Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 500,000 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 296,118 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 250,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI + Human Methodology
Learn how Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
eLearning (NEW)
Prepare for the year's ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our FREE Virtual events.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 394,935 cutting edge ideas.

65 Unique DIY Gift Ideas

From Ping Pong Lighting to DIY Couch Cushions

— December 19, 2009 — Art & Design
For many of us, this holiday season will be a test on how effectively we are able to follow our budgets. We all know that the holiday season, with all its encompassing gift-giving, feasting, and partying, can create huge holes in our pockets. Holes we don’t need, especially in these economically trying times.

Lucky for you, now is the era for do-it-yourself and these unique DIY gift ideas will get your crafty juices flowing. From DIY laptop stands to budget-friendly DIY toys, here are 60 unique DIY gift ideas to keep your wallet in check this season!
6.5
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
65
DIY Garden Documentaries
DIY Garden Documentaries
Brinno Time-Lapse Camera Records Flower Growth
<
64
On-Demand Greeting Cards
On-Demand Greeting Cards
DIY Printed Paper Cards From Greeting Card Universe Save Stamps
<
63
Healthy Shotglasses
Healthy Shotglasses
The ShotCarver for DIY Fruit Fruity Fun Barware
<
62
DIY Teen Mobiles
DIY Teen Mobiles
The 'Fall' Game by the Canadian Design Team Tests Balance Skills
<
61
Knitting With Dog Hair
Knitting With Dog Hair
Make the Most of Shedding With DIY Crafts for Pet Owners
<
60
DIY Timepieces
DIY Timepieces
The Ice Tube Clock Kit is Made for Tinkerers
<
59
DIY Breakable Banks
DIY Breakable Banks
The Intricate LEGO Safe is Made for Monopoly Money
<
58
DIY 3D Object Printing
DIY 3D Object Printing
Shapeways Prints Your Creation in Metal and Other Materials
<
57
DIY Kitchen Radios
DIY Kitchen Radios
Studio Lama's Endless Design Possibility Music Player
<
56
DIY Dino Lighting
DIY Dino Lighting
Think Geek Creates Mega Mesozoic Craft Lamps
<
55
DIY Glowing Watches
DIY Glowing Watches
LED Pocket Watch is Made From Family Heirloom
<
54
DIY Keyboards
DIY Keyboards
The Ergodex DX1 Lets you Move the Keys for Ultimate Comfort
<
53
DIY Footballs
DIY Footballs
Make Your Own Soccer Ball With Innovative Football Tape
<
52
DIY Matryoshka Dolls
DIY Matryoshka Dolls
These Painted Treasures Make for the Ultimate Customizable Gift
<
51
Origami for Dummies
Origami for Dummies
DIY Creations with This is Origami by Magdalena Czarnecki
<
50
DIY Speakers
DIY Speakers
Listen to Your Music On a Personalized Sound System
<
49
Festive DIY Sites
Festive DIY Sites
'Eat Drink Chic' Offers Tips for Haute Holiday Hosting
<
48
DIY Transformer Camera
DIY Transformer Camera
90's Toy Turned Into Picturesque Warrior
<
47
DIY Toothbrush Holders
DIY Toothbrush Holders
Make Your Own Bathroom Accessories From an Old Mouse
<
46
DIY Eco Kits
DIY Eco Kits
Sunforce Makes Home Solar Charging & Wind Generation Easy
<
45
DIY Laptop Blankets
DIY Laptop Blankets
Ars Technica Shows You How to Turn Your Favorite Blanky into a Useful Case
<
44
Knitted Horse Heads
Knitted Horse Heads
Mr. Edless is a DIY Project Pattern You Can't Refuse
<
43
DIY iPod Docks
DIY iPod Docks
Create Your Own Speakers With an Atari 2600 Shell
<
42
DIY Car Exteriors
DIY Car Exteriors
Elvis Tomljenovic Lets Drivers Download Auto Skins
<
41
DIY Grandma Jewelry
DIY Grandma Jewelry
Knitted Rings for Nimble Fingers Revive the Granny-Chic Look
<
40
Books as Flower Pots
Books as Flower Pots
Tokyo Pistol Makes DIY Honbachi Creations from Old Novels
<
39
DIY 3D Greetings
DIY 3D Greetings
Build Your Own New York Postcards
<
38
DIY Ink Lights
DIY Ink Lights
Used Printer Cartridges Creates Colourful Lamps
<
37
Beefy Wall Stencils
Beefy Wall Stencils
DIY Ted Perez Custom Wallpaper Lets You Have a Cow
<
36
DIY LEGO Lamps
DIY LEGO Lamps
Hideous Lampshade Made of Melted Melange of Toy Bricks
<
35
DIY Tree Cakes
DIY Tree Cakes
Seasonal Baking Ideas For Festive Fun
<
34
DIY Bicycle Wheel LEDs
DIY Bicycle Wheel LEDs
Persistence of Vision Displays for Rave-Worthy Mobile Light Shows
<
33
DIY Bathroom Decor
DIY Bathroom Decor
The Ty D.I.Y. Edition Recyclable Shower Curtain
<
32
Office Supply Insects
Office Supply Insects
DIY Creepy Crawlies to Distract You From Work
<
31
DIY Couch Cushions
DIY Couch Cushions
Turn Your Eco Tote Bags Into Throw Pillows
<
30
Constructable Timepieces
Constructable Timepieces
The DIY Gear Clock is a Rainy Day Project for Your Genius
<
29
iPhone Lingerie
iPhone Lingerie
The DIY iPhone Corset Makes Your Gadget Sexy
<
28
Luxury DIY Bags
Luxury DIY Bags
Fendi Do-It-Yourself Baguette Mezzo Punto Makes You a Designer
<
27
Fluttering DIY Accessories
Fluttering DIY Accessories
Learn to Make Jewelry From Materials in Your Recycling Box
<
26
DIY Glow Dining
DIY Glow Dining
Evil Mad Scientist Shows You How to Brighten Up Your Table With LEDs
<
25
Knit Nintendo Toys
Knit Nintendo Toys
Michelle Rheaume Sells Classic Toy Patterns for Geeky DIY Projects
<
24
Budget-Friendly DIY Toys
Budget-Friendly DIY Toys
Free Papercraft Projects to Print and Assemble
<
23
Light-Up Business Cards
Light-Up Business Cards
Sparkle Labs DIY Kit Illuminates Your Contact Info
<
22
DIY E-Shirts
DIY E-Shirts
StitchLits LED Sewing Kit Makes Electronic Apparel Effortless
<
21
DIY Spaceships
DIY Spaceships
Die-Hard Fan Recreates Motorized Pyramid 'Stargate' Spacecraft
<
20
DIY Screen Printing
DIY Screen Printing
The Yudu Machine Makes Sweet Custom T-Shirts
<
19
DIY Chopstick Bowls
DIY Chopstick Bowls
Bryan Parks Reinvents Everyday Objects Into Asian Modern Chic Tableware
<
18
DIY Hand Painted Sneakers
DIY Hand Painted Sneakers
Rachelle Williams Makes Super Mario Bros High-Tops
<
17
DIY Wine Tables
DIY Wine Tables
Revol-Design Lets You Transform Used Bottles into a Stylish Table
<
16
DIY Condom Roses
DIY Condom Roses
Straightforward Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Sweetie
<
15
Cardboard Paddle Boats
Cardboard Paddle Boats
Eco-Friendly, Water-Worthy DIY Kayaks
<
14
DIY Bike Accessories
DIY Bike Accessories
Stylish Bike Tire Belt Made from a Salvaged Cruiser
<
13
DIY Bracelet Painting
DIY Bracelet Painting
Raw Wood Bangles Make the Perfect Canvas for Creative Jewelry Lovers
<
12
DIY Presents
DIY Presents
Budget-Friendly Holiday Gifts
<
11
DIY Bottle Catamarans
DIY Bottle Catamarans
Recycle Plastic Bottles in Fun Floating Science Project
<
10
DIY Animal Art
DIY Animal Art
Ann Wood Gets Crafty With a Step-By-Step Guide to Stampede Art
<
9
DIY Edible LEGO
DIY Edible LEGO
How to Create Your Own Brick-Shaped Candy Made of Jell-O
<
8
DIY Eco-Sandals
DIY Eco-Sandals
Crocheted Grocery Bags Make Sensible Plarn Shoes
<
7
Green DIY Bookshelves
Green DIY Bookshelves
The ‘Book Book Shelf' by Not Tom Recycles Your Old Novels
<
6
DIY Laptop Stands
DIY Laptop Stands
Recycled Cardboard Is Fast, Fun & Cheap for Computer Geeks
<
5
Killer Papercrafts
Killer Papercrafts
Postleferguson's DIY Weapons, From Paper Grenades to Uzis
<
4
DIY Pop-Ups
DIY Pop-Ups
Kirigami Paper Cutting Patterns for Crafting Projects
<
3
Food Geeking
Food Geeking
DIY Guide Lets Nintendo Geeks Transform a Radish into a Super Mario Mushroom
<
2
Ping Pong Lighting
Ping Pong Lighting
DIY Budget Home Decor
<
1
DIY Gifts for Geeks
DIY Gifts for Geeks
From Keyboard Cufflinks to Cassette Tape Belt Buckles
<