Thanks to my BFF Pinterest (not to be confused with my other BFF Kate Middleton) I've found a ton, and I mean a TON, of great handmade gift ideas. For those of you who like to make a few gifties each year, I rounded up my favorites into a little collection for your viewing pleasure.
Ten affordable, easy, and relatively quick DIY gift ideas to cover most people on your list.
Numero uno, update a plain tote bag with iron-on silhouette cutouts. A similar result could be had using a bleach pen or a paint marker:
Map coasters could feature a favorite vacation spot or somebody's hometown:
A food kit would be a great idea for a hostess or any person addicted to the Food Network (like myself):
Turn old newspapers, magazines, or even greeting cards into glittery Christmas trees:
Instead of sticking 20 bucks in a card, give cash gifts in a candy box:
For the bookworm in your life, make custom bookmarks using ribbon and single earrings:
Perfect for everybody, because who doesn't like s'mores?
Use canvas or leftover wood to make tone-on-tone wall art featuring names, anniversaries, or birthdays (full disclosure, this one is mine):
Simple felt ornaments can be made in any shape:
And finally, a use a small mason jar to make a sewing kit and pincushion:
Are you making any of your gifts this year? Maybe you're doing an entirely handmade holiday? What did you whip up? (I've made some jewelry and a cocoa kit so far.)