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100 DIY Gift Ideas

From Cozy DIY Slippers to Handmade Tie-Dye Handkerchiefs

— December 9, 2014 — Art & Design
There is something especially special about making something to give during the holidays rather than buying something and this collection of DIY gift ideas will set people down the right path when it comes to channeling their creativity for Christmas. The added benefit is that many of the DIY gift ideas are very economical.

Yet at the end of the day, the recipient will not be thinking about how potentially cheap a painted mug or homemade beauty product is. Instead, they will appreciate the time and effort put into creating a custom and personalized present. By choosing to execute one of these DIY gift ideas or something else that has come to mind, people will be paying tribute to the true spirit of Christmas as well.
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Personalized Spoon Stocking Stuffers
Personalized Spoon Stocking Stuffers
The Wood Burned Spood DIY is the Perfect Stuffer This Season
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DIY Sushi Candles
DIY Sushi Candles
These Japanese Food Candles are Made from Rolled Up Beeswax
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DIY Speckled Drinking Glasses
DIY Speckled Drinking Glasses
Sugar and Cloth Turns a Regular Glass into a Tantalizing Treat
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Handmade Holiday Lids
Handmade Holiday Lids
The Proper Wheel DIY Nutcracker Jar Toppers Add a Christmas Flair to Caps
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DIY Ombre Coasters
DIY Ombre Coasters
Almost Makes Perfect Creates Coasters from Faux Leather
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95
Loving Cork Stampers
Loving Cork Stampers
These DIY Heart Stamps Make Any Cardstock Instantly Valentine's-Ready
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Office Supply Archery
Office Supply Archery
Take Care When You Make Your Office Supply Crossbow
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DIY Beeswax Bowls
DIY Beeswax Bowls
These Beeswax Bowls are Perfect for Camping Trips
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DIY Gaming Shirts
DIY Gaming Shirts
You Can Create Your Own Tetris T-Shirt Thanks To Instructions From Marc Kerger
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Festive Paper Bag Stockings
Festive Paper Bag Stockings
These DIY Santa Stocking Party Favors are Fun and Easy to Make
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DIY Natural Cold Compresses
DIY Natural Cold Compresses
Six Senses Thai Herbal Poultice is a Homemade Winter Remedy
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89
DIY Postcard Diaries
DIY Postcard Diaries
The A Beautiful Mess Travel Journal is Made of Mailed Letters
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88
Revamped Vintage Vessels
Revamped Vintage Vessels
The DIY Modern Milk Glass Vases is a Fun and Feminine Home Project
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Chalkboard Cheese Platters
Chalkboard Cheese Platters
This DIY Serving Platter Project is Perfect for Holiday Gatherings
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Reusable DIY Grocery Garments
Reusable DIY Grocery Garments
The Cupcakes and Cashmere Tote Bag is Made for Food Shopping
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Pretty Present Stirrers
Pretty Present Stirrers
Add a Gift Wrap Look to Your Cocktail Stirrers with This Festive DIY Guide
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DIY Men's Cufflinks
DIY Men's Cufflinks
These Cufflinks Add a Personalized Touch to Male Accessories
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Gilded DIY Condiment Holders
Gilded DIY Condiment Holders
The Cupcakes and Cashmere Gold Salt + Pepper Shakers Are Handmade
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Cozy DIY Slippers
Cozy DIY Slippers
Create a Comfy Pair of At-Home Slippers with This Simple Crocheting Tutorial
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Edible Christmas Adornments
Edible Christmas Adornments
These Do It Yourself Apple Chips are Tasty and Festive
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Upcycled Chalkboard Pans
Upcycled Chalkboard Pans
This Chalkboard Skillet Wall Art is Perfect for Rusty Kitchenware Items
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DIY Lip Moisturizers
DIY Lip Moisturizers
The Rose Petal Lip Balm Wards Off Winter Dryness in Cost-Effective Way
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Miniature Lipstick Stands
Miniature Lipstick Stands
This DIY Lipstick Holder is Perfect to Keep Cosmetics in Place
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Dotted Accessory Decor
Dotted Accessory Decor
This Polkadot Jewelry Dish is a Chic and Inexpensive DIY Project
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Seasonal Beauty Recipes
Seasonal Beauty Recipes
The Apple and Pumpkin Pie Spice Lotion is Perfect for Fall
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Homemade Hydrating Face Mists
Homemade Hydrating Face Mists
Beat the Dry Winter Season with a DIY Beauty Product
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DIY Digital Camera Kits
DIY Digital Camera Kits
Build Your Own Camera with the Educational Bigshot Set
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DIY Solid Perfumes
DIY Solid Perfumes
Kirbie Johnson of Popsugar Creates a Quaint Homemade Fragrance
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Amazonite Photo Frames
Amazonite Photo Frames
This DIY Craft Tutorial Revamps an Old Frame with Chromatic Stones
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Crafty Cat Scratchers
Crafty Cat Scratchers
This Feline Scratcher Humorously Resembles a Sewing Machine
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DIY Leather Booze Labels
DIY Leather Booze Labels
The Leather Bar and Drink Tabs by Molly Madfis Spice up Home Decor
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DIY Floral Suckers
DIY Floral Suckers
The Edible Flower Lollipops Make Perfect Thoughtful Gifts
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Glitzy Disco Stir Sticks
Glitzy Disco Stir Sticks
These DIY Stir Sticks are Great for an Elegant Cocktail Party
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DIY Tie-Dye Candlesticks
DIY Tie-Dye Candlesticks
These Homemade Dip-Dye Candlesticks are Stylish and Cost-Effective
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Handmade Flower Holders
Handmade Flower Holders
The Cupcakes and Cashmere Mint Bottle DIY Project Recycles Glass
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Cheeky Anatomy Buttons
Cheeky Anatomy Buttons
These Sewing Buttons Will Add Some Derrière Flair
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Crafty Leather Tool Belts
Crafty Leather Tool Belts
This DIY Activity is Perfect for Anyone Who Loves to Work with Tools
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DIY Dress Pouches
DIY Dress Pouches
The A Beautiful Mess Leather Pockets Update Basic Apparel
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Handmade Teacher's Day Gifts
Handmade Teacher's Day Gifts
The Crayon Wreath from Etsy Shop GlitzyGirlDesigns Celebrates Mentors
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Decadent Dessert Tray DIYs
Decadent Dessert Tray DIYs
The DIY Dessert Stand is Absolutely Delightful
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DIY Pom Pom Blankets
DIY Pom Pom Blankets
Sugar and Cloth Creates a Throw Rug from Basic Materials
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Customized Coloring Books
Customized Coloring Books
Instructables User PenfoldPlant Teaches People How to Make Their Own
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Upcycled Movie Disc Crafts
Upcycled Movie Disc Crafts
The DVD Candle Votives Make a Fun Festive DIY Project
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DIY Copper Earrings
DIY Copper Earrings
These Bar Accessories Can be Made from Scratch
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DIY Candle Makeovers
DIY Candle Makeovers
The 'Almost Makes Perfect' Blog Updates Drugstore Candles
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Homemade Citrus Candles
Homemade Citrus Candles
This Adorable Orange Candle Makes the Perfect Decoration
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DIY Brass Jewelry Displays
DIY Brass Jewelry Displays
This Jewelry Display Hangs Beautifully on the Wall
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DIY Sci-Fi Globes
DIY Sci-Fi Globes
This Tutorial Teaches You How to Upcycle a Globe into a Star Wars Death Star
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Animalistic Gift Wrap Kits
Animalistic Gift Wrap Kits
Luckies of London's Animal Gift Wrapping Set Makes Gifts Get Wild
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Homemade Men's Skincare
Homemade Men's Skincare
The DIY Aftershave is a Great Gift for Father's Day
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Rice-Based Facial Cleansers
Rice-Based Facial Cleansers
This Affordable Skin Cleanser is Made From Simple Household Items
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Handmade Citrus Soaps
Handmade Citrus Soaps
These DIY Lemon Peel Soap Bars are Refreshingly Sweet-Smelling
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Upcycled Scarf Shirts
Upcycled Scarf Shirts
Turn an Ordinary Scarf into a Chic New Top with This Creative DIY Guide
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DIY Hanging Hemp Lighting
DIY Hanging Hemp Lighting
This Beaded Macrame Light Fixture Makes For a Summery Craft Project
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Lovely DIY Canine Displays
Lovely DIY Canine Displays
This DIY Gold Leaf Art Piece Pays Tribute to Loving Canine Companions
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Hanging Timber Tables
Hanging Timber Tables
The DIY Hanging Table Adds a Serene Outdoor Allure to Any Interior Space
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Crafty Crate Stands
Crafty Crate Stands
This DIY Nightstand is a Great Way to Add a Rustic Touch to Your Bedroom
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Mailbox-Style Toolboxes
Mailbox-Style Toolboxes
This Front-Loading Toolbox Makes Accessing Your Tools a Breeze
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Homemade Nautical Handkerchiefs
Homemade Nautical Handkerchiefs
Make Your Dad this Dainty DIY Handkerchief for Father's Day 2014
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Bohemian Woven Bangles
Bohemian Woven Bangles
These Homemade Bangles are Made Using Tapestry Thread
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DIY Upcycled Gift Tags
DIY Upcycled Gift Tags
These Recycled Gift Tags are Eco-Savvy, Festive and Fun to Make
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Chic Timber Hangers
Chic Timber Hangers
This DIY Driftwood Wall Hanger is Perfect for Crafty Eco Enthusiasts
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DIY Hanging Mirrors
DIY Hanging Mirrors
Touch up Your Room with This Reflective Home Project
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Darling DIY Sweetheart Mugs
Darling DIY Sweetheart Mugs
This Valentine Mug is a Fantastic Way to Show Some Warmth
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DIY Kite Kits
DIY Kite Kits
Aeroplay Kites is a Kite Making Kit with All the Supplies to Get You Flying High
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DIY Patterned Scarves
DIY Patterned Scarves
The 'No-Sew Stamped Scarf' is a Fun Way to Update Your Closet
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DIY Fantasy Dishware
DIY Fantasy Dishware
These Paper Plates are Cleverly Upcycled into Geeky Dishes
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DIY Dry Shampoos
DIY Dry Shampoos
This Homemade Dry Shampoo is Great for Blondes or Brunettes
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DIY Photo Journals
DIY Photo Journals
This Easy Tutorial Explains How to Make Your Own Photo Journal
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Jeweled Paracord Bracelets
Jeweled Paracord Bracelets
Erica of Honestly WTF Created a Stylish DIY Project
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Alternative Gift Wrapping DIYs
Alternative Gift Wrapping DIYs
Wrap Your Sweaters Without the Gift Box
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DIY Lunar Wall Hangings
DIY Lunar Wall Hangings
The A Beautiful Mess Silver Moon Phases Design is Solar
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DIY Fruit-Infused Scrubs
DIY Fruit-Infused Scrubs
The A Beautiful Mess Grapefruit Mint Poppyseed Soap Bars Are Handmade
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DIY Seamlessly Embellished Babywear
DIY Seamlessly Embellished Babywear
Personalize a Plain Onesie with These No-Sew Embellishments
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DIY Plant Hangers
DIY Plant Hangers
Hang Your Plants in Style with Help from Almost Makes Perfect
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DIY Adhesive Art
DIY Adhesive Art
The A Beautiful Mess Packing Tape Transfer is Handmade and Creative
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DIY Rhinestone Cuffs
DIY Rhinestone Cuffs
These DIY Gem Embellished Cuffs Add Character to a Spring Outfit
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DIY Stained Glass Photos
DIY Stained Glass Photos
This Tinted Photo Frame DIY Captures the Translucent Nature of Glass
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Chic Pearl Choker Crafts
Chic Pearl Choker Crafts
This Pearl Choker DIY Makes Accessory Shopping Easier
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Dangling Jar Lighting
Dangling Jar Lighting
This DIY Mason Jar Lights Add a Rustic Touch to Your Decor
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Timber DIY Mobile Stands
Timber DIY Mobile Stands
This Wooden Cell Phone Stand is Perfect for Tech-Savvy Enthusiasts
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Personified Planter Projects
Personified Planter Projects
This DIY Face Pot Helps Give Personality to Mundane Greenery
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Holiday Card Shot Glasses
Holiday Card Shot Glasses
The Jolly Shot Glass Cards are a Shot of Christmas Cheer
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Achromatic Animal Gift Wrap
Achromatic Animal Gift Wrap
This Mr. Printables DIY Turns Plain Paper into Fun Animal Gift Wrap
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Motivational Wall Displays
Motivational Wall Displays
This No-Sew Inspirational Banner Offers Kind Words of Encouragement
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Homemade Ampersand Lighting
Homemade Ampersand Lighting
The DIY Marquee Light is a Fun Vintage Industrial Project
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DIY Celeb Butt Baubles
DIY Celeb Butt Baubles
You Can Make Your Own Internet-Breaking Kim Kardashian Christmas Ornament
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DIY Ombre Jewelry
DIY Ombre Jewelry
This Stone Bracelet Tutorial from Honestly WTF is Effortlessly Chic
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DIY Plastic Figurine Packages
DIY Plastic Figurine Packages
'Hellobee' Animal Gift Boxes are Ideal for Children
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DIY Crayon Lip Colours
DIY Crayon Lip Colours
These DIY Crayon Lipsticks Will Save You Cash and Help You Look Impressive
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DIY Entrance Organizers
DIY Entrance Organizers
This Design by Almost Makes Perfect Ensures Things Aren't Forgotten
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DIY Artistic Mugs
DIY Artistic Mugs
These DIY Watercolor Mugs Bring Some Culture to Tea Time
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DIY Denim Bags
DIY Denim Bags
This DIY Project Involves Using Old Jeans to Create Denim Lunch Bags
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School Supply Clutches
School Supply Clutches
The DIY Pencil Clutch is Perfect for Those Heading Back to School
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DIY Lavishly Bold Rings
DIY Lavishly Bold Rings
Make Your Own OZ-Inspired Crystal Ball Ring with This Easy Do it Yourself
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DIY Growing Books
DIY Growing Books
Novel Planter Kits Allow People to Create Refreshing Vintage Home Decor
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Handmade Tie-Dye Handkerchiefs
Handmade Tie-Dye Handkerchiefs
The Cupcakes and Cashmere Indigo Dye Napkins Are DIY
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DIY Nest Necklaces
DIY Nest Necklaces
Create an Avian-Inspired Accessory with this 'Sincerely, Kinsey' Tutorial
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DIY Fashionable Glitter Jewelry
DIY Fashionable Glitter Jewelry
The Brit & Co. Tubular Statement Necklaces are Eye-Catching
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DIY Classic Charm Accessories
DIY Classic Charm Accessories
The Vintage Pearl Charm Bracelet DIY is Girly and Great
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