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DIY Christmas Gift Projects – Creating Gifts From Your Hands & Heart!

Nothing is more exciting than being on either side of a DIY Christmas gift. Whether giving, or receiving!

There is something so unique and special about a homemade Christmas gift. Making a gift not only takes precious time, but a lot of thought and planning as well.

For years, we have tried to always create a few homemade gifts to give out to family and friends. For us, it has always been a great way to share a piece of our farm with others.

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Making a homemade gift is a great way to pass along a little of yourself.

So if you are looking to create a little homemade magic with your own two hands, here are some of our favorite projects from over the years to help inspire you.

Most can be completed in a single day or less!

Great DIY Christmas Gift Projects

Live Edge Cutting Board

Have someone who loves to cook? Then they will love this live edge, homemade cutting board.

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This is one of our favorite projects of all time, and they are so easy to make. And in most areas, the slabs of wood are easy to find at local lumber stores, or even from private wood cutters.

Best of all, you can make an extra one for your own kitchen! OWG Live Edge Wood Projects

Homemade Potting Bench

This is a home run for anyone who loves to work in the soil! This beautiful potting bench is strong, durable and extremely functional.

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Our homemade DIY potting bench, made from ordinary lumber!

In fact, it’s part potting bench, craft table, work bench and storage shelf, all rolled into one!

Even better it can be built from ordinary lumber with ease. See : Homemade Potting Bench

Homemade Christmas Gift Baskets

This one is one of our absolute favorites to make and hand out. For the baskets, we start by creating simple wooden crates from scrap wood. (See : Homemade Baskets)

Then, we fill them to the top with everything from our homemade salsa, to hot pepper mustard, pasta sauce and more. And even if your not a canner, you can create themed baskets with their favorite foods.

We love making homemade gift baskets from the farm. It is always fun to personalize the baskets to make it just perfect for the recipient.

Create pasta baskets, bread baskets, or even jam and jelly baskets to spread the gift of food and love.

They always go over big, and folks love getting the re-usable wooden crates as much as the contents inside!

Vintage Wooden Signs

How about creating a special sign or wall hanging with a personal touch? Vintage wood signs are all the rage, and they are easy to create, even with limited tools.

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Making a homemade sign is easy, and a great way to personalize a gift to a friend or loved one.

And the best part of all, you can personalize them with ease for the recipient! See : Creating Vintage Wooden Signs

A Set of Adirondack Chairs For The Porch or Patio

People love building these chairs! They make the perfect gift for someone in need of patio or porch furniture.

Made from simple 2 x 4’s. these continue to remain our number one downloaded plan each and every month. See: Adirondack Plans

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Our Adirondack chairs have been a huge hit on the farm.

These chairs can be built in a single afternoon, and all from ordinary 2 x 4’s! They look absolutely great on the porch, patio – or any outdoor setting.

Homemade Seed Starting Stand

If you have a gardener in your family, this is a perfect gift to get them ready for spring. This seed starting plans is great for starting multiple flats of flower and vegetable plants, all with simple ordinary shop lights.

And when it’s not in use as a seed-starting stand, it makes for a great storage rack! See : DIY Seed Starting Stand

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A homemade seed starting stand is a great way to let garden lovers start their own vegetable and flowers from seed.

For more of our step by step plans, be sure to check out our DIY plans store on the blog!

Here is to creating your own magical DIY Christmas gift this year! It’s a great way to put a little of heart in the holiday season.

Jim and Mary

Jim and Mary Competti have been writing gardening, DIY and recipe articles and books for over 15 years from their 46 acre Ohio farm. The two are frequent speakers on all things gardening and love to travel in their spare time.

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