DIY Father’s Day Gifts You Can Make In an Afternoon
So you got Dad a tie last year? And a trio of barbecue sauce the year before that? Try something different—and totally heartfelt—this time. Photo coasters or a custom desk caddy will find a permanent spot on a sentimental dad's coffee table or desk, while a spicy pecan brittle or olive oil hot fudge will satisfy an afternoon craving.
DIY Planters That’ll Totally Transform Your Garden
Without the burnt orange hue, these beautiful flower pots are almost unrecognizable.
7 DIY Spa Gifts for Mom
Treat your mom to a luxurious spa day (sans spa) with these homemade presents.
9 Easy Homemade Edible Gifts
Yes, there are cookies. But there are also kimchi pickles, from-scratch crackers, and—hold on to your elf hat—old-school “puppy chow.” We'll show you how to wrap them, too.
8 DIY Mason Jar Kits to Give Your Favorite Foodie
These homemade gifts are every sweet-lover’s dream—they promise freshly-baked treats with minimal prep. From triple chocolate brownies to pecan-studded banana bread, these adorable jars will be the hit of the holiday season.
Homemade Father’s Day Gifts You Can Make in the Kitchen
He doesn’t need more novelty neckwear. Instead, surprise your Dad with a bottle of DIY bloody mary mix or a pile of salty-sweet espresso almonds—and congratulate yourself on cracking the Father’s Day code.
9 Beauty Products You Can Make in Your Own Kitchen
Experiment with these recipes that will make your skin and hair glow.
DIY Cake Toppers for Every Celebration
In celebration of Real Simple’s 15th anniversary, we assembled an assortment of impressive do-it-yourself cake (and cupcake) toppers. These crafty embellishments will make any dessert look so special that party guests will probably ask where you bought them.
8 Adorable DIY Ornaments for Displaying Your Family Photos
If your pictures are piling up in cardboard boxes, use these crafts as an excuse to finally get organized and trim the tree.
10 Tasty Homemade Gifts
You don’t need an army of elves—or a sleigh full of money—to make these tasty offerings. Find recipes and ideas for tasty gifts you can whip up from the comfort of your kitchen.