We’ve all had that sudden panic when you remember someone’s birthday and need to make a fast present. Or maybe you want your gifts to be slightly more original and personal, either way here we have some inspiration for those thoughtful DIY easy gifts for friends that can be made in an hour or under.
#1 Scrabble Frame
Scrabble frames are really easy to make but can be personalised so look super thoughtful. They also look clever when words cross over.
#2 Rope Bracelet
There are tons of tutorials on different rope braiding that can be made and different rope twists have different meanings such as friendship and love.
#3 Cool Pocket T Shirt
Why not alter a pocket to one of your old t shirts to make them more personal and cool. This also makes their present a one of a kind.
#4 Sugar Scrub
Why not make a homemade sugar scrub for the ultimate pamper present. You could even decorate the jar and make some pretty tags.
#5 Tea Cup Candles
Melt a basic candle with some food colouring in a tea set to make a pretty and original gift for a country shabby chic gift.
#6 Mason Jars
Mason jars are super fashionable at the moment so why not make great use of that and create a use for these jars, decorate and personalise.
#7 Hot Drink Tubes
Hot drink tubes are a really cool and original gift, fill them with your favourite drink ingredients such as hot choc powder, marshmallows, choc chips or coffee.
#8 Personalised Mug
Personalise a mug with a sharpie pen as they are permanent. Use stencils and decorate with personal ideas.
#9 Sweetie Bouquet
Make a bouquet full of your favourite sweet treats! Wrap and make it bursting full of exciting treats.
#10 Scrabble Placemats
This is a really cool housewarming idea for a different present that their bound not to have. Use scrabble letters to make modern matts.
#11 Rope Vase
Use an old can or glass jar and wrap with rope to make a bathroom nautical feeling gift or a colourful rope gift.
#12 Map Art Frame
Use maps to create a really cute frame that is personal to whoever you are giving the gift to, such as an anniversary gift of where you met, married and are now.
Make a winter warmer gift that will smell delicious, wrap candles with cinnamon, pretty labels and sweet decorations.
#14 Beautiful Bookmarks
Make some stunning embellished bookmarks for your book worm friends.
#15 Chocolate Bark
Make your own chocolate bark by mixing different chocolates and amazing ingredients such as fruits, nuts, petals or sweeties.