Stylish Handmade Gift Guide

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Stylish Handmade Gift Guide
Beth Huntington

Nothing compares to a meaningful, from-the-heart, one-of-a-kind gift. That's where DIY projects come in. They're a great way to give someone a thoughtful and unique gift without breaking the bank. To help you make the season of giving a bit more personal, we've rounded up stylish, easy-to-make gifts that are easy on your wallet, too. A word of caution: These DIY gifts are so cute you'll have a hard time giving them away.

Upcycled Clutch
Beth Huntington

Upcycled Clutch

Would you ever guess that this beautiful clutch was made from a thrift store blanket? The recipient of this gift won't believe it either. Not only is this clutch eco-friendly, but it's also affordable and practical. As if it couldn't get any better, it's so easy to make even a beginner can handle it. Really.

Related: Get the full tutorial here

Cap-Toe Flats
Jessica Begum

Cap-Toe Flats

For the girl who never shies away from a little sparkle, make her a pair of festive flats that are flat out fabulous. Upcycle a pair of leather or canvas flats into a pair with glittering gold cap-toes using only Mod Podge, painter's tape, and gold spray paint and glitter.

Related: Get the full tutorial here

Pom Pom Scarf
SeamstressErin Currie

Pom Pom Scarf

If you haven't ever considered making your own pom poms, perhaps this DIY scarf will persuade you to try your hand at it. Pom poms are a cinch to make and the process is quite addicting. Grab a skein of yarn and a pair of scissors, turn on a Netflix marathon and you're set to make a bunch of fluffy, wool pom poms. Next up? Crafting a fashion-forward scarf perfect for an artistic-minded trendsetter.

Related: Get the full tutorial here

Felt Fingerless Gloves
Jerry Dowdle

Felt Fingerless Gloves

What better way to upcycle a worn or damaged wool sweater than by turning it into something gift worthy? Handmade felt fingerless gloves are a thrifty gift that will help the recipient survive the chilly months in style. Flower embellishments keep these cold-weather essentials bright and cheery.

Related: Get the full tutorial here

Wire Ring
Sonya Nimri

Wire Ring

Though it may look intricate, making this ring requires only a few tools and some simple handiwork. Pliable craft or floral wire can be bent into a number of shapes using jewelry pliers. A handcrafted ring is the perfect gift for the bauble-loving girl on your list.

Related: Get the full tutorial here

Scrappy Upcycled Scarf
SeamstressErin Currie

Scrappy Upcycled Scarf

Upcycle T-shirts, sweatshirts or scraps of knit fabric into easy-to-make scrappy scarves that don't require any hand sewing. Customize each scarf to make personalized gifts for everyone on your list. Made with cozy knit material, these scarves are as warm as they are stylish.

Related: Get the full tutorial here

Bead Bracelet
Angie Diersman

Bead Bracelet

Making bead jewelry is inexpensive and easier than you might think. All you need are beads in assorted colors, thread, a needle, a pair of scissors, a jewelry clasp and a little know how. If you don't own a loom, you can simply use a spiral notebook to anchor your bracelet.

Related: Get the full tutorial here

Crocheted Headband
Lindsay Obermeyer

Crocheted Headband

Give her a handmade gift that will keep her warm and toasty throughout the winter months. A crocheted headband with a scalloped edge and a button closure comes together quickly if you're familiar with the technique. Any cold weather-faring girl will appreciate this stylish accessory.

Related: Get the full tutorial here

Pom Pom Necklace
Sonya Nimri

Pom Pom Necklace

What's not to love about a colorful pom pom necklace? With just a few feet of trim, cord, chain and a rhinestone strand you can make your own pom pom necklace. Experiment by playing with color, adding more chain and using different sized jump rings.

Related: Get the full tutorial here

Boot Stuffers
Sonya Nimri

Boot Stuffers

This DIY gift is perfect for the girl who owns a closetful of shoes and wants to keep them in tip-top condition. These easy to make boot stuffers will keep her cold-weather footwear neat and tidy in her closet. Pom pom toppers give this clothing care accessory a bit of personality.

Related: Get the full tutorial here

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