1060 Handmade Gift Ideas for Christmas!


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1060 Handmade Gift Ideas for Christmas!  Handmade gifts are my jam.    I love making things for gifts.   A handmade gift shows a person that you took the time, thought and foresight to think of them and create something you hoped they would love.   Handmade gifts help you focus on giving to others, rather than the barrage of consumerism around the holidays.


1060 Handmade Gift Ideas for Christmas!


Handmade gifts are my jam. 


I love making things for gifts.


A handmade gift shows a person that you took the time, thought and foresight to think of them and create something you hoped they would love.


Handmade gifts help you focus on giving to others, rather than the barrage of consumerism around the holidays.

Making handmade is our family tradition and it's so much fun.   They are the gifts we are the most excited to give.   But with homemade gifts, they take TIME.   They can be very budget friendly, but are typically not fast...so you need lots of time ahead to plan for the best handmade gifts.   I have rounded up 1060 handmade gift ideas that I've posted on this blog over the last 15 years.   They range in time, materials and intensity.   Find the ones that work for you! You are sure to find something for everyone on your list!


Making handmade is our family tradition and it's so much fun.


They are the gifts we are the most excited to give.


But with homemade gifts, they take TIME.


They can be very budget friendly, but are typically not fast...so you need lots of time ahead to plan for the best handmade gifts.


I have rounded up 1060 handmade gift ideas that I've posted on this blog over the last 15 years.


They range in time, materials and intensity.


Find the ones that work for you! You are sure to find something for everyone on your list!


Which handmade gift idea is your favorite?


Tinted Glass Jar Sublimation Tutorial!  I love doing sublimation.   The greatest thing about sublimation is it's rise in popularity means there are many more sublimation blanks!   These tinted canning jar cups are sublimation blanks and are perfect for a whimsical floral!


How to Use FolkArt Watercolor Gelz  Learn how to paint engraved wood with FolkArt Watercolor Gelz paint.   This amazing acrylic paint is gel-like that thins out with water and dries with a slight translucent finish instead of being totally opaque.   These paints are perfect for painting wood, because it's like a stain or wash, leaving the grains of the wood showing through a bit.


How to Make a Patterned HTV Shirt!  Learn how easy it is to make a patterned heat transfer vinyl design on a shirt!   The pattern of the vinyl takes the simple heart shape way up a notch!   I love this patterned vinyl with the large vibrant watercolor flowers--did you know I designed it!? πŸ˜‰    If you haven't already heard, I designed 10 patterns for Expressions Vinyl and I've been posting about them all week.


How to Make Watercolor Cards with Cricut!  Learn how to easily make two different types of watercolor cards using Cricut.   Cricut has watercolor cards, watercolor markers and a 2x2 card mat for the Cricut Maker and it makes card making a breeze!   Here's how to make watercolor cards two ways:


Plaid Terrazzo Paint Flakes on Plaster Coasters!  Learn how to apply Plaid FolkArt Terrazzo Paint Flakes using the FolkArt Terrazzo Sealers.   Use a variety of the new terrazzo flakes to give ordinary objects more dimension, depth and interest.   Follow along for how to make plaster disks sealed with terrazzo flakes for the perfect chic and retro coasters.


How to Make Waterproof Stickers with HTVRont!  I love making my very own stickers.   They are so fun to customize mailers, gifts, handmade cards, water bottles and more!   Learn how easy it is to create custom stickers for yourself, for handmade gifts, or to start a side hustle.   Making waterproof stickers with HTVRont is easy and so much fun!




How to Make Stencils with Dollar Tree Cutting Boards!  Make the perfect paint stencils using cutting boards from Dollar Tree.   I love making my own reusable stencils, but stencil material can get pricy--Dollar Tree crafts are the BEST!   I love finding things at the dollar store that I can use for something entirely different than its intended purpose.


Watercolor Florals Sublimation Tumbler DIY!  Sublimation tumblers are my favorite!   They are easy to make and personalize.   Sublimation tumblers make great gifts for every occasion!   Learn how to make a watercolor florals sublimation 30 ounce tumbler in just a few minutes!


Paint Pouring Canvas with Plaid Drizzle Paint DIY  Learn how to do an awesome paint pouring canvas background and add acrylic paint on top to make a fabulous work of art.   Plaid FolkArt Drizzle paint makes it so easy. They just released a bunch of new finishes; color shift, glitter and metallic!   Let me show you how to make the perfect tropical flower spray on a background of glittery metallic swirls!


How to Make Acrylic Earrings with xTool!  Learn how to cut cast acrylic sheets with the xTool M1 Laser Cutting Machine.   I love the versatility of the xTool M1, perfect for a craft, hobbyist and even a small business!   I had to test my xTool with acrylic with a small pair of monstera leaf earrings--earrings are ALWAYS the first craft I make with a new machine!    Check out these wood earrings.




How to Sublimate Enamel Camping Mugs!  Make a custom pair of enamel camping mugs with a sublimation printer, sublimation paper and a sublimation oven.   These enamel mugs are super chic, showcasing a classic black and white tropical print!


How to Make a Sublimation Banner!  Learn how to make a sublimation banner for parties, birthdays, sports and every occasion!   Just a few supplies are needed to turn photos into a banner...anything you can think of, you can put on this banner.   If you haven't tried sublimation yet, you are going to want to for sure!


How to Paint Pour on Rocks!   Painting rocks is so much fun--they are the perfect canvas for all kinds of art.   Paint pouring on rocks is super duper fun--it's easy and requires no artistic skill level or age range.   Learn how easy it is to paint pour on rocks and do it as a last Summer craft with the kids, with friends for a crafter-noon or as a date night craft.


How to Make Monstera Leaf Stained Glass Sun Catcher!   Learn how to make a stained glass monstera leaf sun catcher from beginning to end.   Copper foil stained glass is a great way to make a little stained glass hanger for the window without having to commit to an entire window.    Stained Glass Tutorial for BEGINNERS!


Make 3D Sublimation Tumblers with WALAPress Sublimation Oven  Making sublimation tumblers is so much fun!   3D designs are so easy and simple to put on a sublimation tumbler.   Learn how easy it is to put a 3D design on a sublimation tumbler using the Sublimation WALAPress Oven from Heat Transfer Warehouse.


How to Make a Miniature Cabin in Woods Cloche!  This tiny little miniature cabin in the woods is the perfect craft for a July afternoon. Make the tiniest and most adorable Winter scene captured in a bottle.   I love working on Christmas projects in July because it's warm outside, I feel like being busy...and I'm not swamped with holiday have-to's.


How to Make a Wooden Christmas Tree Display!  It's Christmas in July!   This wooden Christmas tree display is painted in bright, non-traditional Christmas colors, it really just screams Christmas in July!   Learn how easy it is to make a Wooden Christmas Tree Display in just a few minutes!


Plaid Konnectz Plant Stand Painting DIY  Paint this super chic and modern plant stand from Plaid Konnectz with Bright Magenta Apple Barrel acrylic craft paint and give it some gold leafing for shine!   I love a budget friendly and quick project!   Plaid Crafts has two awesome Konnectz kits, available at Walmart, for an awesome price!   One is a bird house and one is this modern plant stand.   They are flat pack and easy to just click together after painting.


How to Make a Mountain Sunset Mandala  This mountain sunset mandala art is the perfect Summer craft!   It's got all the late night/camping/sunset in the mountains vibes.   I'm a beach girl in my mind, but my budget and location make me a mountain girl.   Let's make this gorgeous wall art piece in just a few minutes!    Learn How to Make a Mountain Sunset Mandala Wood Pallet!


I Will Survive Disco Ball Plant Stake with xTool DIY  I will survive.🎡 🎢    Gloria Gaynor's I will Survive, It's my favorite Disco era song.   And exactly how I hope my new plant feels.   Make a disco ball-esque planter pick for your potted houseplant with xTool M1 Laser Cutting Machine.   My husband thought it was the death star...and I'm not even mad.   This cute plant stake is easy to make in just a few minutes with the FREE file I created at the end of the post.


How to Make Disco Ball Shoes!  Disco Mirror Ball! Ever been to a club, dance hall or school dance and just thought "I totally need a disco ball!"? No, just me?    Turns out that mirror tiles belong on everything--especially shoes!   It's easy to create some dance club worthy footwear using mirror tiles and the familiar swirl pattern of a disco mirror ball.    Make disco ball shoes easily with just a couple supplies and a lot of time.


How to Make a Guitar Pick Holder with xTool  Make an acoustic guitar pick holder in under an hour with the xTool M1 Laser Cutting Machine.   I love my xTool and use it regularly.   It's super versatile, easy to set up and use, and I'm always thrilled and amazed by what I create.   This guitar guitar pick holder is a great handmade gift for Father's Day!


How to Make Glitter Resin Tumblers!  Learn how easy and fun it is to make glitter resin tumblers.   These tumblers are super sparkly with a variety of glitter colors and sizes!   Customize these tumbler for any occasion! Wedding party color scheme, Graduation gift school colors, or just a favorite color!


How to Make Marbled Polymer Clay Earrings!  Learn how fun and simple it is to make marbled polymer clay earrings!   Polymer clay bakes is soft to work with and bakes hard in the oven.   Marbling the clay makes gorgeous quartz crystal effects, paired with gold leaf for the ultimate classy earrings.


How to Make a Miniature Acoustic Guitar Studio!  This miniature guitar studio is one of my most favorite projects to date.   I love how this tiny little acoustic guitar turned out.   I love that mini hairpin leg stool.   I mostly love these little clay potted plants! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‚Learn how to make a miniature acoustic guitar and potted plants for the miniature lover in your life!


How to Make a Mario Brothers Sublimation Tumbler   Have you seen the Mario Brothers Movie yet?   We saw it last week and enjoyed it! It was full of nostalgia and bright colors. The story line was so simple, it's perfect for all ages.  I was feeling nostalgic about my days playing Super Mario Bros 3 and thought I'd do a sublimation tumbler.     Learn how easy it is to make a Mario Brothers Sublimaton Tumbler using Hitprex Tumbler Heat Press.


How to Make an Engraved Leather Bracelet with xTool!  Learn how to make an engraved leather bracelet with the xTool M1 Laser Cutting Machine.   This stunning bracelet is the perfect custom gift to make for Mother's day, and took less than 5 minutes from start to finish!


How to Make a Hello Spring Hanging Sign!  Let me show you how easy and inexpensive it is to make this cute Spring Hello sign!   This fun craft was put together using 3 items from the dollar store.   I love budget friendly crafts that are bright and cheerful--and fast--under 30 minutes for this hanging sign!   This cute sign cost me less than $5 to make!


Aloha Bag with HTVRONT Heat Press!  Watch how easy and fast it is to customize a drawstring bag with HTV and HTVRont Heat Press!   As soon as Spring hits, I'm already dreaming of Summertime. I love everything to do with the beach, hibiscus flowers and a lot of sunshine.   Since we are still getting tons of snow here in Utah, I'm coping by making Summer vibe crafts.   I received products from HTVRont in exchange for this post, affiliate links included.


How to Make a Laser Cut Ornate Frame!  I just want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares!   Learn how easy it is to make a beautiful ornate frame with the xTool M1 Laser Cutting Machine.   I have been loving my xTool M1 laser cutting machine that was gifted to me. It's opened up a whole new world of crafting to me. I love it!  Read more about it here: xTool M1 10W Deluxe RA2 Pro


How to Laser Cut Calligraphy Wood Sign with xTool M1  Make the perfect wood sign or holiday decor with your own calligraphy or hand lettering!   Watch how easy it is to transform your own lettering into a wood cutout using the xTool M1 laser cutter.


How to Stencil and Paint a Back-to-School Tote bag: 2 COOL 2 BE 4 GOTTEN       Make the coolest painted tote bag for back-to-school, a trip to the library or to carry all your after school club stuff.   This cute tote is decorated with the ever efficient math formula for school yearbook signing.      2 COOL + 2 BE    4 GOTTEN  Raise your hand if you signed a yearbook, cast or some other autographed piece with this little equation!


Make an Engraved Bookmark with xTool!  Learn how easy it is to make an engraved wood bookmark with the xTool M1 laser cutting machine.   This fun engraved bookmark would make a great handmade gift, decoration piece or used as a gift tag!


Make a Shelf Sitter with Patterned Vinyl!  Learn how easy it is to make an inspirational little shelf-sitter with my watercolor calligraphy patterned vinyl!   Just a few supplies and a few minutes for this cute piece of decor.   Display it on a bookshelf, window sill, countertop, in a gift basket, or on a display shelf to admire and inspire!


How to Make a Layered Scene with xTool  Learn how to make a layered scene using a laser cutting machine.    I am having so much fun using my new xTool laser cutter. It's easy to set up and can cut all sorts of materials.   Today I'm sharing these cute little snowglobe/window/layered scenes and how simple they are to create.


Patterned Vinyl Upcycled Rainbow Shelf Decor!  Upcycle a wooden rainbow into the perfect shelf decoration with a little bit of patterned adhesive vinyl.   Yesterday I released my own custom patterns of adhesive vinyl and heat transfer vinyl through Expressions vinyl!   Get the Doodlecraft Patterned Vinyl or HTV (pick and choose the pieces you want) at Expressions Vinyl--for a limited time only!    This cute rainbow is perfect for home or nursery decor and is just so much cuter with some patterned vinyl.


How to Make Laser Cut Wood Earrings  Learn how to make laser cut wood earrings using a home laser cutting machine.   I've wanted a laser cutter for a long time, so when xTool reached out and offered to send me the xTool M1 10W Deluxe RA2 Pro to play with...I was thrilled.


How to Paint Cake & Ice Cream Shoes!  These painted cake and ice cream shoes look good enough to eat!   Make a pair of cake and ice cream kicks to wear in delicious and show-stopping style!   These cool shoes are the perfect upcycled accessory!    Note: These take a while to paint. I let them dry between every single paint stage so I didn't accidently smudge them. It took me about a month to get them finished, but only about an hour of work time.


How to Make a Dreamcatcher!  Learn how to make a dreamcatcher with this simple tutorial!   Dreamcatchers are beautiful, whimsical and full of creative possibilities.


How to Make a Front Porch Sign with Cricut!  Make a tall, skinny front porch sign with a board, paint, vinyl and Cricut.    This cute sign can be customized and fit beautifully on nearly every front porch, right next to the door.    Make a interchangeable decoration to add more fun, like the "O" in this Welcome sign!


How to Make a Reverse Sequin Pillow with HTVRONT Auto Heat Press!  See how easy it is to make a reversible sequin pillow using sublimation printing and the HTVRONT Auto Heat Press!   I love personalized gifts, so sublimation is my current favorite.   I love taking photographs, handwriting, art or other memories and infusing them into sublimation blanks.    This is my first go at a reversible sequin pillow and I love it!   I made this pillow for my sister. It's a fun picture from their engagement shoot, and it's the perfect surprise picture to reveal by reversing the sequins.


How to Make a Handwriting Ornament with Sublimation  Turn a loved ones handwriting into a treasured ornament using sublimation.   When a person passes away, everything they worte, said or made becomes a treasure. My mom passed away from cancer in January 1998 and I decided to turn her handwriting into ornaments this year.   I scoured through all my old notes, pictures and papers to find the perfect sample of her writing.   I found the last line in a letter she wrote me, when she knew she was going to die, and it was such a wonderful letter legacy.


How to Make a Rhinestone Encrusted Star Ornament!  Turn a metal star from the dollar store into a gorgeous rhinestone encrusted ornament!   This sparkly ornament encrusted with bling is the perfect addition to the tree, an ornament on the table or a oppulent handmade gift for a friend!    Let me show you how easy and fun it is to make this rhinestone encrusted star ornament!


Make the most gorgeous rhinestone shoes with aurora borealis gemstones!   These stunning shoes are just what you need to wear to ring in the new year! I love wearing all kinds of sparkle--and New Year's Eve is the perfect excuse!   Just a couple hours and a pile of rhinestones is all it takes to take shoes from drab to fab!   Learn how to make rhinestone shoes for the perfect upgrade to a pair of shoes!


Gratitude Journals: We R Memory Keepers Cinch Binding Tool  Learn how to make these paper pieced gratitude journals using the We R Memory Keepers Cinch Binding tool.    Keeping track of special moments, things that worked out and little tender mercies is such a good way to focus on the positive parts of life rather than the dreary.


Here's 1013 More Handmade Gift Ideas!
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!


That's it!


1,060 Handmade gift ideas!


It's so fun to see the evolution of my crafting...and also my laziness as I've aged! 


I look back and think "there's no way I'd make that now!" πŸ˜‚​πŸ˜‚​πŸ˜‚​


What are you going to make handmade for holiday gifts this year?


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Making handmade is our family tradition and it's so much fun.   They are the gifts we are the most excited to give.   But with homemade gifts, they take TIME.   They can be very budget friendly, but are typically not fast...so you need lots of time ahead to plan for the best handmade gifts.   I have rounded up 1060 handmade gift ideas that I've posted on this blog over the last 15 years.   They range in time, materials and intensity.   Find the ones that work for you! You are sure to find something for everyone on your list!


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