13 Creative Things To Make for College Students {present ideas}


Creative things to make for college students ages 18 – 23 years old. These home made gifts are perfect for college students and include pictured tutorials for a magnet board, sewing kit, id wallet, monogrammed bookmark, spa wrap and spa gift set.

As always, the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts site has hundreds of pictured tutorials with free patterns for Homemade Gifts for guys and home made gifts for women, so you can always search there if you’re looking for something specific. {wink}

Creative Things To Make

Creative Things to Make

1.  Repurposed Magnet Board ~ The transformation of this metal magnet tray is fab-u-lous!  Stencil the tray, add a decorative knob and it’s perfect for hanging memorabilia and small trinkets.

College Student Sewing Kit
2.  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.

Creative Things to Make
3.  Monogram Ribbon Bookmark ~ If you’re an early bird, plan-ahead kind of girl just like me (ha–yeah right), and thinking about Christmas gifts, here’s a sweet idea for the college student who likes to read.  If you are giving a book or journal, wrap it up in brown craft paper and attach the bookmark to the front in place of a bow.

Photo ID Wallet

4.  DIY ID Wallet ~ The Sandi ID Wallet is a snap pouch with a clear pocket on the back for work ID, transport passes and student cards. With a lobster hook on one end they can be attached to lanyards, badge reels and belt loops.

Great Christmas Gifts

5.  Gathered Bag Tutorial ~ Homemade, easy to make bag that is a stylish purse to tote around with. A perfect gift for any girl!

Custom Laptop Bag

6.  Make a Custom Laptop Bag, or any kind of bag! ~ A tutorial with step by step instructions for customizing a bag or pouch for just about anything.  Great for your laptop or iPad.

t-Shirt Braided Scarf

7.  Chunky Braided Scarf {Tutorial} ~ It’s hard to believe with all this crazy heat, but Fall is just around the corner.  Time to start getting ready with this pretty scarf.

Great Christmas Gifts

College Student Gift

8.  Braided Rope Bracelet ~ This cute and simple bracelet tutorial makes a fabulous gift.  Don’t forget to use some flashy bling for the buttons – I think it makes the whole thing.

9.  Spa Towel Wrap ~ These fabulous ruffled spa towel wraps are perfect to wear after a shower.  Especially for a college student in a dorm.  They are a fraction of the cost of a store bought wrap!

Dorm Room Slippers
10.  Felt Slippers {Tutorial} ~ Just because you don’t want cold toes doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your fashion sense.  Every girl needs fabulous shoes, even with her pajamas.

11.  Homemade Heating Packs with Lavender ~ This simple sewing project makes a useful gift, and you can customize it with your choice of aromatherapy for a little extra indulgence.  My preference is lavender, but you can also add mint, eucalyptus, or cloves.

12.  DIY Spa Gift Basket ~ Get this how-to on putting together an ultimate spa gift basket.  Includes recipe bath scrub, how to make a lavender sachet, how to make a travel candle and more.

13.  Box of Chocolates Money Gift ~ Money is the gift everyone loves, but sometimes it feel like it’s not very thoughtful when you hand over a twenty in a card, right?  So for the person who has everything, transform some cold hard cash into this lovely box of “chocolates”.  Fabulous for a college student!

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