14 handmade gift ideas made from repurposed items! Keep them for yourself or give them as gifts that anyone would be thrilled to receive!
Money is tight sometimes, but that shouldn’t mean you have to stop giving great gifts. However, finding a way to use what supplies you already have in a way that is useful can be tricky.
Today, I’ve taken some of the guess work out of the situation for you!
14 Great Gifts to Make from Repurposed Items
I’ve given you a lot of ideas for how to use scrap fabric, wood scraps, and even just using plain paper, but what about all those random items you have around the house?
Here are a ton of ways you can use repurposed items for useful and fun gifts!
This could also be made as a necklace (like a 3 tier thing, ugh, adorable) and all you need is a t-shirt!
Really you could repurpose any toy or item that could be glued to a board to make these great bookends!
Although these are precious “as is”, you could also use colorful paper or kids drawings to make these without photo paper! Since not everyone has that on hand, and we are going to free here!
Have an old wooden hanger? Then you can make this super cute organizer!
Love the idea of a jewelry organizer, but you don’t have a wooden hanger? Maybe you have an old picture frame.
And of course, everyone has sugar! If you have a little jar you can make these for your favorite coffee and tea drinkers.
Love how easy these are!
Do you remember that crazy pair of socks you got that you SWORE you would wear, but they actually still have the tags on them? Yeah, those will make an adorable sock money!
This one hardly needs a tutorial… Turn wooden puzzle pieces into magnets. Fantastic gift that you can customize based on what you have available.
You could use anything really, it doesn’t have to just be puzzle pieces!
I love the jersey knit bracelets from the top of this list, but these are cute too! Especially if you don’t have a t-shirt you want to shred :-)
Just grab a few shower rings and get to rippin’ some fabric!
Old windows aren’t really all that hard to come by, and you might even have one laying around! If you do (or if you can find one for free) this would be a great gift.
This project features a monogrammed window, but you could do a quote or an image (or silhouette) using the same technique.
This project does require a few more items than some of the others, but they are still common enough. An old frame, some fabric, and a few magnets will see this project through!
This would be a great gift for a teenager!
Ok, I LOVE these combs. I pinned them for myself quite awhile back and just haven’t gotten around to making them.