Homemade bath slats, wine cork coasters, decoupage picture frames and a spice rub gift set are some simple handicrafts that can be made at home. Each of these handicrafts also makes good homemade gift item.
EverythingEtsy.com is a good resource for homemade handicraft ideas. It has handicraft projects for people of all skill levels, and it gives a step-by-step guide for each project.
The handicraft ideas on IkeaHackers.net involve modifying or completely purposing items purchased from Ikea. These range from very simple modifications of Ikea products to more complex projects involving power tools. The website lists the projects according to the type of Ikea product that the project modifies.