  8. All are super ideas… Artist clock and Mondrian inspired jar are my favorites.

    Can you please tell what is that pen like thing that you used for drawing outline on Mondrian inspired jar?

  9. I love your ideas and I really hope you keep on making more videos I have some simple paint and paper and when I watch your videos I turned them into splendid art!๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ’…๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ

  10. I want to feel this that someone is giving me one of these…. but i did made one and im happy with that
    I just want to feel how to have a gift made with effort

  11. Kann man diese Maschinen mit dem Loop auch kaufen oder hast du diesen dran geklebt und wo hast du die Maschine gekauft?

  12. Everyone says the clock was so original. Tons of people have made that before. I made one that's like that but the hands are paintbrushes.

  13. 1 million subscribers?? Pfff you donโ€™t deserve that much.

    You deserve so much more!!!! Ily makoccino!! I lhope he your art and your videos Tysm for inspiring me!

  14. Nice videos and a great channel
    I too have a YouTube channel THE ART LOVERS I subscribed your channel
    Pls too subscribe to my YouTube channel THE ART LOVERS โค๏ธ

  15. I made the Palette clock for my art teacher because she was leaving but I used an actual palette because it was cheap

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