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User ABB3 created these frosted candles as a gift for her mother. To celebrate her mother’s new lake house, she frosted the letters L-A-K-E and used dots as bookends.
Hanging Wine Rack
A husband in North Carolina surprised his wife with this one-of-a-kind gift. Using the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Fine Lines Wine Rack plan. He built the present while his wife was out of town. He added a piece of Bolivian rosewood and an applique to top off the piece.
A DIYer from San Diego created this personalized sign in a few easy steps. She says the project is as easy as printing out the wording and tracing it onto the wood. Then, you just retrace with your woodburning tool for a easy gift idea. See our woodburning tips to create your own DIY holiday gift.
Kid’s Play Chest
Quirkymomma from Dallas created a unique chest for her son’s toys. “The base is a simple box, but we wanted to add a castle-like top,” she says. Her son created a coat of arms to add his own touch to the project.
DIY Platform Bed
Matt from North Carolina teamed up with his wife, Sarah, to build a gift that keeps on giving. The DIY team created the platform bed over two weekends. They plan to add a storage-laden headboard and apply matching stains.