Painters gonna paint, and makers gonna make! DIY paint projects have been inspiring people to get their creativity gears running and their hands dirty for years. From the millions of projects that can be found on Pinterest to Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman’s new show, “Making It”, the DIY world has exploded. People all over the world are looking for different ways to make and create.
So where should you start this holiday season? Motor City Paint is here to help if you are feeling stumped about what to get for your maker pals, or if you’re a akerm trying to extend your own wishlist. Below are some of our favorite gift suggestions.
Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint
To start, we love Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint! Made right here in Michigan, there are tons of reasons why this is the perfect paint for any DIYer. First, it’s zero VOC and free of harsh chemicals. Second, you can use it without sanding or priming most projects. This paint adheres to a variety of surfaces, including wood, glass, metal, and even fabric. Third, this DIY paint comes in a LOT of different colors; you’ll be gifting this paint for years to come! Additionally, the coverage, as a pint of their paint covers about 80 square feet. If you’re going to gift your loved one Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint, you might as well throw in a brush and paint tray, too!
Wise Owl Glaze
Whether your beloved maker is into making their own creations or turning old things into something new, they will absolutely love Wise Owl Glaze. After the final coat of paint is dry is when you should apply the glaze. DIY paint lovers go nuts for this glaze finish because not only does it act as a sealant, but it still comes in a variety of pigments, giving any project a little extra dimension and oomph.
Festool Random Orbital Sander
You might consider getting a high-speed blender for the adventurous home cooker, or an instrument for the budding musician. And for the DIYer? Get them a random orbital sander. Festool’s random orbital sander is the perfect gift for any woodworker, furniture maker, and upcycler. People love this tool because it’s lightweight, minimizes dust collection, and is easy to use while providing solid results.
Wise Owl Furniture Salve
Wise Owl Furniture Salve makes a great stocking stuffer for DIYers who love working with wood and leather. Or, you could get one of each scent and create a flight of furniture salves for your maker to try out. This magical “furniture ointment” is designed for easy application and will protect, restore, and rejuvenate projects beautifully. Although it’s called furniture salve, it makes a great polish for leatherwork. The unscented one is great for food grade projects like cutting boards. So if your giftee claims to already have all the DIY paint and tools they need, this will be a great treat to add to their collection.