Part 4 of this seven-part list of inexpensive, handmade holiday gift ideas comprises jewelry and personal accessories. Tote bags, belts, scarves, wallets, bracelets, headbands … all the things we like to carry on us or with us. Few, if any, of these DIY projects require any special talent or skill. And you can make some of these DIY gifts from materials you already have, such as a pair of jeans, a T-shirt, some buttons, an old leather belt — even a washer from your garage. These are some of my favorites.
Originally published September 1, 2010. Updated November 19, 2020.
Part 1: Home & garden
Part 2: Christmas-themed
Part 3: From the kitchen
Part 4: Jewelry & accessories
Part 5: Themed gift sets
Part 6: For children
Part 7: Media, service, cards & wrapping