Sunday, December 6, 2015

31 Easy & Inexpensive DIY Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Love

Best last minute DIY gift ideas for all the women in your life. Your mom, sister, friends, BFF and bridesmaids will love these!

Nothing is worse that pouring your heart and time into making a special DIY gift and then finding out the recipient doesn't love it as much as you do! 

Save yourself the heartache and whip up gifts that have nearly universal appeal. 

Of course, know your audience - the dishwasher safe glitter mugs may not be the best pick for your dad - but these gifts have been tried and tested by Pinterest readers and blog audiences alike. 

These are the hot DIY ideas from Pinterest that your friends actually want you to make for them!

The gifts in this guide are ideal for adult women - perfect for friends, moms, aunts, grandmas and bridesmaids!

(Need a gift for someone else? From four year old boys to dads, I've got a gift guide to help you find the perfect gift for anyone! 

Easy last minute DIY gifts that aren't hard to make and that people actually want!


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How to make dishwasher safe glitter mugs
from Creative Green Living


Rae Dunn pottery ring dish or shallow ring bowl
DIY Knock Off Rae Dunn Ring Dish
from Creative Green Living


How to make DIY Bath Bombs with Essential Oils
from Creative Green Living

Rainbow strip rock photo holder craft idea
from I Love Painted Rocks


DIY Bird Nest Necklace from Sarah Ortega
from Sarah Ortega


DIY Jewelry Dish
from Creative Green Living



Simple DIY Birthstone Bracelet from Creative Green Living
Simple DIY Birthstone Bracelet
from Creative Green Living



Adventure Notebook / Sketchbook from Mod Podge Rocks
Adventure Notebook / Sketchbook
from Mod Podge Rocks


Burlap Tin Can Planter from Creative Green Living
Burlap Tin Can Planter
from Creative Green Living




Easy Apron from Fat Quarters from Creative Green Living
Easy Apron from Fat Quarters
(no fancy techniques needed! This is a great beginning sewer project)
from Creative Green Living



Upcycled Wine Cork Pendants
from Fiskars



Cinnamon Dolce Latte Coffee & Sugar Body Scrub from Creative Green Living
Cinnamon Dolce Latte Coffee & Sugar Body Scrub
from Creative Green Living




DIY Body Sugar Scrub
Vanilla Candy Cane Peppermint Sugar Scrub
from Creative Green Living


Painted and Stamped Terracotta Pot from The Beauty Dojo
Painted and Stamped Terracotta Pot
from The Beauty Dojo


DIY Life-sized Jenga Game
Giant Lifesize Jenga Game
from Creative Green Living


DIY Infinity Scarf from Creative Green Living
DIY Infinity Scarf
(no fancy techniques needed! This is a great beginning sewer project)
from Creative Green Living



Lemon Body Sugar Scrub DIY
Lemon Sugar Scrub
from Thrifty Jinxy


DIY Mason Jar Soap (or Lotion!) Pump from Creative Green Living
Mason Jar Soap (or Lotion!) Pump
from Creative Green Living




No-Sew Pocket Tote from Creative Green Living
No-Sew Pocket Tote
from Creative Green Living



Etched Glass Water Bottle from Creative Green Living
Etched Glass Water Bottle
from Creative Green Living



DIY Chalkboard Coasters from A Few Shortcuts
DIY Chalkboard Coasters
from A Few Shortcuts


Custom Mug Filled with Tea from Baby Loving Mama
Custom Mug Filled with Tea
from Baby Loving Mama


Personalized Glitter Ornaments from Where the Smiles Have Been
Personalized Glitter Ornaments
from Where the Smiles Have Been


Vanilla Chai Body Scrub from Taking Time for Mommy
Vanilla Chai Body Scrub
from Taking Time for Mommy


DIY Family Monogram with Washi Tape from Creative Green Living
DIY Family Monogram with Washi Tape
from Creative Green Living



Stenciled and Dyed Scarves from Pretty Handy Girl
Stenciled and Dyed Scarves
from Pretty Handy Girl


DIY Stamped Washer Necklace from The 36th Avenue
DIY Stamped Washer Necklace
from The 36th Avenue



Double Sided Coffee Mug Sleeve from Crafty Staci
Double Sided Coffee Mug Sleeve
from Crafty Staci



DIY Dry Erase To-Do List from Creative Green Living
Dry Erase To-Do List
from Creative Green Living


DIY Homemade Oatmeal Cinnamon Soap from Simply Designing
Homemade Oatmeal Cinnamon Soap
from  Simply Designing

How to Make a DIY Teacup Pin Cushion from Creative Green Living
How to Make a DIY Teacup Pin Cushion
from Creative Green Living



Personalized Wire Name Ornaments from Crafts Unleashed
Personalized Wire Name Ornaments
from Crafts Unleashed


Teacup Candle  from Yes Missy
Teacup Candle
from Yes Missy

Carissa Bonham

About the Curator:

Carissa Bonham is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

Her goal is to empower families to make easy projects and healthier choices that are beautiful and delicious! She is also the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens (Skyhorse, 2018). 

Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living Tribe.
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1 comment:

  1. Love theses ideas! Every year my kids make gifts for my parents and in laws. These are some great things to choose from. Not sure which one I will pick to try first....the nest necklace or the infinity scarf. Great ideas! Ill let you know how it goes. (www.simplypinspired.com)

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