Have you ever considered having a DIY Christmas?
Well, most people don’t make their own gifts for the holidays anymore, but don’t let that stop you! There are lots of unique and thoughtful gifts that can be created and shared among those on your gift list.
With that in mind, we are bringing you quite a few options for you to consider making this year for people of all ages. The best part is that these ideas should help shrink your holiday budget quite a bit as well.
So if you are working on a budget this holiday season (aren’t we all?!?), then take a few of these ideas into consideration.
Here they are:
1. The Kiddie Workbench
Do you have a little boy on your shopping list this year? If so, then he is going to love this gift idea. It allows him to have a creative space and work alongside the carpenter in his life.
But what makes it so great is that it can be created out of an old scrap night stand. The instructions and pictures are great to help you along your build.
2. The Hopscotch Game
Do you remember playing hopscotch as a kid? I loved it! Well, why not make a great indoor hopscotch game for the kids in your life?
Plus, the tutorial is very thorough. It provides great pictures and detailed instructions to help you along your DIY journey.
3. No Sew Sock Monkey
Sock monkeys were all the rage when I was a kid. They would be a great gift for an imaginative older child, or for a toddler who likes to drag a stuffed animal around.
But what makes this toy so great is that each one can be unique. Actually, it is as unique as the socks you make it out of.
4. Wooden Instruments
This is another great holiday gift for a child in your life. If you have a little one that has just started out exploring this big world, or if you have a kindergarten age child that is showing interest in music, then this gift might be a great option.
So if you want to encourage growth in music then check out this tutorial and make these great gifts for the musical kiddos in your life.
5. Wool Felt Stick Horses
I had a stick horse as a kid, and I loved it. Sadly, a lot of today’s kids have gotten so sucked into electronics that they miss out on these simple toys that can really spur on their imaginations.
So if you’d like to give a child in your life a classic toy and help them utilize their imagination, then consider this gift for the holidays.
6. DIY Sewing Kit in a Jar
I had this DIY gift given to me a few years ago, and I loved it. I was given small sewing projects inside of it.
For instance, you could include a pin-point craft or a cross-stitch craft inside the jar too. They can be purchased very inexpensively and would be a great addition to this gift.
7. A Candy Topiary
Do you have a teacher in your life that you’d like to get a gift for? If so, then you might want to consider this ‘sweet’ gift.
What better gift would a teacher like than a sweet treat to finish his or her day with? Plus, this gift includes a great note of encouragement at the top as the tree topper.
8. The Quick and Easy Dinner Kit
As a busy mom of three, this would be a tremendous gift in my opinion. Sometimes the best DIY gifts are simple and thoughtful.
So if someone gave me a DIY gift that made throwing dinner together a lot easier, I know I would certainly appreciate the thought.
9. Stove Top Simmer Spices
So you wrap up the ingredients, attach the cute printable card, and then all they’ll have to do is heat the items up on the stove so their home will smell wonderful.
10. NACHO Ordinary Neighborly Gift
However, you could actually step this gift up a bit by canning your own salsa and making your own tortilla chips.
11. The Giving Plate
But what makes it even better is that it is so simple to make. You could buy a plate at the dollar store and write on it and this gift would be ready to go.
12. Picture Frame Memory Wreath
Anyway, it is a great way to share lots of family photos (or show off the grandchildren) in a stylish way.
13. The Monogram Planter
Plus, it doesn’t look that difficult to build. There is a great tutorial to walk you through the process. What better way to spread the love this winter then to give them a gift that reminds them of spring.
14. Heart Clasp Bangle
However, I would say that this piece would take a steady hand and some patience. But if you have those things, then check out this great DIY gift.
15. Photo Pillows
So if you’d love to decorate your loved one’s home with the same feelings then consider making them this homemade photo pillow. Another great option for the grandmas out there.
16. Tile Photo Coasters
However, with this great DIY gift my kids would probably love to use a coaster especially if their picture was on it. Plus, this is a great way to add some character to your décor.
17. Ice Cream Sundae in a Box
So give the gift that will be sure to be used. Wrap up your favorite sundae items and place it in a decorative box. Voila! Your gift is done.
18. $1 DIY Candles
However, my favorite is the DIY Funfetti Cake scented candle. It looks adorable, and I’m sure it smells wonderful too.
19. DIY Monogrammed Tote
And why wouldn’t you? Considering it is monogrammed and beautifully done so. What is even better, is if you are able to buy these items at the same price the author of the post you could make these beautiful bags for around $20 a piece. Not a bad price for a gorgeous gift.
20. Glowing Photo Luminaries
This is another very personal yet functional gift. If your loved one loves to have photos of everyone they love around, then this is a great decoration idea for their home.
So the awesome part is every time they light a candle, your loved one can think of you as they look at your precious photos inside this created piece.
21. Mason Jar Lid Magnets
Especially if they live a good distance away from their grandchildren. So keep this idea on hand if you need a simple but thoughtful gift.
22. DIY Wood Slice Photo Transfer
However, these coasters are even better because you can transfer a picture on to them. What I really love is that they are made from wood so they would fit right into a rustic décor.
23. DIY Picture Frame
Well, this picture frame is no different. I love the rustic design and the personalization of the frame as well.
24. Sharpie Dot Flower Pot
Then, to top it off, you could place a nice house plant inside of the newly decorated pot. It would be something they could enjoy and show off on a regular basis.
25. Gifts in a Jar
So if you love the idea of giving unique gifts in a jar then you have to check out this article. They give lots of different ideas for items you can give in a jar.
26. DIY Sharpie Mugs
So instead of buying them a mug, pick up a dollar mug and make it your own masterpiece with a sharpie marker.
27. Personalized Serving Dish
So if you would love it, why wouldn’t your friend or neighbor? These dishes can be purchased very inexpensively. Then you just follow the tutorial to personalize it.
28. Tin Gifts
So if you’d like to personalize the gift that you give to your loved ones, this would be a great option.
29. A Personalized Cutting Board
So if you have a friend or family member that loves to cook, then consider this gift for them. It would be a great personal touch for any kitchen.
Well, there you have it guys. These are 29 gifts that would be useful for most any friend or family member. Kids would enjoy a few of these gifts too.
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