If you want to thank a neighbor for a recent favor or just want to spread some cheer, you can celebrate them with these handmade gifts. These small presents made with love will make them feel really special and help them know you appreciate their friendship. Get your kids involved in the crafting and delivering of these gifts for a fun and simple activity!
1. Swirly Flower Cards
You can learn how to paint these pretty little flowers. Creating friendly flower cards for your neighbors and write a sweet message inside for them. Have your littles do the painting and you can do the message writing.
2. DIY Family Sundae Kit
Creative and cute- this DIY family sundae kit is the best! Who wouldn’t love finding this on their doorstep?
3. DIY Watercolor Coasters
These watercolor coasters are practical and have a big surprise to them. Moreover, they are so simple to make. Have your kiddos design how they should look and deliver them to your next door neighbors!
4. Bag Of Chips Printable
Here’s a fucking simple gift for your neighbors that can be made in minutes. Just print out this cute saying and stick it onto your favorite bag of potato chips.
5. DIY Coconut Oil Salt Scrub
Give your neighbors the gift of relaxation with this DIY coconut oil salt scrub. It smells divine and is something everyone will love receiving and so easy to make your own. Who doesn’t love a handmade gift?!
6. Thank You Herb Gifts
Show your thankful for being a neighbor with this adorable and useful herb plant! They will be able to grow and use their own herbs with your DIY gift.
7. DIY Fall Leaves Wreath
Add some curb appeal to your home this fall with a gorgeous DIY wreath to hang on your front door by decorating a grapevine wreath with artificial leaves and berries.
8. Autumn Mason Jar Paper Lantern Craft
These craft lanterns are so simple to make, taking less than 5 minutes crafting time!
Another enjoyable aspect of the autumn inspired Mason jar lovelies is that they cost almost nothing to make. All you have to do is print, cut, fold, paste and insert a glass mason jar into the paper shades! Cheap and easy with incredible results!
Almost everyone has some leftover mason jars in their homes. Why not use the clutter and recycle them into beautiful lanterns? This idea is a paper craft that doesn’t require huge amounts of artistic skills. Almost anyone can make the cute jar lanterns. We all love that!
9. DIY Pumpkin Spice And Everything Nice Pillow
Download the iron on pumpkin spice and some beautiful template to make your own accent pillow perfect for your neighbor’s home this autumn.
10. DIY Embossed Leaf Candle
Increase regular glass candle holders by stamping them with a leaf pattern to give them an elegant embossed design.
11. DIY Pine Cone Fire Starter
Get the fire going in your fireplace in no time at all with one of these handmade scented fire starters. The wick and the wax will help your fire grow, and the scented wax will fill your home with the delicious scent of cinnamon. While you are making a batch of these fire starters, set aside a few to give to neighbors as it makes a great gift.
12. DIY Birch Wood Planters
Dress up neighbor’s home by adding a grouping of birch wood planters to your coffee table with this clever DIY. Surprisingly these plants are not actually growing in birch logs but recycled cans covered with birch wood scrapbooking paper to create a beautiful planter by dressing up leftover cans.
13. DIY Stenciled Leaf Mug
After returning home from a brisk walk outdoors on a fall day nothing can be better than warming up with a warm fall drink. To add more festive flair to all your drinks make your own fall leaves mugs with this DIY idea that uses a stencil and a white mug.
15. DIY Fall Greeting Card
Send a card to a neighbor to announce the start of pumpkin spice season and invite them to join you for some pumpkin spice lattes with this easy to make fall greeting card.
16. DIY Fresh Flower Centerpiece
Learn how to keep all your flowers in place in your fall flower centerpiece by using these tips from Lia Griffith.
17. DIY Striped Terracotta Pots
This simple DIY is super chic and you don’t have to be artistic to pull it off! Use rubber bands and painters tape to create perfectly straight lines and stick to a minimal color palette for a coordinating look that would look great anywhere in your home.
18. DIY Rope Rug
Add a punchy ropy rug to their home by covering a 1/4″ clothesline with 4 different patterned fabrics and assembling it all together to create a circle rug. To get started, head over to A Beautiful Mess for the awe-inspiring DIY rope rug, and make sure to give yourself plenty of time for this DIY gift
19. Pretty Cat Toys
If your neighbor has a cat or dog, this gift may be is so perfect for them! They were easy and cheap to assemble, and unlike most plastic toys, I could actually see myself displaying these proudly. If you have a free afternoon and some basic woodworking skills, you can easily craft these gifts for your feline companions in time for your lovely neighbor.
Source: Design Sponge
20. Homemade Dry Potpourri
Beautiful. Cost effective. Useful. This DIY gift idea covers it all! Create some Homemade Dry Holiday Potpourri – perfect for stovetop simmering, decor, and it is shelf stable!
You can give it for your neighbor as a thank-you
21. Waffle Cake With Whipped Maple Frosting
No one can deny food! And with such a pretty cake this definitely seems like the kind of cake amazing your neighbor! Because it’s a cake, and it’s supposed to be sweet (go easy on the frosting in between layers though!). I love maple and this being a waffle cake, it just seemed like the right thing to do to use my whipped maple buttercream for this. But if you’re looking for something a little lighter, I think whipped cream would be delicious too. I didn’t include a waffle recipe – you can use one you love or even just buy some at the store to make it easy on yourself. Larger size Belgian waffles will look best though for a cake.