Easy DIY Gifts That Your Friends & Family Will Love

November 23, 2020

Abby Banks

Abby Banks

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Are you looking for an easy DIY gift for friends and family this holiday season? Check out this post for a simple idea that won’t cost much but that your friends and family will still love.

candle and gift

Supplies for Easy DIY Gifts

Don’t tell any of my friends and family, but they might be getting these easy DIY gifts this year. The best thing is, they don’t look cheap! What am I referring to?

I’m talking about printable art gifts. Basically, you would find beautiful free art prints created by bloggers and other creatives online, have them printed at your local photo print shop and pop them in a thrifted frame. Super simple, super thrifty, but still cute.

Here’s how to do it.

First, find frames with great bones at thrift stores and yard sales. Or, if you want to grab them online, check out these great options below.

Don’t overlook thrift store frames that have an ugly paint job. This is simple to remedy! Grab cheap acrylic paint and foam brushes at your local store and give the thrifted frames a new fresh color.

One last simple option is to purchase vintage or new clipboards and simply clip the print into it. This way, you could rotate prints throughout the year.

Now you’re ready for some art prints.

Free Art Prints

Once I started looking around, I was amazed at the vast amount of beautiful, free art prints online! These are usually available for your personal use, which would include gift-giving. You just can’t sell them.

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Here are some of the best Christmas art prints on the internet.

10+ Festive Free Christmas Printables from The Turquoise Home

O Come Let Us Adore Him Free Printable from Sparkles of Sunshine

Free Holiday Carol Printables at Oh So Lovely Blog

For Unto Us A Child Is Born Free Christmas Print from Simply Designing

Christmas Tree Scripture Printable from Yellow Bliss Road

Christmas Tree Painting Free Printable from Shades of Blue Interiors

Free Christmas Printables {Merry & Bright} from Burlap and Blue

Free Scripture Art Printables from Hope Ink

This last one isn’t Christmas-themed, but it would make a sweet gift for your favorite homeschool mama friend! You could even print it in a small 5 x 7” size. You can find this Home Sweet Homeschool print at 4onemore.com

Home Sweet Homeschool sign in a wooden frame

Additional Christmas DIY Gift Ideas

DIY Gift Baskets for Coffee Lovers – Find inspiration here for what to include in this themed gift. Plus, you can download free printable coffee-themed gift tags to add the perfect finishing touch! This is a great idea for friends and family, teachers and neighbors.

DIY Firestarter That Even Kids Can Make – This fun DIY gift idea will give you an excuse to get out on a nature walk with your kids! Firestarters are practical gifts that your gift recipients can use in their fire pits. Plus, they look gorgeous too with all the natural materials. Learn how to make them plus grab free Firestarter gift tags.

Easy DIY Christmas Blocks Gift – Using upcycled Jenga-style blocks or scraps of wood, paint, stamps, and embossing powder, you can create word block gifts that are personalized to the gift recipient.

Make a Memory Jar – This gift requires exactly no crafting talent. Instead, it’s a sentimental gift that you can give to grandparents this year and include the kids in the gift creating! It’s so sweet and easy, but based on experience, we know it’s a huge hit.

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