Making gifts is a fun, meaningful way to show friends and family that you are thinking about them. Here are 8 fun homemade gift ideas for moms, dads, and kids! Customize each of these gifts to meet a specific need or celebrate the recipient's personality or style.
Cover a plain tea tin with scrapbook paper to create a one-of-a-kind tea canister. You can embellish it with photos, chalk board labels, and stickers. Fill your custom canister with loose leaf tea to create the perfect gift! Full tutorial @ Thirsty For Tea
Freezer jam is easy to make in 15 minutes or less! All you need is a quanity of berries, plums, or other pulpy fruit. To make Strawberry Freezer Jam, wash, stem and puree 2 pounds of strawberries. In another bowl, wisk together 1 1/2 cups of sugar and 5 tablespoons of Ball brand pectin. Add the strawberries and stir for 3 minutes, scraping the bowl thoroughly. Pour the mixture into containers and let it set for 30 minutes before freezing. Recipe credit & tutorial @ Fabulessly Frugal
Make a homemade photo frame to showcase your family Christmas photo or design a piece of wall art. This idea makes a great gift for Grandma and Grandpa, or "Nana" and "Papa". We love this washi tape-decorated frame design with its inner inspirational message and coordinating scrapbook paper.
These cute pals are a fun gift for kids, especially since you can make your child's favorite animal. Embellish this idea by using colored socks or accessorizing the puppets with pom-poms, feathers, and glitter. Or just keep it basic to create a timeless friend. Regardless, your child will never look at socks the same way again!
This project is easy enough for a child to make a special gift that will last for mom or dad, and chances are it will become a favorite mug. Paint a white ceramic mug with porcelain paints, oil-based paint pens or oil-based Sharpies. Let it dry for 24 hours and bake your design in the oven at 300 degrees for 35 minutes. You can also spray the mug with acrylic sealant as an added protection against regular wear. See the full tutorial @ Holiday Crafts And Creations
We can't wait to try this ourselves! Microwave 1/2 cup coconut oil 15-25 seconds until softened. Add 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 tbsp. peppermint extract, and 1 drop of green food coloring and mix together. Add more sugar to achieve your desired consistency. Recipe & photo credit: Love Grows Wild
Make these adorable food items for a child who loves to cook! Sew together shaped pieces of felt filled with a bit of stuffing to create all sorts of veggies, fruits, and even breakfast items. See the full tutorial @ Lemonwood Clock
Homemade chocolate truffles are a perfect dessert for a holiday party and make great gifts for your neighbors, friends and family. Tuck a few into a cute box and people may even wonder if you bought them! See our step-by-step tutorial.
What homemade gifts are you making this year? We'd love to hear your ideas!