DIY Gift Ideas

Some good DIY can go a long way!

Gift-giving is a love language. From 'you shouldn't have', to 'this reminded me of you', a thoughtful gift puts a smile on anyone's face. Gifts don’t have to be grand gestures or stressful decisions, either. Some good DIY can go a long way! It shows you took the time to transform something from regular to spectacular, all for someone you love. Embracing the versatility of timber, we've got the DIY gift ideas you need!

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Create a coastal-inspired wine rack with Stain & Varnish Liming White

There are few things better than pressing play on some relaxing melodies, putting your feet up and enjoying a glass of wine. Gift your loved ones a beautiful wine rack to home their collection. To make the present extra special, include a few of their favourite drops.
  1. Sand the wine rack to ensure the timber is smooth for coating. We used the Criss Cross Wine Rack from Bunnings.
  2. Go for a coastal look with our Liming White Stain & Varnish. Using a brush, evenly coat the wine rack going with the direction of the timber grain.
  3. Apply 2 coats, allowing 2 hours to dry in between.

Wine Rack

Build a plant stand with Outdoor Furniture Oil

Plants refresh any space, and we all know someone with too many to count. Show them some love with their very own plant stand, built by you and protected with our outdoor furniture oil spray.
  1. A Bunnings trip is required for this one. Luckily for you, though, you don't need to be a master builder. Just add the Timber Duck Board Bath Mat and the Black Steel Angled Flat Bar Furniture Leg to your cart. 
  2. Using an electric sander, sand back to ensure a smooth surface and remove any existing coating that may prevent your Outdoor Furniture Oil from adhering evenly.
  3. Celebrate the timber’s natural beauty with our Clear Outdoor Furniture Oil. Spray the oil along the Bath Mat in the direction of the grain. Remember to ensure your edges and end grain are fully coated! Back brush to ensure even penetration. 
  4. Allow the oil to penetrate for around 5-10 minutes before removing any excess oil with a clean cloth. Leave to dry for 12 hours before repeating for the second coat.
  5. Build your plant stand by attaching a leg to each corner with screws.

Plant stand project featuring Feast Watson Outdoor Furniture Oil Spray.

Chopping board, protected with Kitchen Timber Wax or Orange Oil

This one's for the home chefs and foodies-at-heart. Older chopping boards tend to develop stains and scratches over time. That's where Kitchen Timber Wax and Orange Oil come in, providing a protective food safe coating in a satin or matt sheen. They'll be showing this one off at dinner parties.
  1. For an extra smooth finish, sand the chopping board, using the wet sanding technique. Just grab a piece of wet dry sandpaper and soak it in warm water with a little dishwashing liquid, and gently sand your chopping board, going with the grain of the wood. When done, wipe off excess dust with a clean cloth.
  2. Now let's get that satin finish. Apply Kitchen Timber Wax using a clean cloth in a circular motion, and leave for 10-15 minutes to penetrate the timber. If you prefer a matt finish apply Orange Oil using the same technique - it's oil for timber.
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Chopping board featuring Feast Watson Kitchen Timber Wax.

Renew a preloved jewellery box with Prooftint and Timber Floor Wax

Who says a preloved piece can't be loved into the future? From the vintage store jewellery box, to your grandmother's one-of-a-kind heirloom, it’s super easy to make an old piece look brand new, while keeping its timeless touch.
  1. Markets and vintage stores are your friends here. Be on the lookout for the jewellery box you think they'll love.
  2. Now let's see how well you know them - with so many beautiful woodstain colours to choose from, which Proofint will you go for? Using a brush or cloth, apply Prooftint evenly over the timber, ensuring every spot is covered.
  3. Allow the stain to penetrate the surface for around 2-5 minutes.
  4. Wipe off the excess with a clean, soft cloth. 
  5. Finally, ensure lasting protection and rich colour with Timber Floor Wax. Apply one coat to the timber with a brush or cloth, ensuring even coverage. 
Learn more about our Prooftint stain colours here.
With these DIY timber gifts, practicality meets presentation. No matter which you go for, they're sure to love it! For more DIY inspiration, browse our Brushed by Feast Watson collection.

Renew a preloved jewellery box with Prooftint and Timber Floor Wax

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