15 Handmade Gift Ideas That Will Surprise Anyone

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If you like getting handmade gift ideas for your friends We have compiled 15 original handmade gifts, ideal to give to your friends, your girlfriends, mothers or, why not, to yourselves!  Unique decoration ideas, DIY jewelry, home accessories.

Let’s begin with these handmade gift ideas 

1. BLANKET WITH POMPOMS – FOR THE TRIFLES

A beautiful and cheap way to give a blanket for the single sofa that nobody has is to personalize it with some wool pompoms. The result can be as colorful, elegant, sober, as you want.

Instructions

Make some wool pompoms – Choose the places where the pom-poms will go in the blanket – Sew the pom-poms to the blanket.

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BLANKET WITH POMPOMS – FOR THE TRIFLES

2. WALL PHOTO HANGING FOR THE WALL – FOR THE NOSTALGIC

Now that we print a few photos, a combination of them is a very original decoration for a room. I recommend, for example, retouch and print them in black and white, or choose a series of the same trip that you can change later. It is one of the things that they are most excited about: a memory of a special moment that you have spent together

 Instructions

Create the structure above where you will hang the mural – Hang three strings with a certain thickness on the sides. In the middle, Create three geometric figures with clay FIMO type to hang from the end of the lines and that the photos have some weight. Print many photos multiple of 3, all the same size and tape them to the rope. Hang the figures that you have created from the end of the strings.

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WALL PHOTO HANGING FOR THE WALL – FOR THE NOSTALGIC

3. TABLECLOTH WITH DRAWINGS OF NATURAL FRUITS – FOR THE ORIGINALS

Before, our grandmothers made us all the linens for the famous trousseau. This, except for a lucky few, is over. However, having a unique tablecloth can be easy by embossing a few shapes with fabric paint. In the table linen of the photo, we have used some natural fruits cut in half. The best thing is that you will not need to sew anything.

Instructions

Cut some fruit in half (I recommend citrus fruits like lemons, tangerines or oranges) – Print the fruits by the tablecloth and the napkins painting them before with fabric paint – Iron the fabric to fix the paint properly.

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TABLECLOTH WITH DRAWINGS OF NATURAL FRUITS – FOR THE ORIGINALS

4. HOME MOBILE PHONE CASES – FOR THE CAREFUL

You can take the phone with or without a case, but the difference can be huge: carelessness can leave you with a broken screen or a scratched mobile phone. Christmas is a typical time to change the mobile, so take the opportunity and give away a case for the mobile phone made by hand.

Instructions

there are many ways to do them, I will tell you two of them: 1. Buy a transparent basic shell and apply the transfer technique or paint it with markers or permanent paint; 2. You can build your casing from scratch with a balloon. The result will be homemade, but more fun.

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HOME MOBILE PHONE CASES – FOR THE CAREFUL

5. WOODEN SHELF AND LEATHER STRIPS – FOR THOSE WHO APPRECIATE NATURAL MATERIALS

If at home you are short of space for cookbooks, spices, or a painting that you want to give more importance, this shelf of Nordic lines will be beautiful. It will bring to the house pure elegance as well as utility.

Instructions

Cut a nice wooden plank with the measurements of the shelf you want – Cut two more or less thick strips of leather that will be the shelf supports – Fix the leather strips to the wall.

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WOODEN SHELF AND LEATHER STRIPS – FOR THOSE WHO APPRECIATE NATURAL MATERIALS

6. MAGNETS FOR THE FRIDGE WITH SPECIAL PHOTOS – FOR RETAILERS

If you are bored of having magnets bought in the souvenir shops, it is time to create magnets that you like. Places that you want to visit together, photos of your children, images of impressive skies … Choose three special images for you and her and make these magnets that you will love.

Instructions

Cut wooden frames in the shape of Polaroid – Sand the wood – Paint the wood sober or alive – Print the photos, cut them and stick them behind the frames – Stick a magnet to each frame.

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MAGNETS FOR THE FRIDGE WITH SPECIAL PHOTOS – FOR RETAILERS

7. BRIGHT DECORATIVE STAR – FOR THE DREAMERS

With this wooden star, you will fall in love, and also, you will decorate any corner of the house. The simplicity of the shape and white lights will give a relaxing atmosphere to the place where you put it.

Instructions

Measure and cut the star strips – Stick the strips with mounting adhesive or hot glue – Paint (if you want) the star with a warm tone or leave the wood seen – Decorate your star with a strip of white lights.

BRIGHT DECORATIVE STAR - FOR THE DREAMERS
BRIGHT DECORATIVE STAR – FOR THE DREAMERS

8. DIY GLASSES CASE – FOR THOSE WHO ARE FASHIONABLE

Glasses covers are usually boring, they occupy a lot in the bag, and we also like to change them from time to time. The model that I suggest to you will triumph among your gifts this Christmas, and it is super easy to do. Use bright colors like metallic or bright colors on white; you will love it.

Instructions

Cut a piece of leather, calculate that it fits some sunglasses – Stick the side and bottom edges with contact glue and make pressure for a few hours – Paint a strip with a color that contrasts with the color of the material.

DIY GLASSES CASE - FOR THOSE WHO ARE FASHIONABLE
DIY GLASSES CASE – FOR THOSE WHO ARE FASHIONABLE

9. CUSHION FOR THE FLOOR – FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A HAPPY SOUL

If I told you that this fashionable floor cushion could be bought at a decoration store for 150 Euros, you would say that it is a bit expensive, but you would fall in love with it anyway. Do not worry! This cool cushion is made with a simple ethnic fabric and a sack of beans. You will make the person to whom you give it very happy. They will freak out when you tell them it’s a handmade cushion.

Instructions

Cut several pieces of cloth the size of the seat (2 for the base and the seat and 4 for the sides) – Sew the fabrics together, leaving one side open – Insert the bean bag closed – Sew the last lateral.

CUSHION FOR THE FLOOR - FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A HAPPY SOUL
CUSHION FOR THE FLOOR – FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A HAPPY SOUL

10. CUSTOM CUSHIONS WITH SEQUINS – FOR THOSE THAT SHINE

Add a strip of metallic sequins to some cushions to give glamor to the home decoration. Write a festive or funny word that makes you remember each time your girlfriend or friend embraces the cushion.

Instructions

Draw the word with a pencil on the cushion – Stick the strip of sequins following the mark of the word with your heat-gun and hot glue.

CUSTOM CUSHIONS WITH SEQUINS - FOR THOSE THAT SHINE
CUSTOM CUSHIONS WITH SEQUINS – FOR THOSE THAT SHINE

11. COPPER TABLE LAMP – FOR READERS

One of the fashion materials this year has been copper. This table lamp made with copper is ideal for a bedside table or a dresser. With copper as a structure and a large light bulb, you can have a handmade design gift spending 200 Euros if you bought it in a store.

Instructions

Mark and cut the copper tubes – Join the pieces while you pass the cable through the inside of the tubes – Install the electrical system and place the bulb.

COPPER TABLE LAMP - FOR READERS
COPPER TABLE LAMP – FOR READERS

12. RUSTIC COAT RACK WITH TRUNKS – FOR THOSE WHO LOVE NATURE

The natural materials are very versatile and combine well with almost any home environment. This coat rack made with branches and trunks is fantastic for the home hall. The visitors will hallucinate when they go to hang their coats and scarves.

Instructions

Pick up some trunks and branches of similar medium thickness in the forest. Create a rectangular structure with wooden planks. Cut the trunks or branches with the height of the structure. Screw the trunks above and below. Arrange both the structure and the trunks that will make the coat rack.

RUSTIC COAT RACK WITH TRUNKS - FOR THOSE WHO LOVE NATURE
RUSTIC COAT RACK WITH TRUNKS – FOR THOSE WHO LOVE NATURE

13. TURQUOISE NECKLACE – FOR THOSE WHO STAND OUT

Jewelry does not have to be synonymous with spending a lot of money. This year you can give a necklace or a bracelet which all your friends are going to stay with their mouths open when I tell them what is done for you. You can do something simple, or you can complicate a little more, like with this turquoise necklace.

Instructions

Look for beads of the style you like, such as gold balls and turquoise stones – Pass a golden cord through the beads – Add the clasp to close the ends.

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TURQUOISE NECKLACE – FOR THOSE WHO STAND OUT

14. DIY NOTEBOOKS WITH MARBLE APPEARANCE – FOR THOSE WHO LOVE STATIONERY

The beautiful notebooks have become an element of distinction. Whether for work, writing recipes, for the desk or anywhere, an elegant notebook is capable of marking the style of a woman. Creating a unique and original notebook will depend exclusively on your creativity.

Instructions

Buy a basic notebook (or those you want) with smooth lids. Choose a nice paper like the one in the photo with marble texture, which may or may not be adhesive – Line the covers of the notebook with the paper and glue it with glue in case it is not adhesive. Use another paper or contrast adhesive for the spine of the notebook.

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DIY NOTEBOOKS WITH MARBLE APPEARANCE – FOR THOSE WHO LOVE STATIONERY

15. EARTH GLOBE WITH MESSAGE – FOR THE TRAVELERS

One of my favorites if you like to discover the world as a couple. Maps and globes are one of the most fashionable decoration elements. Of course, she is going to love herself with this gift. And even more, if it is accompanied by some airline tickets anywhere in the world.

Instructions

Get an old earth globe or do not use – On sticky paper, draw a message with pretty letters. You can also capture it with an impression – Cut the message you want to say and paste it on the globe – Paint the whole globe with paint on the dark chalk that stands out – When the paint is dry, remove the sticker, and you will see the map of down.

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EARTH GLOBE WITH MESSAGE – FOR THE TRAVELERS

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