Crafts for adults

7 Creative Homemade Birthday Gifts to Make

Every year my children and I like to prepare thoughtful and handmade gifts for our family and friends. We have acquired quite a collection of great birthday gift ideas. Some of them will take you a bit longer, some you can make quickly and easily, but all of them will bring you joy. These DIY present ideas will help you to spark creativity in your little ones and potentially give them a new hobby. You might open up something new and exciting for yourself and discover a hidden talent. 

Knitted Coasters and Cozies for Coffee Drinkers

Knitting is a fun and highly useful activity that will give your children an essential skill. A good start is to give them making small squares that can be used as coasters or cozies for a drink. Purchase a bunch of different yarns, knitting pins, and begin crafting. Show your kids how to knit, and they will surely pick it up very quickly and end up with their own unique designs. Knitted coasters and cozies are the perfect DIY gifts for coffee and tea enthusiasts who appreciate a special warm atmosphere. 

Birthday Slideshow for Photography Enthusiasts

If you have a substantial number of photos of the birthday person, put them together in a birthday slideshow. Collect 30 to 40 pictures and short clips and get SmartSHOW 3D – a slideshow making software with myriads designing options and a big choice of songs to complement your work. And don’t forget to include your birthday wishes right on the slides. A slideshow for birthday makes a great and lovely gift that will be cherished for many years. 

Chocolate Cupcakes for Someone with a Sweet Tooth 

Chocolate cupcakes are the beloved dessert for everyone who likes sweets. They are easy to make and taste delicious. Baking skills will certainly come in handy for your children in the future, so don’t forget to involve them. If you are new to baking, thoroughly follow the instructions above and you will succeed. Discover other recipes and make cakes, pies, and souffle together with your little ones. 

Colourful Shower Curtain for Relaxation Lovers

Does the birthday person like to take long relaxing baths? Well, a decorated shower curtain might be a great present idea. Get several colourful yarns, a needle, and a blank curtain and start embroidering. You can come up with your own patterns as well as let your children make a design by themselves. It is a great way to teach them a new skill and let their creative juices flow. Wrap the curtain together with some scented candles and make the birthday person happy. 

Embellished Dish-towels for Great Cooks

If the birthday person likes cooking and baking, a set of personalised dish-towels will make an amazing gift. They will brighten up the kitchen and add some authenticity to the setting. You will need two or three simple white dishtowels and several pieces of colourful fabric to decorate the towels with. Cut out rectangular strips of the same width as the dishtowels and show your little ones how to accurately sew them on. Afterwards, they can do it themselves and maybe even add a cute small unique drawing. 

Fabric Memo Board for Dreamers

A memo board is an awesome way to visualise your dreams and plans for the future. You will need cardboard and a piece of fabric to cover it with. Later, your children can decorate it with more clipart and drawings to make it more personable. Add a set of pins to your gift, so the birthday person can start picturing his or her future right away. 

Earrings for Jewellery Collectors

Making your own jewellery is an exciting activity that your children will enjoy. Do you have beads lying around from old earrings or bracelets? You can finally use them to create a brand new set of earrings for the birthday person. Choose a thread of a colour that matches the beads and tie it to the earring fixtures. Then add the beads and make a strong knot at the end to prevent them from coming undone.


Homemade gifts are the best presents for your loved ones – they come from the heart. Make your friends and family members feel special on their day with your crafty ideas. Besides, creating your own gifts is a great opportunity to discover a new hobby and to teach your kids a new helpful skill. Learning craftsmanship early on will help them find their talents and expand them further. 


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    Rhian westbury
    October 17, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Such nice ideas, I want to do some foodie gifts this Christmas like making my own chocolates and biscuits x

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    October 18, 2020 at 12:46 am

    Oh my goodness – I know exactly who I’m making a custom shower curtain for! These are SUCH lovely ideas!

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