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Featured 5: Holiday DIY Gift Ideas

Brought to you by Lowe's Creative Ideas

The editors of Lowe’s Creative Ideas enjoy seeing DIY projects come alive in readers’ homes. Here are some of our favorite gifts made for the holiday season.

Readers holiday gifts

We love when readers share their DIY projects, room makeovers, and exterior upgrades on our Community Stories page. Visit the page to view more projects or submit your own.

Readers’ holiday gifts frosted candles

Lettered Votives

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.

Readers’ holiday gifts wine rack

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.

Readers’ holiday gifts woodburned sign

Woodburned Plaque

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.

Readers’ holiday gifts toy chest

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.

Readers’ holiday gifts DIY platform bed

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.