Nothing conveys our personalities better than our cars. They are the parts of our lives that people are far more likely to see, but sometimes they do not reflect our personalities quite as well as we would like them to. The best way to change this is to create something yourself, that can truly reflect your unique personality. Short on ideas? Here are five cute and easy crafts that you can use to give your car a more personal touch.
License Plate Frame
For the beginner crafter, this is a project that will not take much time or skill. You can buy plain license plate frame from your closest superstore or online for as little as $5. Then you can go to town personalizing it. If you do not like the base color, cover it up with some paint—car paint works well and is durable. Then decorate it with whatever design best reflects your personality. You can paint it with a unique pattern, or perhaps your family name. You can even use a strong glue to stick things such as gems or buttons on it.
Keeping a blanket in the car can be a lifesaver when you want to have an impromptu picnic, or perhaps just didn’t dress warmly enough for a day trip! Depending on your level of craft expertise, this can be as easy or as difficult a task as you care to make it. The easiest way to make a blanket is to cut a blanket-sized piece of fleece material, and cut tassels around the edge, tying a knot in each one. For some more complicated ideas, check out this list on the Huffington Post.
Seat Protector for Dogs
We all love our four-legged friends, but we don’t love them quite so much when they cover our car interiors with mud and hair! Luckily, there is a solution. You can create a seat cover by using a layer of fleece fabric, and a layer of cotton twill fabric. You can then make hooks to attach the cover to the car’s headrests. For more detailed instructions and pictures, read this step-by-step guide.
Steering Wheel Cover
A classic way to personalize your car is with a steering wheel cover. And although you can buy them, it is actually relatively simple to make one. All you have to do is pick a fabric that you like, cut it to the right width and length, give it a big seam, and thread elastic through it. If you would like to see exact measurements, visit this blog.
Sometimes your car receives a little unwanted personalization through the sheer amount of items that build up and create clutter in your car. You can fix this problem by creating an organizer that will hang nicely on your seatback. You can use a similar technique to the one that was used to make the pet seat protector, but there is flexibility with the materials that you can use, and obviously, you will want to add pockets! Here is an easy guide for you to follow.