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easy Great DIY Gifts

Easy DIY Gifts that won’t break the bank. Create these one of a kind gifts for friends and family.   Want to make them something they can use and will love? If so here are some Great DIY  gifts that will make you a Rockstar!

These easy, great DIY  gifts are a wonderful way to make something for a friend or loved one.  What makes them even better is they are affordable to build and make.

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blue diy tool box with daffodils and text overlay, flower patch farmhouse

Most of these projects cost $50 or less so grab your tools and lets get started.
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1.Obelisk Arbor
This is so easy you can make it in a day.  Paint it any color you like and if you want to make it extra special, buy a plant or seeds for a vertical growing plant that will cover it in sweet blooms.  Click here to see what is on my wishlist to plant by my Arbor.
Obelisk Arbor, (5 of 8)

2. Kitchen Garden Grow Box
This is great for growing salad greens or herbs.  Include a packet of seeds (see #6 below for ideas) and a bag of potting soil to make the gift complete. Paint it any way you like.
Plant a kitchen herb garden at your backdoor in this DIY crate.

3. Farmhouse Victorian Garden Bench or Sweetheart Bench
Both of these designs would be a hit and you can paint them any color or with various designs.  Build two and keep one yourself, they are so easy and fun!
DIY Sweetheart Bench, (3 of 13)
DIY How to Build a Victorian Garden Bench

4. Rustic Toolbox for a Planter
These are so popular and you can see why, they make a great planter or even a centerpiece. You can also use it to hold utensils at your backyard bbq or picnic, it is just an all around useful project.Build a Rustic Toolbox,

5. Potting Bench from Fence Boards
Yes, even this beauty cost us under $50 to build.

a fun DIY potting bench from fence boards,

DIY Potting Bench


6. Don’t feel like building anything?  

I love the boxed collections Botanical Interests of fantastic seeds.

I grow their seeds all the time, in fact I had so many Alyssum plants this year I was giving them away after filling all my pots and garden! All from one packet of seeds.  

Any gardener would love to get one!
Botanical Interests Seed & Gift Collections


7. Create a DIY hand painted sign and Paint it!

8. the BEST home made Granola!  Jar it up and let your friends enjoy.
bowl of granola with text overlay

9. Rustic Box Centerpiece

DIY rustic box centerpiece with Hydrangeas and text overlay

10. Garden Obelisk

We have built a few of these and they are still standing and doing their job beautifully after 5 plus years.  

Tess David Austin Rose on DIY obelisk,

11. I couldn’t leave out my favorite DIY gift I have ever received.  I know this is a dream of many women to have one and I have the detailed plans available here. Build your own She Shed aka Crafting Cottage

yellow tiny house with front porch, Flower Patch Farmhouse

I use mine mostly as my painting studio.  I can’t tell you enough how much I love my little space to get away to paint and run my business!

Do you want more ideas?

Over on my Painting Website I have an entire post dedicated to things you can paint to give as gifts. Press here to go ahead and visit over there for more DIY gift ideas!

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Happy Building and Gift Giving!

red bench with text overlay,


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Edlina Yusof

Sunday 1st of December 2019

Hi Pamela, I like DIY she shed..Thank you for sharing awesome ideas.

Mimsie Barnard

Saturday 30th of November 2019

Hi Pamela, That potting/fence/bench is going to be in my garden as soon as spring comes! That is such a great idea and fairly easy to put together. Thank you for sharing these fun and useful ideas.

Have learned so much from your site and am trying the geranium "saves" so will let you know how it goes come spring.

Hugs for the holidays and so looking forward to your next article. Mimsie in Northern Virginia Z7, where we may get icy "stuff" tonight!


Monday 2nd of May 2016

You have some very cute garden ideas. Enjoyed visiting.

Big Texas Hugs, Susan and Bentley


Monday 2nd of May 2016

Thank you, Susan. I am glad you enjoyed them. DIY garden stuff is one of my favorites. :)

Barbara underwood

Friday 22nd of April 2016

I would like to see this post on the DIY for gardeners. However, only skin care ads were there. Even getting rid of the "x" did not help.


Friday 22nd of April 2016

Thank you, Barbara for letting me know, I will relate this to the ad company that runs the ads.

Debbie Jones

Friday 22nd of April 2016

Great ideas! Preplanted herb gardens will be my choice!

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