Eight Great DIY Gift Ideas

Who doesn’t love practical, original, easy-to-make craft gift ideas? A gift always means more when it’s personally made by the gift giver. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite DIY crafts that lend themselves easily to the gift-giving season. All patterns and instructions are free, and easily adaptable to your personal vision. 

  1. Origami Goodie Bags

Make several origami goodie bags and fill them with yummy treats! Everyone loves a gift with treats inside. Five simple folds create a sturdy, stylish bag for your family and friends.

  • Leather Coasters

Fashionable and fun, homemade leather coasters are always a hit. Made from leather scraps and cork, they take only an hour or two to make and the downloadable pattern is free!

  • Rustic Wine Charms

To go with the coasters, enjoy making rustic wine charms for your friends who love to entertain. No more worries about whose glass belongs to whom!

  •  Everybody Apron

The Everybody Apron is one of our best-loved patterns. It provides full coverage, lots of pockets and is size adjustable. Get cooking on this craft!

  • All Day, Every Day Shopping Bag

A simple, nice shopping tote—you can never have too many. It’s easy to make and a bit nicer than the freebie bags you usually use. Clever button feet on the bottom. Takes about 90 minutes to make using simple sewing skills.

  • Makeup Pouch

Basic sewing skills are all you need for this customizable pouch to store makeup and other essentials. Pattern created by a clever 17-year-old who knows her stuff!

  • Today is a Good Day Message

We all could use a little inspiration. Take this message and put it in a fashionable, fun frame for your loved one’s desk, office or mantle.

  • Seat Cushion

This easy-to-make seat cushion is perfect for watching Fourth of July parades, but change up the fabric and create the cushion to fit any season and occasion. You can never have too many seats and cushions over the holiday season! Use fabric and foam to make your friends and family comfortable.

All of these DIY gifts take a small amount of time to craft but are sure to bring enjoyment to your recipients!

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