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Homemade Gift Ideas For Your Best Friends

Written By: happycamper

Are you looking for the perfect way to show your best friends just how much they mean to you this holiday season? Well, look no further! We’ve got some awesome homemade gift ideas that are sure to bring smiles and good times. Plus, we’ll throw in some summer camp-inspired crafts, like the classic friendship bracelet. Let’s get crafty!

Personalized Picture Frame

Grab a plain picture frame from your local craft store and let your imagination run wild! Decorate it with paints, stickers, or even glue on some small trinkets. Once it’s dry, add a photo of you and your bestie having a blast. Every time they look at it, they’ll remember the amazing memories you’ve shared.

tie dye shirtCustomized T-Shirt

Get some plain white T-shirts and transform them into unique masterpieces. Use fabric paint, markers, or even tie-dye to create a design that reflects your friendship. You could draw inside jokes, write each other’s names, or come up with a special symbol that represents your bond.

Scented Candles

Did you know you can make your own candles at home? Choose your friend’s favorite scent and color, then melt wax and pour it into a mold. Before it solidifies, add a wick to the center. Once it’s fully cooled, you’ll have a personalized, sweet-smelling candle to gift to your bestie. This one’s best done with adult supervision.

Customized Jewelry

Homemade jewelry is always a hit! You can make earrings, necklaces, or bracelets with beads, clay, or even recycled materials. For that extra special touch, create matching pieces so you and your friend can wear them together and always feel connected.

friendship braceletFriendship Bracelets

Ah, the classic summer camp craft! Gather colorful threads and get ready to weave some fantastic friendship bracelets. You can choose different patterns, colors, and even add beads for a stylish twist. These bracelets are not only fun to make but also serve as a constant reminder of your friendship.

Tips for Making Friendship Bracelets:

Choose vibrant colors: Pick colors that represent you and your friend or go for a rainbow assortment. Experiment with patterns: There are tons of tutorials online for different bracelet patterns. Try a few until you find the one you like best! Add Beads or harms: Personalize your bracelets by adding small beads or charms that have special meaning to you and your friend. Create a set: Make multiple bracelets that complement each other, creating a matching set for you and your bestie.

Put on your creative cap, gather your supplies, and get ready to make your best friend’s day with a one-of-a-kind masterpiece!

Watch “Episode 26 – Campy Creation Craze!” of Kidoodle TV for more insider tips on making bestie bracelets.

And check out our 2023 Happy Camper Live Holiday Gift Guide to add some items to your holiday wish list. 

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