Creative Handmade Gifts that are Easy to Make
There’s still time to start making creative handmade gifts for your friends and family.
I love making gifts for people I love because it feels much more personal than a store bought gift.
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You might also like this list of gifts to make with a Cricut.
But as the holidays approach, time gets shorter and shorter. Luckily, these gift ideas are quick and easy.
These gifts can all be personalized to fit your person’s style, interests, and favorite colors.
After making this list, I realized how much I use my Silhouette to make stuff. It’s useful for making so many things, especially gifts!
The Silhouette makes it so easy to personalize anything! I love it for crafting!
Don’t have time to make everyone you love gifts?
Why not make them envelopes for gift cards instead?
Creative Handmade Gifts
Creative Handmade Gifts
These creative handmade gifts are quick and easy to make, but still show you care.
These earrings are easy to make with a Cricut. One sheet of leather can make so many earrings!
Make these gorgeous alcohol ink coasters for your friends and family.
Make stamped metal jewelry for your friends and family! So easy to customize!
These vintage inspired pennant flags are so easy to customize with a name or even an inside joke. Perfect for vintage lovers and kids.
This clipboard is so easy to make! I made it with wallpaper scraps, but scrapbook paper, wrapping paper or even fabric could be used in any pattern to make a perfect gift for your friends who love making lists.
Who doesn't love a good canister? These are perfect for people who love cooking or organizing.
We all have that friend who loses their keys all the time. Give the gift of no more lost keys with this cute, easy to make key holder. Hit the thrift store for special shapes, use wood plaques or even mount a hook to an old piece of wood.
Perfect for anyone! Can be customized to say anything.
More organization gifts! This upcycled tray is perfect for holding those to-do lists. And there's a bonus tutorial for how to make Scrabble magnets.
This agate wreath is perfect for your boho loving friend. It looks way more expensive that it cost to make!
Inspired by Hudson Bay blankets, these placemats are perfect for vintage lovers or even people who love to camp.
I feel bad even calling this a tutorial because it's so easy. This monstera leaf vase can be changed to feature whatever your friends love. Dog lover? Use dog silhouettes. The sky is the limit!
A faux terrarium is perfect for that friend who always buys plants and then kills them. Give them plant confidence with plants that cannot die. 😉
This plaid doormat is perfect for new homeowners. Customize the colors to match their decor. Or go classic black and white, which everyone is sure to love.
This is another gift idea that is so easy to customize. This particular design features a retro pattern. Pair with matching wine glasses (see below.)
Perfect for wine lovers. These retro wine glasses can be made in minutes once the vinyl is cut.
This wine glass features heat transfer vinyl, which gives a different look the glass.
I used vintage images for these trinket dishes, but you could also use monograms or even photos!
Decorative plates are perfect for the decor lover.
Perfect for the person who loves cooking (or at least loves pretty things in the kitchen.) Use pre-made images or even monograms!
These saucy mugs are perfect for your spouse! Pair with fancy hot cocoa.
These gold leaf candle holders look so fancy! You can even buy a fancy candle and remove the label to gold leaf the glass!
This project takes a little longer to carve the stamp, but it can be used forever. I gave this pouch to my daughter to hold her art supplies, but it would also be perfect for make-up.
This tutorial is for shibori dyeing anything! I've made tea towels, table runners, and napkins! The shibori dye batch can dye a ton of fabric, so it's perfect for making for multiple people.
Shibori is like tie-dye's upscale, boho big sister.
This sugar scrub is so easy to make! I use it all the time for cleaning paint off my skin, so it's perfect for avid DIY-ers or artists, but it's also perfect for people who love treating themselves with bubble baths!
Perfect for decor lovers. Make them custom pillows with gorgeous fabric. Don't forget the feather insert!
This process is so easy to customize. I've even used it to make t-shirts!
I made this dream catcher for my daughter, but it would make the perfect gift for a friend or even a new mom.
These signs are so addictive to make! Very soothing.
These signs are based on vintage farm stand signs, but you can make the signs say whatever you want.
This twig wreath is perfect for people who love a rustic, yet modern look. You could even add a mirror to the inside!
Who doesn't love a good table runner? Make your friends a table runner using a fabric they will love!
Sewing not your thing? No problem! HTV can be used to create a fun table runner!
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Emy is a vintage obsessed mama of 2 DIYer who loves sharing affordable solutions for common home problems. You don’t need a giant budget to create a lovely home. Read more…