The Ultimate Guide to DIY Holiday Gifts That Don’t Suck: 41 Really Cool (Giftable) Projects

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The Ultimate Guide to DIY Holiday Gifts That Don't Suck: 41 Really Cool (Giftable) Projects

There are only five days left until Christmas! So, if you’re planning to DIY any gifts this year, now is the time!

Which is why, I’ve put together a big list of my absolute favorite DIY gift ideas for the holidays (only the really good stuff) to make it easy for all of us, myself included, to figure exactly what we’ll be making this year.

There are 41 project ideas on this list, so there’s bound to be at least a handful of DIY gifts that will work for that hard to figure out person on your list. Right? Right!

brass curve necklace DIY from Almost Makes Perfect (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

1. brass curve necklace DIY from Almost Makes Perfect

marbled clay standing clock DIY from The Lovely Drawer (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

2. marbled clay standing clock DIY from The Lovely Drawer

rolled beeswax candles from Oh Happy Day (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

3. rolled beeswax candles from Oh Happy Day

DIY watercolor blanket from Sugar & Cloth (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

4. DIY watercolor blanket from Sugar & Cloth

natural room sprays from A Beautiful Mess (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

5. natural room sprays from A Beautiful Mess

terra cotta painted planter from designlovefest (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

6. terra cotta painted planter from designlovefest

an abstract boob vase from Sugar & Cloth (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

7. an abstract boob vase from Sugar & Cloth

grapefruit rosemary bath salts idea from Homey Oh My (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

8. grapefruit rosemary bath salts idea from Homey Oh My

DIY face planters from Oh Happy Day (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

9. DIY face planters from Oh Happy Day

DIY cafe apron in 10 minutes (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

10. DIY cafe apron in 10 minutes

DIY graphic tees from Almost Makes Perfect (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

11. DIY graphic tees from Almost Makes Perfect

DIY wall art hanging (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

12. DIY wall art hanging

DIY soy candles (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

13. DIY soy candles

custom DIY matchboxes from The Crafted Life (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

14. custom DIY matchboxes from The Crafted Life

painted pattern roller skates from The House That Lars Built (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

15. painted pattern roller skates from The House That Lars Built

airbrushed ombre everything gifts (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

16. airbrushed ombre everything gifts (vases, bells, candles, etc)

3D planter DIY from Almost Makes Perfect (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

17. 3D planter DIY from Almost Makes Perfect

hand lettered DIY artwork (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

18. hand lettered DIY artwork

rollup organizer for craft and art supplies (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

19. rollup organizer for craft and art supplies

knit potholders project from Homey Oh My (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

20. knit potholders project from Homey Oh My

leather and wood covered notebooks (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

21. leather and wood covered notebooks

DIY stamped metal jewelry (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

22. DIY stamped metal jewelry

geometric cutting boards DIY (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

23. geometric cutting boards DIY

DIY tube rings from Fall for DIY (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

24. DIY tube rings from Fall for DIY

plaster mini planters DIY (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

25. plaster mini planters DIY

dip dyed sweaters idea from The House That Lars Built (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

26. dip dyed sweaters idea from The House That Lars Built

candle votives on a budget (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

27. candle votives on a budget

DIY jewelry dish idea (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

28. DIY jewelry dish idea

marbled decorative bowls DIY (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

29. marbled decorative bowls DIY

denim clutch DIY in about an hour (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

30. denim clutch DIY in about an hour

shibori hankies gift idea for guys (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

31. shibori hankies gift idea for guys

a DIY cross body bag for under $10 (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

32. a DIY cross body bag for under $10

DIY soap rocks from DIY in PDX (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

33. DIY soap rocks from DIY in PDX

DIY copper hair accessory (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

34. DIY copper hair accessory

eye-shaped sewn clutch (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

35. eye-shaped sewn clutch

ombre glassware project from Studio DIY (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

36. ombre glassware project from Studio DIY

hand lettered clutch idea (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

37. hand lettered clutch idea

leather keychain DIY from The Crafted Life (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

38. leather keychain DIY from The Crafted Life

indigo marbled ornaments from Alice and Lois (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

39. indigo marbled ornaments from Alice and Lois

faux ceramic ring cone from Almost Makes Perfect (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

40. faux ceramic ring cone from Almost Makes Perfect

completely natural (2 ingredient) lip balms (and 40+ other DIY holiday gift ideas that don't suck)

41. completely natural (2 ingredient) lip balms

Are you making any of your holiday gifts this year? Which projects are your faves from the list?

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That 3D planter is gorgeous! x

Jessica — NinetyCo
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Jessica | December 20th, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Isn’t it amazing, Jessica. Love all of Molly’s projects.

Brittni | December 20th, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Sooo many good ones on this list and I missed your wall art hack! It’s gorgeous!!

Thanks for including me, Brittni <3
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Amy | December 20th, 2016 at 6:25 pm

Aw, thanks Amy. 🙂 Always LOVE your projects.

Brittni | December 20th, 2016 at 7:39 pm

I love that you prefaced this post by writing “Giftable” because so many DIY projects turn out not so “liftable” and a waste of time. Having said that, I love these ideas! I’m gonna hop on that homemade room spray idea and write on the glass bottles – so chic!

Greta | December 20th, 2016 at 9:57 pm

Right Greta? It’s the worst when projects don’t turn out right or just look like sad little piles of craft supplies. 🙂 All these projects are high quality and reasonably simple to recreate.

Brittni | December 20th, 2016 at 11:52 pm

Wow, this is an amazing picks, there are so many things I want to craft!
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Michelle | December 21st, 2016 at 3:01 am

So glad to hear that Michelle. Happy crafting.

Brittni | December 21st, 2016 at 10:00 am

Wow, Thank you so much. These are the best gifts that I can give. I am sure friends and family will really love this list. They sure don’t suck.
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Team Gillis Realtor | December 21st, 2016 at 10:39 am

Haha. Thanks Team Gillis.

Brittni | December 21st, 2016 at 11:53 am

Love these ideas. This year I did a lot of diy from infinity scarves, homemade soap and bath salts / scrubs. Everyone loves them. I can’t wait to try a few of these.

Angie | December 22nd, 2016 at 11:27 pm

So many awesome projects to try! Thanks for including us! xo
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sara a | December 24th, 2016 at 10:25 pm

Such great ideas! Perfect for birthday gifts too! Going to give some of these a try!!

Veronica | January 5th, 2017 at 4:04 pm
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