18 Hand-Made Gift Ideas Anyone Can Make!

Hand-Made GIft Ideas that Anyone Can Make!

Who needs Black Friday? Today I’m sharing 18 ideas for hand-made gifts that anyone can make! Who doesn’t love a hand-made gift? And the pride you feel as they are unwrapping what you so lovingly (Okay so sometimes there are curse words involved) created is second to none!

Let’s start off with a project to help loved ones stay organized? Like this cabinet door turned jewelry organizer.

It could also be used for coats, purses, towels, and more!

From Cabinet Door to Organizer

Cabinet Door to Organizer

How about something for Grandma? This was a gift for my Mother-in-law. It’s all of her grandbabies and she loved it!

Croos Stitch People

Cross Stitch People

Has anyone on your gift list recently moved into a new home? How about a practical, but much-needed gift…a pretty fabric covered monogrammed wastebasket?

Have you priced nice wastebaskets lately? They can be expensive!

Fabric Covered Wastebasket

Monogrammed Fabric Wastebasket

Is there a baby to buy for? How about this simple anyone-can-make baby quilt made from receiving blankets?

Baby Quilt made from Receiving Blankets

How to Make a Baby Quilt from Receiving Blankets

Here’s a project that will compliment anyone’s living space, and you can use any fabric to match any décor!

Burlap Framed Mirror

DIY Burlap Framed Mirror

How about something fun and helpful that will bring a smile while folding laundry?

Fun Laundry Room Sign

Fun Laundry Room Sign

Is there anyone who loves to cook on your gift list? This system was perfect for getting my recipes under control!

Organizing Recipes

Organizing Recipes

Looking for an easy and inexpensive teacher’s gift idea? These are a great way to help organize papers while grading on the go!

Easy Teacher's Gift Idea

Quick and Easy Teacher’s Gift

Here’s a perfect way to organize photos and other mementos…perfect for a teen’s room or an office!

Chicken Wire Message and Photo Board

Chicken Wire Message Board

And for that special person that seems to have everything? How about a pretty monogrammed plaque?

Monogrammed Outdoor Plaque. A great alternative to a flag!

Monogrammed Outdoor Sign

Need a little hostess gift? This Monogrammed Mini Twig Wreath Ornament is perfect!


Monogrammed Twig Wreath Ornament

Here’s a sweet gift that is intended for the holidays, but really could be used all year long…this cute Christmas Tree Pillow! I made mine from vintage bedspreads, but you don’t have too!

Christmas Tree Pillow made from Vintage Bedspreads

Christmas Tree Pillow {from Vintage Bedspreads}

How about something you can make for anyone who has kiddos, pets, or even for the kiddos themselves…silhouette ornaments! They’ll be treasured for years to come.

Silhouette Ornaments

How to Make  a Silhouette Ornament

Ever asked for appliance covers for Christmas? I bet you wouldn’t mind getting one of these?

Cute Appliance Cover

Not Your Mother’s Toaster Oven Cover

If there’s any chance you can get your hands on some discarded fence pickets, here a few ideas that would make great gifts at little to no cost to you!

Of course there’s no reason you couldn’t use brand new lumber also!

Fabulous Fence Picket Projects

Fabulous Fence Picket Projects

Do you have a gardener on your list? How about this cute-as-can-be teapot feature for their garden?

Teapot Garden Feature

Teapot Garden Feature

How about a new wreath to hang on a friend’s door for after the Holidays? This wreath was made from twigs I gathered from behind my neighbor’s fence!

Winter Twig Wreath (Made from Twigs from the back yard!)

New Winter Twig Wreath

And my first Christmas project of this Holiday season were these Anthropologie-inspired stockings made from old sweaters I rescued from the Goodwill Donation Bag.

These would make great gifts and you could also fill them with more goodies.

Sweater Stockings

DIY Sweater Stockings

Maybe one of these gift ideas will work for someone special on your gift list? Not only will you save money by making your gifts, they will be gifts from the heart! And you won’t have to wrestle someone in the electronics aisle at Best Buy or Walmart!

Hope your Holiday season is off to a great start!



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  1. You do such amazing top notch work Christy. I hadn’t seen that cute Clean & Single Sign before – love it! Hope you had a very nice Thanksgiving!

    • Thanks so much, Marie! I was thankful that I didn’t have to host Thanksgiving this year, so my day was pretty stress-free! I usually cook for many on Thanksgiving. Hope you enjoyed your day, too! XO

  2. What great ideas! Thanks for the round up and for sharing them at the Found & Foraged Linky party! See you next week.

  3. I love those cross stitch people!

  4. So cute! Also, wanted to let you know I have a link party on Wednesday, hope to see you there! Can’t wait to party with you at https://homeschoolapalooza.wordpress.com 🙂