100 Modern DIY Gift Ideas


You guys, it’s December tomorrow and it’s freaking me out.

Doesn’t this happen every year? Once Halloween is over, it’s wham bam thank you ma’am and suddenly we’re in the post-New-Year’s dead zone. You know, the awful two months where nothing is happening except all.the.snow.

But I guess I’m getting ahead of myself. We still have Christmas and Hanukkah and all the good winter holidays to go. Which means, it’s time for gifts!

100 Modern DIY Gift Ideas @idlehandsawake

I know it’s very tempting to use Amazon for everything, buuuuut…I’ve rounded up one hundred modern DIY gift ideas and the least you can do for my feelings is pretend you might make one or two, ok?

I promise not to judge if you end up making a “gift” for yourself.

Gifts For the Organizer

DIY Faux Terrazzo Tile - Enthralling Gumption

Faux Terrazzo Tile — Enthralling Gumption

Copper Wire Inspiration Board — Damask Love

Leather Box Handles — Idle Hands Awake

Splatter Painted Pinch Pots — Oleander + Palm

Chic Accessory Organizer — Your DIY Family

Copper Wall Hooks — Atelier de Curiosite

Wood Desk Organizer — Make and Tell

Leather Catchall Bin — DIY in PDX

Floating Shelf Light — Coco Kelley

Wood and White Magazine Bin — Drawn to DIY

Gifts for the Cook

Wood and Copper Serving Board - Always Rooney

Copper and Wood Serving Board — Always Rooney

Herb Garden Starter Kit — The Merrythought

Leather Cast Iron Grip — Alice & Lois

Dip Dye Pestle and Mortar — The Lovely Drawer

Rolodex Recipe Card Organizer — Dream Green DIY

Finger Knit Rope Trivet — Flax & Twine

No-Sew Waist Apron — Almost Makes Perfect

XO Salad Spoons — Oleander + Palm

Knit Potholders — Homey oh My

Storage Cork Jar — Passion Shake

Gifts for the Plant Hoarder

Hanging Seagrass Planters - Burkatron

Seagrass Hanging Planters — Burkatron

Found Moss Terrarium — Idle Hands Awake

Watercolor Sharpie Planter — Brepurposed

Geometric Concrete Planter — Lana Red Studio

Clay Hanging Air Plant Holder — Squirrelly Minds

Copper Plant Stands — Sarah Sherman Samuel

Mini Plaster Planters — Paper & Stitch

Triangle Wall Planter — In Honor of Design

Glass Terrarium — Why Don’t You Make Me

Clay and Wire Air Plant Holders — The Lovely Drawer

Gifts for the Techie

DIY Floating Nightstand - The Merrythought

Floating Nightstand with Phone Dock — The Merrythought

Felt Tablet Cover — Lia Griffith

Scarf Camera Strap — The House that Lars Built

Travel Phone Stand — Lovely Indeed

Camera Bag from a Handbag — A Pair & a Spare

Marble Phone Charger — Exodus Treasures

Earbud Holder — Kristi Murphy

Cosmic Mousepad — Passion Shake

No-Sew Scarf with Pocket — Mom Advice

Marble Tablet Cover — Sugar & Cloth

Gifts for the Host/ess

Lovely Indeed - Gold Bar Acrylic Tray

Gold Bar Acrylic Tray — Lovely Indeed

Scalloped Cork Placemats — Sarah Hearts

Clay and Driftwood Spoons — Fall for DIY

Gold Foil Wooden Bowl — Delineate Your Dwelling

Mud Cloth Slate Trivet — A Bubbly Life

Neon Marbled Dinnerware — Say Yes

Mini Wooden Serving Boards — Sugar & Cloth

Walnut and Ceramic Cake Plate — Farm Fresh Therapy

Marbled Leather Coasters — Homey oh My

Cross Stitch Napkins — Kittenhood

Gifts for the Pampered

DIY Bath Bombs - Jojotastic

Fall Scented Bath Bombs — Jojotastic

Super Antioxidant Clay Face Mask — The Free Spirited

Copper Mirror — Twinspiration

Jasmine Aloe Perfume Body Spray — Hello Glow

Two Ingredient Natural Lip Balm — Paper & Stitch

Homemade Body Butter — The Merrythought

Cinnamon Clove Scented Candles — Tag & Tibby

Rosemary Eucalyptus Melt-and-Pour Soaps — Hello Glow

Margarita Body Scrub — The Sweetest Occasion

Ombre Candles — Lines Across

Gifts for the Jewelry Junkie

DIY Travel Jewelry Organizer - The Homesteady

Travel Jewelry Organizer — The Homesteady

Raw Stone Earrings — Alice & Lois

Balsa Wood Ring Cones — Fall for DIY

Ombre Necklace — Enthralling Gumption

Wood and Pearl Jewelry Hanger — Atilio

Copper Circle Earrings — Almost Makes Perfect

Leather Hoop Bracelet — Gloria Fort Studio

Cactus Jewelry Stand — Pneumatic Addict

Agate Slice Hair Clips — A Bubbly Life

Wood Earring Rack — DIY in PDX

Gifts for the Academic

DIY Leather Bookmark - Homey oh My

Leather Bookmark — Homey oh My

Origami Embroidered Book Cover — Lana Red Studio

Leather Book Holder — Dwell Beautiful

Hand-Lettered Printable Calendar — Delineate Your Dwelling

Frida Kahlo Printable Bookmark — The House That Lars Built

Tiny Book Necklace — Badon Hill

Magnetic Leather Pen Holder — Vikalpah

Floral Patterned Notebooks — Maritza Lisa

DIY Scrapbook Journal — Damask Love

Printable Library Cark Book Plate — Misc Makers

Gifts for the Fashion-Conscious

Straw Clutch DIY - The Lovely Drawer

Straw Bag from Two Placemats — The Lovely Drawer

Rhinestone Flats — The Crafted Life

Shibori Kimono — Persia Lou

Leather Sunnies Case — Kristi Murphy

White Pom Pom Scarf — Dream Green DIY

Asymmetrical Wrap Skirt — Thriftanista in the City

Triangle Leather Pouch — Almost Makes Perfect

Everyday Shoulder Bag — We Can Make Anything

Leather Wallet Clutch — Beckham + Belle

Appliquéd Trim Statement Jacket — Jojotastic

Gifts for the Decorator

DIY Otomi Pillow - Francoise et Moi

Otomi Pillows with Printable Stencil — Francois et Moi

Monstera Palm Leaf Tray — I Spy DIY

Copper House Sculpture — Dawanda

Honeycomb Tile Vase — Always Rooney

Circle Framed Art — Maritza Lisa

Hardware Store Shibori Dyed Pillows — Shrimp Salad Circus

Modern Coat Rack — Ohoh Blog

Rose Blanket DIY — Oleander and Palm

Magnetic Wire Photo Display — Monster Circus

Macrame Hanging Mirror — My Attic

Author: Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake

Maker, baker, cat momma, total nerd, perpetually covered in glitter/sawdust/paint. Blogging DIY and design for modern creatives.

25 comments on “100 Modern DIY Gift Ideas”

  1. I won’t lie I came here to pin a project for my upcoming gift ideas round up and bam you have huge list of 100. Even better that they are categorized based on different personalities! Also thanks for including me among such great talents!

    I am sure going to make one or two from this list:)

  2. This post is SO GOOD! I want to do a DIY Christmas and seriously need to get my but into gear. I’ll be referencing this list for SURE

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