Hand Made Holiday -- a Do It Yourself Project Round Up

I do love to give a good gift, thoughtful and meaningful ones that can be consumed/used or at least don't take up a lot of space -- i.e. not junk.

I am fully aware that not everyone is a "do it yourselfer," and for sure, not all the gifts I am giving this year are. I did plenty of Amazon shopping!

Here are some links to some fabulous people who have shared some of my favorite DIY projects that make great gifts.

Gifts for the kiddos:

This recipe from How Does She is the BEST recipe ever. I have made a couple batches for my own kids. It is soft. It DOES NOT crumble, and if sealed well, lasts for months and months.

C'mon! How cute and creative is this idea from This Moment is Good?! Usually there is a rule about no throwing in the house, but this is definitely an exception.

Felt is my favorite. You can make super cute things and you don't have to sew hemmed edges. OR you don't even have to sew it, you can just glue it down. I can't even count how many felt projects I have made for my kiddos, and I love this idea from Make It Yourself Magazine. Just a note, this site has about a GAZILLION awesome DIY projects! It's one of my most favorite sites ever.

Gifts for the guys in your life:

My neighbor made six of these following plans from Beer.WonderHow To for his son's groomsmen. They are just cool.

Use this pattern from the Sewing Sessions to dress up a dapper man in your life.

I love LOW SEW projects. I really enjoy my sewing machine for little bits of time : ) So, this idea from An Oregon Cottage is perfect.

Gifts for the foodie:

A wood burner tool is my next crafty investment for sure, and they are very affordable. There are so many possibilities! This idea from Design Mom is simple and beautiful.

Evermine Occasions shares multiple sweet and savory popcorn seasoning recipes. We pop all our pop corn in brown paper bags in the microwave now. It's so easy!

Pretty much everyone who bakes needs vanilla extract. I never realized, until recently, that it is so easy to make your own! Plus, Tasty Yummies gives you a super cute printable label to use.

Gifts for the coffee/tea lover:

I followed this tutorial from Delineate Your Dwelling to the tee. It worked like a charm. I gave my mugs a good scrub with a rough scrubby sponge and the designs all stayed perfectly in tact. The key is a porcelain pen or an OIL BASED Sharpie.

These recipes from A Few Short Cuts are easy and way less expensive than ordering Starbucks!

So handy! Always have a few packets of tea with you -- not randomly floating around in your purse. Handmade Therapy show you step by step how to sew one yourself.

Gifts for the book worm:

Super easy and super cute! More with Less Today will show you how to make one.

This stand is so simple and sculptural. I love it so much I'm making one or myself! Thanks to Hipholstery for the tutorial.

These are spray painted rocks, and they are so beautiful! Refinery 29 shows off this simple way to add tons of style to your book shelf.

I would love to know what DIY gifts you have made or received that you have loved. Share with each other in the commens!

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