10 DIY Gift Ideas You Can Give to Your Friends

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Are you trapped inside your thoughts because you still haven’t figured out what kind of gifts are best to give to your friends? Keep reading for some DIY gift ideas!

1.  Cinnamon-Roasted Treat 

Bake almonds sprinkled with cinnamon if you want to make one of those perfect gifts for someone trying to embrace a healthy lifestyle. This healthy snack is easy to make — it takes only 15 minutes to prepare!


You will require an egg white and a teaspoon of cold water, four mugs of entire almonds, ½ glass sugar, ¼ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon cinnamon.. Begin by preheating the stove to 250 degrees. Oil a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan.


Lightly beat the egg white, add water, and beat until frothy. Add the nuts and stir. Mix the sugar, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the nuts. Hurl to coat, and spread equitably on the arranged dish. Bake for 1 hour within the preheated stove.

2.  DIY Birthstone Bracelet 

A birthstone bracelet is one of the easiest yet luxurious-looking DIY gifts to give your friends. Run to the shop to buy the materials required and make your buddy proud to have you by their side.


You’ll need one string of beads, one package of endcaps, headpins, two jump rings, one magnetic clasp, assorted beads of your choice, rounded pliers, and needle-nose pliers.


Instructions are easy. Slide the extra leather into the open endcaps. Utilizing the needle-nose forceps, fold each side down toward the middle on both sides, then jump rings.



Include the clasp and, after holding the ring with both sets of forceps once more, move the closes toward each other until they are near (on both sides). Snatch one of your headpins and include a bead. Take the adjusted forceps and twist the tail in reverse to form a circle.


Once you have a loop, snare it onto the hop ring and utilize the pincers to twist it shut.  Repeat the step as needed, and you’ll be ready for the gifting season! 

3.  Lemonade Kit With Pitcher 

Can you even name one person who dislikes useful DIY gift ideas? If your friend enjoys the taste of freshly squeezed lemonade, then this gift set is perfect!!


All you need to make it are a pitcher, seven fresh lemons, one cup of sugar (not necessary, depending on your friend’s taste), instructions, and twine. Put lemons and sugar in the pitcher and attach instructions to the outside of the pitcher.

4.  Homemade Salsa 

Have you got any friends who like Mexican food? Oh, you do? Why don’t you surprise them with a homemade salsa DIY gift?


You’ll only need one pound of tomatoes, half chopped white onion, one chopped garlic clove, one chopped jalapeno, one teaspoon cilantro, half teaspoon salt, and half teaspoon cumin, juice from one lime, and a pinch of salt.


First, combine onion and garlic and pulse in a food processor. Then add the tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, salt, cumin, and sugar and pulse again.


Store in a cute jar and stick a funny note to it! 

5.  Washi Tape Gift Box 

Washi tape box has to be one of the most creative DIY gift ideas ever! It’s a perfect present for the creative soul. You only need a box, as many washi tapes as you like, and scissors.


Decorate any box with washi tape, and it will become the cutest gift box ever. Put a personalized present inside, and whoa — your best friend will certainly love it! 

6.  Personalized Notebook 

A personalized notebook is yet another DIY gift idea for the creative soul who is very close to you. You’ll only need a notebook, embellishments, a paintbrush, and mod podge.


Start by coating the notebook in a thin layer of Mod Podge Hard Coat. Then add all the embellishments you want. To do that, you need to put a little mod podge on them too.

7.  Wire Photo Frame

One of the best gifts to give to your friends who are still in college or school is a wire photo frame! It’s a decorative item that will always remind them of you.


To make this, you need a jewelry wire, 12 gauge, wire cutters, and needle-nose pliers. Measure your template (a CD case is a great choice), and cut a piece of the 12 gauge wire according to the measurements. As simple as that, but so cute!

8.  Reusable Shopping Bag 

If you have a friend who cares about the environment a lot, then this is the right gift for that person. You’ll need one yard of fabric, thread, scissors, rotary cutter and mat, sewing pins, iron, ironing board, and sewing machine.


With little research and by watching free sewing videos, you can use a sewing machine to sew a bag of any base. Your friend will be grateful to you!

9.  Customized Mouse Pads 

Today we live in a digital world, and this gift is what everyone would love. If your friend is an entrepreneur or gamer, then this gift would be the best choice! So, why not give them a little love with a customized mouse pad gift?


The materials you need are an inkjet printer, fabric, paper, spray adhesive, and a sheet of craft foam (or old mouse pad). Using the spray adhesive method, print out the image of choice onto the fabric.

Peel off the printed fabric and, if it’s wrinkled, iron it. Then spay a thin coat of the spray adhesive on the craft foam, attach the fabric and trim off if needed. Your gift is ready now

10.   Painted Herb Pot 

There are many ways to decorate a herb pot. It doesn’t require a special method, and it sure is the perfect DIY gift for anyone who loves nature and growing herbs. Clay pots, spray paint, and decorative items or stickers of your choice are all you need for this project.


Apply the stickers on a clay pot. Then apply one coat of spray and let it dry for three hours. Apply a second coat of spray paint and let it dry for another three hours. Remove the stickers and — done!


Now, the filling process, which takes only ten minutes of your time! Put a few stones in the bottom of the pots for drainage, add some potting soil, and plant the starts of the herbs you chose.


Gifting doesn’t need to be difficult, but it is a beautiful thing that you can do for little money, and that does not take much time. Choose from one of our DIY gift ideas and surprise a friend today.