The Ultimate Guide to DIY Holiday Gifts That Don’t Suck: 89 Really Cool (Giftable) Projects

The Ultimate Guide to DIY Holiday Gifts That Don't Suck: 89 Really Cool (Giftable) Projects
Christmas is a week away! 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 89 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!

A statment necklace would be a great gift idea for young moms, etc. You could even make the hand the silhouette of your own child. Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom

1. DIY statement necklace made of wire

2. DIY woven leather basket from Hello Glow

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3. Matisse t-shirts from The House that Lars Built

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4. DIY basket bag

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5. DIY rope bowls

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6. canvas DIY wine bags

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7. macrame handbag DIY from Fabrica de Imaginacion

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8. DIY clay earrings

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9. monstera leaf pillow DIY

10. DIY leather stamped flasks

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

11. three-dimensional planter DIY from Almost Makes Perfect

12. DIY punch rug artwork from Fall for DIY

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13. velvet earring tags DIY from Oleander and Palm

14. DIY mini beaded rings from Fall for DIY

15. DIY skinny bow tie (for men and women)

16. printable inspirational sayings prints

17. DIY pom pom earrings from Honestly WTF

18. DIY concrete photo holder (also works as a paperweight)

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19. DIY statement earrings

20. colorful concrete vase DIY

21. brass ring hanging planter DIY from A Beautiful Mess

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22. DIY lunch bag made of canvas and leather

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23. leather and brass DIY necklace idea

24. DIY grapefruit sugar scrub from Fall for DIY

25. painterly art prints (free download)

26. DIY macrame bag from A Pair and a Spare

27. DIY rollup organizer for craft supplies

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28. DIY poncho wrap scarf

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29. DIY beret

30. DIY earring dome organizer from Almost Makes Perfect

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31. leather DIY drawstring bag

32. DIY bug patch boots from Honestly WTF

33. DIY apron (sew it in 10 minutes)

34. DIY painter shoes

35. gold statement earrings DIY from A Beautiful Mess

36. DIY triangle leather pouch from Almost Makes Perfect

37. dyed faux fur rug DIY

38. DIY wire portrait from The House that Lars Built

39. DIY scented soy candles

40. DIY weaving loom (in two sizes)

41. hand lettered wall art DIY

42. DIY color blocked clock from Almost Makes Perfect

43. DIY dyed hankies (great gift for guys)

44. DIY pom pom beanies

45. DIY polymer knot paperweight from Fall for DIY

46. 2 ingredient lip gloss pots

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47. fringe jean jacket DIY

48. large scale weaving hack

49. DIY leather luggage tags from Almost Makes Perfect

50. DIY wood and leather notebooks

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51. DIY stuffed whale from The House that Lars Built

52. DIY hanging planter hack

53. DIY stamped metal bracelets

54. DIY linen eye mask from A Pair and a Spare

55. DIY earring stand from The Merrythought

56. DIY mini planters (and how to dye plaster)

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57. brass curve necklace DIY from Almost Makes Perfect

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58. rolled beeswax candles from Oh Happy Day

These DIY sewn leather pouches make a great gift. Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom

59. DIY sewn leather pouches

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60. natural room sprays from A Beautiful Mess

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61. DIY cafe apron in 10 minutes

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62. DIY graphic tees from Almost Makes Perfect

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

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64. knit potholders project from Homey Oh My

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65. DIY jewelry dish idea

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66. eye-shaped sewn clutch

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67. geometric cutting boards DIY

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68. candle votives on a budget

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69. denim clutch DIY in about an hour

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70. DIY cross body bag for under $10

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71. DIY copper hair accessory

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72. hand lettered clutch idea

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73. indigo marbled ornaments DIY from Alice and Lois

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74. leather keychain DIY from The Crafted Life

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75. faux ceramic ring cone DIY from Almost Makes Perfect

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76. completely natural (2 ingredient) lip balms

Love this idea from Sugar & Cloth. Perfect gift idea for Mother's Day! Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas like this! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

77. color-glazed stacked vases DIY from Sugar and Cloth

Make your mom a new set of hip cocktail napkins this Mother's Day. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

78. DIY fabric cocktail napkins

How about this DIY bathtub caddy to help Mom enjoy her Mother's Day? Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

79. DIY bathtub caddy from The Merrythought

These DIY raffia sandals would make the perfect gift! Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom

80. DIY raffia pom pom sandals from Honestly WTF

Here's a quick and easy IKEA hack gift idea for Mother's Day: DIY jewelry organizer. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

81. IKEA hack jewelry dish

These DIY gem stone earrings are calling to be DIYed for Mother's Day! Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom

82. DIY raw stone earring set from Alice and Lois

 

Try making this fold-over clutch to impress your Mom this Mother's Day. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts 83. DIY fold-over clutch

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84. DIY art hack for art lovers

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85. DIY succulent pots from Hello Glow

These dip-dyed woven dishes are a great gift idea for Mom. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

86. DIY dip-dyed woven baskets

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87. DIY terracotta ornaments (use them as gift toppers too)

Pastel cheeseboards project. Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom

88. DIY plaster cheeseboards from Sugar and Cloth

DIY statement tassels for purses, luggage, etc. Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom89. DIY statement tassels

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

14 comments | Click here to reply

That 3D planter is gorgeous! x

Jessica — NinetyCo

Jessica

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

Brittni

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

Thanks for including me, Brittni <3

Amy

Aw, thanks Amy. 🙂 Always LOVE your projects.

Brittni

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

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

Wow, this is an amazing picks, there are so many things I want to craft!
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Michelle

So glad to hear that Michelle. Happy crafting.

Brittni

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.

Team Gillis Realtor

Haha. Thanks Team Gillis.

Brittni

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

So many awesome projects to try! Thanks for including us! xo

sara a

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

Veronica

These ARE great ideas that definitely do not suck! We’ve been moving towards experiences versus gifts as a family, but I’d love to make a few simple DIY gifts for my sisters and moms. Pinning for later!

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