30 DIY Home Gifts That Look Expensive, but Are Easy to Re-Create
There's nothing more special than getting a homemade gift, but giving one is even more fun! Tapping into your creativity and giving your friend or loved one a present that's unique to them is not only thoughtful, but also affordable. There are countless DIY gifts you can make, especially when it comes to presents for the home. From super-cool oxidized copper planters for the plant parent who wants to show off their latest and greatest greenery to cute map-themed coasters that can document your traveler's favorite spots, these DIY ideas are special, distinctive, and truly one of a kind. If you want to give them a present for their home that they'll never forget, check out these creative DIYs that you can make in no time. Trust us, everyone will love them!
Give the gift of game night with this gorgeous gilded checkerboard DIY from A Beautiful Mess. It's thoughtful, creative, and will lead to hours of fun.
Colorful Homegrown Crystals
Crystals and geodes will elevate the look of any space, so help your loved ones get in on the accessory trend with some homegrown crystals. They're colorful, creative, and hard to miss!
Upcycled Map Coasters
These DIY map coasters are the perfect gift for the traveler in your life. Just find out what their favorite destinations are, and you're halfway done!
Decorative Clay Bells
Whether your loved ones hang these DIY bells on their porch or near a kitchen window, they're sure to love the eclectic look of your crafty project.
Marbled-Clay Trinket Dish
These chic DIY dishes are perfect for holding jewelry, keys, or coins, and they look absolutely incredible! We suggest making a couple of these so you can give them as gifts for every celebration.
Succulent Wine-Cork Magnets
Fridge magnets don't have to be tacky! Make some cute succulent corks for your loved ones, and they can display their favorite photos, to-do lists, and more.
Framed Jewelry Organizer
Your friends will thank you for ridding their closet of clutter with this DIY organizer. They can put necklaces, earrings, and more right on it.
This easy bud-vase project is so beautiful! And the best part is whenever the receiver of this gift displays their favorite flowers inside of it, they'll think of you.
Chalkboard Snack Platter
If your friends enjoy entertaining, they're sure to love this chalkboard platter for serving snacks. Just look how cute it is!
Allow your loved ones to show off memories in a fun way with these DIY Polaroid magnets.
Gold and Marble Cheeseboard
This super-simple DIY cheeseboard costs less than the cheese that's served on it! Just grab a glass of wine to pair with your cheese, and we'll cheers to that!
Copper-Dipped Shot Glasses
These copper shot glasses are sure to bring the party! Fill 'em up with your drink of choice, and toss 'em back!
This mini jewelry box is perfect for keeping everyday jewels organized on a nightstand. You can paint the top any color you like, so it's sure to match with existing decor.
Add a twist to basic wall art by giving one of these handmade hanging planters. Pro tip: put long hanging plants inside of them if you really want to draw attention to the wall.
Gold Foil Table Runner
Adding a bit of sparkle to a table is easy with this gold foil table runner. Whoever you give this to can keep it for years to come, and they'll love having it for celebrations and events.
DIY Wooden Bottle Stoppers
Got a wine-lover you need a gift for? They'll be able to cap their favorite vinos in style, thanks to these burned wooden bottle stoppers.
DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder
If they love to cook, give them an easy way to look up recipes with this cutting board tablet holder. It'll look cute in any kitchen!
DIY Photo Candle Holder
Make them a gift that's full of memories with this photo candle holder. It looks good anywhere, and will remind them of their favorite times with you.
DIY Gradient Soap Bars
Are these gradient soap bars not the prettiest things you've ever seen?! Imagine how cool a bathroom would look with these in the soap dish.
DIY Chalkboard Mug
Make their morning cup of joe as personal as can be with this chalkboard mug. You can write any saying on it, so make it special!
DIY Dotted Tumblers
This DIY gift is so easy to make, but looks like something you can buy in a store. We love adding a ton of colors to these so they really stand out.
DIY Glitter Shot-Glass Vases
The perfect table accessories for any outdoor entertainment or wedding, these glitter shot glasses are sure to wow anyone. They're inexpensive to make but look pricey enough to show off at any event.
DIY Dollar-Store Starburst Mirror
You'll be amazed that such a chic DIY decor piece can be made from dollar-store materials. And get this, it's made of wooden skewers!
DIY Map Photo Frame
These map photo frames are perfect for the travel enthusiast to frame their favorite photos from their various trips.
DIY Faux Wood Candle Holder
This retro faux wood candle looks like the real deal and is perfect for someone with a stylish home.
Oxidized Copper Planters
Turn old paint cans into chic planters for flowers, hanging plants, or even herbs by creating oxidized copper planters. Trust us, every plant parent will want one of these.
Map Wall Art
Add dowels to a map to create a vintage-style hanging map that makes a big impact. You can even put marks on the places they've been to.
Believe it or not, you just have to cut up old T-shirts to make this hanging planter. Look how cool it is!
DIY Sparkling Candles
Celebrate any birthday, event, or special day with these sparkling spray-painted candles. And the best part is, they cost hardly anything to make!