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DIY Gift Ideas - Quick & Easy!

DIY gift ideas - Busy Little Bird

Let's get started! Can you believe Christmas is just over 100 days away? It’s never too early to start thinking about the gifts you’re going to make for your friends and family. I’ve gathered some make-it-yourself gift ideas for you! Go ahead and start working on them now (or put them off until the last minute—they’re all easy projects!) Best of all? Some of the supplies are available from Busy Little Bird, so the shopping is partially done for you!

Mason Jar Sewing Kits 
from Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home

diy Mason jar sewing kits

These sewing jars are cute and practical! They would make adorable gifts for your fellow DIY-ers, or for someone who has expressed interest in learning a new craft.

Make one for your child’s teacher, and call it a Teacher Survival Kit! You could customize the contents to match the recipient’s interests.

BLB Supplies:  Here are a few items from the shop that you could fill the jars with.  Be creative!

  • Decorative pins
  • Buttons (different shapes and sizes)
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Seam ripper


DIY Felt Flowers by Lia Griffith

handmade felt flowers

These felt flowers would be so pretty added to a headband or decorative pillow. Or, use them in place of bows to decorate your gift wrapping!

BLB Supplies:

  • Felt Sheets: 6” Squares, 6 x 9” or 9 x 12”, depending on how many you plan to make
  • Grassy Meadows and/or Moss for leaves, any other colors for flowers


Button Pendant Necklace by Sweet Bead Studio

button pendants

A classy button craft that doesn’t look homemade!

BLB Supplies: Large and/or Medium Buttons


DIY Button Earrings by Pierogi Picnic

diy button earrings

These earrings are a perfect gift for the jewelry collector in your life – make her something unique that nobody else will have! I love that they are totally customizable based on the buttons you choose to use.

BLB Supplies: Buttons (any size)






Embroidery Hoop Photo Frames from HGTV.com

embroidery hoop photo frames

This one may be my favorite. It's such an easy project, but so sweet and personal.  Be creative with the embellishments! These would also work great with colored embroidery hoops.

BLB Supplies: Embroidery Hoop (any size, depending on your photo)

Some ideas for embellishments:

  • Tiny Buttons
  • Jingle Bells
  • Embroidery floss


Clothespin Photo Holders by small for big

clothes pin photo holders

These make a sentimental gift that’s also unique!  The clothespin makes it easy for the recipient to swap out photos as often as desired.


Tea Bag Wreath by Kojodesigns

tea bag wreath

Any tea drinker would be sure to appreciate this cheery tea bag wreath.  Customize it with their favorite types of tea, or create a sampler so they can find a new favorite!


Button Hair Accessories by Dream Patch

button hair ties

This project is so easy, it can barely be called a tutorial.  These would make great stocking stuffers for a little girl.









Button Monogram from I Heart Naptime

button mongram

What a lovely decoration for a child’s room, nursery or entryway! And so easy to make!

BLB Supplies: Buttons (assorted sizes)













Catnip Feather by On My Honor

feather catnip toy

Don’t forget to make a gift for your pet! Your kitty will go crazy for this felt catnip-filled feather toy.

BLB Supplies:

  • 6 x 6" felt sheets (any colors)
  • Embroidery floss


Embroidery Hoop Pin Cushion by Yellow Spool

embroidery hoop pin cushion

Another fun project for the seamstress or crafter on your list. You know this one will be put to good use!

BLB Supplies: 3” Embroidery Hoop


Felt-Covered Picture Frame from Martha Stewart

felt covered picture frame

Dress up a plain plastic photo frame with this simple felt border.

BLB Supplies:  6 x 9” felt sheets (any colors)








DIY Scrabble Coasters by Gourmet Gab

scrabble tile coasters

These cute coasters can be customized with any words you choose. Pair them with the tea bag wreath for a sweet gift set!


Whether you're planning ahead, or need a last-minute gift, any one (or more) of these ideas will be perfect! They're easy enough to complete several in one afternoon. You could even make a few extras to keep on hand for whenever you need a quick birthday or hostess gift!

Do share your photos! I love to see what you've been making!



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