Gifts that Anyone Will Love that You Can DIY in Less Than a Day
You know that person who you have NO idea what to get? We all have that person. Luckily, this is the perfect gift! It’s cute and practical. Everyone needs extra coasters!
Who doesn’t love a cozy blanket, especially in the middle of winter! This is a gift that your friend is sure to start using immediately.
3. serving tray
Whether your friend or acquaintance likes to be the host or they prefer to have breakfast in bed, a tray is a fantastic gift! Like many of the items on this list, trays are practical, but also pretty! Is there a better combination than that?
Herringbone Serving Tray Tutorial -Looking for something a little easier or smaller than the herringbone tray? Check out our tutorial on how to create a live edge board. Once you do that, just stain and add some handles.
Prefer to buy? Check out this tray from World Market.
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4. dessert in a jar
Mmm dessert. This is the perfect gift for the sweet lover in your life! Everything is pre-measured so it’s easy for them to bake a fresh, homemade dessert. Plus, the packaging makes it so cute!
They’re perfect to leave out and make a space smell great. Who wouldn’t want one as a gift?!
6. Wood Wall Art
These DIY wood squares are the perfect decor for any space. But beware: once you make one, you might fall in love and want to make some for yourself too!
DIY Wood Decor Tutorial – And don’t forget to download the plans! You’ll get the exact dimensions and exactly how to cut the boards to get all of the pieces you need. Prefer to buy? Check out this carved wood art from World Market!
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7. photo hanger or photo ledge
If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift that doesn’t take too much time, printing personal photos and gifting them with a photo ledge or photo hanger is a great option! We often forget to take the time to print out our photos, so it’s always extra special when someone takes the time to do it for us.
8. photo transferred to wood
You can transfer a printable or a personal photo to make a beautiful, custom piece of decor in little to no time.
9. potted plant
A plant can make a home feel more welcoming and homey. Placing the plant in a cute pot can make this simple gift feel extra thoughtful! Just don’t try to gift this to someone who clearly doesn’t have (or want) a green thumb, okay?
Click here for our painted terracotta pot tutorial. Or if you want to try a watercolor technique, check out the tutorial from Woman’s Day. Prefer to buy? Check out these painted pots from Etsy! Or try these if you want a more modern design.
Perfect for kids, or teachers, or anyone who needs a menu or place to organize their life! The best part about chalkboards is that they are so versatile. Use it practically, or for fun, or just as decor! No matter what you initially choose, it’s as simple as a swipe of an eraser to go a different direction.
Click here for our chalkboard tutorial! If you don’t want to do too much woodworking, you can always grab some chalkboard paint and turn almost anything into a chalkboard! Prefer to buy? Check out our inspiration chalkboard from Target.