I started SavvyHomemade in 2008 as a way to showcase my successes and failures in the world of homemade crafts.
Since then, I’ve become a kind of an expert at it, and SavvyHomemade has become a great place to learn how to make lot of different things.
I started out with a single soap mold and an eagerness to learn. If that sounds like you, I can guarantee that with passion and practice you too will become an expert at making homemade things!
A World of Beautiful Handmade Things at Your Fingertips
SavvyHomemade is all about DIY crafts for the mind, body and home. While a homemade lotion will nourish your skin and a DIY reed diffuser can fill your home will inspiring aromas, it’s easy to forget about the beneficial mindfulness that comes with a simple homemade craft.
I started making soaps when I retired. I went from a busy, hectic, deadline-driven environment to almost nothing. I didn’t know how to cope. Yet learning how to make soap allowed to me slow down and calm my mind. It taught me how to appreciate the now, how to live in the moment again.
I have hundreds of beauty recipes, gift ideas and crafts for you to try your hand at. Not only can you make amazing quality products that will wipe the floor with anything you can buy instore, but you’ll also save potentially thousands of dollars a year.
You can find some of my most popular crafts below, but I encourage you to take a look around and see what piques your interest. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter, or follow us on social media for the latest updates on new posts! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Twitter.
Some Popular Categories
My Favorite Handmade Things Are Bath & Beauty Recipes:
Here are a few of my favorite diy beauty recipes. Each time I give one of my these as a gift, the recipient is fascinated and totally intrigued by the idea that ‘I made it myself’.
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Soaps Make Wonderful Gifts:
I’ve found that natural soaps and candles make fantastic handmade gifts and below you will find some of my all-time favorites. Several of these recipes are made from scratch and have been uploaded with full tutorial photos.
Candles Also Make Fantastic Gifts:
Getting Creative Around The Home:
While the economy was still getting back on its feet, we had to watch the pennies and save those dollars. making handmade things to help do things cheaper than normal seemed like a logical idea to us, and making your own things is a great way to save cash.
Quality Supplies & Resources:
With so many comments and emails asking where we get our ingredients for recipes and the equipment used for our recipes. I thought it would be great to create a page that links to all of the guides on this site and the items involved.