There’s nothing quite like the feeling of seeing a loved one light up at the sight of a gift you have chosen for them, especially when that gift is homemade. Knowing that someone has taken the time and effort to make something special for you is a fantastic feeling, one shared by many at special times like birthdays, weddings, and showers. Though it may be easier, and less time-consuming, sometimes, to pick up a nice gift card or buy something from their favorite store, DIY gifts don’t always require months of planning, preparation, and execution. In fact, many of them can be completed in under an hour, the ones on this list are just a few to give you a little inspiration.
1. DIY Monogrammed Mug
Completely adorable, and slightly glamorous, this mug may look like something that litters the shelves of your favorite home goods store, but it’s actually a super easy DIY project. A plain white mug, a lower case sticker letter, and a gold marker pen are all you need to make this gorgeous monogrammed mug.
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2. DIY Stamped Pillow Covers
While the paint on these pillow covers does take a little while to dry, actually creating them can be done pretty much instantly. This DIY is done by making simple geometric stamps, dipping them in fabric paint, and using them on the pillow covers in a pattern of your choosing.
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3. DIY Chunky Tassel Bookmarks
The perfect gift for that person in your life who outright refuses to buy a kindle, these bookmarks are ridiculously easy to make and super fashionable. Simple cardboard, yarn, and patterned card stock are utilized in this quick DIY. These bookmarks may be simple but they’re anything but cheap looking.
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4. DIY Levander Goats Milk Soap
Free of all of the harsh chemicals and lye that is present in traditional soaps, this lavender goats milk soap is all-natural and very gentle. It’s also wildly easy to make. Simply combining the ingredients and placing them in a mold for about 40 minutes give you a gift that anyone would be more than happy to receive.
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5. DIY No Sew Pocket T-Shirt
Touted by the creator as taking “10 minutes tops” to make, this simple but adorable t-shirt is as easy as it gets. Gather a plain white t-shirt of your choosing and print your favorite pattern on a piece of fabric, then simply cut and glue the pocket to the shirt. It has never been easier to create such a fashionable gift.
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6. DIY Dip Dyed Trivet
Dip dye isn’t just for t-shirts and summer camps anymore! The simple technique is also used in this fantastic tutorial for upholstery cording turned adorable cloth trivet. All you need to create this project is a working glue gun, some colorful acrylic paint, and of course, some upholstery cording.
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7. DIY Golden Nugget Photo Holder
Turn plain glass rocks into a gorgeous gold nugget photo holder with a bit of spray paint and some hot glue. Placing the actual holder portion onto the nuggets may try your patience a bit, but the beautiful outcome is definitely worth it. You can also include one of your favorite friendship photos as a nice addition as well.
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