Handmade Gift – 20 Ideas for Everyone on Your List
Handmade gifts are seriously the best. They’re great for gift givers on a budget. All of the gift ideas below are under $30, but most are under $15. Handmade gifts are also awesome because the gift recipient will value the time, sweat, and hot glue gun burns you put into their gift.
DIY gold striped vases are the perfect gift for the home decor lover in your life. Add some pretty flowers and the gift is complete!
Similar to the gold striped vase, this gold dipped vase is an easy DIY.
Now, this braided chain bracelet is perfect for special occasions. I made this specific bracelet to wear to a friend’s wedding and I received tons of compliments on it.
Don’t love to sew? That’s quite alright because this is a no sew infinity scarf.
Next, we have this glitter state art, which anyone would love to receive. It’s quite inexpensive to make as well!
Did you know you can make a state necklace?! It’s easier than you think!
Got a book lover on your gift list? Or maybe a home decor fanatic who needs to dresser up some bookshelves? These fabric covered books are perfect! I show you step-by-step how to take inexpensive thrift store books and cover them with fabric. They make a great gift set!
fabric wrapped, faux nailhead trimmed cork board
I hope you enjoyed these handmade gift ideas!
Want more Christmas gift goodness in your life? Check out my other holiday projects here!
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Love these! I’ve been trying to think of something I could put in my planters after thanksgiving. I can’t wait to make that tomato cage Christmas tree!
Glad you like them, Emily! And yes, the tomato cage Christmas trees are great!
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You have some fabulous ideas! I really love the gold vases and the glitter state art. How cute would that be in any home. I’m all about homemade and keeping the cost down for gifts. Thanks for the ideas Chelsea!
Thanks, Tiffany! And the gold vases and glitter state art all cost $0 to no more than $5. One of the best things I love about DIY/handmade gifts! 🙂
i like the mossy stuff and the tomato cage tree the best. so cute.
I like the mossy stuff too (clearly– hah!).
Some of these are truly amazing! I especially love the two gold vase tutorials because I have a bunch of vases in those styles sitting around my house left over from the last wedding I planned (the bride didn’t want to keep any of them). I will definitely keep coming back to this roundup!
Such great ideas! I posted about wedding invitation ornaments last year, too (http://www.ruffleandcurl.com/2012/11/diy-glitter-invitation-keepsake-ornament.html) – my friends LOVED them. Just a heads up that your link goes to a 404 instead of your ornaments tutorial.
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These are great ideas. I know my girls would like some of these as gifts.
Beautiful list of ideas! I made a wedding invitation ornament years ago and I treasure it so much!
Ooh, I love the gold dipped vases and wedding invitation ornament! Thanks for the great ideas!
These are all really great ideas ! I’m going to share with my girls, because I’m always incouraging them to make homemade gifts for their friends. Thanks for gathering them together.
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I really like the DIY/handmade gifts. I love ideas for gifts is always hard to pick something. Wedding invitation ornament is a great idea.
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Personalised gifts are valuable because recipient value the efforts. Personalised gifts are something which they can never forget and will always keep near to them. It can be personalized mug, keychain, lamp or anything of your choice.
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