For those of you crafty crafters out there who love homemade gifts–or just the wannabes–we’ve tracked down some fabulous tutorials for DIY holiday gifts that you really can do. Because as much as we love Pinterest, we don’t love Pinterest Guilt. In other words, you won’t find any hand-crocheted blankets in the shape of your home state, or instructions for hand-whittled salvaged birchwood cake stands. (Is that even a thing?) On the other hand, no preschool craft projects either. Just awesome handmade gifts. Happy making!
(tutorial at Pop Sugar)
Ooh, we can think of about a zillion relatives who would love a set of these. If not your kids, try photos of your pet, your home, your favorite flowers.
(tutorial at The Every Girl)
Package in simple muslin bags, or put a bigger batch in a pretty sealed jar.
(tutorial at Michael’s)
The best part: You don’t have to add 50 hashtags.
(tutorial at Hello Natural)
What a smart, simple DIY gift that’s perfect for Christmas.
(tutorial via Say Yes blog)
An iron-on project that turns a basic napkin or tea towel into something a little more magical.
(this one from blurb books, starting at $12.99)
Blurb has so many options on site–take a look, and see what inspires you.
(tutorial at Honestly WTF)
Really cool way to remind the kids you love them, without a big I LOVE YOU, KIDS charm.
($5 download including printable wraps, tags and more at Studio 120 Underground)
We’ll be honest–we’re never going to make our own candles. But these sweet wraps turn basic white candles into a thoughtful, semi homemade gift.
(tutorial at Pop Sugar)
Pick a place with special meaning–or better, use it to present plane tickets to somewhere awesome.
($34.95 at Williams-Sonoma)
We know our kids would have so much fun making gifts for all their friends. If they didn’t take them all themselves.
(tutorial on minted blog)
We see these everywhere and turns out they’re so easy to make! Cool gift for nieces and granddaughters.
(tutorial at a pair & a spare)
Okay so this one is a little more intermediate, but if you can find the supplies, wow, what a cool DIY gift.
(tutorial at hello natural)
After the holidays are over, we know plenty of people who could use this.
($9.99 kit at Alicia Watkins)
Sentimental. Only, not.
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