D.I.Y. Gift Ideas for Guys

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It’s pretty easy to come up with holiday gift ideas to make for all your galpals, but what about the fella in your life? Don’t panic! There’s still time to make some cool homemade gifts for the XY chromosomes you know, and we’ve got some fun ideas to get you started.
Handmade Book
Create a beautiful handmade book he can use as a journal or sketchbook. Flickr user Kate E. Did has a great step-by-step tutorial available in her photostream. Link.

Custom Teeshirt
From the MAKE Weekend Project archives comes a D.I.Y. Teeshirt Design tutorial. Here’s Bre’s awesome Bunny Vader shirt–you too can create a one-of-a-kind design by using simple household items like masking tape and bleach. Get more info and an instructional PDF file here: Link.

Candy Tree
If the guy in your life has a sweet tooth, why not whip up one of these festive and easy trees made from mini-candy bars? The Crafty Chica shows you how with her Snickers Tree tutorial. Link.

Bespoke Necktie
Last but not least–SamHober.com explains in step-by-step detail how to sew your very own custom bespoke necktie. You could easily dissect an old thrift store tie to use as a pattern template and make a few in varying fabrics. Embellishing them would be fun too, and adds a great personal touch. Link.
• CRAFT Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts You Can Make – Link.
• CRAFT Holiday Gift Guide – Edible Giftables – Link.

4 thoughts on “D.I.Y. Gift Ideas for Guys

  1. Bonnie says:

    And if your guy is a Star Wars fan, we have even more craft ideas here:

  2. Kate says:

    Wow! Thanks for linking to my book tutorial. The funny thing is that I actually did make that book for someone of the XY variety.

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Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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