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30 DIY Gift Ideas For Your Parents

April 27th, 2018

With Mother and Father’s Day just around the corner, now is a good time to start thinking about what you’re going to give them. It’s never too early to brainstorm gift ideas, especially when it’s for Mom or Dad.

Parents are notoriously hard to shop for too because we want to make them feel extra special when we give them presents. That’s why it’s a brilliant idea to make them a gift yourself because your mom and dad will always appreciate something more when you had to put thought and effort into it.

Here are 30 DIY gift ideas that will make Mom and Dad fall in love with you all over again!

Plus they’re easy too!

1. DIY Recipe Organizer

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Surprise them with an adorable hand-crafted recipe organizer filled with the family favorites! Recipes are one of the hardest things to keep track of! Mom and Dad will thank you every time they quickly flip to their favorites! See instructions here.

2. DIY Chic Wall Clock

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With a quick trip to Home Depot you can have this time-telling masterpiece built in an afternoon. Both Mom and Dad will be amazed at your skills and feel your love every time they check the hour. Easy to do and beautiful to look at, you can’t go wrong with this gift. See how here.

3. DIY Beauty Masks

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Both of your parents need their beauty rest. So make it fun and flirty with these easy DIY eye masks. They’re so cheap and easy to make, you can give them one for every day of the week!

4. Customized Kitchen Towels

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Coming home to cook dinner after work isn’t always fun. Organizing meal times on top of a workload can make life stressful. Keep cooking lighthearted by painting kitchen towels with clever quips, and they’ll be more willing to make you that old favorite of yours. Find tutorial here.

5. Color Themed Cooking Utensils

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Help your parents add some pizzazz to their kitchen by making these paint-dipped utensils. You can use colors that match the theme of their kitchen. The best part is, you can do this crazy cheap! So make a set for yourself and the bestie while you’re at it!

6. Personalized Sharpie Mugs

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Probably one of the cutest, cheapest, and fastest ideas. If you’re running short on time or cash, and need something thoughtful yet functional, try making these sharpie mugs! You can buy them at the dollar store and bake them while you get ready for work in the morning. The longest part of the process will be thinking of the perfect thing to say.

7. Transfer Their Favorite Picture Onto Wood

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You can’t go wrong with this one, because you’re working with an image they already love. With a nice laser printed photo and a few items from the craft-store, you can create a wall-piece they’ll cherish forever in just a few hours. See instructions here.

8. Flavored Popcorn

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Movies just aren’t the same without something tasty to munch on. Throw some un-popped popcorn in a mason jar with your parent’s favorite seasonings, decorate the jar with labels and ribbons, and BAM! You’re the favorite again. See photo tutorial here.

9. Design A Welcome Mat

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Designing your own welcome mat is as easy as 1-2-3. There is no end to the possibilities with this gift idea, and your parents won’t enter the house without thinking of you first.

10. Aromatherapy Neck Pillow

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For those long days when stress has their muscles tight, your parents will thank you for this lovely scented neck pillow. With just a sock, needle and thread, and a few drops of essential oil, you can make their worries melt away.

11. DIY Picture Coasters

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Heidi Source: Heidi

A picture says it all. Unfortunately, wall space can fill up fast. Instead of shoving your pics into a photo-album, try making a set of these amazing photo-coasters. Find tutorial here.

12. Couch Caddy

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Dad keep losing the remote? Help him keep his throne organized with this stylish sofa caddy.

13. Book Carrying Travel Pillow

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Make reading comfortable no matter where they are! With some basic sewing skills, you can create this grab-and-go pillow with a slot for their favorite books. Read how here.

14. Stylish Coffee Cozy

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Not a fan of paper-waste? Create these nifty coffee cozies for Mom and Dad. You can really go wild with all the pattern options.

15. DIY Chevron Serving Tray

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Transform an old window into a home decor gem! See the tutorial.

16. DIY Picture Frame Luminaries

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Light up the best moments of their lives in one of these picture luminaries. Quick and easy, they are fantastic gifts and make for amazing ambiance.

17. Etch Family Name In Mirror

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Nothing in home decor is quite as stately as the family name etched in glass. Try this DIY and fall in love with a new hobby. Find instructions here.

18. Faux Agate Coasters

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Fool your parents with these eye-catching faux agate coasters.

19. Outdoor Mounted Drink Holder

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Your parents will never lose or spill a drink at the family BBQ again with these fun drink holders!

20. Turn A Pallet Into A Wine Rack

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Mom and Dad will go bonkers for this rustic pallet wine rack. Especially if it comes with their favorite bottle!

21. Vintage Picture Pillow

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The folks will love seeing their childhood photos blown up on decorative pillows. They will be comforted every time they cozy up. Find out how here.

22. Phone And Tablet Charging Station

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Keep Mom and Dad’s devices charged and in one place with this nifty charging station. If you really want to go all out, you can upgrade their electrical outlet to a 4-port USB charger!

23. Dry-Mix Dip Christmas Ornaments

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These will make great Christmas gifts not just for your folks, but for the whole family! To up your presentation, just include a small recipe card that gives instructions on how to make the dip, and voila, you’re the Christmas master! See how here.

24. Hanging Chess Set

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People can strain for hours over a good game of chess, sometimes for days. When this happens, the chess board usually becomes the unwelcome center-piece of the room until the game can be finished. With this modern-day vertical chess board, you can make sure they never lose their place or strain their backs over a game again! Find out how here

25. Recipe-Etched Wood Cutting Board

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If you don’t already own a wood burning tool, this is a perfect example of why you should! This gift will take less than an hour to make, requires very few (and cheap) materials, and best of all? Ma and Pa will be crazy impressed! See the tutorial here.

26. Cork Coasters And Trivet

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Have a handful of leftover wine-corks lying around? Slice them up into 3/16″ (or 5mm) slices and sew them together to get this adorable coaster and trivet set. Boom! Easy-peasy and your Mom won’t ruin her furniture!

27. Williams Sonoma-Styled Wooden Bench

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OK, for this DIY project you’ll need some basic tools, but the best part is that it’s a gift for the parents, so you can borrow Dad’s! The instructions are unbelievably easy, and this bench will provide a sleek look to any patio! Get full instructions here.

28. Magnetic Wall-Mounting Bottle Opener

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Ever see those cap-catches on mounted bottle-openers overflowing? They can be a real pain to empty. With a magnetic opener you can just swipe them right off and you’re ready to rock n’ roll! Again, you may find yourself sneaking into your parent’s garage with a shopping list, but they’ll forgive you when you’re cracking open bottles with the folks!

29. DIY Marbled Mugs

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Revamp your parent’s morning coffee experience with a pair of these snazzy nail polish-set marbled mugs. Even better, make them an entire set for under $5.

30. DIY Hot Cocoa Kits

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Make Mom and Dad feel all warm and fuzzy with these delicious DIY cocoa kits. You can find everything you need on Amazon and you can get really creative with the goodies. Try different marshmallow flavors, crushed chocolate, mint candies, or even include a bottle of their favorite flavor syrup!

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