Handmade Gift Ideas and DIYs

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What to do when you want to give a gift that no one else can give your special someone?  Make it handmade of course!
I love this collection of Handmade Gift ideas and tutorials, So many good DIY ideas. There are also new tutoirals being added every Saturday until Thanksgiving! I love this collection with the Handmade gift ideas. These 40 plus (and growing) handmade gift ideas are the perfect way to show someone that you care this holiday season.  With all these handmade gift ideas and DIYs you’ll be able to make a little something for everyone on your list.

Be sure to check back every Saturday from now until Thanksgiving for  a new tutorial and handmade gift idea!

Santa’s Spa Printables

holiday-spa-set-handmade-gift-ideasHere are all the printables that are part of the Santa’s Spa pack.

Holiday Foot Scrub

how-to-make-holiday-foot-scrub-handmade-gift-idea-feature-one-fleece-fun-700-x-400This scrumptious brown sugar foot scrub is perfect relief for tired holiday feet.  Comes with a free printable too!  Get the recipe and printable here.

Holiday Bath Bombs

I love this easy to follow tutorial on how to make homemade bath bombs Great holiday gift DIY idea.These easy to make bath bombs are perfect for neighbor and office gifts ( plus you can keep a few for yourself to de-stress from the holidays! Get the tutorial here.

Holiday Lotion

how-to-make-holiday-homemade-lotion-feature-on-fleece-fun-700-x-400This lotion is great for keeping hands soft during all the holiday rush.  Get the free recipe and tutorial here.

Holiday Foaming Soap

holiday-foaming-soap-tutoiral-on-fleece-fun-700-x-400Learn how to make this fun foaming soap with this simple recipe and free printable.  Get the tutorial here.

Holiday Body Cream

homemade-body-cream-recipe-handmade-gift-idea-on-fleece-fun-700-x-400This body cream is thick moisturizing and easy to make!  Get the free recipe and printable here.

Easy Sweet Lip gloss

homemade lip gloss printableThis easy to make lip gloss is a great ( and inexpensive) gift you can make for several friends.  Ge the recipe and tutorial here.

Handmade Leather Journal

leather-journal-handmade-gift-for-men-women-children-boys-and-girls-6-feature-imageThis handmade leather journal is a wonderful and personal gift.  Get the full tutorial here.

Wine Bottle Gift Bag

wine-gift-bag-feature-imageThis gift bag is the perfect wrap for a hostess gift.  Get the tutorial here.

Little Elf

Molly and Mama's Felt Elf Tutorial for Fleece FunThis adorable felt elf can be an ornament or a cute hair clip for the holidays!  Get the free pattern and tutorial here.

Ribbon Book Mark

feature-image-bookThis little bookmark is easy to make and a sweet and simple gift for the bookworm in your life.  Get the tutorial here.

Mason Jar Cover

mason jar cover featureThis easy to make cover is a great way to bring a mason jar gift.  You can get the tutorial here.

Sharpie Mug Hack

sharpie hack featureCan’t draw but want to make a sharpie mug?  Here’s my secret hack complete with templates so you can make one! Get the tutorial.

Hand Warmers

PicMonkey Collage6This sweet hand warmers use up cycled sweaters for a economical and heartfelt easy tutorial. Get the tutorial here.

Heating Bag

rice heat bag tutorialThis rice pack can work as across the shoulders or wrap around the feet.  Get the video tutorial here.

Doll Soft Shell Coat Pattern

59doll coat_-4_editThis is perfect for dolly in winter.  Plus the simple instructions and free pattern will help you make this adorable coat.  Get them here.

Cuffed Leggings for Doll

free leggings featureThese cute leggings are great under tops and skirts.  Get the free pattern here.

Doll Cardigan

56doll cardi-14_edit_editThis cardigan is fashionable and easy to make with this free pattern and tutorial.

Doll Tunic

button tunic featurePerfect for layering outfits on your 18″ doll.  Get the free pattern and tutorial here.

Doll Robe Pattern

Free Patterns on www.fleecefun.com This adorable robe is perfect for you your 18 inch doll.  Bath time or bedtime dolly is ready.  Get the free pattern and tutorial here.

Basic Doll Pant (With Video)

This simple pant is fast to make and can be made in a larger size for your little girl!  Fits an 18 inch or American Girl Doll.  Get the free pattern and tutorial here.

Boutique Style Doll Pant

This fun and frilly pant can be made in a girl size too!  Fits an 18 inch or American Girl Doll.  Get the free pattern and tutorial here.

Doll Sleeping Bag Pack

Now Dolly can get some rest with a back pack that turns into a sleeping bag.  The best part?  It also comes in kid size!  Get the free pattern and tutorial here.

18″ Doll Skirt 

Doll skirt tutorialMake a cute skirt for your little one’s dolly.  Get the tutorial here.

Men’s Shaving Kit Bag

30shave kit_-4This handsome bag is perfect for the guy  that is on the go.  Get the tutorial.

Tablet cover

tablet-coverThis tablet cover is easy to make and great for your techie fella. Get the tutorial here.

Travel Satchel

man-satchel-feature-1This faux leather trimmed satchel is perfect for the man who needs to carry his stuff for quick trips.  Get the tutorial here.

Play Castle

Wow I love this play castle tutorial. Such a great DIY idea for play for kids. Love how it fits onto a card table and folds into a bag when play is done!This play castle fits on a card table and folds up into a little bag.  Get the free tutorial here.

Tee Pee

teepeeThis wonderful Tee Pee is inexpensive to make and will fit several kids!  Get the Free Pattern and tutorial here.

Puppet/ Kid Theater

I love this cute little puppet theater! So cute and it can be a kid theater too! Such a great DIY idea for play at grandma's house. I know several kids who love to put on plays and this is perfect for them. I also love how she has a way to store it too!This fun theater works for puppets and can also serve as a stage for your little star!  Get the step by step instructions here.


how to make a satin flowerThese hair clips are perfect for hats, hair, scarves and more.  They are the  final touch to an outfit.  They’re fun to make too!  Get the Free Pattern and video tutorial here.

Fleece Chrysanthemum Flower

This easy clip not only is no sew , but it’s no glue too!  Fast to put together.  Get the free pattern and tutorial.

No Sew Hobo (with video)

how to make a no sew hoboYes it’s possible! You can make a cute purse without sewing a single stitch.  Comes in sizes child and adult.  Get the free pattern and video tutorial here.

 No Sew Christmas Stocking

This stocking is cute and doesn’t require a single stitch!  Easy project to make with the kids.  Get the Free Pattern and tutorial here.

Easy Lady Bug Softie

photo6 This cute little bug is easy to put together and perfect for your little one.  Get the free pattern and tutorial here.

Monster Mash Up

monsterDesign your own monster softie with these mix and match elements to make this creature your own. Get the free pattern and video tutorial here.

My Little Stick Pony

PhatQuartersStickPonies1LThese little stick ponies are so cute and are a timeless handmade gift! Get the free pattern and tutorial here.

Monster Finger Puppets

feature imageLittle Monster finger puppets are a small and great for travel! Get the free pattern and tutorial here.

Sunshine Softie

feauture horizontalThis will brighten your little one’s day!  This sofite has rays that crinkle and a bell that dings to amuse your little one.  Get the free pattern here.

Toddler Bean Bags

beanbagsglam1Fun and vibrant bean bags that kids can play with.  Ribbon on it makes it easy to grab.  Get the tutorial here.

Matching Game

http://www.fleecefun.com/1/post/2014/11/child-memory-game-handmade-gift-idea-vicki-meyers-creations.htmlA durable game made from cloth that your little one will love to play over and over again.  Get the tutorial here.

Sloth Buddy

FeaturedThis slow and sleepy guy is perfect to cuddle with for nap time.  Get the tutorial here.

Wrist Pin Cushion

pin-cushion-braceletThis handy gift is practical for your sewist friends (but all you need is a glue gun!) Get the tutorial here.

Handmade Gifts Planner

Project pageMaking Handmade gifts is hard – but this planner can help make it easier.  With pages for projects, lists for material and much more you’ll be set to make your handmade items for the holidays!  Get the free printable here.

Christmas Hot Chocolate Bag Topper

cocoa mix topper

A great way to give out single serving packets to friends and family!

Christmas Hot Chocolate Mason Jar Decor

cocoa mason jar

This printable is perfect for putting on a mason jar – makes a great family gift!

Handmade Especially for you Large Tag

free christmas gift tag printableThese printable large tags are perfect for letting your giftee know that you took the time to make something handmade for them!

Handmade Especially for you Small Tags

free little printable handmade tagsThese Small tags are perfect for small packages and items.  Several on a sheet!

I love this collection of Handmade Gift ideas and tutorials, So many good DIY ideas. There are also new tutoirals being added every Saturday until Thanksgiving! I love this collection with the Handmade gift ideas.
Angel Hickman Peterson

Angel Hickman Peterson

Creator, Editor and Author at Fleece Fun
Angel has a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from the University of Utah, with a professional background is in film, television, radio and ad production. Angel currently divides her time between her small production company Angel Dawn Productions, her online sewing and crafting blog www.FleeceFun.com, her two little girls, baby boy, husband and on very good days also manages to get the dishes done.
Angel Hickman Peterson
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