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10 D.I.Y. gift ideas

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Homemade gifts are a great way to show your creativity and affection for your loved ones.


Whether it’s for a housewarming or to celebrate the festive season, Bunnings Workshop community members have shared many creative D.I.Y. gift projects.


Below are some examples for inspiration. Let us know if we can help with your own project.


1. Ottoman tray for living room by @igarimasingh 


Delight your loved ones with D.I.Y. home decoration items, like this Ottoman tray made from timber panels and black door handles.


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2. Easy D.I.Y. wall hanging by @sandy_d 


This wall hanging with a painted mountaintop design can be a great way to decorate walls. Sandra has shared step-by-step instructions for making your own.  


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3. Easy-care terrariums by @mich1972 


Terrariums are perfect presents for people who don’t have a lot of space and also prefer low-maintenance.


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4. Tasmanian Oak chopping board by @AnitaP 


This D.I.Y. Tasmanian Oak chopping board can be made in about an hour and makes a terrific functional gift. 


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5. Nuts and bolts chess set by @SarahC4 


A chess set made using recycled timber, glue, paint and a variety of nuts and bolts – a great gift for chess lovers.


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6. D.I.Y. Mallee Burl wood pens by @robchin 


Rob used Mallee Burl wood to make these pair of pens as a wedding gift for friends.




7. D.I.Y. furnished dollhouse by @prettyliving 

Perfect for little ones, this dollhouse was built from scratch and features hand-made furnishings, battery-operated lighting and a replica dollhouse inside. You can also improve an existing dollhouse using Jess's step-by-step instructions in her guide How to upcycle a dollhouse.


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8. Custom timber bread box with roll door by @ramoncarreon 

Built as a housewarming gift, this custom bread box was made using Pine.


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9. Engraved bath caddy by @Wayne 


Wayne made a personalised bath caddy from an old tabletop with space for tealight candles, an iPad, a wine glass and bottle.


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10. Simple jewellery box by @EdwardW 

Edward repurposed leftover offcuts to make this jewellery box.




How to make D.I.Y. gifts

The Bunnings team has also shared a list of D.I.Y. gift projects along with step-by-step guides on how to build them. You can check it out here: D.I.Y. gift ideas.

For more inspiring D.I.Y. decoration ideas

For those looking specifically for D.I.Y. decoration ideas, we recommend checking out this list of festive decoration ideas shared by Bunnings Workshop community members.

This collection of simple D.I.Y. decorations for the festive season compiled by resident D.I.Y. expert @MitchellMc is also great for anyone wanting to make their own decorations. 


Need more help? 

The Bunnings Workshop community can assist with more inspiration and advice for making D.I.Y. gifts. Don’t hesitate to start a discussion and tell us what you would like to achieve. We’re here to help.


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