They are caring, faithful, good listeners and are always there for you when you need her the most. They are considered as family and you call them your Best Friend Forever . It’s that time for you to search for the perfect gift! A homemade gift is always better than something you can buy at the store! Especially for someone who has everything or is hard to buy for. Even if it’s something as simple as personalizing a coffee mug, monogramming a casserole dish, or making a fun candy bouquet! Most of these DIY gift ideas are relatively easy and can be done last minute, while a few may take a little bit of planning, but they are all simple enough for just about anyone to do (no crocheting or sewing here).
Given below is a list of 22 Handmade Gift ideas for your friends. Do try them out and make your buddies feel happy. Always make memories which are worth smiling for!
1. Matchbox Camera
This is such a fun idea! Simply color a matchbox black, add the white parts and fill the inside with prompt cards for taking photographs. To get the full tutorial, head over to Magical Day Dream.
2. Coconut Oil Bath Melts
We all need to get clean and being able to do so with good smelling soap is very nice. Knowing that someone made that soap with you in mind makes it that much sweeter. If you have a friend who likes the smell of citrus, this coconut oil bath melt would be perfect for them to wind down after a long day. Thanks, Paleo Hacks!
3. Ice Cream In A Box
Here’s a gift that I cannot wait to make. I have a waffle cone maker and love making my own marshmallows so many of the ingredients would be homemade!
If you have a friend whose birthday is in the summer, they might appreciate this as a chance to cool down. Although if you are lucky enough, you might have a friend who loves ice cream all year round and can make it for them whenever! The idea comes from Smashed Peas and Carrots.
4. Beach In A Jar
This beach in a jar idea from The Country Chic Cottage would be great for a friend with whom you recently went to the beach.
Take a handful of the sand to add to this jar. Maybe the drink umbrella comes from a restaurant you went to. You could even add in a picture around the back if you’d like. Customizing these ideas are a great way to make your friend feel special.
5. Sweet Treats
This one is fun because you can make a lot of cookies and freeze them, using the cookies when needed. Add the baked cookies into the tin and slap on one of these cute tags before sending them on their way. To get the tags, head over to Crazy Little Projects.
6. Letterboard Love
Giving someone a letterboard is such a fun thing to do, especially if they are looking to put it in their workplace. Heidi Swapp has some adorable lettering for the letterboards, with lots of different colors.
This could be a lot of fun, so get creative! Check out all the details from this creation over at Making the World Cuter.
7. Stove Top Potpourri
A couple of months ago some students had a brownie mishap that burnt the bottom of the oven and I needed to get rid of the smell quickly. I went to my cabinet and grabbed what I could find to make a great smelling potpourri. Within the next forty-five minutes, we went from being stuck out to my room smelling great. If you have a friend who could use this resource as well, check out See Vanessa Craft.
8. Charm Necklace
If you have a friend who likes jewelry, this is an inexpensive necklace you can make that reminds them just how much they mean to you, having one of the keys to your heart. The full tutorial can be found over at The DIY Dreamer.
8. Sugar Scrub
This recipe is so easy that a ten-year-old can make it.
No, seriously, my daughter made it when she was ten years old. It combines many ingredients you probably already have in your house anyways, including freeze-dried strawberries. If you don’t have strawberries, I bet you could substitute for any other freeze dried fruit. It smells amazing.
Be sure to get the full details over at the Country Chic Cottage.
9. Butterbeer Lip Scrub
Keeping with the theme, this sugar scrub goes out to the Harry Potter lovers out there!
Making them a lip scrub that smells like butterbeer means they will be wanting to treat themselves to soft lips more often!
See the recipe at Happiness is Homemade.
10. Throw Pillows
f you have a Cricut machine, there are many different ways you can make gifts for your friends. One way is to make a throw for their home.
Keep with the theme of their house and you are sure to have a winner. For more tips on how to do this with your Cricut, check out Dukes & Duchesses.
11. Repurposed Wine Glass
The art teacher where I work makes these all the time and I cannot wait to do it with her at some point. Again, I love having different props to use for my blog’s photo shoots.
If you have a friend who is a wine lover, this would be excellent for them as well. See the details at eHow.
12. Pom-Pom Book Marks
Pom-Pom bookmarks are cute and a great idea for a friend who loves to read. As a matter of fact, I plan to make these for a friend who enjoys reading!
It’s as if the light bulb just went off in my head, I couldn’t think of what to make her before this, but now I know!
Find the tutorial over at Design Mom.
12. Tassel And Macrame Keychains
Who doesn’t love a cute key ring? If you find yourself a little addicted to it after you make a keychain or two, check out this tutorial. Photo Stylist Andy N. shows us how to make a square knot, the foundation of macramé, as well as spiral and half-hitch knots. You can see many cool macramé designs and patterns in this recent post.
You can see instructions at here
13. Homemade Ice Candles
Make an ice candle with a sweet aroma. Scents like lavender and vanilla can be added to the melted wax. Fill jars or quirky candle holders for decorative decor. Here are the instructions for you!
14. Watercolor Cards
Making these cards will take you back to your kindergarten days! Use white crayon and then watercolor over it to reveal your ~*hidden*~ message.
15. Keyboard Art
There is a huge variety of fun and functional things that you can achieve from these tiny yet practical keyboard keys. And to show you some examples we have these 22 Upcycled keyboard key ideas for you to have a deep look at.
16. Balloon Room
Each of these balloons is attached to a photo. Just write a memory or affirmation on the back of the photos and surprise your bestie.
17. Bestie Scrapbook
Head to your local craft store to pick up some materials, and spend an afternoon making a gift that will probably make your bestie cry. A scrapbook is a perfect way to preserve fun photos and memories.
19. Photo Collage Letter
Modge podge some photos onto a wooden letter—the first letter of your friend’s name—and write a loving letter to her on the back.
20. Cookie Mix Gift Sack
Inside the cute flannel bag is a quart size ziptop bag full of Double Chocolate Mint Cookie mix. These make great gifts for the holiday season because they are relatively inexpensive, and who doesn’t like cookies? Plus, a cookie mix is often more appreciated than a plate of cookies since we’re inundated with treats during the holidays and it’s nice to be able to bake these up later on. This is from It’s Always Autumn
This from Eat Sleep Make
21. Concrete Clock
Lemon Thistle has a DIY project that’s a great gift idea for that fastidious friend who plans every moment – a simple concrete clock.
22. Concrete Pendant Lamp
Okay, I’m a big Ben Uyeda fan, can you tell? Pull out your lamp kit and some plastic bottles, add a little concrete, and what you get is beautiful pendant lamps. Who wouldn’t want those for a DIY Cork Coasters HERE
- DIY Copper Gold Leaf Vases HERE
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