Make These DIY Handicrafts For Your Friends & Families

There are so many friends and families’ birthdays, special occasions in a year, and have you run out of ideas on what presents to give? Buying expensive gifts can be convenient, but preparing DIY handicrafts would help in showing the sincerity of your wishes.

1. Explosion Box

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Only made of cards and ribbons, the cost of making an explosion is extremely cheap. Just by measuring, cutting and pasting, you can make the one and only perfect gift in the world.

This is because you can always alter the designs and attach personal photos and wishes in the pages of the box.

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You can even customize its theme according to the preferences of your friends or families~

Learn how to make one here!

2. Origami

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The reason why people choose origami as presents is because it is convenient as a last-minute gift. They’re long-lasting too!

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Other than that, origami can also be for children or adults as they’re appropriate gifts for any age.

Follow Jo Nakashima for more origami tutorials~

3. Bracelet/ keychain

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The type of DIY bracelet that needs the least material is the one made with ropes. By tying a few multi-colour ropes with different methods, there can be hundreds of patterns and designs.

Also, you can add in charms, beads or even letters to form names to make it special.

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Start with the easy ones here~

4. 3D Pop-up Cards

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If you’re bored of giving normal 2D cards, it’s time for these 3D pop-up cards!

It involves more cutting and measuring, but it’s not difficult to make.

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These cards are nice and simple to deliver your thoughtful wishes~

Tutorial for card with pop-up bouquet of flowers.

5. Felting animals/dolls

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These felting animals are just too kawaiiiiii, don’t you think? Not only as gifts, these felting animals can also be made for your own as decorations on the table.

You can find the materials easily at Daiso~

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Their ability to brighten up your day works just fine as life motivation.

However, creating neat felting animals require a lot of patience and consistency throughout.

6. Dream Catcher

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It may not necessarily work for everyone, but dream catchers are believed to capture nightmares.

This is why people hang them at doorsteps or windows, to have a good night sleep other than decorating their homes.

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The steps are rather effortless, as you would only need to wrap the hoop repetitively, and the web in the middle can be formed freely with creativity.

7. Bookmark

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As we all know, bookmarks can be created with many things, as long as it’s flat or thin enough to be slip inside the pages of books.

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Image by homesthestics.net

Check them out for more bookmark ideas!

8. Wish Granting Bottle

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Wish bottle is an environment-friendly present. Because we’ll only need to reuse glass bottles and waste paper, the materials are really accessible.

The wishes you put in can be as simple as ‘buy yourself an ice-cream’ because the main purpose of this gift is just to cheer them up.

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Sources:

Crafty Prapty

Sara Beauty Corner

WhatsUpMoms

homesthetics.net

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