CustomMade gift guide: Valentine's Day gifts for him

From cool keepsakes, to handcrafted furniture, let CustomMade play cupid with these one-of-a-kind gift ideas for the man you love.

10 projects we loved in 2013

In 2013 we were inspired by the creativity, innovation, and collaboration we saw between Makers and their customers. In celebration of the new year, we've curated a few CustomMade pieces that caught o…

We choose custom

CustomMade is more than just a marketplace. It is an innovative way to capture meaningful stories through one-of-a-kind pieces. See some of our staff's own personal projects and find out why we choose…

DIY holiday gift wrap

It means more when it's made for you. Even if you don't give a custom gift this holiday, homemade wrapping makes any present more meaningful. Get started with our easy-to-follow DIY tutorials:

A little piece of home

A personalized gift can bring comfort to someone you love. See how a custom Texas pendant was given as a reminder of home.

Makers share stories of meaningful projects

Whether Makers receive requests to make something incredibly meaningful or to fulfill a specific need, they're automatically immersed in the story and learn the root of the request. Several Makers sha…

David Musty and His Putters

David Musty isn’t a pro golfer - he’s not even a scratch golfer - but the man can putt. David also isn’t someone who found a gimmick to turn a quick profit in the golf industry. David is, first and fo

Holiday Swag - How to Raise the Gifting Bar with Custom

Is it just me, or do you feel like the craze of holiday shopping gets worse and worse each year, but the gift options all stay the same? Socks, ties, coffee... we've seen it all before. Pull yourself

An entire reclaimed room - Déjà hewn all over again?

Watching the Antiques Roadshow recently, I was reminded how important the stories behind our possessions can be. One way of getting excited about furniture is to have it custom made by a talented artis

Love, Star Wars and an Amazing R2D2 Engagement Ring (Pics and Video)

When Joe decided to pop the question to Emily, no ordinary ring would do. With a shared love of Star Wars, Joe turned to CustomMade to seek an incredibly unique R2-D2 inspired engagement ring.

Reblog of a Wonderful Creation Story... from one of our Great Investors!

Here's an awesome story and experience that Chris Fralic of First Round Capital shared on his blog, You can check out the post originally here, or read on and scroll right to see how

Fused Glass: A Different Take on Jewelry!

Diana came to CustomMade looking for a maker to craft a gift for her boss: a simple pendant to celebrate the one year anniversary of For My Sister Friends, a company dedicated to empowering women. She

Guest Post: “My Top Three Myths About Custom” by Ann McDonald, Founder/CEO, Couture Chateau

As the Founder of Couture Chateau, I tackle myths about custom daily. The truth is I love this discussion because it opens a door to share my passion for the intentionally made. Here are the three thi

A Bed Fit for a Princess: Custom Children's Furniture

To celebrate her daughter's fifth birthday, CustomMade customer Kristie knew she wanted to do something extra special. Her daughter, lover of pink and princesses, required a new bed with unconventiona

Not Your Typical Engagement Ring: Custom Jewelry for Gamers

Finding the perfect ring to get engaged with can be more than a little nerve wracking. Taking someone's entire personality and putting it into one ring is beyond a challenge. Right off the bat, Custom

Custom for a Cat Lover

Cats have always been a huge part of CustomMade customer Mona'€™s life. Most recently, two young kittens have stolen her heart. Mona adopted young Ralphie and Norton from the Sunshine Rescue Group in

Celebrating BBQ with CustomMade

BBQ and Beer. These two delightful American staples are a favorite way to beat the summer sizzle. The small town of Deer River, Minnesota celebrated both last Saturday at the 3rd Annual Deer River BBQ

It's all About Me

Another informative article written by Maker Success Team Member Heather Bailey. When sitting down to assemble your portfolio on CustomMade, one of the most overlooked components is the about me sectio