What do you give to the person (or persons) that slept in the room next to yours throughout your childhood? Well, that depends. Did they pick on you all that time or were they protective and wise? Either way, the time of gift-giving is upon us, so we’ve gathered together 3 DIY gift ideas we think are pretty awesome. They range from the timeless to the practical to the quirky. There’s something for everyone here, in other words!

1) Teacup Pincushion

Have crafty siblings who love to display their romantic side? This super sweet and easy-to-put-together gift is sure to charm them. It’s created from small swaths of fabric such as silk or velvet, and a delicate teacup that you can find at a thrift store. And you don’t need a sewing machine. A few running stitches made by hand will do the trick. Download the instructions from Crafted Spaces.

teacup pincushion

You will need:

Downloadable Template from Crafted Spaces — a Pretty Teacup
1/4-yd each of 3 Complementary Fabric Scraps — Needle and Thread
Stuffing — Glue — Decorative Trim/Embellishments

2) Gardener’s Hand Scrub

If you’ve got a sibling with a green thumb, this DIY would be the perfect way to help them refresh after a day of working in dirt. It’s scented with the classic fragrance of lemon and rosemary — so it’s reminiscent of a garden itself! It’ll smell so delicious, you will probably want to make some for yourself, too. A great choice for both the girls and the guys! See how to do it on PremeditatedLeftovers.com.


You will need:

1 cup Granulated Sugar — 2 Tbsp Olive Oil — Zest of 1 Lemon
Juice of Half a Lemon — 2 Sprigs Rosemary — A Jar

Need something for a super manly man with artistic sensibilities? Make him a gorgeous, unique statement piece for his Man Cave or office. All it takes is a quick trip to your local thrift store where you can pick up a spare chair and a handful of belts. Be sure to buy extra belts if you want to use them on the chair back, as well. Find out how to put it all together from Shelterness.

belted chair

You will need:

Leather Belts — An Old Wooden Chair
Hammer — Furniture Tacks — Wood Stain (optional)
Sand Paper and Paint (optional)

Do your siblings drive you crazy during the holidays, or are you great pals? Let us know by commenting below, or share your story.


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