In this post: Want to add that extra special touch to you gift-giving this year? Here are 12 easy DIY crafts that make great handmade gift ideas for any occasion!

It can be great fun to go shopping for gifts. But sometimes handmade is the way to go. It’s so personal, gives you something to keep your hands busy on those long winter nights and sometimes making gifts can even save you money. I’ve made several things for our home that would make excellent gift ideas! Here are 12 easy DIY crafts for the home that make great handmade gift ideas for the Holidays or any occasion. 

12 easy handmade gift ideas

12 Easy Handmade Gift Ideas for The Home to Make This Year


Wooden Polaroid Magnets

Polaroid Magnets are a great way to preserve memories all year round.

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String Art Star‘s are perfect for a decor loving friend.


Mini Barn Quilt‘s are a small way to bring a little quaint farmhouse into any home.


Photo Coasters are another fun way to keep memories close by.

knit candle cozies

Knit Candle Cozies are well, just cozy!

mod podge canvas

Custom Canvas Using Transfer Medium is a fun vintage-looking way to display a favorite image or piece of art.

Sharpie and a Bowl creates a little spot to discard earrings and coins at the end of the day.

aka design giraffe bowl with pearls

Gold Sharpie Animal Print Bowls add a super fun little hit of color and glam.


Chalkboard Embroidery Hoop‘s can be a sweet spot for leaving a love note or word of the day.

gingerbread salt dough ornament in tree

Salt Dough GingerBread Ornaments are classic Christmas decor!

jane austen silhouette art

Silhouette Art can be made from almost anything – a favorite author (Jane Austen), sports hero or family member.


Mini Marquee Letter Hack – this easy hack can be personalized with a first or last initial!

12 easy handmade gift ideas

Do you like to make homemade gifts? What’s your favorite gift to receive? Do you have any other handmade gift ideas?

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