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Homemade Gifts

10 Easy & Edible Gifts for Mother's Day

Jennifer Segal | Posted 05.07.2016 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

Just imagine the look on mom's face when you hand her homemade, beautifully wrapped treats. From Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons to Mexican Wedding Cookies, all of these delicious declarations of love are easy enough for even dads and kids to make.

10 Delicious Homemade Gifts for the Holidays

Jennifer Segal | Posted 12.12.2015 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

Don't drive yourself mad this holiday season buying impersonal gift cards, candles and lotions for the important people in your life. The best holiday gifts are homemade, and you don't need to spend days in the kitchen to make it happen.

No One Will Know How Cheap This Homemade Holiday Gift Is

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 12.04.2015 | Taste

With all that good cheer -- and a festive cocktail in hand -- the holidays truly are a special time of year. They also happen to leave us broke, broke...

Six Super Cheap, Homemade Holiday Gifts

Mahogany Clayton | Posted 12.02.2015 | HuffPost Home
Mahogany Clayton

Tis the season... to be broke. Holiday season is meant for cheer and singing jolly songs in the snow. However, behind all the fluff of decorated trees...

40 Fresh DIY Holiday Gifts for Every Single Person On Your List

Hometalk | Posted 11.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

This year, save yourself from the dreaded holiday shopping, by DIYing the very best gifts for everyone on your list -- friends and family. These ideas from Hometalk bloggers are some of the best ways to show your love this holiday season, so save your cash, and spend some time crafting DIY gifts!

10 Thoughtful, Handmade Gifts Only The Coolest Friends Will Give

The Huffington Post | Lexi Tollefsen | Posted 11.23.2015 | HuffPost Home

Why would you step foot in a crowded shopping mall when you could make your own gifts this holiday? Cost effective, stress-free and even fun, DIY good...

10 Fun Things to Do at Home This Weekend

Hometalk | Posted 07.16.2016 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Even in the summer, weekends are still weekends, which means they're reserved for fun. Whether you're planning on spending the day lounging outdoors, enjoying time with the family, or improving your space, spend this weekend living it up with these fun ideas.

9 Unbelievable Trash-to-Treasure Triumphs

Hometalk | Posted 06.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

In 2009, the EPA reported that 9.9 million tons of household waste was made up of discarded furniture, a number that has only grown in the past 6 years. But what most people see as trash, these 9 DIYers see as raw material

9 Home Decor Crafts Using Goodies From the Beach

Hometalk | Posted 06.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Summer's on its way in, which means hello beach days! While you're lounging in the sun and leaving footprints in the sand, don't forget to collect shells and other beach treasures for some amazing crafts and decorating ideas.

6 Super Successful Ways to Get Rid of Bugs in Your Home and Garden

Hometalk | Posted 05.26.2016 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Between the warmer weather and the nighttime cookouts, spring is a constant struggle between wanting to spend time outside and wanting to protect yourself from pesky bugs.

Valentine Craft: Love Is in the Air

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.14.2015 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

Looking for a really cool Valentine's Day craft for your friends and family? Or are you still searching for a gift to give to your sweetie pie? Well, look no further.

15 DIY Valentines for Everyone You Love

Hometalk | Posted 04.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

There's plenty of love to spread that doesn't require a checkbook! Instead of handing out classic cards or candies, get a little bit creative, with these V-Day DIYs.

10 Galentine's Day Gifts to Treat Yo' Girlfriends

Hometalk | Posted 03.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

As the New Year's hype starts to cool down, you might have begun to notice that February 11th isn't too far off, and, as a Parks and Rec junkie, you know what that means -- Galentine's Day, the day to enjoy your womanhood with your besties!

40 DIY Holiday Gifts For Absolutely Everyone On Your List

Hometalk | Posted 02.07.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Save yourself from the dreaded holiday shopping this year, by DIYing the perfect gifts for every family member and friend! After taking a look at what gifts everyone's wishing for this year, we rounded up some of our favorite holiday gift DIY's. Save your cash, and spend some time crafting for the holidays!

Homemade Holidays

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

The homemade Christmas gifts we made as children were good practice for hobbies that have followed us into adulthood.

10 DIY Holiday Gifts For Literally Everybody In Your Life

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.18.2014 | Teen

The holiday season is in full swing, which means about six more weeks of Christmas carols on repeat, impossibly-packed shopping mall parking lots and ...

Crafting For Losers

Erica Ford | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Erica Ford

As a kid, I knit my Dad a 16-foot long scarf and then wondered why he never wore it. A ceramic tree I painted looked like a melted bong. When I became a mother, I couldn't wait to craft with my own girls. I thought, I'll be good at crafting now!

What a Simple Gift Taught Me About Motherhood -- and Myself

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Carolyn Ossorio

People say having kids changes you. I have five, so I feel pretty confident in attesting that there is truth to this. But even I am amazed by how much I've been transformed.

7 Things You Need To Know About Made-From-Scratch Barbecue Rubs

Steven Raichlen | Posted 02.12.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Stumped on what to buy that barbecue fanatic on your holiday list?

DIY Holiday Gifts

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

There's just something really special about making your own gifts. Instead of being limited by what's on the shelf, fighting the holiday crowds, and f...

Do Something Special on Valentine's Day: 10 Creative Ideas

Rob White | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

There are plenty of creative gifts you can give that won't deplete your wallet. They may take a bit of your time, but that's good -- when you invest time in a Valentine's Day gift, you make the occasion extra special and memorable. Nothing says, "I love you" like a creative gift of love.

Whole Grain Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Kathy Carter Woods | Posted 03.30.2013 | Taste
Kathy Carter Woods

My kids call this cinnamon squirrel bread, you'll call it delicious! This easy homemade bread is ideal for first time bread makers and freezes beautifully!

Homemade Peanut Butter Granola

Kathy Carter Woods | Posted 03.28.2013 | Taste
Kathy Carter Woods

Break cooled granola into pieces -- store in an air tight container. Check out my blog for more recipes!

Impress Your Valentine's Day Crush (Without Embarrassing Yourself)

Dana Holmes | Posted 03.26.2013 | Women
Dana Holmes

There's pretty much no better time to show your crush that you like them than on Valentine's Day. But what's the best way to do that without embarrassing yourself?

Material-Free, Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Posted 12.23.2012 | Green

After promising that, for once, you would get holiday shopping done early this year, you’ve found yourself in a familiar situation: Only a few days ...