Are you the creative type that loves a good afternoon project and are you constantly thinking "hey, I bet I could make that!"? Or maybe you're looking for a gift for your crafty friend or a project to keep your kids busy for the day. Either way, you're in luck because we've rounded up an awesome mix of do-it-yourself kits from a variety of Canadian businesses. Enjoy!
Aster and Vine
Aster and Vine is the ultimate do-it-yourself online store if you're looking to make any kind of fibre art. Not only do they have rope, t-shirt yarn and weaving supplies but they also carry do-it-yourself cross stitch kits and wooden basket bottoms so you can create your own crocheted baskets. Aster and Vine is based in beautiful Rossland, BC.
Lasting Moments Co.
Lasting Moments Co is an online stationery company based in Edmonton, AB. They create beautiful planners, desk calendars and greeting cards that you can colour! Such a fun do-it-yourself activity for any age.
Antler and Acre
Antler and Acre is an online scrunchie and hair accessories shop based in Mission, BC. They have do-it-yourself scrunchie kits that come with everything you need to make three of your own scrunchies (minus the sewing machine or needle + thread).
Sweetness is an Edmonton, AB based online boutique selling premium handcrafted macarons, lollipops and sugar cookies (and yes, they have a subscription program!). You can completely customize their sugar cookies with just about any image but they also have a 'play series' with do-it-yourself kits. In these kits you can colour the cookies with special edible ink markers. This is such a great gift idea for kids and Sweetness ships Canada-wide!
Based in Sherwood Park, AB, Campfiber Yarns specializes in hand-dyed yarns with the intention to "help inspire you to create fearlessly". They have do-it-yourself hat kits that come with their hand-dyed yarn and a pom-pom.
If you're looking for a variety of craft supplies including safe and trusted baby teething accessory supplies, Chomp Supply is the shop for you. Between silicone beads, wood rings and beads, clasps, key rings and nylon cord, you can really let your imagination run wild. Chomp Supply is based in Thorold, ON.
Black Dog Bakery
Based in Calgary, AB, Black Dog Bakery offers mobile decorating parties, custom baking and cookie/cake kits. For the do-it-yourself lover that wants to bake the cake or cookies on their own, these kits are perfect. The kits include natural, locally sourced cake or cookie mix, the sprinkles or chocolate chips and step-by-step instructions.
Based in Saint Lazare, QC, Sofs Designs is one of the most unique shops. They truly believe in creating products that provide opportunities for you to be creative and we love that! Our favourite do-it-yourself kits are their 3D paper models. These kits include the card stock templates and you assemble the model.
We hope this list helped you find the perfect gift for the do-it-yourself lover in your life or maybe you found your next afternoon project! To discover even more Canadian businesses, visit our Canadian business directory HERE.
*all pictures used in this article are from the websites or Instagram accounts of the businesses we featured