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.

FOOD

Winky Face Lemon Tart

Photo by: Carlene Thomas, FoodNetwork.com

Carlene Thomas, FoodNetwork.com

Peanut Butter-Cracker Sandwich Smileys

Photo by: Carlene Thomas, FoodNetwork.com

Carlene Thomas, FoodNetwork.com

Poop Emoji Cupcake Cones

Photo by: Carlene Thomas, FoodNetwork.com

Carlene Thomas, FoodNetwork.com

Learn how to turn food into insanely cute emojis from FoodNetwork.com.

Unicorn Cake Truffles

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Food.com

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Emoji Macarons

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CRAFTS

Emoji Magnets

DIY Emoji Magnets
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Snapchat + Emoji Backpack

Snapchat and Emoji Backpacks
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Heart Envelope Emoji Pillow

Heart Envelope Emoji Pillow
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Perler Bead Phone Cases

DIY Perler Bead Phone Cases
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Crystal Ball Card + Art

Crystal Ball Card and Art
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COSTUMES

Pizza Emoji

Taco Dog/Pizza Emoji Costumes
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Snapchat Dog

Snapchat Dog Halloween Costume
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