New year, new home office

Do you have a home office, but struggle to figure out how to make it work for you? It’s important that your workspace is comfortable, functional, and inspiring. From accessories to furniture, each item can be created just for you on CustomMade: Custom office desk A desk is often the main statement in a home office, and acts […]

10 projects we loved in 2013

Take a look at these ten amazing projects, each of which exemplify exactly why it means more when it’s made for you. R2-D2 engagement ring by Paul Bierker When Joe decided to propose to his girlfriend, no ordinary ring would do. With a shared love of Star Wars, this client turned to CustomMade to seek […]

We choose custom

At CustomMade, we are fortunate to work with extraordinarily talented Makers, and trust them to create some of our most special gifts and projects. Check out a few of our staff’s favorite pieces and learn the stories behind them: CustomMade staff: Emily C. Maker: Sophy Tuttle Project: Black and white pet portrait What inspired you to have this portrait created? My cat, Sully, […]

Gifts for pets

The pets in our family bring us joy all year long. Why not create a personalized gift just for them this holiday? Put your best paw… foot forward starting with these one-of-a-kind projects: Pet bed Let your furry friend lounge in this pet bed made from vintage luggage. Maker Laura Hale takes antique suitcases and turns […]

DIY holiday gift wrap

Jingle bell rock Incorporate the natural look of kraft paper and twine with pine cones from your own backyard. Then, add a bit of golden glamour with mini jingle bells, gold paint, and glitter. You will need: – Kraft paper – Tape – 1 pine cone – Brown twine – Mini jingle bells – Gold glitter pen […]

From our holiday table to yours

From grandpa’s famous cookies, to mom’s homemade pasta, food is an integral part of many holiday celebrations. With that in mind, we’ve curated some of our favorite, food-related CustomMade projects, as well as the best recipes from around the office. Matt’s Spiked Maple Cider Ingredients 4 cinnamon sticks 5 cups of apple cider 2 shots […]

CustomMade gift guide: Gifts for her

This holiday season, change the way you shop for the special women in your life. Rather than scouring the crowded aisles of large department stores, work with one of our talented Makers to create a one-of-a-kind gift only you could give. Start by taking a look at these five beautiful projects: Colorful clutch: The “Linda” by Maker Angela […]

CustomMade gift guide: Gifts for him

Looking for the perfect gifts for the special guys in your life? Whether you’re shopping for your husband, brother, father, or son, we’ve curated some of our favorite projects to share with you. Customize one of these ideas, or create something completely unique: Cufflinks: From his favorite sports team, to his initials, give him a […]

Holiday shopping tips

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year, and that means it’s time to start your holiday shopping. Enjoy time with family and friends by starting early, and staying organized. Here are some tips to help make gifting a breeze: Make a list: The most challenging part of holiday shopping is staying organized. Use our […]

A little piece of home

First came love, then came marriage… then came a move to the Big Apple. Houston newlyweds, Colin and Elisa moved to New York in order for Colin to pursue his master’s degree at Columbia University. Knowing how much his wife missed home, Colin began looking for a special gift, made by a true Texas artisan. […]