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60 Handmade GIFT IDEAS…you’ll be PROUD to give!

Gift giving season is upon us and I can honestly say that as I get older, I really could care less if I got a single thing for my birthday.  Or even our wedding anniversary.  Cards are great, a phone call or text, maybe even eating at a nice restaurant — that’s all I really want.  But Christmas……there’s something about gifts that gets me all excited.  Maybe it’s the kid in me that loves the anticipation of the season!  I do love unwrapping gifts and seeing the thought someone put into a gift for me or our family but not nearly as much as I like watching my kids and husband open their presents on Christmas morning.  And I also really enjoy making and delivering gifts to family and close friends.  I never seem to have enough time or supplies for every single person on my list…..but I sure like to try!

Maybe you’re the same way? Then you’re going to LOVE these ideas……and will feel super proud to give these really clever and beautiful handmade gift ideas!!

 

Polaroid Photo Coasters

 

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

 

Natural Branch Coasters

 

Square Hot Pads with Hand Pockets

 

DIY Cement Planters

 

Toy Sling Shot Tutorial

 

Hand Stamped Wooden Utensils

 

DIY Mouse Slippers

 

State String Art

 

Painted Pots

 

 

Big Bow Bookmark

 

Sweet and Savory Compound Butter

 

Arm Knit Blanket….in 45 minutes!

Play Tent Tutorial

 

Monogram Soap Holder

 

Personalized Cork Coasters

 

Peppermint Whipped Body Butter

 

Stuffed Cat, Stuffed Dog, and Stenciled Pillow via Make It and Love It

 

 

Imprinted Clay Bowls

 

Phone Amplifier/Speaker

 

Marble Dipped Mug

 

Toy Fishing Pole

 

Marbled Clay Ring Dish

 

Fabric Baby Doll Basket

 

 

DIY iPad Kitchen Holder

 

DIY Car Seat Toys via Make It and Love It

 

Birch Bark Candle

 

Monogrammed Zipper Pouch via Make It and Love It

Felt Animal Hand Puppets via Make It and Love It

 

 

Rosemary Infused Olive Oil

 

Interchangeable Bowtie Onesie with Attached Suspenders

 

Hot Chocolate Spoons

 

Farmer’s Market Bag (from an Ikea Rug) via Make It and Love It

 

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Mix

 

Earphone Holder…from a Mint Container

 

Gold Foil Lettered Pots

 

Self Binding Baby Blanket

 

Mini Tissue Holder

Child’s Apron with velcro closure

 

Pin Cushion Jar

 

Etched Cutting Board

 

Pineapple Drawstring Bag

Animal Roll-Up Blankets

 

Stuffed Fabric Turtles.

 

Fabric Chapstick Holder

 

Faux Vest Onesie…with Interchangeable Bowties

 

Painted Chalkboard Herb Pots

 

Gauze Swaddle Blankets

 

Silhouette Art

 

Fabric Dolls (pattern pieces included)

 

Mustache Cup Cozy

 

Black Pebble Trivets

 

Knit Candle Cozies

 

 

Wood Clock

 

Fabric Fishy Purse

 

Tic Tac Toe Rocks & Bag

 

Felt Toy Truck

 

 

DIY Photo Coasters

 

Little Pieces Toy Sack

 

Stuffed Fleece Snake

 

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
60 handmade gift ideas…you’ll be proud to give!
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Comments

  1. celine says:

    all are superb ideas!

  2. Ashley Karis says:

    Everything looks so cute!

  3. Hannah says:

    Out of curiosity, why does the picture just link to itself in a new tab, instead of the full post? I love your blog, but I’ve always wondered that.

    1. Ashley says:

      Hi Hannah….just trying to understand which picture you’re talking about? The one at the very top of this main post? Are you unable to see the entire post? Because if not, there’s a “Read More” button right under the main picture of the post that will direct you to the rest of the post. But once the post is no longer the newest post on the blog, it never shows up like that anymore. So, if you click over to an older post…..it doesn’t have a “read more” button beneath it. But the reason for adding the “read more” button is because some of my posts are really long and if the whole post was on the home page, it would take a lot of scrolling to get to the other topics that are listed below. Anyway, just trying to see where the confusion is….because I am always up for tweaking it to make it more clear. :)

      Thanks Hannah!
      Ashley

    2. Anonymous says:

      She’s talking abou how, normally if you click on the picture of a project, that will also take you to the tutorial, not just the words that name the project. But on your site, it just opens to a page with just the picture.

    3. Anonymous says:

      Try clicking on the title of the project. The words are the link to the tutorial, not the picture. It took me a while to figure it out too.

      Love your ideas Ashley. Thanks!

  4. Haylie says:

    Fun list. But the homemade butter links to the birch candle tutorial. I was hoping you could tell us the link so that I could see how to make them. Thanks so much!

    1. Ashley says:

      Oh, sorry about that! I just fixed it and it links correctly now! Thanks for letting me know! :)

  5. Maria Hoffbeck says:

    Love your collection of Ideas :-)
    I can use a lot of them, thank you.
    Have a lovely weekend :-)

  6. CreativeKhadija says:

    Great collection, Thank you for sharing Ashley :)

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