45 Awesome DIY Gift Ideas That Anyone Can Do (PHOTOS)

12/14/2013 09:48 am ET | Updated May 19, 2015

Though you still have time to shop before Christmas, you might be tempted to bypass the crazed shopping zombies at the mall. Instead, you could order everything online ... or, you could go the DIY route. Here are 45 ideas that, for the most part, you won't screw up. Try it. If you fail, there's always Amazon.

  • 1 Tea Wreath
  • This unique wreath is perfect for any tea-lover you know.
  • 2 Striped Umbrella
  • Turn a blah umbrella into a stylish accessory in no time.
  • 3 Leather Pouch
    Ashley Rose
  • A one-of-a-kind gift that only costs $15 to make.
  • 4 Collegiate Scarf
    Thimbleanna
  • Forget the college bookstore -- you won't even need to leave home to make this spirited gift.
  • 5 Shower Curtain
    Design Love Fest
  • This hand-embroidered shower curtain will turn any bathroom into a fun and relaxing oasis.
  • 6 Instagram Cards
    Say Yes To Hoboken
  • Bring memories to life by turning Instagram photos into a very personal greeting card set.
  • 7 Fabric Scrap Keychains
  • These keychains make inexpensive stocking stuffers.
  • 8 Animal Bookends
  • Brighten up a bookshelf with these fun and colorful bookends.
  • 9 Wool Throw Blankets
  • A great way to stay warm and cozy this winter!
  • 10 Typographic Coasters
  • A great gift for anyone who has an opinion on Helvetica vs Times New Roman.
  • 11 Altoid Tin Toolbox
    Alpha Mom
  • This mini toolbox is the perfect place to store nails, screws and other small hardware.
  • 12 Heart-Shaped Potholders
    MADE
  • The perfect gift for the hostess with the mostess.
  • 13 iPhone Book Dock
    Little Lovelies
  • A decorative way to hold and charge your smartphone.
  • 14 Neckties For Men
    The Purl Bee
  • Give him something he will actually use.
  • 15 Monogrammed Mugs
    Design Mom
  • A great way to personalize a practical item.
  • 16 Icy Treat Cell Phone Holders
  • These cute popsicles and ice cream sandwiches will help you stay organized.
  • 17 Pantone Chip Magnets
  • A colorful gift any artsy friend would love.
  • 18 Confetti-Sprinkled Napkins
  • A great gift to give the frequent entertainer on your list.
  • 19 Paint-Splattered Umbrella
  • Brighten up a rainy day with a neon umbrella.
  • 20 Knitted Coasters
  • Practice knitting squares make for a perfect set of coasters.
  • 21 Washi Tape Journals
  • The perfect gift for the writer on your list.
  • 22 Monogrammed Soaps
  • This gift is really easy to personalize.
  • 23 Paper Doll Kit
  • Give a gift that any creative and crafty kid would adore!
  • 24 His And Hers Pillowcases
  • These his and hers pillowcases are perfect for any couple sharing an apartment or moving into their first home together!
  • 25 Kindle Case
  • Any e-reader owner will love this one-of-a-kind case.
  • 26 Neon Coiled Bowls
  • Fill these bowls with something they love to make this the ultimate gift.
  • 27 Chic Luggage Tag
  • This personalized fabric tag is perfect for the jet-setter on your list.
  • 28 Placemat Clutch
  • Turn a funky-patterned placemat into a one-of-a-kind fashion accessory for the fashionista on your list.
  • 29 Wristlet Key Fobs
  • A cute and customized ribbon key fob to carry their keys.
  • 30 Make Embellished Dishtowels
  • Their kitchen will look brighter with these pretty, embellished dish towels.
    Make a decorative photo collage with meaningful photos for the recipient.
    Use an old costume earring or button to create a fancy (and inexpensive!) ring. Perfect for someone who loves fun and unique jewelry.
    Give the gift of funky home decor with these swirled vases.
    Use old keys from a keyboard to create a personalized gift with a meaningful message.
    Use nail polish to give plain glassware a pop of color. Perfect for a friend with a new home or apartment.
    Give your favorite hostess a new kitchen accessory: this cute reversible apron.
    Help the coffee fiend on your list go green with a reusable coffee sleeve.
    This pretty felt case is a personalized way to keep their phone safe.
    Know someone with a new pet? Create these personalized pet dishes by using a simple wood burning tool.
    Turn a photo into beautiful canvas wall art that doubles as a very meaningful gift.
    Create this case for any of your techie friends.
    This personalized calendar is an awesome way to display some of the recipient's most memorable moments.
    This zippered pouch is both cute and useful. The perfect stocking stuffer!
    These pretty bottle stoppers are a great gift for anyone on your list who loves to entertain.
    Repurpose old floppy disks into a fun planter to make an awesome green gift.
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