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

Photo by: Food.com

Food.com

Get the recipe from Food.com.

Emoji Macarons

Photo by: Food.com

Food.com

Get the recipe from Food.com.

CRAFTS

Emoji Magnets

DIY Emoji Magnets 05:56

Learn how to make adorable emoji magnets for your locker or fridge.

Snapchat + Emoji Backpack

Snapchat and Emoji Backpacks 05:13

Meg creates emoji and Snapchat backpacks for back-to-school.

Heart Envelope Emoji Pillow

Heart Envelope Emoji Pillow 03:22

Karen's DIY heart pillow is the perfect decor for fans of emojis.

Perler Bead Phone Cases

DIY Perler Bead Phone Cases 02:56

Learn how to make a cute DIY phone case with a personalized design.

Crystal Ball Card + Art

Crystal Ball Card and Art 02:27

Dream about your future as you gaze at this DIY crystal ball art.

COSTUMES

Pizza Emoji

Taco Dog/Pizza Emoji Costumes 01:28

Dress your dog up for Halloween with these clever DIY costumes by Meg.

Snapchat Dog

Snapchat Dog Halloween Costume 03:14

Create a Snapchat dog filter costume in just a few simple steps.

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