Nowadays, handmade crafts are considered to be wonderful gifts. You can gather lovely family photos and make a cool gift with a few simple supplies. Or, you can make a beautiful crochet bag with a little crafting skill.
If you know how to use Pinterest, then you also know that Pinterest handmade gifts boards are very good places to look for cool ideas. There are project ideas range from fairly quick to extremely quick, and all of them are designed to give with pride and love. Some of the best are as follows:
Handmade gifts for men
Pinterest home is a great place to search for crafty ideas for men.
Wooden Bottle Opener: These handsome and rustic handmade bottle openers make great gifts for the craft beer or soda connoisseur in your life. Not only do they open bottles, they even catch your bottle cap as you remove it and stick to your fridge for easy access. You could easily make one out of scrap wood that you have lying around the garage or shop — this is a truly frugal crowd-pleaser.
No-Sew Slipper Socks: Padding around the house in warm wool socks is a cozy comfort that can sometimes be slippery — add soles for more solid footing.
Handmade gifts for women
If you are looking for something lovely and meaningful for women you know, here are 100 handmade gifts that women would love almost as much as that mushy card.
Linen scarf: This linen scarf on the One Flew Over blog has the feeling of mellow sophistication. Linen is perfect for the warm weather that is almost upon us!
Drawer Sachets: Melissa at Checkout Girl has a sweet tutorial for making lavender drawer sachets. There is always a drawer that could use the lovely aroma of lavender (or other herbs or flowers). This is a gift that gives immediate pleasure.
Crocheted earrings: Shirley on Warm Fuzzies made these hip crocheted earrings that I really like. If your mom likes large earrings, these are nice because they are so lightweight!
Handmade Coin Purses: Read the tutorial here. And for moms, watch this video:
Handmade gifts for kids
Here is a very nice infographic explaining the unique gift ideas for kids.
Other handmade gift ideas on Pinterest
Unlike Pinterest home decorating ideas, home made gift ideas are pretty easy to be successful.
1. Have an awesome photo of you and your friend that you’d love to have framed for her? Too bad having anything professionally framed costs some major dough. Luckily, thrift stores are once again a great haven for cheap finds. Make sure to measure your printed photo to make sure you shop for the perfect frame, and bring a measuring tape along with you to the local Goodwill (be prepared to hit a few incase options are low at the first place you go). The main thing is to find a frame you really love and don’t worry about the color or finish. You can always sand down a wood frame, repaint it, spray paint it or decorate it with glitter! Just think about her personality and her home – would she want something simple and sleek or big and bold?
2. Covered button bookmarks make a cute and useful gift for a special friend. You don’t need many supplies! Grab some fabric scraps, a covered button kit, some blank bookmark clips (found at a craft store), glue gun and needle nose pliers.
3. Another super popular craft as of late is the terrarium. Whether it hangs or sits on the desk, its a nice way to get some plant life in your surroundings without having to go full-garden. This vertical hanging terrarium kit from Flathers Creations includes 2-4 well rooted succulents, soil, rocks , fishing line for hanging and simple how to instructions and care. Get creative with your creation and throw in something to give it some personal flair… like maybe painting her initials on the glass.
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Do you have your own ideas? Feel free to comment…