Three Easy to Build Holiday Gift Ideas

November 6, 2019

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Hard to believe the holidays are upon us. But ready or not, here they come…. So, I thought I would share a few easy to build holiday gift ideas. All of these only require a few tools and minimal supplies. They’re great for a personal touch gift or a treat yourself. 🙂

One of my personal favorites that I use all over my house is my easy to build lanterns. I love these wood lanterns I shared over on my friend Sheri’s site-Hazel & Gold Designs.

two lanterns easy to build holiday gift ideas on an outdoor kitchen counter

Lanterns are a great way to add warmth to a front porch…

front porch with mums, fern, and lanterns

Or a fireplace hearth….

fireplace makeover reveal

Really, lanterns are so versatile and can be used for decorating year-round. This easy-to-follow, 3-tool tutorial, makes building your own lantern very simple. With quick and easy cuts you’ll knock these out in no time…

wood cut for diy lantern easy to build holiday gift ideas

I have built several of these for myself and for friends and family. I love to display them on my patio…

3 lanterns on patio

My most sought after easy to build holiday gift idea is my chalkboard. Go check out these farmhouse chalkboards here. Everyone loves a fun, stylish chalkboard. They’re great for displaying holiday greetings when your guests come over….

Chalkboard with Christmas greeting

Sorry for the grainy old picture, I actually need to build a new one for myself. Like I said, it’s my most sought after item and therefore, I don’t usually keep mine for very long. I love to give them away for teacher gifts or just because….

Another easy to build holiday gift idea that I get a lot of compliments on is my farmhouse picture frame. And once again, SO SIMPLE to make! Go check out all of the details in this post….

How to Make a Super Easy, Farmhouse Style Picture Frame

It’s fun to get creative with the colors too…

green easy to build holiday gift ideas picture frame

The easiness of this build makes it another great teacher gift or family/friend gift….

easy to build holiday gift ideas picture frame

So simple to make. I usually take an evening and build these in bulk….

easy to build holiday gift ideas multiple picture frames

It’s always nice to add your personal touch and hopefully, this gives you some easy to build holiday gift ideas.


2 lanterns on an outdoor kitchen countertop

Until next time,

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