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31 DIY Gift Ideas – Just Because

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Here is our collection of 31 DIY gift ideas, just because we think it’s nice to give a gift with a personal touch.

When it comes to gift giving we always try and include something handmade, even if it is only the card or gift wrap. Don’t you appreciate when you receive a gift knowing that the gift-giver personally made it? Whether it is a painted box, personalized coasters or a delectable treat – we appreciate the extra effort and sentiment of the gift. We have collected 31 DIY gift ideas, just because we want to help you with your creative gift-giving and gift-making.

Valentine’s Day is this week. You might be interested in making some of these for your family, friends and loved one.

Easy to Do

Bees are beautiful. Here we have showcased them in two very different projects.

DIY Scented Bee Soap

Easy DIY Wine Charms


Candles are so versatile, especially when you make them yourself. In the past we have created candles in copper mugs, tin cans, mason jars and vintage teacups. 

DIY Spice Candle

17 Ideas for Easy DIY Holiday Hostess Gifts

Copper Mercury Glass Votives

DIY Copper Mercury Glass Votives

Painted and Distressed Mason Jars

Take a simple mason jar to the next level. Adding chalk paint gives you endless color opportunities. You can make groupings in pastels colors, bright and bold or to match a friends home decor.

How to Paint and Distress Mason Jars

Watercolor Wreath

We promise that you do not need to be an artist to start doing watercolor. Here we give you the full tutorial to get you started.

How to Make a Watercolor Wreath - Easy and Fun

DIY Custom Journal Covers

How about making a dear one a gratitude journal? Better yet, fill out the first page with a dedication, letting them know why you are so grateful to have them in your life!

DIY Journal from a Composition Notebook

Easily Turn Photographs into Watercolor Paintings

If you don’t want to do the watercolor yourself, you can let your computer and an app do it for you. Here’s how:

How to Easily Turn Your Photos Into Watercolor Paintings

Chalk Painted Book Covers

If you make a friend a gift for their home, we love chalk painted book covers for a number of reasons. The books are usually free, again the paint is in limitless colors and it is a very quick project. Also you can further personalize this gift by painting a message or quote on the spines.

How to Decoupage with Paper Napkins and Make a Tray Look Fabulous!

Trays are so versatile in home decor. Add one to the coffee table, dining table or bathroom. Or think of how wonderful it would be to be served breakfast in bed with a custom handmade tray.

How to Decoupage with Paper Napkins and Make a Tray Look Fabulous. #2beesinapod #diy #easycraft #decoupage #tray #traydecor #traydecorideas #diyhomedecorideas

How to Add Wax Paper Graphics to a Lazy Susan

Wax paper transfer method is so easy to add graphics to wood.

Lazy Susan

French Lazy Susan Vignette - Coffee Table Display

Easy DIY Pedestal Tray from a Cutting Board

DIY Tray from a Repurposed Cabinet Door

Painted Thrift Store Frame with Printable

Let the Pampering begin

DIY Lavender Sugar Body Scrub

Homemade Coconut and Orange Body Scrub

DIY Clay Leaf Bowls

Shabby French Tin Can Vase

Look at how beautiful this shabby French DIY project is

Painted Shabby Chic Planters

Gifts for the Gardener

Vintage Tea Tin Succulent Planter

A vintage tea tin is a perfect planter. Succulent planter ideas

DIY Etched Water Bottle for Plants

How to Make a Sign With Iron-On Graphics

DIY Tea Towel Art

Easy DIY Picture Frame

DIY Picture Frame - Great Gift Idea

Farmhouse Canvas Art from a Tea Towel

Food is always a great idea!

Homemade English Muffin Bread

Make delicious English Muffin Bread as a wonderful gift for a friend

Gooey Milky Way Bars

Mom’s Delicious Blueberry Muffins

Chocolate Spoons

Wow that is a long list! We hope that you have been inspired by our list of 31 DIY gift ideas and can’t wait to hear what your favorite are!

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  1. Love all these fabulous ideas ladies! There are so man of my all time favorite Bee’s projects listed here. You guys are the Queens of quick and easy projects that make a statement in our homes and are a special gift to give our friends and family. We’re lucky to have you both! Hugs, CoCo

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