DIY Gift Ideas for this Holiday Season

December 11, 2020

Looking for a unique gift idea for your loved ones this Christmas? Check out these easy and affordable DIY gift ideas for the holiday season!

Easy and affordable DIY holiday gift ideas this season | Building Bluebird #gifts

Easy DIY Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Picture Ledge DIY

This picture ledge is super easy and affordable too! I made this wood ledge for under $30 and gifted it to my parents for the holidays. If you know someone who is looking to decorate a wall in their home or wants to display photos in a unique way – check out the full tutorial and gift this beauty!

Build a wood ledge for pictures and artwork. Great for people who want help filling a wall in their home | Building Bluebird #pictureledge #artledge #shelf

Upcycle an Old Dollhouse

Once you start looking for old dollhouses, you will start seeing them everywhere! You can find them at thrift stores, Facebook marketplace, or a local estate sale.

Makeover an old dollhouse for a unique DIY holiday gift idea | Building Bluebird #holiday #dollhouse #christmas

I snagged this cutie at a local thrift store and surprised my daughter with it on Christmas day. With a little love, you can bring these old dollhouses back to life. I painted the exterior her favorite color – pink!

Makeover an old dollhouse for a unique DIY holiday gift idea | Building Bluebird #holiday #dollhouse #christmas

I had a lot of fun renovating the interior of the dollhouse by adding paint and fun wallpaper.

Makeover an old dollhouse for a unique DIY holiday gift idea | Building Bluebird #holiday #dollhouse #christmas

Customize a Shutterfly Yearbook

This is my favorite gift to give every Christmas. The DIY comes in when you choose the photos and organize them in the book. This is a great way to capture all of the memorable moments throughout the year. They make a great gift for grandparents and spouses!

Create a a family yearbook for grandparents and your own family | Building Bluebird #shutterfly

Scrap Wood Christmas Trees

This project is so easy and can be made for $0! Use any scrap wood (or new) and use your table saw to cut triangles. I used 1 inch thick wood scraps to create my trees. Once I cut all of the triangles, it was time to decorate!

I let my kids use their craft paint to create a design on their own trees. For my trees, I wanted them to look like they had a stain on them so I added water to the craft paint before painting each triangle. Using leftover wood stain in your garage is another easy way to add color to the trees!

DIY scrap wood Christmas trees | Building Bluebird #crafting

Napkin Rings with Heirloom Brooches

This is a great gift for the entertainers in your life. I purchased gold napkin rings online and glued brooches to the top. You can find really fun brooches by thrifting or by using old brooches from family members.

When my husbands’ grandmother passed away, there were piles and piles of pins and brooches for grandkids to take. Once everyone had taken what they wanted, I took the remaining pins and brooches and turned them into sentimental keepsakes. Now every year, the family has the sentimental brooches set out at the Christmas table to admire. I turned some of the other brooches into ornaments for the tree.

DIY napkin rings with heirloom brooches | Building Bluebird #giftideas #holidaygift #tablesetting

DIY Ornaments

Head on over to your local craft store and pick up some plastic ornaments, craft paint, and brushes. Let your kiddos decorate ornaments for family members and you have the perfect DIY gift!

Let your kids paint ornaments and gift them to friends and family | Building Bluebird #giftideas #christmas

My parents gifted this fun ornament to us a few years ago and I love it so much. Take a drawing from your kiddos and have it added to an ornament. It is so fun to unwrap these memories every year to hang on the tree.

Personalized ornaments with childrens artwork | Building Bluebird

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Thanks for checking out these fun DIY gifts for the ones you love!

Unique holiday gift ideas for the one you love | Building Bluebird

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