Homemade Gift Ideas

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These two homemade gift ideas will really impress your friends and loved ones! They are both very practical, and your loved ones will be sure to get a lot of use out of them. They can both be easily made in your Flagstaff apartment using supplies that are readily available in craft stores.

1. Infused Cooking Oil

This is a practical gift that everyone on your list will be able to make use of! Make it as soon as you can, so the oil has plenty of time to become fully infused with the flavors before you give it as a gift.


  • Decorative bottle with narrow neck, such as an empty wine bottle or oil bottle.
  • Pourer spout with cork, like the kind used in bars.
  • Funnel.
  • Assortment of fresh herbs and spices, such as rosemary, oregano and garlic.
  • Premium olive oil.


  1. Insert a variety of fresh herbs and spices into a decorative bottle.
  2. Use a funnel to fill the bottle with premium olive oil.
  3. Cork the bottle with the pourer spout.
  4. Tie with a pretty ribbon.
  5. Attach a card that says what flavors the oil is infused with.

2. Photo Coasters

Everyone on your list will be able to use these practical and beautiful coasters. Make the gift even more personal by using images your gift recipients will relate to, such as family pictures or images of places they’ve visited.


  • Plain, square, 4-inch ceramic tiles.
  • Selection of photo images.
  • Sponge-style paint brush.
  • Felt circles (1/4-inch diameter).
  • Mod Podge.
  • Clear acrylic finish spray.


  1. Prepare images by cutting them to fit on top of tiles.
  2. Use the sponge paint brush to apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the tile.
  3. Center the image on top of the tile.
  4. Paint another thicker layer of Mod Podge over the image, being sure to cover the entire top of the tile.
  5. Allow to dry.
  6. Repeat step 4 .
  7. Allow to dry overnight.
  8. Spray with the acrylic finish clear coating.
  9. Allow to dry overnight. They will ready to wrap the next day.

Are you inspired to starting making homemade gifts in your Flagstaff apartment? Get started today by contacting us about available floor plans to suit every lifestyle!

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