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Handmade Gift Ideas

3 Last-Minute DIY Projects You Can Do In A Pinch

Valerie McKeehan | Posted 12.17.2016 | HuffPost Home
Valerie McKeehan

If you are looking for unique, last-minute gifts, try adding a handmade touch and DIY-ing something special. Hand lettering is a great way to add personalization and thoughtfulness to your gifts.

How to Feel More Authentic Connection by Giving Handmade Holiday Gifts

Becca Piastrelli | Posted 11.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Becca Piastrelli

If we were ever to meet up for a tea and girl talk date, chances are I would show up with a gift for you. Maybe it would be a tube of homemade lip b...

A Hard Candy Christmas

Tricia McCallum | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

I am one of three people in this particular solar system who still send Christmas cards by post. The other two are 97-year-old female twins who never married and live in rural Wisconsin in the house they were born in. I am an anachronism. And happy to be.

11 Unusually Beautiful Mugs For People Who Take Their Coffee Seriously

Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home

We'd like to float a theory out there that 6 out of 10 mugs were acquired for free, with the remaining 4 out of 10 coming from previous dishware sets ...

8 DIY Gift Ideas That Take Less Than 20 Minutes To Make (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home

Yep, you probably are short at least one gift for the holiday. Since no one wants to set foot in a mall in the last-minute holiday rush, here are a fe...

45 Awesome DIY Gift Ideas Anyone Can Do

Posted 12.13.2016 | HuffPost Home

Though you still have time to shop before Christmas, you might be tempted to bypass the crazed shopping zombies at the mall. Instead, you could order ...

5 Rules Everyone Must Follow When Giving A Handmade Gift

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home

So you skipped the Black Friday mayhem in favor of some more thoughtful, homespun gifts this year -- and we don't blame you. But before you set your s...

William Wynne: What Dogs, War, and Life Can Teach You About Celebrating the Holiday Season

Red Room | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By William "Bill" Wynne I learned a lot from my yorkie Smoky during my 18 months of combat in the SWPA and the Far Pacific during World War II. She...

Man Surprises Girlfriend With Beautiful Handmade Engagement Ring

Posted 11.18.2014 | Weddings

Rather than head down to the nearest Zales, one man decided to craft his fiancée's engagement ring by hand -- and the result is priceless. Reddit...

The Most Glamorous DIY You'll See Today

Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home

We love, love, love the blog StudioDIY. We also love, love, love anything midcentury modern. These two loves came together in a big way with these in...

Get The Anthropologie Look For Less

The Huffington Post | Nicole Guzzardi | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

When admiring these lovely vases, you may be thinking, "hmm...this looks like it could be sold at Anthropologie." And you'd be right! This DIY flowere...

3 Ways To Make A Bath Even More Relaxing

Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

When it comes to bath products, bubbles reign supreme. But, let's consider bath salts: Sure, they can sound a bit medicinal, but they're great for rel...

Give Ceramic Mugs A Lovely New Look

The Huffington Post | Nicole Guzzardi | Posted 10.08.2012 | HuffPost Home

Give plain old mugs, bowls, or even plates a fresh look using these fun fruit cut-outs or whatever designs you'd like with this Craft Of The Day. Tha...

Turn Any Notebook Into A Journal

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

OK, it's the eleventh hour, but if you need a present for Mom and can't make it to the mall, we have this DIY Mother's Day gift just for you. It invol...

A Mother's Day Keepsake You Can Make Using...Contact Paper?

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Personalized dishware can be a little on the cheesy side (unless a kid is doing the decorating, in which case, cute!), but we loved this stylish new t...

Another Way To Give Flowers This Mother's Day

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Forget the bouquet. This year, gift mom with a flower that'll last. This floral pillow cover features the rustic look of burlap but is actually made o...

A DIY Necklace That's Great For Mom

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

This Sunday, show Mom your love with a piece of personalized jewelry as unique as, well...yourself. While pendant necklaces can be very expensive, you...

The Most Unusual Candle We've Seen

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Kattalia | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We've seen our share of mason jar candles, but never like this! A simple glass cutting technique is used to do this Craft Of The Day, which turns an o...

Want This Tufted Tray? You Can Make It!

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Kattalia | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

A serving tray is one of those household items that you'll always find a use for--and this Craft Of The Day is no exception. A pretty tufted tray is t...

A Very Unique Way To Serve Desserts

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Kattalia | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Chances are you probably have an old trophy or two collecting dust on a shelf somewhere. Why not put all that hardware to good use? In one of the more...

Make This Easy Gift For Under $5

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Kattalia | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

You'll never lose your page again with this Craft Of The Day. This clever, no-slip bookmark stretches to fit any size book and can simply be made by s...

An Easy Way To Brighten Up Your Kitchen

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Kattalia | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Dish towels don't have to be drab. You can easily brighten them up with this Craft Of The Day. Sew on colorful strips of fabric for an instantly updat...

The Easiest Makeover For Your Home Office

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Kattalia | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Who says a home office has to be boring? Give an old mouse pad a new look with this quick and easy Craft Of The Day. A little bit of leopard print is ...

Make A Scarf...Without Knitting!

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Kattalia | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Warm one day and chilly the next, spring is notorious for fickle weather. Thankfully, you'll be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at you with...

A Cheap, Chic Way To Protect Your Table

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Kattalia | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

A trip to the hardware store is all it takes to do this Craft Of The Day. Use pre-cut, laminate floor samples to make sleek, wooden coasters perfect f...