When it comes to gifts, ’tis better to make than to buy. Make something for the ones you love and enter the Homemade Gifts Contest. Any and all gifts are eligible and there are special judges’ prizes for stuffed animals, and food.

Your reward for taking the time to make something from the heart? A Canon EOS T5i, iPad Mini 2, Kindle Fire Kids Edition, Polaroid Instant digital camera, and much more! ’Tis the season to make, share, and feel all warm and fuzzy. Happy Holidays!

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The Homemade Gifts Contest 2015 is closed.

Grand Prize

21 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Doll or Stuffed Animal

One Judges Prize winner for a doll or stuffed animal will receive:

Judges' Prize: Food

One Judges Prize winner for a food gift will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten runner up prize winners will receive:
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Nov 30, 2015 and Jan 25, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Homemade Gifts Contest 2015. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.