101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials

These simple handmade gift tutorials will make any crafty person’s heart sing with joy! You don’t need special skills or a bunch of time because these can all be done super fast!  Simple and cute…that works for me!  Oh, and think of all the money you will save making these gifts. {At least that’s the story I tell my husband…shhhh!}

You are going to love these fabulous tutorials!!!  There’s a little something for everyone on your list and if I started talking about each one this would be a book, not a blog post.

  1. Chalkboard Necklace – Henry Happened
  2. Shrink Plastic Necklace – Alisa Burke
  3. Homemade Bath Salt – Everything Etsy
  4. Rustic Leather Sketchbook – Duo Fiberworks
  5. Embellished Resin Rings – Modge Podge Rocks on Tatertots & Jello
  6. Rosette Necklace Tutorial  – Everything Etsy
  7. Wine Cork Coasters – Heartmade Blog
  8. Sisal Rope Bowl – Centsational Girl
  9. Monogram Mugs – Design Mom
  10. Clay Jewelry Dish – Fiskars
  11. Felt Magnets – Everything Etsy
  12. Rosette Bracelet – Sew.Craft.Create.
  13. Perfume Locket – Design Sponge
  14. Vintage Fork Napkin Rings – Brooklyn Limestone
  15. Reversible Baby Bib – Randomness by Petchy
  16. Pantone Paint Chip Magnets – How About Orange
  17. Gift Card Cozy – Make It and Love It
  18. Homemade Dog Treats – Come on, Ilene!
  19. Handmade Tea Soap – Cucumbersome
  20. Best Burp Cloths – Made by Rae
  21. Bath Fizzies – Martha Stewart
  22. Braided Ribbon Headband – Skip To My Lou
  23. Photo Clock – Rosy Red Buttons
  24. Art Locket – Everything Etsy
  25. Yarn Wreath – Ramblings from the Sunshine State
  26. Friendship Bracelets – The Purl Bee
  27. Sewing Kit In A Jar – FunkyTime
  28. Lip Balm – Martha Stewart
  29. No Sew Dog Bed – Curbly
  30. Glass Tile Pendants – Sugar Bee Crafts
  31. Decoupage Picture Frame – Nikki, In Stitches
  32. Felt Bookmarks – Everything Etsy
  33. Reversible Ruffled Grocery Bag – Sawdust & Paper Scraps
  34. Handmade Books – Pioneer Woman
  35. Floppy Disks Notebook – Instructables
  36. Felt Ball Cat Toys – Martha Stewart
  37. Fabric Frames – Sada Lewis on Ucreate
  38. Wine Cork Candle Holders – Two Twenty One
  39. Super Hero Capes – Serving Pink Lemonade
  40. Grillin’ Spice Rub Gift Set – The Creative Mavin on Kojo Designs
  41. Fabric Bookmarks – Skip To My Lou
  42. Reversible Laptop Sleeve – Film and Thread
  43. Silhouette Art – 3 Four and Under
  44. Pop Open Purse – MeiJo’s Joy
  45. Ruffled Knapsack – No Very Domestic
  46. Shrinky Dink Bracelet – Country Living
  47. Scrap Key Chains – Living with Punks
  48. Stamped Dish Towels {framed} – Burlap & Blue
  49. Stuffed Fabric Turtles – Make It and Love It
  50. Shell Candles – Everything Etsy
  51. Hemp Coasters – Make It and Love It
  52. Wool Spiral Blossom Hair Accessories – Beneath the Rowan Tree
  53. Paper Clip Earrings – Evie S
  54. Woven Rag Rug – Craft Passion
  55. Charming Clay Flower Jewelry – Happy Together
  56. Quilted Valentine Hearts Pillow – Craft Sew Create
  57. Linen Napkins – Sew Take a Hike
  58. Pet ID Tags – Martha Stewart
  59. Felt Rose Ring – Smile Monsters
  60. Sock Owl Softie – Whimsy Loft
  61. Painted Block Puzzle – Say Yes to Hoboken
  62. Silhouette Jewelry – Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss
  63. Wine Cork Board – Adventures In Creating
  64. Etched Map Serving Tray – Design Sponge
  65. Tassel Dish Towels – FunkyTime
  66. Beaded Bracelets – Green Eyed Monster
  67. Tea Time Mug Rug – Wild Olive
  68. Etched Tree Plate – Taylor Made
  69. Reversible Stuff Sack – Delia Creates
  70. Painted Cheveron Earrings – Craft-O-Maniac
  71. Mason Jar Soap Dispenser – Heather Bullard
  72. Watermark Tee – Sweet Verbena on Ucreate
  73. Bottle Vases – Creative Jewish Mom
  74. Fabric Baby Blocks – Sew Fun
  75. Tin Letterpress Clock – Design Sponge
  76. Fabric Coasters – The Creative Place
  77. Hoop Earrings – Happy Together
  78. Felt Bead Bracelet – RosMadeMe
  79. Leather Passport Holder – Poppytalk
  80. Rope Coasters – DIY Life
  81. Striped Umbrella – What I Wore
  82. Film Negative Candle Holder – Photojojo
  83. Petit Strawberry Pincushion – V and Co.
  84. Light Bulb Vases – Pizzazzerie
  85. Graphic Tree Limb Coasters – Curbly
  86. Recipe Binder – Flamingo Toes
  87. Photo Lanterns – Decor8
  88. Cork Vases – Papernstitch
  89. Button & String Mini Journal – The Creative Place
  90. Envelope Clutch – Swell Mayde
  91. Felt Initial Notebook – Everything Etsy
  92. Mini Makeup Roll – emaykayee {make}
  93. Paper Bead Necklace – Creative Jewish Mom
  94. A-frame Tent – Cakies
  95. Framed Vases – Flamingo Toes
  96. Chalkboard Coasters – Crazy Wonderful
  97. Branch Photo Holder – Homework
  98. IPhone App Magnets – Infarrantly Creative
  99. Printed Candles – Instructables
  100. Woven Map Basket – Make Projects
  101. Knotted Headband – Sugar Bee Crafts

You can make all your gifts for years from this list! I love so, so many of these.  I’m going to have to make one for a gift and one for me.

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Thanks so much for all your tweets, stumbles, Facebook likes and pins on my Sewing Tutorials and Free Printables posts…you are the coolest crafty friends!  I hope you find lots of fabulous ideas here for gifts that will make you seem even craftier than you are…ha! :)

If you want to be doubly awesome, try doing handmade gifts that are also eco-friendly! Go handmade, save-the-earth!
Check out this list of 101 Green Handmade Gift Tutorials.

Handmade gifts make people feel special, don’t you think?  Do you have a favorite or two…or three?



  1. says

    Hello Kim,
    This is a awesome blog post. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas of cool stuff to make for gifts for the up coming Holiday season. My favorites so far are the Sisal Rope Bowl, Rosette Bracelet, Homemade Dog Treats, Burp Cloths, Bath Fizzies and a Sewing Kit in a Jar. I got down to 26 so far. I will post another comment after I look over the remaining 75 ideas.
    Smiles, Paula
    .-= Paula Parrish´s last blog ..{ Brown Sugar Body Scrub } =-.

  2. says

    Thanks so much for posting this! Perfect timing – I was just starting to look for gifts to make for xmas and you made my search a whole lot easier. Maybe my dream of an all handmade Christmas will finally come true this year. Maybe. :)

  3. says

    Some very cool ideas here and very adaptable to the recycled felt I use from old wool sweaters. Thanks for passing these great ideas along to us!

  4. says

    This is a fabulous list! I have been scouring the internet looking for homemade gift ideas that are different, yet do-able. By far, your list is the best compilation. Thank you!

  5. says

    THanks for the awesome site. I’ve just did a tutorial too. Feel free to have a look at my blog! I love to do craft and save the world!

  6. inma says

    what an awesome list!! soon is my sister´s birthday and I wanna do something special for her, I saw a lot of interesting things that are really do-able, like friendship shell candles ( she likes candles) but I think that she will enjoy more the stripe umbrella. Thanks a lot!

  7. ridha ghazouani says

    This is a very varied list that can satisfy all tastes thank you for the effort you are doing is really great thank you again.

  8. says

    Wow, what a great list, so many ideas to choose from. Perfect as Christmas is approaching, we’re definitely making some handmade gifts this year, so much more personal.

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