16 Fun DIYs to Celebrate Your Love for Emojis
We give these DIYs a triple heart-eyes smiley.
Emojis may be relatively new in the U.S., but they've actually been around for decades, originating in Japan in the late '90s. Creator Shigetaka Kurita observed expressions people made throughout the city with other common objects to make the first 180 emojis that ultimately inspired our system today.
As of 2017, emojis have become their own language. Years ago they may have been used to simply showcase relative emotions, but now they've grown into a more complex communication system by replacing words and phrases. And have you ever felt yourself lost in translation? Just like those misinterpreted texts from friends, that single smiley can be just as difficult to read.
Because we all communicate through emojis every single day, July 17 has been designated World Emoji Day! Celebrate with inspired recipes and DIY projects to tech your communication game to the next level.
Winky Face Lemon Tart
Peanut Butter-Cracker Sandwich Smileys
Poop Emoji Cupcake Cones
Learn how to turn food into insanely cute emojis from FoodNetwork.com.
Unicorn Cake Truffles
Get the recipe from Food.com.
Get the recipe from Food.com.
DIY Emoji Magnets 05:56
Snapchat + Emoji Backpack
Snapchat and Emoji Backpacks 05:13
Heart Envelope Emoji Pillow
Heart Envelope Emoji Pillow 03:22
Perler Bead Phone Cases
DIY Perler Bead Phone Cases 02:56
Crystal Ball Card + Art
Crystal Ball Card and Art 02:27
Taco Dog/Pizza Emoji Costumes 01:28
Snapchat Dog Halloween Costume 03:14
For the 'Gilmore Girls' Fan
Have you and your pal dreamed of walking the streets of Stars Hollow, Conn.? Us, too. This vintage-style print is perfect for dreaming up New England getaways while sipping on your daily cup of joe. Starting at $17.50; Etsy
For the 'Stranger Things' Fan
"Friends don't lie, and they shouldn't keep secrets from each other, either." Give your friend a not-so-subtle reminder when they need it the most. This cotton pouch is perfect for holding pens, makeup and jewelry; it is, unfortunately, too small for frozen waffles. $14; Etsy
For the Pokemon Go Fan
If your friend has to catch 'em all, then here's a way to support them on their way to the top. Gift these custom-made gym badges for proudly displaying on their hat, jacket or backpack. $16; Amazon
For the 'Parks and Recreation' Fan
Ben may not get the appeal of Li'l Sebastian, but we do! For the serious Parks and Recreation fan, this Pawnee Harvest Festival t-shirt is a must-have to honor Leslie's hard-working efforts. $24; NBC Universal Store
For the 'Star Wars' Fan
Any Star Wars-loving chef will go nuts for this wooden cutting board inspired by the fastest ship in the galaxy. We suggest not following the ship's gridlines when prepping your Revwien coleslaw and Bantha kabobs. $14; Think Geek
For the 'Friends' Fan
Could Monica and Rachel's apartment BE any more perfect? For the design geek who also happens to love these six besties, take a look inside the floorplans of all four apartments. Then ask yourself — how did they afford the rent?! $80 (set of four); Etsy
For the 'Outlander' Fan
For the true Outlander fanatic, this hand-pressed t-shirt is a must-have accessory. A method of all-over dye sublimination is used so that 40,000 words of author Diana Gabaldon's original 1991 text cover the entire shirt. $34; Litographs
For the 'Game of Thrones' Fan
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to attend a feast at Winterfell? Now, the mouthwatering dishes from across Westeros can be made in your very own kitchen with A Feast of Ice and Fire. $23; Amazon
For the 'Saved By the Bell' Fan
Were you and your friends always envious of the gangs' summer "working" at the Malibu Sands Beach Club? You can finally grab a souvenir tee and pretend you were lifeguarding on the Pacific Coast and throwing after-hours parties. $27.50; Redbubble
For the Handy(wo)man + Comedy Fan
For your DIY friend, this inside look at actor and comedian Nick Offerman's Los Angeles woodshop will have them making kazoos, mustache combs, bottle openers and more. $24.72 (hard cover); Amazon
For the 90's Nickelodeon Fan
For 90s kids, classic Nickelodeon shows taught us everything we need to know about life and love. And thanks to All That, we even learned French from Pierre Escargot! $20; Redbubble