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10 DIY Birthday Presents for All of Your Friends and Family

Every month comes and goes and every month we have birthday presents to think about, shop for, buy for and wrap up for. But, instead of the usual hustle, bustle and migraines, what about DIYing something useful, thoughtful and memorable for your friend’s or loved one’s big day? It doesn’t matter someone’s age or hobbies, everyone appreciates a gift that was made with love and time. Let’s take a look at 10 of the best (and easiest to make) DIY birthday presents for anyone who’s anyone in your life!

1. Usable Jewelry Organizers.

Give your daughter or mother-in-law something they need and can use! There are tons of different ways to make these, so pick one that you love and start creating.{found on makezine}.

2. Personalized Initial Keychain.

This one is perfect for the girls and boys! Pick out a font and the first letter of their first or last name and start creating this leather keychain. It’s a personalized gift that will definitely have them thinking of you and the time you took to make it for them.{found on thanksimadeitblog}.

3. Beach Bum Bag.

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Who loves going to the beach? If your friend or family member is a beach bum and loves vacationing near the ocean, then whip up this fun beach bag just for them! Guess what the key ingredient is …. a beach towel, of course!{found on thenymelrosefamily}.

4. Funny, Charming Mugs.

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If your neighbors are celebrating their anniversary or you can’t think of what to get your dad for his birthday, create something funny and memorable like their own mug. Grab a white mug from the dollar store and create something artistic, personalized or silly just for them.{found on abeautifulmess}.

5. Sweet S’mores Packs.

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Who has a sweet tooth? And who doesn’t love a good smore’s. All you have to do is create this neat little smore’s packages and voila!, fun and functional gift … that never goes to waste!

6. Fun, Animal Bookmarks.

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For any man, woman or child who loves to read, these bookmarks can be the perfect gift or addition to a bigger present. They’re easy and fun to make, and you can personalize them for the birthday boy or girl so easily!

7. Gold-Dipped Glasses.

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It could be martini glasses, champagne flutes or no-stem wine cups, whatever they are, this project works. It’s great idea for a couple’s gift or a 21st birthday surprise, grab somie glassware and dip it!{found on sheisred}.

8. Funky, Fabric Wreath.

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Give someone you love a funky, fabric wreath! They can dress their door and think of you every time they come home. Besides, they’ll definitely know that you put your hardwork and love into making it.{found on site}.

9. Colorful Bath Salts.

Your wife, your mom or even your teenage daughter would love to have these as one of their birthday presents! They’re pretty, they smell amazing and they work great too! Just make sure you have a bit of food coloring to make the colors happen!{found on site}.

10. Custom Mouse Pad.

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Good for anyone who uses a computer, these mouse pads can be customized for absolutely anyone. Monogram their initial, use their favorite colors or even their favorite football team.{found on sarahhearts}.

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Posted in DIY Projects on November 21, 2013

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Grace Lynne Fleming
From the outskirts of Nashville, I couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. in Communication, I'm a lover of words.

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