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75 Handmade Gift Ideas

From DIY Skateboard Shelves to Pumpkin Citrus Candles

— November 24, 2015 — Art & Design
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.
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DIY Marshmallow Spreads
DIY Marshmallow Spreads
This Recipe for Homemade Marshmallow Fluff is Quick and Easy to Make
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Eco-Friendly Paper Hearts
Eco-Friendly Paper Hearts
This DIY Craft is the Perfect Valentine's Day Activity for Families
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Cinnamon Pumpkin Candles
Cinnamon Pumpkin Candles
These Handmade Tea Lights Feature a Pumpkin Skin as a Holder
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Animal Ear Pastry Toppers
Animal Ear Pastry Toppers
Sugar and Cloth's Gilded DIY Cake Toppers Make Glamourous Cake Accents
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Mini Mountain Photo Stands
Mini Mountain Photo Stands
These Homemade Image Holders Add a Stylish Touch to Your Pictures
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70
Patriotic Door Decor
Patriotic Door Decor
This Handmade Wreath from Etsy Celebrates the 4th of July
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DIY Americana Containers
DIY Americana Containers
The Patriotic Goodie Bags Are Handmade and Celebrate Patriotism
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68
Homemade Body Moisturizers
Homemade Body Moisturizers
This DIY Body Butter by Indie Lee Has a Refreshing Citrus Scent
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DIY Fruity Freezies
DIY Fruity Freezies
These Otter Pops from SUGARPOP are an Easy and Delicious Summer Snack
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DIY Pumpkin Exfoliants
DIY Pumpkin Exfoliants
This Homemade Face Scrub is an Autumnally Appropriate Beauty Product
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DIY Rose Water Sprays
DIY Rose Water Sprays
This Natural and Homemade Moisturizing Toner Balances and Soothes Skin
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Geometric Homemade Wreaths
Geometric Homemade Wreaths
This Modular Metallic Wall Sculptures are a Great Place to Hang Plants
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Beaded Hanging Notepads
Beaded Hanging Notepads
The DIY Hanging Note Roll is a Convenient and Chic Stationary Piece
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Pixelated Bow Accessories
Pixelated Bow Accessories
Doodlecraft's 8-Bit Bow Creations Can Be Used as Hair or Shoe Accents
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Edible Facial Treatments
Edible Facial Treatments
The Homemade Brightening Mask From Kale & Caramel is Also Soothing
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DIY Edible Exfoliants
DIY Edible Exfoliants
Kale & Caramel's Homemade Honeyed Melon Sugar Scrub Rejuvenates Your Skin
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Wooden Photo Garlands
Wooden Photo Garlands
This DIY Project Provides a Fun Way to Display Memorable Pictures
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DIY Map Envelopes
DIY Map Envelopes
This Simple DIY Project Will Have You Sending Mail in Style
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DIY Eucalyptus Muscle Rub
DIY Eucalyptus Muscle Rub
Free People Blog's Homemade Recipe Will Sooth Sore Muscles and Joints
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Handmade Channel Changers
Handmade Channel Changers
This DIY TV Remote Control by Hari Wiguna Offers Simple Functionality
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DIY Flavored Bitters
DIY Flavored Bitters
Sugar and Cloth Explains How to Make Homemade Bitters in Three Flavors
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Hanging Leather Planters
Hanging Leather Planters
This DIY Hanging Planter Makes a Chic Piece of Home Decor
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Homemade Chocolate Coffee Exfoliants
Homemade Chocolate Coffee Exfoliants
This Nice Smelling DIY Face Scrub Gets Rid of Dead Skin Cells
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DIY Latte Ice Cubes
DIY Latte Ice Cubes
These Handy Coffee Cubes Make It Easy to Whip Up Frozen Lattes
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Cocoa Scented Scrubs
Cocoa Scented Scrubs
This Chocolate Cake Scented Creamy Sugar Scrub is Perfect for Candy Lovers
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Inedible Dessert Soaps
Inedible Dessert Soaps
This Fluffy Whipped Soap Sugar Scrub is Like a Dessert For Your Skin
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DIY Shell Candles
DIY Shell Candles
You Can Revamp Your Collected Sea Shells From Summer With This Artistic Endeavor
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DIY Feather Pens
DIY Feather Pens
This Tutorial Teaches Users How to Turn a Basic Pen into a Feather Quill
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DIY Holiday Sparklers
DIY Holiday Sparklers
These Handheld Independence Day Fireworks Will Light Up Your 4th of July
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Fruity Collar Necklaces
Fruity Collar Necklaces
These DIY Watermelon Peter Pan Collars Add Color to Any Outfit
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DIY Pumpkin Spice Candles
DIY Pumpkin Spice Candles
This Tutorial Shows Users How to Make a Pumpkin-Scented Candle
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Fruit-Shaped Votives
Fruit-Shaped Votives
These Tea Light Candles are Designed and Scented to Smell Like Real Fruits
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Improvisational Soy Candles
Improvisational Soy Candles
This Homemade Candle Tutorial Teaches to Make Votives in Any Container
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DIY Coconut Coffee Scrubs
DIY Coconut Coffee Scrubs
This Homemade Body Exfoliant Recycles Used Grounds and Smells Delicious
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Solar System Necklaces
Solar System Necklaces
This Handmade Jewelry Piece Features Beads Themed After the Planets
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Plaster Hand Candlesticks
Plaster Hand Candlesticks
These DIY Candlesticks Make Perfect Halloween Centerpieces
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Gilded DIY Condiment Holders
Gilded DIY Condiment Holders
The Cupcakes and Cashmere Gold Salt + Pepper Shakers Are Handmade
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DIY Soothing Skin Treatments
DIY Soothing Skin Treatments
This Homemade Face Mask Contains Oatmeal and Rose Ingredients
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Handmade Fantasy Cushions
Handmade Fantasy Cushions
The One Ring Pillow is Made to Die Hard 'Lord of the Rings' Fans
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DIY Pineapple Lights
DIY Pineapple Lights
This Simple Tutorial Provides Instructions for Making Fruit-Themed Lights
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Cartoon Cat Trees
Cartoon Cat Trees
This Handmade Cat Furniture is Perfect for Super Mario-Loving Kitty Owners
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Colorful Crochet Laces
Colorful Crochet Laces
These Handmade Knitted Shoe Lace Designs Add Color to Any Pair of Sneakers
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Hanging Library Crafts
Hanging Library Crafts
This Natural-Looking DIY Hanging Shelf Lets Passerby Borrow Books
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DIY Record Clutches
DIY Record Clutches
This Handy Craft Turns Old Vinyl Records into a Chic Statement Accessory
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Homemade Laundry Accessories
Homemade Laundry Accessories
These DIY Dryer Sheets and Reusable Dryer Balls are Natural Products
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Homemade Body Exfoliants
Homemade Body Exfoliants
This Citrusy DIY Body Scrub Will Give Your Skin a Nice Glowing Finish
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DIY Skateboard Shelves
DIY Skateboard Shelves
This DIY Shelf Transforms a Skateboard Deck Into a Chic Storage Unit
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DIY Unicorn Hoodies
DIY Unicorn Hoodies
This Homemade Unicorn Halloween Costume Magically Transforms a Sweatshirt
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Marbled Paper DIYs
Marbled Paper DIYs
Honestly WTF's Latest Craft Project Creates Beautiful Stationary Sets
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Homemade Hair Scents
Homemade Hair Scents
This DIY Fall Hair Perfume Helps Your Strands Stay Smelling Fresh All Season
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DIY Detachable Fur Cuffs
DIY Detachable Fur Cuffs
These Homemade Cuff Designs Add a Layer of Warmth and Dress Up An Outfit
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Patchwork Animal Purses
Patchwork Animal Purses
Accessory Brand 'Misala' Makes Quirky Animal Bags
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Matcha Mint Skin Care
Matcha Mint Skin Care
This Cucumber and Green Tea Face Mask Contains Powerful Anti-Oxidants
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Natural Shaving Lathers
Natural Shaving Lathers
This Homemade Shaving Cream Gives a Smooth Shave and Moisturizes Skin
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Handmade Flower Holders
Handmade Flower Holders
The Cupcakes and Cashmere Mint Bottle DIY Project Recycles Glass
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Homemade Exfoliation Cubes
Homemade Exfoliation Cubes
The DIY Coconut Coffee Exfoliating Bar is Great for Dull Winter Skin
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Homemade Hair Powders
Homemade Hair Powders
This DIY Dry Shampoo Concoction is Perfect for On-the-Go Summer Adventures
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Tie Dye Soaps
Tie Dye Soaps
This DIY Craft Idea Makes Beautiful Tie Dye Soaps that are Perfect for Gifts
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DIY Bow Heels
DIY Bow Heels
This DIY Bow Project Will Add a Stylish Flair to Any Pair of Heels
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Homemade Soothing Soaps
Homemade Soothing Soaps
This DIY Oatmeal Soap is Great for Addressing Irritated, Red, Dry Skin
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Homemade Underarm Bars
Homemade Underarm Bars
This DIY Deodorant Project Contains Healthy and All-Natural Ingredients
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Handmade Citrus Soaps
Handmade Citrus Soaps
These DIY Lemon Peel Soap Bars are Refreshingly Sweet-Smelling
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DIY Incense Trays
DIY Incense Trays
This Homemade Natural Incense Holder is Extremely Easy to Make and Customize
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DIY String Hearts
DIY String Hearts
This String Art Tutorial is the Perfect Craft for Valentine's Day
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Upcycled Scarf Dresses
Upcycled Scarf Dresses
This Project for Lazy Fashionistas Turns Old Scarves into Homemade Dresses
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Ocean Predator Soaps
Ocean Predator Soaps
Etsy's Oooh-La-La The Soap Bar Shop Features Handmade Shark Soaps
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DIY Tassel Heels
DIY Tassel Heels
This Tassel High Heel Sandals DIY Revamps an Old Pair of Strappy Heels
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Crayon-Colored Candles
Crayon-Colored Candles
The DIY Dip-Dyed Candles Make Your Home a More Relaxing Yet Colorful Place
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DIY Wedding Headdresses
DIY Wedding Headdresses
This Homemade Bridal Flower Crown Beautifies Brides on Their Big Day
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Floral Crown Crafts
Floral Crown Crafts
This Fresh DIY Flower Crown Makes the Prettiest Outdoor Festival Accessory
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Sprinkled Sneaker DIYs
Sprinkled Sneaker DIYs
Bespoke Bride's Handmade Confetti Shoes are Festive and Fun
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Artistic DIY Dishware
Artistic DIY Dishware
Fall For DIY's Latest Home Decor Project is Visually Striking
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DIY Fringe Kimonos
DIY Fringe Kimonos
This Handmade Japanese Kimono is Made Without Any Sewing
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Mexican Necklace DIYs
Mexican Necklace DIYs
Bespoke Bride's Handmade Jewelry Piece Boasts Eye-Catching Hues
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Homemade Plant Hangers
Homemade Plant Hangers
This Natural-Looking Decorative DIY Plant Holder is for Hanging Houseplants
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