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Handmade Gift Ideas

Handmade Gift Ideas

Browse through hundreds of handmade gift ideas. Find all the DIY inspiration you need to create unique and meaningful homemade gifts for everyone on your list. Easily search by keyword above or browse the gift idea categories below. From gifts for teens or the often hard to gift male you will find it all here in the handmade gift guide. Use these step by step tutorials to craft, sew, bake and crochet a handmade holiday! Treat your family and friends to lovely homemade gifts. With all of these handmade gift ideas it will be easy!

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Chunky Crochet Baby Blanket UPDATED

You Are Just ‘Write’ Rolo Pencil Gift

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Applique Monogram Letters with FREE printable letters

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How to make a child’s chef hat

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Thanks a bunch!

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Feel Better Soon Care Package to Send Get Well Wishes

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Cutie Pie Printable Labels – Let’s Give Pie!

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Sharpie Mug

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Easy Last Minute Gifts

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Cute Sayings for Christmas Gifts

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The BEST Gift Baskets that everyone will love!

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eos free printable Holiday Card

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Best Gifts Under $5 That Everyone Will Love

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Sugar Scrub Recipe with FREE printable labels

Cyber Monday Deals

Homemade Pot Roast Seasoning Gift Idea

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DIY Birthday Crown fit for a King or Queen

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Easy and Cute DIY Princess Birthday Hat

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Cute and Easy Crocheted Boot Cuffs

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Homemade Fudge

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Phone Fan Gift

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Friendship Gift

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Camp Care Packages

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You Are My Sunshine eos Lip Balm Gift

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eos Lip Balm Printable Mothers Day Cards

EOS Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

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Care package printable gift tags

Selfie stick gift with free printable gift tags

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EOS Lip Balm Christmas Gifts

Candy Wrapper Zipper Pouch Tutorial

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Embellished Candle Gift Idea

Hot Chocolate Gift Idea

DIY Placemat Pattern

Button Christmas Tree Pendant

Midnight Christmas Village DIY Advent Activity Calendar

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Vintage Doll Quilt Tutorial

Wine Bottle Tote

Christmas Wine Bottle Tote

Fleece and Flannel Cowl Scarf

Embroidered ornament made from free pattern

Embroidered Joy to the World Ornament

DIY Gifts To Sew For Christmas

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DIY Printed Burlap Bottle Bag

Recycled Shirt Cuff Pouches

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Best Teacher Ever EOS Lip Balm Gift

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One Smart Cookie Teacher Gift Idea

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Berry-themed Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

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Teacher Appreciation iTunes Gift Card with Paging Supermom

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DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Bunny EOS Lip Balm Gift

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You’re Sweet EOS Lip Balm Gift

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EOS Lip Balm LOVE Valentine

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Bomb EOS Valentine

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Printable Christmas Gift Tags

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

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Fabric Lanyard Pattern {Teacher Gift with Printable}

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Knotted Frayed Scarf Tutorial

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Joy-ful Pillow Wrap

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DIY Fabric Scraps Memory Game

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10 Fall Gifts and Treats

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Simple Teacher Gift

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EOS Apple For The Teacher Gift

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EOS Back to School Gift

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DIY I Spy Activity Bag

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Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub {printable tag}

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Fun In The Sun End Of Year Teacher Gift

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Cutest Teacher Gifts Ideas with FREE printable gift tags

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Watch Teacher Gift

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Coconut Oil Whipped Body Butter {with printable labels}

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EOS Lip Balm Valentine Printable

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DIY Lip Balm Christmas Gift Idea

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DIY Child's Artwork Candle

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Make a DIY Crochet Sponge For a Useful Handmade Gift!

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Crochet Coffee Cozy

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Leather Trimmed Zippered Pouch Tutorial

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Jumbo Hand Warmers

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DIY Fleece Ear Warmer

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Anthropologie Inspired Stocking

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DIY Tablet Case

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20 Minute Throw Pillows

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Crochet Gingerbread Christmas Stocking

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Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch Pattern

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Snowman Apron Crochet Pattern

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Tassel Infinity Scarf by Sew Caroline

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Snowy Day Crochet Cowl for Girls

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DIY Ruffled Leg Warmers

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Candy Cane Ripple Crochet Cowl

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Crochet Ear warmer with Bow Pattern

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Handmade Felt Ornaments, Gift Tags, and Bunting

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Colorful Vintage Handkerchief Apron

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Easy to make clutch purse pattern

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Merry Berry Crochet Coasters

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Simple and Elegant Crochet Cowl

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DIY Crochet Headband

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DIY Fabric Initial Ornament

Keep Warm In Style With A Crochet Beanie Hat

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Up-cycled Holiday Pillows {from shirts!}

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Cuddlebug Scoodie

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How To Make Zakka Gift Bags

Make A Simple Chunky Fringe Crochet Scarf

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Sew A Pet Proof Dish Towel

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Create An Easy Crochet Garland For Your Christmas Tree

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Hand Sanitizer Cozy

Super Chunky Crochet Cowl Pattern Perfect for Handmade Gift Giving

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Sew A Christmas Tree Table Runner For A Cherished Handmade Gift

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Book Lover's Ruffled Bookmark Tutorial

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Easy Crochet Kids Cowl

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Baby's First Christmas Ornament

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Placemat and Napkin Ring Crochet Pattern by Felted Button

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Sheer Pocket Drawstring Fabric Gift Bag Tutorial

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Crochet Bow Ties for Boys

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Big Bow Ear Warmer Headband Tutorial

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Zippered Pouch Tutorial

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Joyful and Bright Winter Earwarmer

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Felt Advent Calendar Tutorial

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Water Bottle Bangles

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DIY Take Along Game of Tic Tac Toe by MollyMooCrafts

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6 DIY Headband Tutorials

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Covered Button Bookmarks

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Peppermint Pincushion by Molly Flanders

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Kids Crayon Folder by Polka Dot Chair

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Easy Snowflake Infinity Scarf by How Joyful

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Modern Snowman Table Runner Tutorial by Knitty Bitties

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Walker Caddy Tutorial by Melly Sews

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DIY felt gift card holder by kojodesigns

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Mini Holiday Bunting by Rae Gun Ramblings

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Drawstring Bottle Bag by Sumo's Sweet Stuff

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Kitchen Gift Set by Fishsticks Designs

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Holiday Hot Pad Tutorial by The Long Thread

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Personalized Ice Cream Cozy Tutorial by Funky PolkaDot Giraffe

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Ruffled Tote Bag Tutorial by Girl Inspired

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Scrappy Christmas Throw Pillow by Two More Seconds

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How to make an Advent Calendar by Skip to my Lou

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Proud as a Peacock Necklace Tutorial by The Boy Trifecta

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Reusable Fabric Gift Bags from The Cottage Mama

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Trimmed Parchment Bags by The Sewing Loft

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Friendly Faces by Sew a Straight Line

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DIY Holiday Pillow from a Tshirt By Brassy Apple

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Christmas Tree Wall Hanging by Tara Dara Made It

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Candy Cones Tutorial by Katie Lewis from The Red Kitchen

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Snowflake Pillow Cover by Postively Spendid

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Wooden Hedgehog Pencil Holder {Handmade Gift}

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Mini Chalkboard Bunting Tutorial by Family Ever After

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Quick and Easy Embroidered Coin Purse by Flamingo Toes

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Easy Name Place Holders by The Train to Crazy

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Simple Holly Wreath Pillow Tutorial by The Crafty Cupboard

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Christmas Tree Napkin Tutorial by Sew Caroline

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Free coffee cozy sewing pattern by See Kate Sew

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Personalized Teacher Gifts

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A Valentine for Teacher

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18 Handmade gifts under $10

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Framed Holiday Hand Embroidery

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Kids snowman winter hat

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Sketchy Christmas Tea Towel Tutorial

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Gifts to make for baby

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Back to school gift for teacher {Free Printable}

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Five Summer Sugar Scrub Recipes

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Mother's Day Gift tag idea {Guest Post}

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Five Mothers day ideas

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Oven Mitt DIY idea {Teacher Appreciation}

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Dollar store {teacher appreciation}

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DIY Personalized Apron {Teacher Appreciation}

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Cute saying with printable and gift idea {Teacher appreciation}

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Pear Tree Greetings {Teacher Appreciation ideas}

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Fun in the sun: Summer Relaxation kit with free printable {Teacher Appreciation}

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DIY mini art easel {Teacher Appreciation}

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Teacher gift idea + free printable {Teacher Appreciation}

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DIY Mirror Memo Board idea {Teacher Appreciation}

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Fortune cookies with free printable {Teacher Appreciation}

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DIY personalized jewlery {Teacher Appreciation}

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Homemade granola with free printable {Teacher Appreciation}

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DIY Birdhouse

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How to make a Crochet Coffee Cozy tutorial {Giveaway} CLOSED

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Hair Bow Tutorial

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Felt Food

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Magnetic Pin Holder

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Handkerchief Scarf

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10 Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Easy Ruffle Bottom Onesie Tutorial

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Silk Flower Hair Clip tutorial

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Mini Oil Cloth Notebook Covers

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Oven Mitt Pattern

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10 Edible Gift Ideas

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Yummy Candy Coated Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches

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10 Free Apron Patterns

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Handmade Tissue Holder

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Picture Perfect Teacher Appreciation Gift

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Pleated Pouch Tutorial

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Handkerchief Sachets

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Simple Apron Tutorial

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A Drawstring Bag Tutorial

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Oilcloth Receipt Wallet

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Happy Kansas Day!

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Simple Applique Towels for Valentine's Day

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DIY Fortune Cookies

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White Chocolate and Peppermint Covered Popcorn

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How to Make a Felt Flower Hair Clip

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Free Holiday Printables

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Felt Crayon Holder

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How to make a simple apron

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Gifts Kids Can Make

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Surprise Ball Ornaments

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Holiday Cookies Jar Recipe

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Decorated Clipboards

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Homemade Onion and Pepper Relish

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Quick & Easy Crochet Dishcloth Pattern {FREE}

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Handmade gift ideas for friends that love to sew

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Praline Ice Cream Sauce

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Easy OREO Truffles for Kids

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Fabric Notebook Cover

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Fabric Luggage Tag for Business Card

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Fabric Luggage Tags

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Printable Holiday Tags and Stickers

Sweater refashion into a hat and scarf

Handmade Coasters

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Magnetic 'Paper Dolls' and Fun Foam Sewing Dolls

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Birthday Messages

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Fun ways to wrap packages

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How to make a notepad

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Gifts you can sew!

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How to make a designer hospital gown

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Furoshiki

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How to make a pencil bag out of juice bags

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Child's Apron Tutorial

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Covered Notebooks

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Nutty Fudge Day

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Make your own cloth napkins

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Amish Friendship Bread

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How to make bath bombs

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Last Minute Treat – How to make peppermint bark

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Free Christmas Gift Tags and Labels

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Last Minute Teacher Gifts

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How to make a candy wreath

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DIY Christmas Gift Tags

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It's a wrap

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DIY Pencil and Drawing Pad Holder

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Oven Mitt Pattern

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Gifts for pretend play

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Handmade gift ideas for those that travel

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Handmade gift ideas for teens

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Bottle Gift Bag

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Handmade Dolls

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Useful things made pretty

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Handmade Bookmark Ideas

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Just Peachy

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Bottle Stoppers

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Gifts for Children

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Keep on rollin'

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Gifts for pets and pet lovers

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Gifts for pampering

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Towel Wrap for your hair

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Gifts for her purse

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Pocket Tissue Holder

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A recycled pencil bag for the first day of school

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Felt Crayon Roll

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Lunch time!

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Appreciation 7 days a week

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How to make a hooded towel for kids

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For Catherine

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Thanks a latte!

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On a roll

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Dishtowel Aprons