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DIY Gift Ideas

Is anyone else thinking about holiday gifts already? I love to plan in advance, so I certainly am! If you plan on making DIY handmade gifts, you need to plan in advance, too. Today I am sharing 12 of my favorite DIY gift ideas. Be sure to scroll to see DIY gift ideas from lots of other bloggers! 

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It’s Day 2 and we are sharing DIY Gift Ideas!

We thought that it would be fun to round up a bunch of our projects that would make wonderful DIY handmade gifts. Handmade gifts are great if you are on a budget or if you are shopping for someone who has everything. 

Here are twelve of our favorite DIY gift ideas! 

DIY gift ideas

Frame with Dremel and Gorilla Glue

Wooden Frames – you can never go wrong with a picture frame and this wooden frame is a super simple DIY! Add your favorite picture for a totally personalized and inexpensive gift. 

Letter Art - Charleston Crafted

Letter Photography – This gift is a fun adventure in itself! Head out into your neighborhood and look for letters in nature, then photograph them and spell out your loved one’s name. 

Map Heart Art – If you have a shared loved for a certain location, consider making an art piece featuring a map of that spot. This blog post has 2 great ideas for map art! 

Things to Sew for a Baby Nursery via Charleston Crafted

Sewn baby goodies – gifting a baby or someone with a new baby? Consider sewing one of these really simple baby gifts! 

No Sew Kate Spade Inspired Bow Pillow Cover - Charleston Crafted

Bow Pillow – If you have a loved one who loves bows, consider making this super simple Kate Spade inspired bow pillow! 

No Sew Snood – If you want a gift for someone who loves soft + furry things, you might enjoy making them a no sew faux fur snood. 

Cactus planter – Cacti are still super on trend. Gift your favorite plant lover a cactus with a blinged out container! 

Faux Inlay Wooden Tray - Charleston Crafted

Wooden tray – Wooden trays are useful and beautiful. They also are easier to make than you might think. Here’s our favorite way to make wooden trays as gifts! 

DIY Wooden Lantern - Charleston Crafted

Wooden lantern – We get so many complements on this DIY wooden lantern, and it was super simple and inexpensive to make. It looks like it cost a lot more than it did! 

Wood House Plant Stand - Charleston Crafted

House plant stand – This plant stand has serious fixer upper vibes and would be a big hit with any fan of the show. And, you can make it for a fraction of the cost than Joanna would sell it for in her decor collection! 

Wooden Makeup Box - Charleston Crafted

Makeup box – Sean made this wooden makeup box for his mom last year. It turned out really well and was shockingly simple to build!

DIY Wood Slice Lazy Susan Tutorial - Charleston Crafted

Lazy Susan – We get so many complements on our wood slice lazy susan, I know that it would be a super well-received gift – and it only required a couple of screws, so simple to make! 


I have also shared last minute DIY gift ideas here and here

Scroll down for many more DIY Gift Ideas!


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Friday 23rd of November 2018

Great gift ideas for a variety of interest. I agree that homemade gifts need to be planned ahead of time. I have most of my homemade gifts finished before the busy holiday season.


Wednesday 21st of November 2018

These are such good ideas, I especially like the lazy susan - it sounds so easy!

Super Mom - No Cape!

Wednesday 21st of November 2018

What a great list of DIY gift ideas!

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