15 Last Minute Gift Ideas - DIY

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It can be hard to find the perfect gift, so we've compiled 15 last minute gift ideas, because handmade is always best!


 

 

1. Scrap Wood Footed Charcuterie Board

diy charcuterie board

Scrap Wood Footed Charcuterie Board - Charcuterie boards are a entertaining staple, the perfect base and backdrop for a gorgeous edible collage.  But the charcuterie board itself - the wood board - can be hundreds of dollars!  You can build your own using scrap wood for free. 


 

 

2. Chippy Wooden Picture Frame

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DIY Barnwood Clip Frames - The perfect gift for family members!  These beautiful photo frames only cost about $7 each - and would burn up a ton of scraps if you have them.  Check out Shanty 2 Chic for the full tutorial, including the finish.


 

 

3. Beer Tote

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DIY Beer Tote - Turn a six pack of beer (or your favorite bottled beverage) into a beautiful gift when given in this beautiful wood beer bottle holder, with opener on the side.  Awesome plans at Rogue Engineer!


 

 

4. Wood Box Centerpiece

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Wood Box Centerpiece - This simple wood box centerpiece is lovely and would be cherished by most anyone.  For the Holidays, fill with gourmet meats, cheeses, crackers or fruits, or Christmas florals.  Easy tutorial by Love Grows Wild!


 

 

5. Family Tree Nesting Birds Sign

family tree sign diy

Family Tree Sign - Just use a cleat on the back to nail a bunch of boards together.  Then paint the tree trunk and use a sponge cut into a leaf shape to make all the leaves.  Easier than pie!  

Project built by sjonathan 


 

 

6. Roll Out Kitchen Shelves

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Roll Out Shelves - Upgrade your cabinet shelves to more functional roll outs for just $10 each!  Perfect for kitchen cabinets, printer shelves, shoe shelves, or anywhere you want easier access to your shelf! Quick and easy DIY upgrade.


 

 

7. Cup Tree

diy cup tree

Make this beautiful wooden cup tree from scraps, add fun hooks, fill with mugs or leave to the recipient!


 

 

8. House Number Vertical Planter/h2>

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House Number Planter - This simple DIY project is a quick way to add curb appeal to your home.  Made from an inexpensive cedar fence picket and house numbers, all you'll need is a saw and some nails to build!  Built by Broads and Boards.


 

 

9. Stack and Store Wine Caddy

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Wine Caddy - This little wood wine holder stacks, stores, and you can use the top to serve!  It works as a gift box too for the wine lover.  Quick and easy DIY project that you can build with off the shelf pine boards and nail together. 


 

 

10. Wood Crate K Cup Holder

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K Cup Holder - A beautiful wood crate that holds your beloved Keurig and stores all the coffees! 


 

 

11. Charcuterie Board

wood charcuterie board

Wood Charcuterie Board - Build this amazing and unique grazing board or charcuterie board with scrap wood!  This is a SIMPLE DIY project that you can tackle in a couple hours. 


 

 

12. Wood Tray

diy wood tray

DIY Wood Tray - I love wood trays.  They are so useful and beautiful and are like files for your life.  You can sort different things into the trays to make your life more beautiful and organized.  I especially love Liz Marie's coffee service tray.  


 

 

13. Wood Play Cars

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Wood Toy Car - You can delight even the smallest loved one with these DIY wood cars and trucks made from scrap wood pieces.  I love these by Jaime Costiglio!


 

 

14. Easy Scrap Wood Crayon or Pencil Block

wood crayon holder

DIY Crayon or Pencil Block - Easy to customize with a name or painted in their favorite color! All you'll need is some 1x3 scraps to make this beautiful wood crayon holder! Built by Jaime Costiglio.


 

 

15. Doll Furniture

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Doll Furniture  - Free plans to make an American Girl or 18" doll sofa or couch. Very simple and easy to make. 

I know we are cutting it close, but these projects are SO simple, it's totally do-able!  I guess I should say DIY-able!

These fifteen projects are just a few of my favorites.  You can check out dozens more in our scrap wood section and under $20 section of plans.

Hopefully I've lost you to an amazing project, but if I haven't, thank you!  And please do share when you build, we'd love to see how your projects turn out too!

Have the happiest handmade Holiday!

XO Ana

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