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50 Creative, DIY Gifts To Use For Any Occasion

Whether it’s a quick thank you for a neighbor or a “get well soon” present for a friend, getting creative with your sentiment is the best way to show you care. Check out these 50 creative, DIY gifts that you can use for any occasion – from birthdays to Christmastime.

1. Snow Globe Cookie Jar

Cookie jar snow globe

Tag & Tibby starts us off with this fun little DIY that’s perfect for the holidays. Create a snow globe for your neighbor or best friend.

2. Coconut & Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

Coconut grapefruit sugar scrub diy

A Pretty Cool Life whipped up some sugar scrub and we’re loving the grapefruit and coconut combination. Whether it’s a party favor or a thank you gift, it’s a great option!

3. Gem Soap

Diy gem soap

These gem soaps are so cool! Perfect as bridal shower favors or special gifts for your best friends, learn how to make them over at YouTube.

4. OilCloth Coin Purse

Diy coin purse

You could always make your mom or sister an oilcloth change purse with a fun design! It’s a great little DIY and it’s something they can always keep with them and use!

5. Bottle Stoppers

Diy bottle stoppers

2 Bees in a Pod made these pretty bottle stoppers. They’re a great option if you need a host or hostess gift and they’re super easy to make too!

6. Solid Perfume

Diy solid perfume

Country Living gave us this great recipe for solid perfume. These bits are perfect for traveling and you can easily personalize the scents.

7. Baking Kit

Christmas baking kit

The DIY Mommy created a Christmastime baking kit that you can springboard lots of ideas from. It can be holiday themed, birthday themed or made as a get well or thank you gift.

8. No-Sew Flannel Blanket Scarf

Diy no sew flannel blanket scarf

Blanket scarves are trendy and fun! And you can learn how to make one for your sister if you hop on over to Wholefully.

9. Mouse Slippers

Diy mouse slippers

Make it Love it made the most charming pair of slippers around. Who doesn’t love a cute little mouse in the house – on our feet, of course!

10. Chalkboard Serving Tray

Chalkboard and wood serving tray

Here’s a more intricate DIY gift that we’re loving. Over at Shanty 2 Chic, you can learn how to create this chalkboard serving tray that you can use for dinners, parties and holidays to come.

11. Fire Starter Kit

Diy fire starter kit

Craftberry Bush created small fire starter kits that would become the perfect stocking stuffers for the family or party favors throughout the fall and winter season. Grab the details after the jump!

12. Farmhouse Text Pillow

Diy valentine stencil pillow1

Over at Homedit, you can learn how to whip up a fun, farmhouse-styled pillow for your loved ones. If you’ve got someone revamping a space, this is the project to try your hand at.

13. iPhone Cases

Diy iphone cases

Brit + Co gives us some fun ideas for iPhone cases. Grab some inspiration and make something as a nice thank you for the babysitter or your kiddo’s basketball coach.

14. Scented Candles

Diy scented candles

Living Well Spending Less gives us a classic DIY gift idea that we can use year round using different flavors. Grab the details and start whipping up some scented candles by the afternoon.

15. Friendship Necklaces

Diy friendship necklace

Studio DIY always has the absolutely most charming DIY inspiration around. And that holds true to these adorable “foodie” friendship necklaces.

16. Photo Coasters

Diy photo coasters

Grab some of mom or dad’s favorite family photos and turn them into coasters! Juggling With Kids shows you how to get the job done and surprise them with something unique and fun!

17. Tiered Jewelry Tray

Diy jewelry tray

Here’s a fun DIY that even your mother-in-law could enjoy! Create a tiered jewelry tray for an extra pop of vintage style and organization in the bedroom.

18. Leather Keychain

Diy leather keychains

The Every Girl showed off how to make some sleek leather keychains. Great for bridesmaids, teachers, best friends and more, it’s a gift that’s simple but thoughtful as well.

19. Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Lemon shortbread cookies

The Winsome Girl knows that an edible gift is just as good as any other. And this jar of lemon shortbread cookies will bring smiles to any who receive it.

20. Sharpie Mugs

Diy sharpie mug

Grab some sharpies, grab some mugs and get creative! Check out the easy tutorial for these over at PopSugar.

21. Ribbon Bookmark

Diy ribbon bookmark

5 Minutes For Mom started with a ribbon and turned it into a fancy new bookmark. Create something special and personalized for the readers in your life.

22. Lush Bath Bombs

Diy lush bath bombs

YouTube gives us a fantastic video tutorial on how to create our own Lush-inspired bath bombs right at home! Whip up a batch for friends and family – for birthdays or the holidays!

23. Candy Bouquet

Diy candy bouquet

When it’s time to give a gift, a candy bouquet will always be a great choice. No one will turn down a delicious bout of candy.

24. Photo Magnets

Diy photo magnets

You can also turn some favorite photos into magnets for the fridge or home office! Just hop on over to The 36th Avenue to learn how!

25. Painted Wine Glasses

Diy painted wine glasses

A set of new wine glasses could be a great gift ideas. But personalizing them with a bit of paint makes them even better.

26. Wine & Chocolate Gift Basket

Wine and chocolate gift basket

Julie Blanner knows how to compose a gift basket. And when one has both wine and chocolate inside, it’s a winner.

27. S’mores Kit

Diy smores kit

Here’s another edible gift ideas that we’re loving. Who doesn’t love to make s’mores? Check out how to whip up the right kind of kit over at HGTV.

28. Mini Succulents

Diy mini succulent pots

Mini succulents could be a great favor or thank you gift as well. Grab some pots and some plants and have at it!

29. Kitchen Tablet Holder

Diy kitchen tablet holder

Have anyone that loves to cook and grab recipes right from their tablet? Check out Messy Nessy Chic and learn how to make a tablet holder that fits the kitchen!

30. Bow Totes

Fabric bow canvas totes

Flamingo Toes made some bow totes that we’re absolutely swooning over. Pick fun fabrics and lace while creating something special and personalized for a loved.

31. Dip Dye Gloves

Diy dip dye gloves

HGTV dip dyed some gloves for an extra special touch. Perfect for a wintertime birthday or as a holiday gift, take a peek after the jump.

32. Recipe Box

Diy recipe box

Recipe boxes can be a fun gift as well. Just make sure you personalize it by adding some cards inside and maybe one of your own recipes or two to get it started.

33. Teacup Candles

Diy tea candle

Here’s another fun way to gift a candle to a special someone. Put them inside a tea cup for a bout of extra personality and style!

34. Sweater Totes

Diy sweater totes

2 Bees in a Pod created sweater jackets or “totes” for wine bottles. How adorable and charming would these be as a means to gift a brand new bottle of bubbles or chardonnay?

35. Gemstone Magnets

Diy gemstone magnets

Old bits of jewelry or beads you may have cluttering some drawers, you can turn them into a fun gift for your BFF! Live Love DIY has all the know-how.

36. Personalized Cutting Board

Cutting board and spoons diy

If you want to get really crafty, you can make a personalized cutting board as well! For an anniversary or a wedding gift, it’s a great project to try your hand at.

37. Hand Stamped Tea Towels

Diy hand stamped tea towels

Think Make Share made some hand painted tea towels that we think mom or grandma would adore! Get creative and crafty with this fun DIY!

38. Polka Dot Mousepad

Diy mousepad

nousDecor lets us in on how to make a mousepad that’s worthy of your home office – or your best friend’s. Check out how to create one after the jump.

39. Tea Gift Basket

Diy tea gift basket

If there’s a tea lover in your life, create a gift around their taste buds. Just check out the details for it over at DIY Network.

40. Leather Sunglass Case

Diy leather sunglasses cases

Bit + Co used some leather to whip up a snazzy sunglasses case. How cool and outside-the-box would this be as a DIY gift?

41. No-Sew Fleece Scarf

Scarf fleece and fringe easy no sew gift

It’s Always Autumn made a scarf that serves as a nice gift as well. You just have to grab some fleece to get started!

42. Animal Bookends

Animal bookend diy

HGTV created bookends that could be a great gift idea as well. With some paint, you too can make some of these cuties.

43. Potholders

Diy pot holders finished

Homedit knew that potholders were always a great choice when it came to DIY gifts. And these funky bits will become mom’s new favorite when she finds out that you made them yourself.

44. Skinny Ties

Diy skinny ties

Pinterest provided us with some great inspiration for dad or even the boyfriend! Make some funky skinny ties to jazz up the man in your life’s closet.

45. Ribbon Tablet Case

Diy tablet case

Lil Luna shows us how to make a tablet cover that’s both stylish and functional. Snatch up the details after the jump to the tutorial.

46. Salt & Pepper Shakers

Diy salt and pepper shakers

You can even make some new – shabby chic and trendy – salt and pepper shakers. Gift them right, and your loved one will be using your creation for a long time to come.

47. Wood Trivets

Diy wood trivets

A Beautiful Mess is where we found these geo wood trivets. Full of trendy style and functionality, we love gifts that hit more than one checkmark.

48. Dipped Utensils

Diy painted wood spoons

A new batch of utensils is always a nice idea for a gift. But a new batch that’s been dipped in fun colors is even better.

49. Pocket Handwarmers

Pocket hand warmers

iHeart Naptime made some pocket hand warmers from scratch! These are great stocking stuffers, don’t you think?

50. Cereal Box Gift Tags

Diy gift tags

Make those gifts look even more charming and personalized with some of these cereal box gift tags from Offbeat + Inspired. Grab the details after the jump!

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