DIY Gifts

  • Whether they're into making their own food, jewelry, clothing or toys, these amazing DIY gifts are perfect for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Our top DIY gift picks will inspire and motivate creativity.
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  • DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide
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    Featuring 30 designs by leading designers and furniture makers, this book shows you how to use simple techniques to make stunning furniture from scratch. All the projects can be easily assembled using the step-by-step guides and common materials that can be found at the local hardware store.
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  • Lomography La Sardina and Flash DIY Edition
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    Itching to create your own camera masterpiece? The La Sardina and Flash DIY Edition is just what you need! Write on it, draw, paint or glue something on it ... this wide-angle wonder will let your imagination run free! It's completely customizable to match any personality.
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  • Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design
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    This book features photographs of the makers, their work environment, their process, their work, and discussions of how they got their start and what motivates them. It's a fascinating book for those who are a part of the emerging movement or just interested in sampling its wares.
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  • Make Your Own Book Kit: A Complete Kit/Handbook and Bookmaking Kit
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    This kit provides everything a child needs to create his or her very own book-from binding the pages to illustrating, writing, and creating a cover! Included are all the materials needed to create a hardcover book from scratch: a book casing, blank pages (with materials to sew them together), endpapers, glue and brush, and a blank dust jacket.
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  • DIY Lip Balm Kit
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    Kiss your newest project hello. Each kit includes everything you'll need to make your very own moisturizing lip balm from Fair Trade cocoa butter and organic spearmint essential oil, for a delectable and refreshing fusion.
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  • Melissa and Doug Make-Your-Own Monster Puppet
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    A child can be the chief creature creator with this hands-on kit! The included carrying case is filled with eyes, ears, antennae and more for concocting crazy characters. Children can learn to recognize and match up facial features, while making decisions on what parts to use and where to place them. Parts attach easily with touch-fasteners, offering greater success and bolstering self-esteem.
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  • P. S. - I Made This...: An Inspired Guide to Designer DIY Fashion and Style
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    The book features more than 25 projects inspired by iconic fashion looks, runway trends, and celebrated style mavens for readers to create themselves. The user-friendly “Designer DIY” projects, ranging from lucite bangles to faux-fur vests to studded heels, are featured alongside inspirational, vivid fashion montages and clear, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.
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  • Make Your Own Clothes: 20 Custom Fit Patterns to Sew
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    With Make Your Own Clothes, creating custom-fit garments has never been so easy. Learn how to lay out the pattern pieces, transfer markings onto fabric, and create classic and contemporary styles with confidence. Each project includes easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photography for key stages with handy technique reference numbers.
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  • Make Your Own Kaleidoscope Kit
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    Craft your own optical effects with a kaleidoscope you build yourself. Kit includes everything you need to create and decorate a 7 5/8” kaleidoscope. No-break plastic mirror included. Refillable chamber enables you to change the view with a variety of fun craft elements, mini markers and vellum paper designs.
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  • Make your Own Indie Bangles
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    Express your unique style by using fabric and ribbons woven around wooden bangles. The kit includes wooden bangles, embroidery thread, assorted fabrics and ribbons, craft glue, and Instructions. For kids age 6 and up.
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  • Make Your Own Glitter Chalk
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    Mix, mold and create your very own glitter chalk. Combine plaster, water, color, and, of course, glitter, into one of four molds. Let dry and reveal your customized chalk. Mix and match colors and glitter for totally customized creations. Get outside and draw chalk pictures that really shine! For ages 6 and up.
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  • Whiskey and Rum Making Kit
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    Fashioned in timeless style, this handsome barrel is more than just an eye-catching centerpiece: it can actually age your whiskey and rum to peak flavor, just like its big siblings found in professional distilleries. Take mixology into your own hands by creating your own signature Highland malt scotch whiskey, spiced rum, or full-bodied Kentucky bourbon.
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  • Black Dog Publishing - Making Stuff: An Alternative Craft Book
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    From the basics to the serious stuff, this book takes the reader step-by-step through the creation of a pinhole camera, a knitted bikini, passport holders made from paint chips, and jewelry you make in a blender. And that's just the tip of the handmade puppet-rug-lampshade-paper necklace iceberg.
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  • Make Your Own Designer Doll
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    Let a child choose the hair, eyes, dress fabric etc. for this doll. It's a great afternoon project and makes for a special keepsake. The kit includes a cotton dolly, embroidery thread, assorted fabrics, yarn, felt pieces, sewing needle and instructions. For children 3 years and up.
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  • Fun Light Switch Box Kit
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    This is an engaging toy for kids, and even oddly satisfying for some adults. An enclosure holds a number of light bulbs and/or LEDs of different color and appearance. A variety of buttons and switches control the lights. What is special about the box is that the behavior of the buttons change depending on how the switches are set. Circuits are wired so that each light must be controlled...
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