We love a good DIY project so, of course, it comes as no big surprise that we automatically think DIY when it comes to gift-giving, as well. It’s so fun to see a resurgence of all things handmade, and trust me, your friends and family won’t miss that scarf and mitten set from one of those big box stores. I’ve rounded up 11 fun gift ideas for everyone on your list- most of them are easy to do and under $20. Let’s get started!
1. DIY Color Pop Cord Lamp
from Vintage Revivals. Leave it to Mandi to come up with something totally awesome. And get this, she made
the lamp base out of a vase!
2. Marbled Paper Box
from Centsational Girl. This project is what inspired me to hang marbled paper art
in my dining room. The possibilities are endless with these boxes and could be customized for every recipient.
4. DIY Washer Necklace
from By Wilma. I’ll be honest, I know nothing about making jewelry, but this tutorial makes me think I could tackle this one! I might just have to make one for myself… as a sample, of course. Ahem.
5. DIY Recipe book
from 36th Avenue. This is a really simple upcycle of a cheap notebook using paint, paper clips and cute scrapbook paper. Totally doable, and cheap, to boot!
6. Double Wine Gift Bag
from Infarrantly Creative. We always pick up a few bottles of wine for hostess gifts and this bag would be a perfect addition!
7. DIY Rope-Wrapped Hurricane Vase
from us! (hehe.) I wasn’t joking when I said I wanted to make one of these for all my friends. The cost for all of the materials is around $10, and that will make several of these vases!
8. Chalkboard Art Ornaments
from Clean & Scentsible. We’ve been seeing chalkboards are all over the place, (for good reason- they’re awesome!), and I love this version as ornaments! Aren’t they cute?
9. Christmas Potpourri Neighbor Gift
from Landee See, Landee Do. Nothing makes me happier than a house filled with Christmasy smells, so this gift is right up my alley. Comes with cute printable tags, too.
10. DIY Farmhouse Doll Bed by Ana White. My daughter is getting an American Girl doll from my mom this year, and you better believe I’m having my hubs make this adorable bed to go with it.
11. DIY Wooden Matchbox Car Race Track from Pretty Handy Girl. I can’t forget all the little boys out there, and so this gift is for them! I love that this race track can be completely customized with their favorite colors and name.
I hope this round-up of awesome gift ideas gets you inspired to give something handmade this year!
What’s your favorite, easy DIY Christmas gift? Please share!