With the trend for a homemade Christmas, power tool firm Worx are asking us to take on the challenge of making a gift this yuletide.
Do you remember receiving a homemade present as a child? I certainly do. I remember the much-loved rag doll my mum made for me and the beautiful doll's house my dad toiled for hours in the freezing cold garage making me. He'd crafted the doors and windows, the stairs and even wired it up so it had working lights. I can't say I remember too many other gifts I got as a child, all those games and mass produced toys fade in my memory, but those two items which had taken hours and hours to painstakingly make will always be remembered.
Worx have come up with three projects, complete with comprehensive instructions and videos that you can make your child this year. There's a simple pair of stilts, a pull-along wooden dog which is a little more challenging and for those who like to think big, there's plans for a doll's house.
We tackled the stilts and they really were straightforward, and took only about 10-15 minutes to assemble. I love that you can customise or decorate them how you want, and I spent some time painting them for Ruby.
We used the Worxsaw circular saw which has a very useful laser light, perfect for guiding your straight cuts. It has adjustable saw cut depth and is powerful but so small and lightweight it can be used one handed. Capable of cutting wood, tiles, brick, plasterboard and metal it's perfect for the hobby DIYer.
We also used the Worx Sonicrafter as a powerful and compact mini sander, but it has lots of other uses too including cutting pipes and removing tile grout.
The full details can be found on this video, and there's a link on the youtube with all the written instructions and dimensions.
Further projects can be found on the Worx channel.
To get you started, Worx are offering you the chance to win a Worx SD Cordless screwdriver. Perfect for all those little DIY jobs round the house, or for crafting a Christmas gift of your own. It's pre-loaded with 6 different bits and the easy to operate slide action means you can flip from flat-head to Phillips quickly and easily. It has a built in light making it perfect for those tricky jobs or working in poor light.
To be in with a chance of winning, complete the rafflecopter below before midnight on Sunday 21st December 2014.
Open to UK entrants only. One winner will be selected at random. The prize is supplied and fulfilled by Worx. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclosure: The prize is kindly supplied by Worx and we received the tools to complete the project outlined above.