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10 Handmade Gift Ideas

Since the holidays will be here before you know it, I decided to help you out (you’re welcome) and round up some two twenty one DIY projects that you can easily make for the special people in your life. Because nothing says “I love you, and you better appreciate this gift because I burnt myself with my glue gun while making it for you” like a handmade gift. These handmade gifts are easy to make and inexpensive. Because we all know that I can be lazy and cheap.

GREAT inexpensive handmade gift ideas!

DIY lucite tray

wine cork candle holders

wedding invitation ornament

braided chain bracelet

ruffled burlap table runner

thrifty hurricanes

jute wrapped monogram wreath

fabric wrapped, faux nailhead trimmed cork board

mossy ampersand

tomato cage christmas tree

Stalk away!


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  1. I go the low heat glue route.

    Nice gift list round-up. This is on my list of things to do. You know, once the plague leaves me body.

  2. I plan on knitting some presents – but I have to make sure I get them done in time so I’m not knitting on Christmas day! (Been there!)

  3. Love all of these! I want them for me, forget other people! 😉 I seriously do want to do the wine cork thing but I drink too much cheap wine with those dumb plastic-ish corks!

  4. I think your DIY lucite tray was the first thing I ever created from Pinterest way back in February. I’ve made several as gifts for friends and family and is the reason I am now a self-taught Photoshop Elements addict. I just bought out my local Container Store’s supply of trays for Christmas gifts. 🙂

    Thanks for posting again and can’t wait to try some of your other ideas.

  5. Cute ideas! Love that pinboard most of all, that fabric is gorgeous! =) Thanks for sharing!

    You might want to consider linking up at our handmade gift link up on 12/01!

    Anja @ cocalores.blogspot.com

  6. You crack me up! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been injured somehow doing homemade gifts that always take 3 times longer than you intend! But they’re always so greatly appreciated, which is what REALLY counts 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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