December 3rd, 2007 Jamie
Monster iPod Case. Definitely not your typical iPod case—this one takes some sewing, but it is so worth the effort. I’m thinking of making my brother one for Christmas. **UPDATE** I made this for my brother over the weekend, and it came out great AND cost less than $5! I’ll try to post a picture soon.
Ski Cap with Integrated Headphones. Perfect for snowboarding or skiing, these caps cost about $40 to buy, but this tutorial teaches you how to make one for as little as $10!
Apple Puff Pastries. I have yet to meet a guy who didn’t enjoy free food—these apple puff pastries are a fun gift because they’re a little fancier (and they sure beat a Pop Tart). These simple directions will have you baking in no time.
Make Your Own Journal. This is my only repeat from my past DIY gift post (for the ladies on your list), but it would be a fun gift for any guy who writes or draws. Perfect for beginners, this video tutorial shows you how to make a journal using paper, glue, and some 4×6 photos.
Coin Cufflinks. Make some cool cufflinks out of coins in just two easy steps!
Hollow Hiding-Place Book. You know those hollowed-out books where people hide their most treasured possessions? Well this tutorial tells you how to make one yourself. Talk about the perfect gift! Make it even better by filling it with something fun (or delicious).
Etched Drinking Glasses. You have to be careful making these because the etchant can be dangerous, but the finished result looks really classy.
Past gift posts:
- Inexpensive DIY Gift Roundup #1: For the Ladies on your List
- Holiday Gift-giving on a College Budget