easy Great DIY Gifts

Easy DIY Gifts that won’t break the bank. Create these one of a kind gifts for friends and family. Here are some easy handmade 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.

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 let’s get started.
Update:(lumber prices have increased dramatically in 2021, so this statement may be no longer accurate)
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Obelisk Arbor, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com (5 of 8)

Obelisk Arbor

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.

Plant a kitchen herb garden at your backdoor in this DIY crate. FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com

Handmade wood grow box

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.

DIY Sweetheart Bench, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com (3 of 13)
DIY How to Build a Victorian Garden Bench

Build a Garden Bench

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!

Build a Rustic Toolbox, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com

DIY rustic toolbox

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.

easy Potting Bench

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

a fun DIY potting bench from fence boards, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com
DIY Potting Bench

No build gifts

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

You can paint something!

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

Edible gift

8. the BEST home made Granola!  Jar it up and let your friends enjoy.

bowl of granola with text overlay

More DIYs

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!

More DIY Gift Ideas
Brick Garden Markers
Butterfly Stepping Stones
Paint Bars of Soap

Happy Building and Gift Giving!

red bench with text overlay,

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  1. This is brilliant! I was looking for something to gift my sis-in-law on her birthday; she’s a DIY-Gardening-Rock painting kinda girl. The ideas on the list seem perfect. I’ll probably gift her a hand-painted planter. Thanks 🙂

    1. I am so glad this helped. My mom paints on rocks, I should share some things she has painted for me. I have a rock fawn on my front porch.

      1. I love painted rocks! My Pinterest is full of inspiration. Please share your pictures, I’d love to draw some more inspiration 🙂

  2. 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.

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

      1. I did bring up the diy post and love all of them. Yes, please feature the rock paintings. Since I live in hot and humid southwest Florida, please advise type of paint to use.

        Thank you,

        Barbara Underwood

        1. Hi Barbara. With the rock paintings you can use the Plaid Folk Art Outdoor paint. It works well and if you seal the entire rock with Rustoleum Spar Urethane Exterior (waterbased), not just the painted part, it will last much longer. Or if you keep it in a sheltered area, like on your porch or veranda. I am testing out the Plaid Folk Art Multi Surface which is supposed to work just as well and on many surfaces. The stepping stones I have done are with regular craft acrylics and sealed with the Rustoleum and I left them out all winter in the harsh weather, they have done just great.

  3. You have some very cute garden ideas. Enjoyed visiting.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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

  4. 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!

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

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