1000+ Handmade Gift Ideas!


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1000+ Handmade Gift Ideas!  Exactly 1013 handmade gift ideas for your holiday gift giving season!   I love handmade gifts. They are my most favorite and cherished gifts of the holiday season.   Handmade gifts really show a person that time, thought and effort went into their gift, and it makes a huge difference.   When my kids were little I overheard them say "what do you want for Christmas?" I immediately knew I needed to change the phrase to "what should I make you for Christmas?"   When they shifted the holiday to making gifts for their sibling and friends, it changed the whole entire season of Christmas.   They were so excited and couldn't wait for their siblings to see what they made them!    Change the focus of your holiday season with handmade gifts!   I've collected these throughout my 11 years of blogging, so there are over 1000 ideas--I'm sure you'll find many you love!

1000+ Handmade Gift Ideas!


Exactly 1013 handmade gift ideas for your holiday gift giving season!


I love handmade gifts. They are my most favorite and cherished gifts of the holiday season.


Handmade gifts really show a person that time, thought and effort went into their gift, and it makes a huge difference.


When my kids were little I overheard them say "what do you want for Christmas?" I immediately knew I needed to change the phrase to "what should I make you for Christmas?"


When they shifted the holiday to making gifts for their sibling and friends, it changed the whole entire season of Christmas.


They were so excited and couldn't wait for their siblings to see what they made them!



Change the focus of your holiday season with handmade gifts!


I've collected these throughout my 11 years of blogging, so there are over 1000 ideas--I'm sure you'll find many you love!




How to Make Etched Baking Dishes!   These etched baking dishes are easy to customize and make the perfect handmade touch to a gift! I love giving personalized baking dishes for wedding, holiday and house warming gifts.   Etching a baking dish takes about 30 minutes, so it's a very time effective craft! I love custom gifts that show a little more love and care to them.    These ones are a funny variety as opposed to these ones I did with last names.   Let's get started!





How to Make a Fallout Nuka Cola Bottle Cap!  Make the perfect Fallout themed decor with this easy Nuka Cola Bottle Cap!    I was strolling through the dollar store the other day and found this metal bottle cap hanger...I knew immediately that I had to make a Nuka Cola label for it.   It goes great with all my Fallout themed decorations--and would make a great gift for a Fallout gamer fan!


Add adhesive to the last flap and tape it firmly in place.



How to Make Sublimation Ceramic Ornaments!  Learn how to make custom sublimation ceramic ornaments for the perfect Christmas tree addition, handmade gift or heirloom keepsake.    I love ornaments. There can never be too many! I love turning art, treasures and childhood trinkets into ornaments. Today I am showing how to turn custom art into high quality ceramic ornaments, easily!    These can be used for decorating the tree, of course, but also work great for gift toppers, drink charms, teacher or neighbor gifts, custom merchandise or heirlooms for grandparents, parents and children.


How to Make a Macrame Josephine Knot Ornament!  Learn how to tie a Josephine knot!     Macrame is all the rage and the perfect look for the holidays. This is the perfect macrame craft for beginners--that totally shouts "not made by a beginner!" You will love this--once confident with this knot, you can go big!   This cute knot makes the perfect little handmade ornament. Great to give as a handmade gift, use as a gift tag or just decorate your Christmas tree.    Just a couple supplies and a few minutes to make each one. Great for a tween/teenager craft too! Fill the Christmas tree with these gorgeous ornaments for a natural look!


How to Use the Cricut Mug Press Making mugs is my favorite craft and Cricut has made it so easy! The Cricut Mug Press is a heat press that is designed specifically for sublimation on mugs, tumblers and other cylinders. Make a custom mug from start to finish in a half hour or less--the perfect craft for a last minute gift.  The Cricut Mug Press is a game changer. I've been making sublimation mugs in the oven since last year and love how they turn out...but I love not having to use my kitchen for sublimation. The Mug Press is the perfect size for a craft shelf. It heats up fast and takes about 5 minutes to infuse a mug.


Make a resin tumbler that rivals the shimmer of a mermaid tail! This iridescent resin tumbler diy is easy to make and has texture, shine and smoothness.    Resin crafts are so much fun and if you haven't tried a tumbler yet, consider this your sign!   This shiny tumbler is perfect for staying hydrated, mixed drinks or as the perfect handmade gift.


How to Make a Resin Birthday Cake Topper in Minutes!  Resin Crafts are a favorite of mine. They take a project and amp up the coolness! It's basically the "icing on the cake" to have a fabulous cake topper. Cake toppers are my favorite birthday element, and this one is quick casting resin!    Learn how easy and quick it is to make a Resin Birthday Cake Topper in just a few minutes!


How to Make Butterfly Popup Cards!  Make the cutest cards for quick gifts, thank you notes or just because cards! These butterfly pop-up cards are easy to make and take less than 5 minutes from start to finish.   Let's make 4 butterfly pop-up cards with just 4 supplies and 5 spare minutes!   At the end of this post, I'm sharing a fun childhood memory of the time I almost had a caterpillar transform into a butterfly! 😂​😂​😂​


How to Make an Explosion Gift Box! This explosion box is a fabulous handmade gift and a big, unexpected surprise! It's packed full of treats, but it could also contain small gifts or a gift card too. Once the lid is removed, it's tricky to get everything back inside, making it a very memorable gift!



How to Make Color Shift Watercolors! Learn how to make your own homemade color shift watercolors. Color shifting watercolors are amazing! They can be pricey and hard to acquire...I know, I've tried!   I decided the best way to get what I wanted was to make it myself. It's hard to find a great tutorial on homemade watercolors, so this tutorial is my gift to you! This tutorial is all the tips and tricks, supplies and process needed for making your own homemade watercolors.  Plus--stick around for a Color Shift Watercolor Giveaway at the end of this post!



How to Make Matching His/Hers Mugs with Cricut Mug Press!   Make the perfect handmade gift for a couple! These matching mugs are easy to make for a wedding gift, house warming gift or last minute gift idea!   Sublimation mugs are awesome and Cricut Infusible Ink, Mug Press and Cricut Maker are the perfect way to make these mugs in less than 15 minutes.




How to Make Sublimation Shirts: Fallout Merch!   Learn how to make your own sublimation shirts using a sublimation printer and polyester blanks.     Design your own merch, make shirts with your favorite images or photographs, perfect for handmade gifts or just for fun!


How to do Hand Lettering with Free Printable Worksheets! Have you wanted to learn how to do hand lettering? Have you tried it already? Do you love it?  Let me teach you how to do hand lettering! It's a gorgeous style of writing that does not need any skill in penmanship, handwriting or even cursive. It's an art form, where you shape and style the letters in a fluid and playful way. It takes practice, but is fun and rewarding.  This trend is not going anywhere, so learn how to do it today!  It might be the creative escape you need, it might blossom into a business! Use my free printables (link at the end of the post) to practice the basic drills, learn letter shapes and begin to develop your own style.


Rae Dunn Inspired Salt and Pepper Shakers DIY Make the perfect "Not Salt" and "Not Pepper" shakers for April Fool's day! This fun Rae Dun inspired craft is done easily with the Cricut and adhesive vinyl.   In just a few minutes you'll have the most confusing spice containers for a April Fool's day dinner, white elephant gift or just to be quirky!


How to Make Sublimation Mugs with Child's Art! Turn a child's precious artwork into the perfect keepsake mugs! Such a great way to turn a picture stuck to the refrigerator into a useful treasure. These custom sublimation mugs make great handmade gifts too! Get a Sublimation Printer and get these fun mugs ready for Easter gifts, teacher appreciation presents, Mother's day, Father's day, birthdays and more!  I'm sure you have stacks of artwork that need to be immortalized into a mug!  Best part. This mug is dishwasher and microwave safe. Woohoo!



How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs! Hot chocolate is a Winter long favorite. There's nothing as warming and delicious as some hot chocolate on a cold day. Hot chocolate bombs are a chocolate orb filled with cocoa powder, mini marshmallows and other delightful mix-ins.


How to Heat Foil a Harry Potter Card! A chocolate a day keeps the dementors away! Professor Remus Lupin has to be one of my most favorite characters from the Harry Potter saga. "Eat, you'll feel better." Is my all time favorite Harry Potter quote.  I put together this fun card as the perfect addition to some chocolate! Make a great gift for a friend or hang the printable in the kitchen as the perfect reminder of what's important.


Resin crafting is awesome, there are so many different applications for resin. Here's a fun cakestand that makes a great resin project for a beginner, without looking like a beginner project! Upcycle an old cake stand with a glass mosaic finished with high gloss resin to give it new life.


Make a shiny oblique calligraphy pen holder that looks like jade! Have you used an oblique calligraphy pen before? They are my favorite, maybe because they look weird...but they let you angle you hand and paper and still write with the nib straight.


Handmade gifts are my favorite part of the holidays! Most of the time I do customized gifts or add things to store bought things. This fabulous gift basket idea is perfect for anyone that loves the Star Wars Mandalorian on Disney Plus.


I love making handmade gifts for the holidays! I especially love to create gifts that just fit a persons fandom. If you have a friend, family member or teacher that loves Harry Potter, here's the perfect gift basket.


Anime or Japanese Animation is all the rage! Netflix has tons of Anime shows--have you watched any? I bet you at least know someone who has. My kids love anime, my daughter especially. In fact, it's inspired her to write her own Manga.   This gift basket is easy to put together and is the perfect handmade gift for a fan of Anime. Handmade gifts or customized elements make the best gifts. Cricut is the best way to customize everything--let's get started!


Need a handmade gift for a video gamer? Get old school with these fun crafts made using the Cricut. Make an 8-bit 1-up Mushroom mug using Infusible Ink Transfers and an old school controller insert card.



Make darling wood slice ornaments with stamps from Dare 2B Artzy and Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers. They make great ornaments, gift tags and handmade gifts.  Did you know you can use ABT PRO Markers on surfaces other than paper? It’s true! They are alcohol-based and work great on fabric, like these face masks. They also work great on wood. Wood slices make the perfect ornaments. You can cut your own or find them at craft stores or online.




How to Make an Envelope Pillow Case! If there is anything that just sings of the Winter holidays, it's velvet! That rich, creamy fabric is soft and luxurious. Unfortunately velvet is super pricy by the yard...but I have a secret to get it much cheaper!   Make a throw pillow worthy of White Christmas made of velvet and only 4 straight stitches of sewing.


Make Vinyl Tag Stickers for Gifts with Cricut! May your days be Merry and Bright--and may all your Christmases be white! Use Cricut Printable Vinyl sticker sheets for the perfect holiday gift tags. These cute tags work great on happy mail, packages and gifts that regular tags would tear off of.   They are the perfect addition to any gift. Customize them with a family picture, a hand written note...or use my Merry & Bright design! Wrap a gift with twine and stick a vinyl sticker tag to it for the finishing touch.


Color Shift Pop Socket with Resin DIY Make a fun custom POP Socket craft using color shift pigment and Envirotex Lite Pour-On High Gloss Finish. Make your pop socket shine in the sunlight with this simple resin DIY. This fun craft makes a great handmade gift too!




Geometric Cake Stand DIY with Tealight Holder Upcycle a few items to make a geometric cakestand, perfect for parties and home decor. This fun DIY just needs a glass cloche and a tea light holder.   Perfect for holiday entertaining and it just takes a few minutes to assemble.


Hot Chocolate Bombs: Chocolate Frogs Version By now I am sure you have seen hot chocolate bombs...but get ready for hot chocolate frogs! These cute frogs are ready to make a steamy cup of hot chocolate. Perfect for a Harry Potter fan or just a chocolate fan in general!  These cute frogs are small, so they are good for a 6-8 ounce cup of hot chocolate, if you like a bigger cup, add a couple frogs.


How to Make a Simple Tied Fleece Blanket There is nothing better than a soft blanket! I love a cold Winter morning getting all snuggled up in a fleece blanket and sipping hot cocoa. Making a simple tied fleece blanket is a great craft for little children.   Teach your child how to tie an overhand knot by making a simple tied fleece blanket together. This is the perfect craft for Winter break! Last year for Christmas, I was planning on giving my son a completed blanket. I was so busy with everything that the holiday entails, so I didn't have time to tie up this blanket.



Learn how to make your own vinyl magnets using the Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2. This fun DIY is quick and makes a fun gift. Plus, these can stick on cars, metal water bottles, car bumper stickers, lockers and much more! Design any image you want, even something you drew yourself and turn it into the perfect magnet.







Upcycled Jean Jacket with Patches: Earth Day Craft!  Hi friends, it's me, Natalie! I love upcycled crafts. They are my favorite medium for sure. I love taking old things and giving them new life. April is the perfect month for upcycling and celebrating Earth Day! Make a fabulous statement piece by upcycling an old jean jacket with patches.   This NO-SEW jean jacket upcycle is a perfect craft for all ages and genders! Upcycle a backpack, jeans, tote, pillowcase or anything else too.


Make a stunning table using reclaimed wood and DIY Hairpin Legs! This versatile table can be used for anything and everything. Is there a wedding in your future? This is the perfect wedding cake table. Perfect on the patio for cocktails or in the living room holding a big plant. What will your table be used for?


How to Make Stickers with Plaid Apple Barrel Paint Make the perfect stickers using Plaid Crafts Apple Barrel Paint. These cute stickers can be used to decorate water bottles, school supplies or be given as gifts to a teacher or friend. Makes a great Summertime craft activity too.  Learn how easy it is to make your own stickers using Apple Barrel Paint and Mod Podge! This post is sponsored by Plaid, all opinions are mine. Affiliate links included.


Bookmarks with Laura Kelly Sprinkle Kindness Stamps! I received these darling stamps and supplies from Laura Kelly to create something wonderful!   I love rubber stamping and I love papercrafts. Laura Kelly just released these cute stamps with heartfelt messages; perfect for gift tags, handmade cards, bookmarks and more! The foil paper works with the toner paper using a heat laminator and could not be more fun. Let's get started!



How to Make Snowflake Holiday Cards with Tombow Dual Brush Pens There's something so magical about making handmade cards for the holidays. Tombow has the perfect VIP Club Box today that has everything you need for the perfect Snowflake Holiday cards.  Here's the VIP Club Box, limited supplies that will not last long!



How to Make Acrylic Ornaments 3 Ways!
How to Make Acrylic Ornaments 3 Ways! Hey friends, I've just discovered acrylic blanks and I love them. Let me show you three ways to create an acrylic ornament. Which ornament is your favorite?  Decorate your Christmas tree, make gifts for the neighbors or make a few to sell for the holidays! These ornaments are minimalistic and classy. Let's get started!



Holiday Cards made with Cricut Foil Transfer Kit

Here's a gorgeous foiled Cricut-made card that takes 5 minutes to make. Just keep your machine working while you clean the kitchen or make a pumpkin pie and you'll have a stack of holidays ready to go in just an afternoon...plus, your kitchen will be clean and you'll have a pie!




968 More Handmade Gift ideas!
Handmade gifts are my favorite. I love the thought and time that goes into making each one. It changes the focus of the holidays from "what will I get for Christmas?" to "I'm so excited for you to see what I got you!"   It makes the best shift and I've seen it in my own children every year since they were little. Make the holidays magic and bright by making handmade gifts for the holidays.


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1000+ Handmade Gift Ideas!  Exactly 1013 handmade gift ideas for your holiday gift giving season!   I love handmade gifts. They are my most favorite and cherished gifts of the holiday season.   Handmade gifts really show a person that time, thought and effort went into their gift, and it makes a huge difference.   When my kids were little I overheard them say "what do you want for Christmas?" I immediately knew I needed to change the phrase to "what should I make you for Christmas?"   When they shifted the holiday to making gifts for their sibling and friends, it changed the whole entire season of Christmas.   They were so excited and couldn't wait for their siblings to see what they made them!    Change the focus of your holiday season with handmade gifts!   I've collected these throughout my 11 years of blogging, so there are over 1000 ideas--I'm sure you'll find many you love!










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