From DIY Skateboard Shelves to Pumpkin Citrus Candles

By: Laura McQuarrie - Nov 24, 2015
If you know someone who values homemade items more than items that come from a box, these handmade gift ideas will provide ample inspiration for birthdays, holidays and many special occasions beyond.

While some of the DIY crafts that are the easiest to follow simply involve creating a decorative piece to enhance a pre-made or store-bought item, there are plenty of other handmade gifts that can be formed completely from scratch. Some of these easy-to-make objects include candles, jewelry, home decor and personal care items.

One of the best places to get started with inspiration for these kinds of crafts is to look at what's around and think of creative ways to use existing materials, especially for the purposes of upcycling—handmade gifts like these are not just eco-friendly, but inventive and affordable too.