Nothing can be more special than a holiday gift that you personally make with your own hands, sweat and maybe some tears! Do-it-yourself gifts for your friends and loved ones are an awesome way to commemorate the holiday season. Not only are they cheaper, but they are one-of-kind as well! And sometimes you can even reuse and up-cycle you already have laying around. Here are a few super easy ideas on what you can make and links to the complete tutorial to get started today!
- Anthropologie-inspired Pearl Flower Necklace
Anyone who loves to experiment with their sense of style will love this necklace — and never believe that you made it yourself!
- Bow Tie
For a little mister like your son or nephew, how about a nice and dapper bow tie that he can snugly fit around his collared neck.
- Monogrammed Handkerchiefs
With a bit of spare fabric, threads and a needle, here is one wonderful personal gift that you could give for the holiday season.
- Zippered Wrist Cuff
Before you throw out those busted zippers, give them a great new life…as jewelry! You can upcycle them into wrist cuffs for your teen fashionistas.
- Wool Camera Wrap
For photography enthusiasts among friends and family, a camera-coddling wool strap would be an amazing gift for the holidays.
- Geode Ring
It doesn’t matter if you do not know much about geology. With a little bit of money and time, you will have in your hands an attention-seeking cocktail ring that is waiting to be wrapped up and handed in as a present during the holidays.
- Eyeglass Case
Any of your family or friends sporting nerdy looks with a pair of eyeglasses? Well, they are in luck ‘cause an eyeglass case can be a great present and they might just get one from you!
- Acorn Necklace
Many women may like diamonds and rubies for necklaces but I’m sure no one will be able to resist this one-of-a-kind acorn-cap necklace for a unique touch around the neck.
- Button Earrings
If you see a standout pair of buttons, do not let go because you could turn that into a wonderful pair of earrings to give away during the holiday season.
- Blanket Clutch
A good way to use a vintage saddle blanket is to transform it into a jacquard clutch. Don’t worry; no sewing machines are involved so you’re safe if you do not know how to use it.
- Braided Necklace
Another accessory that you can give as gift is the braided necklace. Today, where the world is populated with fashion-forward people, you can never go wrong with this one.
- Wrap Bracelets
Jewelry may be a common gift during the holiday but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t jump in the bandwagon. However, you can make it unique and more special with a stack of colorful wristlets that you can make yourself to give to a loved one.
- Sweater Mittens
The holiday season is going to bring about the cold winter season. With pre-loved wool sweaters felted in the wash for some toastiness, you are now ready to make your own version of the mittens.
- Secret Hollow Book
All you need is a musty old classic from the used bookstore to come up with this secret hollow book. This is just perfect for those who have a knack for organizing.
- Personalized Finger Print Calendars
If you are a tech-savvy gift-giver then this will be an easy job for you. You can buy calendar blanks and hand-decorate them. You can also choose to use the technology in your hands simply by using a template from a program, then adding pictures and some quotes before you print it out!
- Terrarium in a Jar
I’m sure you know someone who just love plants and there is nothing more perfect than giving that person a really cute terrarium in a jar. It’s great for an office, kitchen or even teacher’s desk!
- Tea Wreath
The tea lover in your life will love this thoughtful gift. Create it with different types of tea, or only one or a few favorites. You can also couple it with a tea cup or individual tea pot for the perfect gift.
- Memory Calendar
This daily calendar can be reused each year and gets better the longer you use it. Write the month and date on each card and the recipient can write special memories and events down, like, “(Child’s name) took her first steps.” While the first year might go a bit slowly, imagine how neat it would be in 10 years. I think this would make a great wedding gift too!
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