Top Reasons Why Handmade Gifts are the Best Along with a List of 10 Homemade Friendship Day Gift Ideas for 2019

Top Reasons Why Handmade Gifts are the Best Along with a List of 10 Homemade Friendship Day Gift Ideas for 2019

From sharing food to clothes, from laughing at each other to defending when situations call, from gossiping ceaselessly to watching horror movies late night, you have done these things together with your beloved friends. This friendship day, certify your friends with the world’s ‘Greatest Friend Certificate’ and thank them for always being with you. We have made it easy for you. With the help of this article, you'll be able to give the best gift as your friend is. This article is about the handmade gifts for your friends, the process of making some beautiful handmade gifts and also the reason why you should choose handmade gifts.

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Why Give Handmade Gifts to Your Friend on Friendship Day?

Handmade gifts are more special than the gifts that the shops sell. Aren’t they? The handmade gift ideas require extraordinary effort and care in execution. Making a gift for a friend not only builds compatibility but also teaches you the thick and thins of your relationship. The DIY gift making ideas is something that your friend will treasure when you gift them this Friendship Day!

Strengthens The Bond

While exploring the likes and dislikes of a friend, the friendship gets stronger. Also, making something specifically for them makes them feel special. In fact, both, you as well as your friend will feel great after exchanging the gift.

You Make It Personal

You can decorate unique gifts for friends with a favourite colour, picture, décor, quotes, endless possibilities! The best part is that you will be making it personal by adding your creativity into it and for sure your friend will love the gift which is specially made for her.

Becomes A Memorable Gift

Handmade gifts indeed make memories. You never know! Maybe it will turn out to be something really special or a complete mess, and you both will laugh over it and keep the emotions treasured for a lifetime. That is what friends are all about!

It Will Be A Unique Gift

When you invest in a unique gift, it becomes a rare and a single kind! Also, it becomes nicer to say “my friend made this for me” when someone asks about it. Isn't it great that your gift will be unique in its own way and there will be no duplicates!

Exotic List of Top 10 Handmade Gift Ideas on Which You Can Count

Charming Bracelet

If you want to stand aside from the crowd or want to keep it simple and cute, you can always make a bracelet and gift to your friend, or someone special. This idea is super affordable and super comfortable.

Charming bracelet

The material you need:
  • Embroidery floss of four different colors
  • Scissors
  • Clear tape

Steps to make it:
  • Begin by cutting the thread of almost 60 inches. Fold each of the threads into half to form a loop at one end.
  • Tie a knot on the looped end of the thread.
  • Tape the knot down to the table. You can lay out the colors of the floss in the order of your choice. This will decide the color of the bracelet.
  • Mentally mark the threads from 1 to 8, starting from your left. Knot the first thread to the second one.
  • Place the first thread over the second one like the number ‘4’ and make a loop twice.
  • Repeat the same process for other threads, i.e., knot thread 1 with other threads and finish the first row. Remember to knot it twice.
  • Repeat the same process by starting from thread 2. Continue until all the strings get involved and your bracelet is done taking its actual shape.

Unique Handkerchief

A handkerchief is a daily essential in everybody’s life. Almost everyone uses a handkerchief in their daily lives. If you are very creative and a stitch expert, you can go with this option of a great gift idea.

Unique Handkerchief

Materials you need:
  • Embroidery floss
  • Embroidery transfers
  • 4’’ Embroidery hoop
  • Handkerchief
  • Needle
  • Iron
  • Scissors

Steps to make it:
  • Start by selecting the pattern that you want on your handkerchief. Lay the design and flat iron to transfer the design to the handkerchief.
  • Place the embroidery hoop on the on the specified area you want to work with. Make sure that the fabric is taut.
  • Now, Stitch the pattern with your desired stitching style.

Joy Keychain

Keychains are one of the coolest DIY gift ideas. They are super cost efficient and makes a wonderful gift. The best thing is your friend can keep it with himself always.

Joy keychain

Materials you need:
  • Any pendant of large size
  • Chain key clip and ring
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Bead and charm of your choice
  • Bead caps (optional)

Steps to make it:
  • If your pendant already has a ring attached to it, all you have to do is click it only with the ring.
  • If your pendant does not have a ring attached, then you have to thread a jumping ring to it. For this, you need jewellery pliers to avoid minor injuries.
  • If your pendant comes with a large hole, you can use a charm cord as a connection between the ring and pendant.
  • If you aren't satisfied with the designs, you can always make the keychain more customized by adding different beads of your choice. In this case, you need a jumping ring to attach the design to the ring.
  • In case you are worried about a combination, 1 charm and 2 beads seem like the perfect combination. It will be the best option if you are aiming for something simple yet special.
  • You can play with the cluster and keep adding more threads, charms and beads according to your friend’s preference.
  • No matter how many batches of charms and beads you have in your cluster make sure to thread them all to a jump ring so that the entire thing looks compact!
  • Then use the final jump ring to attach it to the pendant and you are done!

Photo Collage

When you are planning for a handmade gift, photo collages always tops the list. You either frame the picture or customize it with many creative gift ideas.

Photo collage

Materials you need:
  • You need paper mache letters
  • Mod podge
  • Craft paint and foam paint brushes
  • Sandpaper (optional)
  • Spray sealant (if desired)
  • Printed copies of photos of your choice

Steps to make it:
  • Start by painting the paper mache letters with a color of your choice. You can use any craft paint you want.
  • Once the color is appropriately dried, place the pictures on top of the paper mache and resize them. Measure the sides you have to cut down.
  • The sequence of your collage and the rescaled pictures are now ready.
  • Start by sticking the picture with a little bit of mod podge at the back. Wipe off the extra mod podge after pasting the picture.
  • Now, take the sandpaper and lightly glide over the edges of the paper mache letters and the line where two papers meet.
  • Seal the photo collage layer with another layer of Mod Podge or any sealant spray. It adds extra shine and provides a strong adhesive for the pictures.

Pom Pom Bookmark

Pompoms are very much in trend these days. In this genre of creativity and fusion, you can use the pom pom technique to make something which is very basic, affordable, cute and useful handmade gifts for best friend.

Pom pom bookmark

Materials you need:
  • Yarn of your preferred color
  • Scissors

Steps to make it:
  • At first, cut off an 8-10 inch of yarn you chose. The cut off piece is important later.
  • Start by making the pompom. To make a pompom, select the first three fingers of your left hand, and wrap it with the yarn for about 90 times.
  • After 90 wraps, cut the yarn and tightly tie a knot through the middle of the wrap. Use the 8-10 inch yarn you have cut before as a tail of the bookmark.
  • Cut the looped edges of the wrap. Give the pompom a firm round shape with scissors. Wow! A fluffy ball of yarn!
  • After sniffing the ball with its haircut, add the bookmark to a book of your choice.

Waterfall Card

When it comes to gifting cards, making a waterfall card is one of the easiest and coolest handmade gift for best friend. It is super affordable, trendy and most importantly these are pretty easy handmade gifts.

Waterfall card

Materials you need:
  • Greetings card
  • Hammered white card sheet (A4 Size)
  • Thin white card sheet
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Craft mat
  • Cutting knife
  • Ribbon
  • Double sided tape

Steps to make it:
  • Prepare a 5-6 square card of equal size with paintings or messages that you want to share. Make sure that the size is the same for each card.
  • Turn the card strip face down and create fold lines on them along the left-hand edge of the card.
  • Add a little piece of double sided tape on the right of the fold of the fifth card. Now, add another strip of double-sided tape to the right fold of the fourth card and place another card.
  • Continue this process until you finish fixing all the cards.
  • End up by adding an eyelet to the end tip. Attach a ribbon of your choice to the eyelet.
  • Add background support to the card to avoid exposing the backside.

Mini Envelope Album

Mini envelopes are probably the cutest DIYs gift ideas anyone can use. Both the envelopes and its content look adorable; also, it's affordable and very heart-warming.

Mini Envelope Album

Materials you need:
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Envelopes
  • Cardstock or chipboard
  • Double sided tape
  • Glue
  • Ribbon

Steps to make it:
  • Start by deciding how many envelopes you want to make.
  • Open up the envelopes and lay them flat. Now, use either of the double-sided sticky tape or glue and stick the inside of the envelope flap with the back of another next envelope.
  • Repeat the process until you have attached all the envelopes down.
  • Now, make a hardcover for your envelope scrapbook. Start by taking the card stock slightly larger than your envelope size.
  • Stick the scrapbook paper of your choice with the hardcover and your cover is ready.
  • Fold and stick each flap and leave this to dry.
  • Attach a ribbon to it.

Personalized Snow Globe

Making a snow globe is a very classy homemade gift, perfect for your friend! Is not it? With the following steps you can make it easily at your home.

Personalized Snow Globe

Materials you need:
  • Glass jar with a lid
  • Glitter
  • Cement
  • A figurine that you wish to use
  • Glycerin (optional)

Steps to make it:
  • Glue the figurine with the lid with cement. Keep it for 24hrs. Let it dry.
  • Add glycerin, water, and glitter to the jar. Prefer not pouring excessive glitter to the jar – moderate amount looks excellent.
  • Close the lid and flip the jar over.

DIY Scrapbook

If you want to gift something that would seem thoughtful and look pretty too, then you need a scrapbook. Making a DIY scrapbook with your precious memories is something worth a thousand dollars.

DIY Scrapbook

Materials you need:
  • Patterned paper
  • Glossy pages of magazines
  • Beads, laces, buttons
  • Scissor
  • Glue
  • Puncher
  • Thread and needle to sew
  • Binding ring
  • Craft punches (optional)

Steps to make it:
  • Create a title page centralizing a theme.
  • Organize the photos, writings, mementos that you want to put inside the scrapbook.
  • Design the cover page with your ideas.
  • Choose one or two photos of you and your friend on the cover.
  • Design beautiful frames for the photographs.
  • Decorate the cover pages.
  • Group the pictures according to place, time or occasion so that every page has some new memories to offer.
  • It is best to keep changing the angle of the photos in each and every page to keep things interesting. Diagonal, horizontal or upside down layouts will make the pages fun.
  • Every page must be customized if you want that ‘WOW’ factor. You can write quotes, poems, shout outs and use embellishments that compliment the theme.
  • End up by punching some holes on the side for binding the pages together with binding rings or sew them with lace threads or ribbons.

Mason Jar with Candle

With this DIY gift idea, you can use the mason jars of your home. The idea is very affordable and very soothing. If you want to gift someone anything related to peace and mind healing, this is the right choice!

Mason jar with a candle

Materials you need:
  • Mason jar
  • Wax thread
  • Hot glue
  • Saucepan to heat wax
  • Candle wax
  • Popsicle stick
  • Essential oil (optional)

Steps to make it:
  • Start by securing the bottom of the jar with the wax thread. Glue the thread with the bottom of the jar.
  • Heat the wax in a wax heater or on a saucepan by using the double heating method.
  • Once the wax is melted, mix some essential oil to it. This will give the candle a perfume and remove the smell of the wax.
  • Pour the melted wax to the mason jar.
  • Let the wax cool, so keep it for 7-8 hrs.
  • Light the candle and enjoy!

Amazing Ways to Celebrate Friendship Day

Along with homemade gift ideas, you can make this friendship day special by spending time with your friends personally and talking to them for long hours straight or do something fun together.

Organize A Party

For instance, you can organize a party and invite everyone and dance the night away! It will be great idea to have fun with your dear buddies together.

Go Out For A Tour

If you can manage a holiday for 4-5 days, you can go for a tour with your squad. Just imagine all of your loving friends having the best time all together! And, for sure they will cherish the moments.

Watch A Movie

In case the trip is not possible, it is never late to rush to your nearest theatres and watch a movie. Watching movie is another great idea which often work when the plans are changed. Also, who will not like to watch latest movie with his friend!

Talk About Your Childhood Memories

A long drive with your favorite tracks and favorite people, long overnight conversations, fun talk about your childhood – these things never fail to build bonds. You can’t agree more! Is not it?

Make Videos And Click Pics

Make every moment special as well as memorable by creating videos, clicking pics, and saving them – both in gallery and mind. The pics and videos will surely be stay forever in the treasure trove of you and your friends.

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Give Your Precious Friend A Priceless Gift

You can buy anything from the shop but the gift which you make by yourself have the emotions of your friendship. Friendship Day comes once in a year but it definitely holds some amazing memories. This Friendship Day, make sure you mark it special with adorable Friendship Day gifts and build the happiest moments with your dear friends. Handmade gifts are just adorable and priceless. If you don't know how to create it then no need to worry, this article tells you in detail how to make different handmade gifts for your friend. So, enjoy your day!!!