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Great Ideas — 28 Beautiful DIY Gift Ideas!

There are so many occasions to give gifts to those we love and appreciate.

Some that are coming up soon are Teacher Appreciation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and of course, birthdays. And there’s nothing that says you care as something handmade!

28 diy gift ideas to make at tatertots and jello

Here are a few of the awesome Handmade Gift Ideas that were linked up this week.

There are many more in the party, so be sure to check all of them out. And happy gift giving!!


DIY Kindle Case Cover @ It’s Always Ruetten


Wood Photo Holder @ A Diamond in the Stuff


DIY Personalized Notebook @ Our Thrifty Ideas


School Birthday Treats @ Ode to Inspiration


Printable Tags & Tote Bags @ Uncommon Designs


Nail File 7 Polish @ She’s Kinda Crafty

gold dipped vase

DIY Gold-Tipped Vase @ Two Twenty One


Layered Citrus Scrub @ Smart School House


Five-Minute Clutch @ Nalle’s House


Metal Tin into Chalkboard Planter @ Revolutionaries Blog


DIY Canvas Tote @ Liz Marie


Monogram Burlap Decor @ Happy Clippings


Brownie Buckets @ Smart School House


Downton Abbey-Inspired Headband @ The Benson Street


Easy Rosette Bib Necklace @ Create.Craft.Love.


DIY Harry Potter Kindle Covers @ Practically Functionally


The Bag of Flowers @ Grow Creative


Minnie Mouse Mug @ Practically Functional


Perry the Platypus Tote Bag @ Tales of the Scotts


Excellent Birthday Present Idea @ House by Hoff

arrow stenciled frame

Arrow Stenciled Frame @ Girl Loves Glam

wool grill toolWool Grill Tool @ The Experiemental Home

gumball picture

DIY Gumball Picture @ Hooplapalooza

honey lavendersugar scrub and free printable

Honey Lavender Sugar Scrub and Free Printable @ Echoes of Laughter

teacher appreciation flower idea

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Idea and Printable @ Simply Organized 

mason jar sewing kits

Mason Jar Sewing Kits @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home

diy iphone case

DIY iPhone Case Liner @ May Richer Fuller Be

toast to you

Toast to You Gift Idea @ Jacolyn Murphy

Don’t forget to check out all the fabulous projects linked up to this week’s giveaway!

And enter to win a $25 gift card to Target!

target gift card

This (giant) project has meant so much to me, and your kind comments have again reminded me how much I appreciate the opportunity to connect and share with each of you!

All you have to do to enter to win a $25 gift card to Target is leave a  comment on this post!

Link your ideas up to the party and enter to win!! 

Have a Happy Saturday!! 



PS — another great ideas feature post is coming up tomorrow!! 


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  2. So many cute projects, thanks for all the good ideas.

  3. The Minnie Mouse mug is officially on my list of future gift projects! Adorable!

  4. I love the placemat clutch!

  5. julie spence says:

    these are all great ideas thankyou!!!!

  6. Gonna add the kindle cover to my project list.

  7. I love all these ideas! I know a few bdays coming up & will use these for sure

  8. These are some good ideas. I like to have ideas for people’s birthdays that are not just sweets.

  9. Wow! Two features this week?! I’m feeling so lucky! Thank you so much! :)

  10. There are some things on this list that I see myself making soon!! Thanks!

  11. Emily Sullivan says:

    What great gift ideas! Thanks so much for all the fun ideas!

  12. I finding creative gift ideas. This a great list. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for featuring my Monogram Burlap Décor.

  13. Great gift idea round up! Thanks so much for including my gold dipped vase! Excited to see you in a few days at SNAP!

  14. What fun ideas!

  15. WOW, lots of talented people! Thanks for the linky party.

  16. Thanks for sharing these great ideas! I needed a little creativity tonight :)

  17. These are some very creative ideas!! Love this post! Thanks :)

  18. Sara Westhead says:

    I really love the monogrammed canvas tote!

  19. The tote bags are really cute. The kindle covers are really nice as well. Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Heather Jones says:

    I love these ideas! I like to sew bags and purses, so the tote idea is cute. As is the toast idea since I LOVE to bake bread! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Great ideas. Love the tote from Uncommon Goods

  22. Leah Brislin says:

    Great ideas, thanks!

  23. Great ideas!

  24. Thank you so much for featuring my arrow print frame! You are the best!

  25. Lots of crafty and creative people out there! Cute stuff.

  26. Kathy in Baltimore says:

    thanks for the great ideas!! I am going to try out the citrus sugar scrub for teacher gifts!!

  27. Oh my goodness! What a collection! Thank you so, so much for including my DIY Kindle Case Cover! I was so shocked! Yours was the first blog I started reading before I dove into the blog world myself, so this is kind of like full circle and totally humbling for me!

    It’s Always Ruetten

  28. Love these ideas, especially the navy tote with the crochet flowers! Love your blog!!!

  29. Haley Grossman says:

    Love the tote bag…my kids teacher would love it.

  30. Thank you so much for the feature Jen!!! I hope your having a wondering weekend!!!

  31. Awesome projects!

  32. Thanks so much for including my iPhone case liner in your post today! What a lovely surprise!

  33. I love these! I’ll probably use some of the scrubs as gifts for mother’s day!

  34. Thank you so much Jenn for featuring my Cinnamon Toast Gift…I TOAST you!! Have a great weekend.

  35. Oh wow, what great gift ideas! Thanks so much for including my kindle covers and mug in with them Jen!

  36. Thanks Jen for featuring my school birthday treats! As always, it’s such an honor to be amongst such wonderful features!

  37. WHOOT WHOOT! i’m doing a cartwheel and trying not to hurt myself for my gumball picture feature! THANK YOU SO MUCH Jen! :>D

  38. jen!

    thank you so much for featuring my therapist/teacher appreciation gift! so sweet!

    oh, i’m stiiiiillll thinking about how you sleep with everything you do. here’s another example!!! how do you have time to go through ALL of these awesome links and pull this together so quickly the very next day? you’re amazing!

    thanks again!
    sam :-)

  39. Cute blog post! Those Harry Potter kindle covers are so adorable!

  40. Giddy!!!!!!! That’s how I’m feeling right now! I’m so grateful for the features. What a wonderful start to the day:)
    Kelly from Smart School House

  41. I love your link-up parties. I always find such great ideas :)

  42. These are such great ideas, both for gifts and for myself!

  43. love love love!

  44. Great project features! Love the nail polish and file gift idea! too cute!

  45. Thank you so much for featuring my Downton Abbey Inspired Headband! It always makes my weekend!!! xoxo

  46. Sarah S. says:

    Such great ideas!! Thank you!

  47. Cute ideas! Thank you!

  48. Lovely features Jen! Thank you so much for including our teacher tote bag and printable! Have a wonderful Saturday!

  49. Loving all the features. Thanks for including my clutch. Happy Saturday!

  50. What an awesome roundup! Thanks for including my mason jar sewing kits! See you in a few days at SNAP! 😉

  51. Thank you so very much for including my Perry the Platypus tote bag!! Have a great weekend!

  52. What a fun collection of gifts! Thanks so much for including my grill tool accessories!

  53. I am in love with that wood photo holder! Thanks for this great collection of gifts. Now I have some teacher gift ideas!

  54. Melissa C. says:

    I am definitely trying the rosette necklace…so cute!

  55. great ideas! I want to try the monogram letter with burlap!