DIY Gifts

DIY Gifts for Her


  1. hello tote
  2. make-up brush case
  3. vinyl zipper bag
  4. pretty painted keychain
  5. recipe box

We use a variety of materials to craft beautiful gifts for her, so if you’re having trouble thinking of what you can make, start by thinking about what gifts she’ll be able to use in her everyday life. Practical gifts always make great DIY gifts. If she is the trendsetter of the bunch, she might love having a new tote bag to use for work, grocery shopping or weekend trips. Our hello tote or creative iron-on designs are all fabulous fashion statements, or you can even sew up your own if you have a sewing machine. If she loves to cook and explore new recipes, our recipe box is a gorgeous addition to any kitchen. You can even fill the recipe box with some of the special recipes that you’re willing to share with loved ones. Kids can easily get in on the fun of making DIY gifts for her with our pretty painted keychains or felt ball trivets (they may need a bit of help from a grown-up on this one). For those ladies who love staying organized, we also have a ton of sewn bag projects that are great for beauty items. We especially love our cute vinyl zipper bag or make-up brush case as functional and stylish DIY gifts.

DIY Gifts for Him


  1. minimalist leather wallet
  2. tablet cover
  3. apron iron-on
  4. ribbed wool scarf
  5. treasure box
  6. fishing bobber keychain

Sometimes the men in our life need a little help with their style or organizational skills, and the holidays are a perfect opportunity to create some functional and stylish DIY gifts for him as well. If you are comfortable with using a sewing machine, you can’t really go wrong with a minimalist leather wallet for the times that he wants to travel light (these wallets are also great for ladies!). Or, explore your knitting skills by making a simple ribbed wool scarf in a neutral color for winter. For the tablet carriers, we have a simple tutorial to make a tablet cover that you can customize to any size. DIY gifts that are related to specific hobbies are always thoughtful, these apron iron-ons are wonderful and easy gift items for the barbecue lovers in the family. If you want to do some crafting with the kids, it’s super easy to whip up a fishing bobber keychain or put together a treasure box full of memories for Dad.

DIY Gifts for Kids


  1. monster backpacks
  2. DIY dollhouse
  3. classic stick horses
  4. play kitchen set

We love designing projects for kids, so there are plenty of toys on the site that your little ones would love to receive. One of our favorite project series is our Play Kitchen Set, which includes a sink, oven and stove, plus tons of felt play food and kid’s aprons and oven mitts for the full experience. These projects may be time-consuming, but they make for some seriously fabulous DIY gifts! For more gifts that encourage their imagination, we also have an impressive DIY dollhouse tutorial or some classic stick horses made out of felt. If your kids like snuggling with stuffed animals, our Felt Animal Suffie Series includes a whole collection of adorable characters. To give your kids a chance to show off their unique DIY gifts at school, you can craft up some stylish projects for girls and boys. Our monster backpacks or pom pom sweaters are both really easy to make and can be great last-minute gifts.

DIY Bath and Beauty Gifts


  1. organic lip balm
  2. whipped body butter
  3. facial toner
  4. homemade lotion
  5. lavender bath salts
  6. almond body scrub

For your chemical conscious loved ones, we have a ton of recipes for all natural bath and beauty products. Our newest recipe is for our hydrating (and anti-aging!) facial toner. For a more luxurious gift, we have almond body scrub or whipped body butter, both of which include printable gift labels. Little beauty products can be great stocking stuffers, like some organic lip balm or a pretty container of lavender bath salts. Feel free to make some of these DIY gifts for yourself too! We always keep a pump bottle of our homemade lotion in the studio for quick hydration. Our recipes are so easy to make that you can even put together a entire basket full of DIY gifts with these inexpensive beauty solutions.

DIY Jewelry Gifts


  1. felt jewelry pouch
  2. leather tassel necklaces
  3. copper leaf and acorn necklaces
  4. necklaces made with copper tubing
  5. macrame knot necklace
  6. painted clay necklaces
  7. metal washer bracelets

DIY jewelry is a great gift option because it is guaranteed to be unique. It is so easy to customize these projects for DIY gifts! We’ve been making a lot of jewelry projects lately (they are pretty popular amongst the ladies in the studio…!), and our newest ideas for DIY gifts include our painted clay necklacesmacrame knot necklace and copper leaf and acorn necklaces for fall. Copper has been super trendy in the last two years, and we have loved showing off our necklaces made with copper tubing. Leather tassel necklaces pair well with fall and winter outfits, and if you’re feeling inspired by finds in your local hardware store, metal washer bracelets are great for a bold fashion statement. You can even hand stitch a felt jewelry pouch for gifting your jewelry projects.

Paper Botanical Gifts


  1. paper potted plants
  2. holly berry wreath
  3. frosty felt wreath
  4. poinsettias
  5. fiddle leaf fig plant

There is a lot of hustle and bustle around the holidays, and usually you’ll end up attending at least one dinner party. Of course, we have a ton of paper flower and botanical projects on the site, and they are perfect to give as host or hostess gifts. Our favorite hostess gifts are any of the beauties from our Potted Plant Series, including our new fiddle leaf fig plant using our extra fine crepe paper. If you want to stick with a holiday theme, amaryllis flowers are traditional Christmas blooms, and we have a versions made with either crepe paper or metallic paper. Poinsettias are also classic for the season, and they can be stunning gift toppers. You can also go all out for someone special by making an entire holiday wreath, like a frosty felt wreath, evergreen wreath or holly berry wreath.

DIY Food Gifts


  1. buffalo plaid labels
  2. pomegranate cranberry relish
  3. gingerbread house treat boxes
  4. cowgirl bark
  5. homemade egg nog

Sometimes the best DIY gifts are the kind that you can consume. Food gifts are also real crowd pleasers with colleagues and neighbors. Some of our favorite shareable treats that you can give for the holidays are our cowgirl bark, homemade egg nog and pomegranate cranberry relish (or check out our crepe paper pomegranate project on the site!). You can make personalized gift treats specifically for the little ones with our adorable gingerbread house treat boxes. If you have special recipes that you like to make as DIY gifts for the holidays, we also have some beautiful chalkboard gift labels to finish off your gifts. One of the most classic and common food gifts that you can give for the holidays is a nice bottle of wine, so we designed these buffalo plaid labels for a Christmas-y touch.

Plaid Gift Wrap

Get in on the DIY fun with us by heading over to our membership page, or share your project photos on Instagram using #DIYDreamingWithLia. Happy Gifting to All! ~ Lia and the Team