Crafty Holiday Gifts

10 cheap and thoughtful Pinterest-inspired DIY holiday gifts

DIY gifts are some of the most unique and thoughtful presents. Not only do they say “I care,” but they also stand out in a sea of gift cards and fruitcake.

If you’ve ever longed to create some of the crafty masterpieces you’ve eyed on Pinterest or Etsy, look no further: This is your ultimate DIY holiday gift guide.

It'll keep your wallet full and make your loved ones feel, well, loved.

Oh, and you'll want to get some of these amazing free labels for all your homemade gifts.


Beer sampler crate

Any beer lover can appreciate a brew-filled crate with his name on it.

Jack Daniel's soap dispenser

What makes the best Christmas present ever? We’re pretty sure it has to be a bottle of booze that magically turns into a practical houseware after the hangover has worn off.

Infused honey

This is another foodie-friendly DIY gift that has a bit more flair than, say, homemade apple butter or jam. Not only does it look pretty, but it also smells divine.

Vanilla extract

How many times have you settled for buying imitation vanilla extract at the store? You’ll never go back once you taste the real thing.

Scrabble coasters

These coasters are ridiculously creative and make a great conversation starter at a dinner party. Best of all: They are cheap! You can buy a set of Scrabble letters for $5.99 on Amazon.

Breaking Bad pillows

Okay, so this may be the hardest DIY gifts on this list, but it's seriously awesome. Any hardcore fan of Breaking Bad will not only love you forever but will also brag about your skills to all her friends.

Vodka infusions

Infused vodkas are easy to make and instant crowd pleasers. The flavor combinations are infinite. Bacon jalapeño? Cucumber watermelon? Use dried fruit for the longest shelf life.

Spice rubs

An excellent idea for the man who likes his meat. Bonus: comes with free, downloadable, typographic labels to prettify the containers.


We have all seen terrariums at fancy boutiques and West Elm for upward of $75, but did you know they cost less than $10 to make and require little to no maintenance — forever?

Coffee mugs

Love the look of personalized porcelain but don’t want to spend $20 on making a mug? How about $5 on making adorable mugs for the whole family?