15 Personalized DIY Gift Ideas For Friends And Family

The best way to show your love and appreciation to the important people in your life is by making some personalized handmade gifts! Aside from it being personal, creating your own gifts is also way cheaper than going out to buy some. With that said, here are 15 personalized DIY gift ideas for friends and family! 

15. Beer Caddy – DIY Beer Caddy Wood Project

Let’s build a DIY beer caddy! While I was at the store the other day walking through the beer cooler aisle, I had the brilliant idea to make a six pack beer caddy!

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14. DIY Bless You Mason Jar Tissue Dispenser

Last summer I started up-cycling some of my “extra” jars (Translate: I had run out of space and needed to share some of the love with friends) into Bless You jar tissue dispensers!

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13. Step by Step Instructions to Make Your Own Rag Rugs

My youngest daughter was interested in the rugs that one older lady was making. The sweet woman pulled us both over to a bench and had us work on a couple of “starts” that she had available.

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12. How to make a Pencil Holder for a Teacher Appreciation Gift

Are you on the hunt for a great teacher appreciation gift? Teacher Appreciation Day is May 8th!!!! So don’t wait too long to make these Pencil Holders for each of your child’s teachers.

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11. How to Sew a Scrunchie

For day 11 of 12 Days of (upcycled) Christmas tutorials, I’m sharing how to sew a scrunchie! I made all 4 of mine from faded leggings or shirts but you could sew this same tutorial with quilting cotton, regular knit, or even velvet.

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10. Free, Easy Tote Bag Pattern to Sew

I had so much fun with this tutorial and am excited to share an easy tote bag pattern! I tried to make it as simple as possible to follow but still end up with a nicely finished tote.

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9. DIY Comic Book Coasters

I feel like I need to start this post off with a disclaimer. And that is: I tried to find a used comic book to make these DIY Comic Book Coasters.

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8. How to Etch a Chef’s Knife

I’m going to show you how to turn a cheap (but sharp and good!) chef’s knife into something amazing. It would make the perfect personalised father’s day gift, or gift for any foodie in your life.

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7. How to Make String Art: A Beginner’s Guide

String art is a great way to personalize a DIY project for wall art for your home or for a fun gift! This step-by-step tutorial will help you make string art, even if you are a complete beginner!

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6. DIY Sherpa Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Sherpa is a warm and fuzzy fabric that will keep you warm all winter. Follow this easy tutorial to sew a DIY Sherpa infinity scarf for yourself and your friends.

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5. Sew Rice Hand Warmers for Gifts

Rice hand warmers are quick to sew, affordable, and make wonderful gifts for the holidays. This tutorial will show you how to create them in a few easy steps.

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4. Eco-friendly Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

Cut down on waste by sewing a set of super easy reusable makeup remover pads! Follow the photos and easy directions below to make your own.

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3.  Dollar Store DIY Gift: Glass Etching Container

The Dollar Store doesn’t seem like the best place to shop for a luxury gift, but it can be a great source for an inexpensive gift that you can make uber personal!

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2. DIY Tic Tac Toe Game

I’ve been on a kick to figure out how many projects I can come up with using a 4 x 4 post and this DIY Tic Tac Toe board was my first project.

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1. Easy Lap Desk with Storage: DIY Gift Idea

The homemade gift today is this incredible DIY lap desk with a slide off top revealing storage.

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