The holiday season is right around the corner! You could try to buy the perfect gift, or you could make the perfect gift. For the Homemade Gifts Contest, we want to see what you create for the special people in your life.

All gifts are eligible, and we would love to hear about who the gift is for and why it's meaningful. Bonus points if you weave those details into your Instructable!

Share those awesome gifts and you could receive a Canon EOS camera, Samsung smart camera, a mystery prize, and more! Remember, it’s the season of giving so make, make, make and you could win, win, win!

The Homemade Gifts Contest 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second (5)

Five Second prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up winners will receive:
  • a mystery prize
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt 
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 28, 2016 and Jan 23, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Homemade Gifts Contest 2016. 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.