Handmade Gifts for Any Occasion
Handmade gifts are the BEST! Whether it’s the holidays or another special occasion, giving a gift you’ve made yourself truly show’s somebody how much they mean to you, because you have taken time to make them something with your own hands, and you’ve put your own heart into.
There are so many possibility when it comes to handmade gift making. In fact it can be quite overwhelming where to start, so we’ve put together this list of the 11 best we thought you will love!
Personalised Metal Stamped Necklace
Who doesn’t like personalize gifts, especially jewelery. Metal stamping is a great and simple crafting trend that allows you to create high quality, professional-looking, and personalised jewellery or decorative gifts without the need for professional equipement.
Easiest Necklace Ever
This necklace really is the easiest necklace to make and will instantly add a pop of colour to any outfit! Any recipient would be delighted with this gift, that appears to be bought straight off the shelves, but has the added sentimentality of being a handmade piece.
Take any plain white boring ceramic object and add a splash of color to it to give it the wow factor! Marbled ceramics is a beautiful and speedy way to add a pretty surface pattern design to any functional ceramic object. The technique is super on trend, and when added to blank ceramics make the perfect handmade gift. You don’t have to stick to just mugs, you can apply this technique to all sorts of ceramic objects.
Personalised Wall Art
The best part about giving a handmade gift is that you can personalize it, like this beautiful paper cut wall art piece! It would make the perfect handmade gift for a new arrival or young child. Paint a box frame to a colour of your choice, and use a combination of die cut florals and letter tiles to create an entirely unique and elegant gift.
Furoshiki Tea Towl Gift Wrap
Inspired by Furishiki, the Japanese practice of fabric wrapping, this handmade gift wrap is a gift in itself, like mini works of art! It is the perfect solution for making something that is not only beautiful, but practical, too. And the best part is that unlike paper wrap, this eco-friendly, reusable wrap won’t be thrown away like garbage after the present has been unwrapped.
Patchwork Fan Purse
This fun but stylish bag is so trendy, and it’s not very difficult to make either. You can make it with almost any fabric scraps (which you can save from landfill!) Experiment with different colored fabrics and you will end up with a gorgeous bag.
Rubber Band Painted Plant Pots
This has to be one of the simplest DIY gifts you can make that looks absolutely fabulous. Painting over rubber bands creates an uncharacteristically high end look for these plant pots. It’s the perfect quick gift for any interior-obsessed friends and family!
Framed Paper Cut House
Using paper cut techniques to create portraits of people, objects, pets, or homes make for perfectly sentimental gifts, and sit beautifully inside a box frame. You can truly peronsalize it by making the recipients own house.
DIY Macrame Tote Bag using Jute
These string style shopping bags are just fab! What better way to show off how healthy you are than letting the world see your fruit and veg haul (just make sure you hide the junk food in a fabric tote though!)
Shaggy Latch Hook Cushion Cover
Shaggy cushions, pillow covers and rugs are really trendy. Interior stylists call it “texture”, but we can call it fun! It’s a throwback to the 70s where shag was all the rage, and these days anything retro is a popular gift to give. These latch hook cushions are so gorgeous, and surprisingly quick and easy to make once you know how!
Peronsalized Dinnerware with Music Lyrics
This is truly an amazingly fast way to create a beautiful gift for anyone. Although this tutorial is for music lyrics you can use almost anything from quotes to classical text from literature, to jokes! Just be careful not to use copyrighted material without the owners consent.