30 Handmade Gift Ideas- Sewing, Food, DIY & Craft Ideas from the site that specializes in Creative Living

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 Sew Creative Blog 30 Handmade Gift Ideas- Sewing, Food, DIY & Craft Ideas from the site that specializes in Creative Living

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For the past 9 days I’ve been sharing with you some wonderful gift ideas for the creative people in your life (you can find my Countdown to Christmas suggestions here). Today I want to share with you 30 handmade gift ideas that you can make yourself!


I remember my mom spending hours in her sewing room before Christmas. We were told not to peek. I remember the sound of her sewing machine chugging along and the feeling of anticipation that I would be getting something handmade with love as a gift. Turtle’s first Christmas I made him a handmade rag quilt. When you give someone a gift that you sew, it’s a gift made with love. 

1 Hour DIY Laptop Sleeve Sewing Tutorial (For Any Size Laptop!)

1. 1 Hour Laptop Sleeve Sewing Tutorial For Any Size Laptop

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Mr Sun Fabric Buster Baby Teething Toy Tutorial from Sew Creative Blog

2. Mr Sun Fabric Busting Baby Teething Toy

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3. 30 Minute Infinity Scarf

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4. 15 Minute Kid’s Infinity Scarf

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Sew Creative's 5 minute tissue holder sewing project would make a great teacher gift, stocking stuffer or handmade gift idea. A great fabric scrap project for cold & flu season.

5. 5 Minute Tissue Holder Sewing Project

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Oh Sew Easy 10 Minute Fabric Flower Tutorial No Sewing Machine Required FP

6. Oh Sew Easy 10 Minute Fabric Flower Sewing Tutorial

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Sew Creative Blog's 15 Minute Envelope Pillow Sewing Tutorial & Fabric Stencilling with Royal Design Studios

7. 15 Minute Envelope Pillow

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Ruffle Skirt American Girl Doll Dress Sewing Project Perfect For Beginners. I love this pattern because it can be adjusted for any size doll.

8. American Girl Doll Ruffle Skirt Dress

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9. 15 Minute Baby Bib

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You’ll probably think I’m odd, but we love giving food as gifts in my family. Here are some of the foods that my family has asked me for as gifts. 

Homemade Raspberry Vinegar Recipe from Sew Creative. This recipe couldn't be easier and would make great Christmas gift idea for the foodies in my life

10. Homemade Raspberry Vinegar

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Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Granola Recipe with sunflower seeds, hemp hearts, coconut & coconut oil. Delicious, nutritious & easy. My kind of recipe! Worth eating breakfast for!

11. Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Granola

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Spicy Pickled Carrots Canning Recipe. Canning with Crystal from Sew Creative

12. Spicy Pickled Carrots 

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Sew Creative's Fleur De Sel Honey Caramel Recipe No Corn Syrup

13. Fleur De Sel Honey Caramels

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Sew Creative's Nut Free Sunflower Seed Butter Recipe A Peanut Butter Alternative

14. Sunflower Seed Butter

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15. Ranch Spice Mix and Taco Spice Mix

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16. Homemade Lemon Pepper

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Depending on where your “crafty” skills lie, here are a variety of craft projects that make fabulous handmade gift ideas. 


17. Photo Mounted to Canvas ($5.00 Gift)

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18. Photo to Wood Transfer

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Silk Screened Premo Sculpey Clay Pendant Tutorial. So easy children can make them too

19. Silk Screened Clay Pendant

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How to Crochet a Heart Mug Cozy Pattern Tutorial from Sew Creative 5

20. Crochet Heart Mug Cozy

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21. Crocheted Kid’s Slouch Hat

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Sew Creative Blogs DIY Lavender Yoga Mat Spray great for countertops too!

22. DIY Lavender Yoga Mat Spray

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23. Washi Tape Pencils 

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DIY Mr. & Mrs Rudolph Hand Towels from Sew Creative made on the Cricut Explore make the perfect Christmas Hostess Gift. #CDNHandmadeHoliday

24. Mr & Mrs Rudolph Hand Towels 

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DIY Hipster Rudolph Shirt Made On Cricut Explore From Sew Creative. A quick and easy Christmas Shirt that makes a great Christmas Gift

25. Hipster Rudolph Christmas Shirt

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Glitter & Gold Blinged Out Bug Catcher Perfect For Bug Themed Birthday Party Favors

26. Glitter Bug Catcher

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Sew Creative's Cricut Design Space Star Hot Air Balloon Let Your Dreams Soar Vinyl Decal 1

27. Let Your Dreams Soar Laptop Decal

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DIY Mod Podge Hot Air Balloon Inspirational Wall Art Up up and away, Rise and Shine and Follow Your Dreams

28. Mod Podge Wood Wall Art

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DIY Water Spray Table using plastic storage bin and piping from Sew Creative

29. DIY Water Spray Table

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Sew Creative's DIY Pallet Mason Jar Herb Garden Tutorial. This post has step by step instructions and tons of photos. A great family weekend project

30. Mason Jar Herb Garden

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What handmade gifts do you love to give and receive?

I hope that this has given you all a good launching point for creating your own handmade gifts for every occasion. I would love for you to pin your favorite projects to refer back to! Happy gift giving!

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  1. So many of the projects are great and caught my eye; I pinned several!! Wow, really great work!!! Love the water table, mason jar vertical garden, the photo wood transfer, the heart knit mug cozies….!!! Lovely work!!! 🙂

  2. Great selection of projects. Will definitely be pinning for a few ideas I’d like to try. #sitsgirls

  3. Oh my, you are so obviously talented and these gift ideas are inspiring! My kids would go crazy for the DIY water spray table, and I am in LOVE with the mason jar herb pallet! Thanks so much for creating these and sharing this for everyone to be inspired.