DIY Holiday Gift Roundup #1: Presents for Teen & College Girls DIY Holiday Gifts for Kids

DIY Gifts for Guys, Dudes, & Dads

December 8th, 2008 admin

Ready for another roundup of DIY gifts? Here we go!

Floppy Disk Pencil Holder. Perfect for a techie (or former techie), this goofy gift is sure to bring a smile. (from Esprit Cabane)

Bantha Stuffed Animal. Even if your guy, brother, or dad isn’t usually a fan of stuffed animals, this Star Wars Bantha plushie is sure to get a laugh. (from

Rock Candy. How can you go wrong with candy and a little blast from the past? A simple recipe for an old-school treat! (from Exploratorium)

Sketchbook. The perfect handmade gift for the artist in your life, this simple sketchbook is a lot of bang for your buck-and you can customize it to make it extra personal. (from Dani Draws)

Binary Scarf. Know how to knit? This scarf is perfect for the guy who can ace a math test and program computer games into his calculator, all in the same class. (from Knitty)

Classic Nintendo T-Shirt. I have yet to meet a guy (young or old!) who doesn’t appreciate a little TV-time. Salute your favorite gamer by whipping up an easy DIY Classic Nintendo T-shirt. 🙂 (from Diynamite)

Custom Tie. Dad may be tired of getting the same old tie year after year, so why not kick it up a notch this year and make one yourself? Get creative with funky fabrics or custom designs. I love the idea of painting or silk-screening them, too! (from Craftster)

More to come!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. DutchSchoolKid  |  December 9th, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Wow! This is cool!
    I’m looking forward to the next one!

  • 2. Terence  |  December 11th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Wow I really Agree With You Two Thumbs Up That all These Stuff Are Gifts for Guys, Dudes, & Dads They Really Make Up Into One Whole Set.

  • 3. College Candy » Can&hellip  |  December 12th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    […] gifts for the wonderful men in your […]

  • 4. flared0ne  |  December 13th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Hey, want a surprisingly decent DIY gift for the home-front christmas tree, that doesn’t take much more than a roll of good dental floss and a handful of those old decrepit CDs people have been throwing out because they’re all scratched up and stuff??

    Take a hammer, and break up a small stack of CDs into individual “chips”, small as you can get. Then add a nail to the mix, and punch a hole through the approximate center of each chip.

    Now start running dental floss through that hole — you may want a toothpick or needle-nose pliers (what, you have needle nose?? those make breaking the CD up into chips in the first place SIMPLE — but you still need the hammer and nail) to help thread it through.

    About the time you run out of enthusiasm, or dental floss, wrap the whole garland you’ve just made around a Pringles can and snap the lid closed on each end so the chips don’t get away.

    When you get home for Christmas, distract everyone from “so, um, how’d finals go?” by whipping this thing out and draping it artfully (uh, well…) around the tree.


  • 5. College Candy » Can&hellip  |  December 16th, 2008 at 7:59 am

    […] DIY gifts for guys. So cool. […]

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