How To Find the Perfect Homemade Gift to Make!


How to find the perfect Homemade Gift to make is as easy as 1-2-3 with my Homemade Gift Site.  The Homemade Gift Site from Tip Junkie is just another way I’m trying to serve you and help you to create moments that matter.  The Tip Junkie homemade gift ideas blog has by far the most comprehensive search that you’ll find online for free homemade gift patterns. {squealing}

Homemade Gift Ideas

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You can search by persontype of giftevent, and even what it costs to make.  {{jumping up and down}}  I know, it’s incredible!  I wanted it to be really easy for you to find the perfect homemade gift pattern.  This was the easiest way I could come up with to make that happen for you.  I really hope you like it.

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Kids Dinosaur Tails {Tutorial} – Aren’t these dinosaur tails cute?!  Pair it with a of couple dinosaur picture books for a great birthday gift.

10 Minute Pencil Roll {Kids Gifts} – A quick little project that makes a great gift and can be whipped up at short notice with materials from your stash. Only basic sewing skills required, so this is a great beginner project.

Sewing Kit in a Jar {Semi-Homemade} – Turn basic sewing supplies and a mason jar into a sewing kit that is perfect for that new graduate that is about to venture off on their own.  It also makes a cute party favor for a sewing themed party or craft get together.

Stuffed Octopus Toy {Semi-Homemade} – This adorable stuffed octopus is made using 4 pairs of striped tights.  With minimal sewing you can create this cute handmade stuffed octopus toy.

Mini Comfy Skirt {Sewing} – You won’t believe how simple and easy it is to make this adorable skirt for the little lady in your life. This skirt is cute embellished with an over-sized bow or you can add pockets too.

Summer Clutch Makeover –  Some yummy fabric and a little love took this clutch from drab to fab.  The before and after is really amazing.

Apple Jellies {Recipe} – This simple recipe is one that allows you to utilize local, seasonal ingredients and is delicious. It is a real treat to watch a few pounds of apples slowly turn into squares of candy.

Ruffle Chiffon Flower {Tutorial} –  This romantic chiffon ruffle flower is the perfect homemade gift for your hair, blouse, bag or as any accessory imaginable.Search by What to Make

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Romantic Fabric Corsage Bracelet –  Beverly wanted to make something girly and romantic that she could wear all year round.  Here’s what she came up with – I think she nailed it!

Homemade Pancake Mix Jars {Recipe How to} – The past couple years we’ve taken the easy way out for teacher gifts and purchased a little something. This year I wanted to do something a little more special since this kids are getting older, but I didn’t want to send them with the same homemade item that everyone else is going to send.

Baby Shoes With Embellishments {Pattern} -Why is it that the smaller something is, the cuter it is?!  These little shoes are so adorable, and the combinations of fabric and embellishments are endless.  You could give someone a whole shoe wardrobe before she is even born.

Harry Potter Apron {Tutorial}- The perfect gift for the Harry Potter fan in your life.  A great tutorial for making this custom apron, complete with pockets and a Gryffindor patch.

Padded iPad Case Tutorial – For the person that has everything (aka an iPad or iPad2) this cute case is the perfect gift to complement their new toy.  A great tutorial with lots of pictures.

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Gift Card Cozy – Give your next gift card in this adorable handmade cozy. Dress up the cozy to give as a feminine gift or keep them simple for a masculine gift.

Movie Night Gift {Recipe} –  Erin gives you both the recipe for this yummy peppermint popcorn bark, as well as the printable popcorn bag.  A great gift idea for the whole year – just change up the bag.

Father’s Day Toolbox – This was originally created as a last minute Father’s Day gift, and thought it would be an adorable container for a gift card, little notes or chocolates. And then, I got the idea of creating some mini tools to go inside!  I imagined these tools all put together to make a mini album, or stacked up as little coupons for Dad.

Luxurious Heating Pad {Get Well Gift} – Help comfort a friend or neighbor who feels under the weather with the  super luxurious flannel, rice, and lavender essential oils heating pad. Add a some tea and cute card for a simple get well gift package.

Handmade Burp Cloths {Baby Gift}- Quickly and easily make these adorable burp cloths to give as a baby gift to an expecting mom. These can also be personalized with the new baby’s name or monogram.

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Cupcake Gift Box – Turn a plain paper mache box into a handmade cupcake package with a few supplies and this easy to follow pictured tutorial.  Everyone loves cupcakes, and this homemade gift wrap will make your present that much sweeter.

Craft Your Own Lip Balm {Recipe} – Craft your own lip balm with these simple recipes. You’ll have full control over all of the ingredients and the satisfaction of knowing that you’re putting pure, natural, and organic elements on your lips!

Tea Towel Cake {Kitchen} – Turn your favorite kitchen gadgets and some cute tea towels into this cute tea towel cake.  You could also use hand towels and your favorite bath salts and scrubs to make a more relaxing version.

Money Lei – Give a gift that any graduate would love, a lei made from money.  With some ribbon and a stack of dollar bills you can create a fun graduation gift that is sure to be a hit with any graduate.

You can help me out by submitting your best online DIY ideas and tutorials, if you’d like to. There’s NO login, NO e-mailing, and NO waiting!  The best thing about these new sites is that your submissions will be featured and promoted within a day to a week!  It’s faster, more efficient, and a lot of fun.

Tip Junkie ~ Laurie Turk

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  1. Comment-Anonymous Christina at I Gotta Create!

    Great idea! I will have to look through my blog for the best tutorials to offer. Would cards count in this? Or just gifts?

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  3. Comment-Anonymous Marissa @ Sea Flower Studios

    Love this! I will definitely use this often for ideas! Thanks for making this available!!!!

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  5. Comment-Anonymous Lucy

    These look better than a lot of store-bought goods!

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  7. Comment-Anonymous megan

    I am in desperate need of a gift idea for my coworkers. there are about 20 of them, and I would like to make them myself, and since Christmas is literally right around the corner I don’t have much time, any ideas????
    I work in a hotel and need some fun ideas for men and women!

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