DIY Gift Ideas

10 DIY Gift Ideas that you will be thrilled to give and the recipient will be thrilled to receive.  These DIY gift ideas don't scream ‘DIY!'

Full confession, I can be a bit of a snob.

Not a full-on, nose-up-in-the-air, thinking-I'm-better-than-you kind of snob.

More of an I-do-appreciate-nice-things kind of snob.

And to that end, I like to give nice things to my friends and family at gift-giving times.

I get the whole, ‘it's the thought that counts' thing, but at the same time I'm thinking of someone, I like to go just the extra little mile to make sure that the gift I give is one that they would want and use. I am sensitive to giving gifts that just end up as clutter…ain't nobody got room for that!

And, if I can MAKE a useful and appreciated gift, all the better!

Giving a handmade gift imparts a little of the love that made it with the gift.

I've rounded up some fun, useful and lovely DIY Gift Ideas that you could get started on now and get a jump on your holiday gifts.

11 DIY Gift Ideas

Kate, from Centsational Girl, shows how to make a variety of Wine Glass Charms, which are high on my list of good gift items.


Along the same lines, these wine stoppers are fantastic DIY gift ideas that can be made to reflect the recipients likes or personality.


These Mystery Braid Bracelets from A Pumpkin and A Princess are such great stocking stuffers for tweens, teens, young adults…heck, any hipster dad would love these bracelets.  I'm going to make some for my son!


I made quite a few of these cordkeepers earlier this year and have already depleted my stash, but they really were easy to make.  You could make a whole bunch and leave them un-monogrammed for easy stocking stuffers or as an add-on gift to some new tech gadget.DIY Monogrammed Leather Cord Keepers are fairly quick to make, are so very useful! & make great gifts! Use your Cricut to cut the leather & iron on vinyl.


Everyone…well everyone I know…loves a good smelling candle! Julia gives a step by step on making these luscious smelling candles.


For my knitting friends, knit up a slew of washcloths to give with a lovely bar of soap, a bottle of bubble bath or with these bath salts.Illustrated instructions to knit and crochet these great washcloths. These are perfect for gifts or for your own use. Hand knit washcloth pattern


Not only do these bath salts sound like they smell wonderful any day, but imagine how wonderfully therapeutic these Lavender Eucalyptus Bath Salts would be if you were under the weather!


And what about making your own Goats Milk and Honey Soap to accompany the washcloths you just made? Ashley shows you how.


I would love to receive a couple of Micaela's Beeswax Food Wraps! (hint hint Micaela…could we be Secret Santas?)


And who doesn't need a new apron? Delia provides an easy tutorial to make these cute half aprons!


This bird feeder was a fun way to recycle old silverplated gravy bowls and would be appreciated by any bird watchers in your family.Illustrated instructions to make a fanciful DIY bird feeder. Perfect for gifts or for your garden.

Have you started making gifts for the holidays? Or do you keep a stash of homemade gifts? I'd love for you to share what you make.

If you are anxious to get busy making some gifts, then bookmark this page or pin the following image.

A Collection of 11 DIY Gift Ideas that don't scream'DIY!'

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  1. Stacey @ Poofing the Pillows

    October 17, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Pinning right now! I love homemade gifts that don’t seem homemade. I totally understand what you mean. 🙂

    • lynn

      October 20, 2018 at 9:25 am

      I knew we were kindred spirits Stacey!!!


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