25 Thoughtful DIY Gifts for the Home – Never Show up Empty-Handed Again!

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25 Thoughtful DIY Gifts for the Home – Never Show up Empty-Handed Again!

25 Thoughtful DIY Gifts for the Home – Never Show up Empty-Handed Again!

25 Thoughtful DIY Gifts for the Home – Never Show up Empty-Handed Again!When it comes to housewarmings of other gift-giving occasions, you may find that instead of trying to find the perfectly personalized individual gift, making something for the house as a whole could be the right way to go. People appreciate the time and effort that goes into making something yourself, especially if it’s both visually appealing and useful at the same time. So next time you find yourself in a pickle and not sure what to get, scroll through these fantastic handmade home gift ideas – you’re guaranteed to find (make) the perfect present!

Golden Checkerboard

Golden Checkerboard

Golden CheckerboardEvery home needs a great collection of games, so I think this golden checkerboard would make a fantastic housewarming gift; not only is it functional, but it looks great as decoration too. The gold just looks so regal, how could anyone not love it?

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ABeautifulMess

Dipped Shot Glasses

Dipped Shot Glasses

Dipped Shot GlassesWe all have those silly shot glasses with lame “jokes” on them that we probably got as a birthday gift in college. But when you move into your own home, you definitely need classier glasses. This dipped look is really elegant, and you can use the same technique on other glasses or even a vase.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – PopSugar

Singular Bud Vases

Singular Bud Vases

Singular Bud VasesInstead of pitching up with a bouquet of flowers to brighten a friend’s home, why not make this interesting vase to display each flower individually? It’s so gorgeous and so totally different to regular vases.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ABeautifulMess

Homegrown Crystal Geodes

Homegrown Crystal Geodes

Homegrown Crystal GeodesCrystals like these make gorgeous decorative pieces, and wouldn’t it be cool to be able to say that you grew them yourself? Some of you may remember this experiment from your school days, but for those of you who are out of the loop, here are two great tutorials.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ABeautifulMess and DollarStoreCrafts

Marquee Light

Marquee Light

Marquee LightI just love the drama and excitement of this ampersand marquee light; it even looks fantastic when the lights are off. A good paint finish makes the simple poster board look like metal, so it’s cheaper to make than it looks. You could even make the homeowners’ initials for a personalized touch.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – HappyLooksGoodOnYou

Fall Leaf Bowl

Fall Leaf Bowl

Fall Leaf BowlFall truly is one of the most gorgeous times of the year – the changing of the leaves really make the streets look magical. You can preserve some of that beauty by making a bowl from some fake fall leaves. It almost doesn’t even have to be functional because it just looks so pretty on its own.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – HelloLucky

Copper Arrows

Copper Arrows

Copper ArrowsThese sleek copper arrow wall decorators are perfect for the home of a minimalist. The materials are very basic and simple to assemble, and since the copper part is just a paint job, you can pick any color that would best suit the lucky recipients.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – StyleMePretty

Terrarium

Terrarium

TerrariumIn my opinion, living plants can never make bad gifts, especially if you’ve taken the time to build up a terrarium all by yourself! And as long as you use succulents in the glass globe, it’ll be very easy to maintain.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – PopSugar and ByStephanieLynn

Creative Coasters

Creative Coasters

Creative CoastersThese DIY map coasters are fantastic, and they’re so easy to make. A map of the London Underground would be another interesting map to use. You can also choose to go the more personal route and use photo instead.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – PopSugar and OopseyDaisy

Marbled Clay Bowls

Marbled Clay Bowls

Marbled Clay BowlsIn my opinion, there is always a need or a place for a few small bowls here and there to keep your jewelry, keys, coins or whatever other odds and ends from getting lost around the house. These are as gorgeous as they are thoughtful and budget-friendly.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ABeautifulMess

Giant Jenga

Giant Jenga

Giant JengaEveryone loves Jenga, right? I used to play it so much as a child, and it still keeps me entertained from time to time. Well you can bring in a hint of nostalgia but with greater excitement with this bigger outdoor version of the classic. Isn’t it great?

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ABeautifulMess

Lawn Scrabble

Lawn Scrabble

Lawn ScrabbleSince we’re on the topic of giant, outdoor games, if the recipient isn’t a great lover of Jenga, perhaps they might enjoy word puzzles with lawn Scrabble! A perfect way to spend a sunny day outside with the kids.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – BetterHomesAndGarden

Book Lamp

Book Lamp

Book LampNow I’m not usually one for cutting up and ruining books, but if it’s for someone who you know will really love it then I’m willing to make an exception. It really makes such a cute, rustic light – very shabby chic actually! If you love the idea of interesting lighting, have a look at this DIY lamp and chandelier collection for more projects.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – TheShabbyCreekCottage

Twiggy Votives

Twiggy Votives

Twiggy VotivesI just love any DIY that involves using items from nature, so these votive candle holders are something that I’d really love to make. I like the trio set, especially the gold; I’d maybe even do a bronze one too, just to amp up that sense of rustic glamor.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Freutcake

Wine Bottle and Glasses Holder

Wine Bottle and Glasses Holder

Wine Bottle and Glasses HolderIf you’re going for a picnic or heading out to the patio or lawn to enjoy some wine, then here’s a clever yet simple little woodworking project to make the carrying of the precious cargo so much easier. Any wine lover could do with something like this! And you can give it a decorative paint job if you’re feeling even more creative.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – DownHomeInspiration

Coffee Candle

Coffee Candle

Coffee CandleWe all have coffee lover friends, but this one is for the really obsessed… a coffee candle! And it’s a great way to recycle your used coffee grounds, I must say. Your friend will love the subtle scent of coffee floating around the room.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – PopSugar

Paint Dipped Kitchen Utensils

Paint Dipped Kitchen Utensils

Paint Dipped Kitchen UtensilsThis makes a great housewarming gift, since people often need these kinds of utensils when just moving in. And who wouldn’t want a set of pretty paint dipped wooden spoons etc. rather than the plain old boring versions?

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – CleverlySimple

Photo Clock

Photo Clock

Photo ClockIf the lucky gift receivers have pets that they fawn over then they might appreciate an adorable wall clock made from a photo of their fur child. Try to find the cutest or funniest photo of the little one! Although, of course, with this tutorial, you could use a photo of just about anything, so don’t limit yourself.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ABeautifulMess

Flavored Salt

Flavored Salt

Flavored SaltWhen it comes to the foodie friends, a collection of homemade flavored salts can make the perfect gift. This tutorial shows you how to make a set of chili lime, porcini, bacon, vanilla and Sriracha. You just need to find some cute jars and make some pretty labels before handing these over.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Mommypotamus

DIY Pillows

DIY Pillows

DIY PillowsPeople will always need pillows wither it’s for a bed, a couch or an outdoor seating area. The first tutorial shows you how to make beautiful, soft-on-the-eyes watercolor pillow cases, whereas the other shows you how to stencil on whatever image or phrase you wish.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – EllaClaire and MakingHomeBase

Kitchen Chalkboard

Kitchen Chalkboard

Kitchen ChalkboardI have a chalkboard in my kitchen because it’s the perfect place to write down a grocery list, dinner ideas, a note, or simply a cute phrase. What’s really great about this specific board is its shape – it looks like a cheeseboard so it suits the kitchen perfectly.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – LoveGrowsWild

Personalized Kitchen Towels

Personalized Kitchen Towels

Personalized Kitchen TowelsHow cute are these? A bit of good humor should always be appreciated. It’s easy to stencil pretty much any image or frame onto a kitchen towel with a vinyl sticker, and if you really love these specifically, then you’ll be happy to learn that you can download the stencil templates for free.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Addicted2DIY

Bath Bombs

Bath Bombs

Bath BombsFor the friend who loves to soak in a tub and relax, homemade bath bombs could be the ideal home-related gift. They’re really easy to make and would look gorgeous in some pretty packaging with cute labels. You could even make your own soothing bath salts, too!

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – SomethingTurquoise

Photo Magnets

Photo Magnets

Photo MagnetsA fridge will always look empty without magnets holding up some reminders, notes or photos. So what if you made personalized photo magnets for a friend’s fridge? This tutorial actually shows you how to make these into pendants for necklaces, but if you just glue a small magnet to the back of each then you’ve got yourself a fantastic gift.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – SavingWithSarah

Starburst Mirror

Starburst Mirror

Starburst MirrorI’ve always loved starburst mirrors and have actually even made my own version after getting all riled up at seeing how expensive they can be in the stores. This is a great tutorial if you want to make your own to hand over as a gift – the result it just so elegant and eye-catching.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ABeautifulMess

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