When it comes to DIY gifts, we think its fun to make them with the larger picture in mind. How will you package them—can the gift become the package? Can it complement a store-bought gift you already have in mind? And let’s not forget about the stocking: quick and easy sewing projects can yield unique, exciting stuffers.

Here are 8 awesome gift tutorials that will cover just about everyone on your list. Each one can either be used to decorate a larger package, stuff a stocking, or be filled with even more goodies. And the best news is you have plenty of time to tackle your to-do list so you might just decide to make them all.

DIY Macaroon Coin Purses

DIY Macaroon Coin Purses
Tutorial available via Craft Passion

One of the best parts of gift giving is coming up with clever packaging that can be part of the gift itself. These little macaroon purses are fantastic. You could slip them in stockings with a treat inside or use them to wrap something more substantial like jewelry.

 DIY Soap Pouch

DIY Soap Pouch
Tutorial available via Whimsy Love

This would be a great handmade addition to a package of bath products. Fill it with an indulgent, scented bar of soap and use it as a stocking stuffer for a teen or grownup.

 DIY Casserole Covers

DIY Casserole Covers
Tutorial available via 2 Little Hooligans via Taylor Made

These casserole covers would be a huge hit, especially if you go the extra mile and fill it with handmade goodness!

 DIY LIberty Flower Clips

DIY Liberty Print Flower Clips
Tutorial available via MondoCherry

These super cute flower clips—made in amazing Liberty prints no less—would be great gifts for little ones. Use them to decorate the top of a gift instead of a bow!

 DIY Bowtie

DIY Bow Tie
Tutorial available via A Beautiful Mess

Love this tutorial. Wouldn’t be fun to make up a set of, say, six and package them in a row? They’re easy to make so it’s no sweat to tackle multiples!

  DIY Edgy Scarf

5-Step Glam Scarf
Tutorial available via Maria Just Do It

Scarves make perfect gifts. And there are tons of tutorials out there for making all kinds of variations. But this one is great because it’s refined, modern, and versatile. In only five steps, you can make one for all the ladies on your list.


DIY Cotton Leather Clutch

DIY Cotton + Leather Clutch Purse
Tutorial available via A Beautiful Mess

Clutches are all the rage this year, so we’re pretty sure any trend setter on your list would appreciate this one. What makes it unique is its mix of leather and cotton. Super cool!

felt slippers

DIY Sewn Felt Slippers
Tutorial available via Martha Stewart

It’s a German Christmas tradition to leave your shoes outside the door so that Santa Claus, called Nikolaus in German, can fill them with sweets, oranges, walnuts, and other goodies. Why not sew up a pair of these for all your family members and start a new tradition!

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One Response to 8 Handmade Gifts For Everyone On Your List
  1. These are awesome ideas. Love love love them.


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