This December, Mirror80 has been dedicated to bringing you a collection of retro-meets-modern DIY gift ideas for the holidays! Today we recap our favorite projects and introduce you to a few new DIY ideas from some of our favorite design blogs. Homemade gifts are from the heart, they are often budget-friendly, and they’re the perfect way to put a personal stamp on your gifting endeavors. Check out our roundup below…
Mirror80 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas
Let’s start with a few of our own DIY Christmas projects. Like the Boho Chic Ornaments shown above, based on this wall hanging project. Below we see DIY Necklaces with Neon Flair. View the full tutorial here.
Next up–DIY Modern Blocks created with wooden cubes and a few other key supplies that give this project a “mixed materials” look:
Another easy and fun DIY idea: repaint a retro figurine you purchase at a garage sale or thrift store. Much like we did with this Retro Fish Figurine:
And if you know your giftee loves ’80s style, consider a DIY Geo Paper Art creation. Frame it, and you have an instant holiday gift!
DIY Gift Ideas from Our Favorite Design Blogs
We love getting inspired by our favorite bloggers, and we’ve been hunting down DIY gift ideas all fall. Here are a few of our top picks… These Marbled Clay Ring Dishes from A Beautiful Mess take the magic of oven-bake clay to a new level:
Do you remember this Minimal Mirror Hanger from MyDubio? Yes, we were inspired to make one for this bedroom tour. See the original project tutorial here.
Polymer clay meets the magic of coasters in this Colorful Clay Coaster DIY from Oh Joy! It doesn’t take much to imagine the Memphis-Milano possibilities here…
Is it a donut? Is it a pillow? It’s a little of both! This Simple and Sweet Donut Pillow from A Beautiful Mess is perfect for kids and adults alike. Although it looks good enough to eat, we don’t recommend trying to.
Retro-Modern Gift Wrap
Make sure you give your DIY gift creations the proper sendoff with stellar wrapping. Did you catch our recent post on Neon Gift Wrap Ideas? From the Dip-Dye Gift Tags to the repurposed wrapping options, enjoy a host of colorful ideas here.
And be sure to check out our gift wrap ideas from last Christmas, which include this Marble Geo Gift Wrap idea that celebrates the magic of contact paper:
Be sure to check out our Retro-Modern DIY Holiday Gift Ideas Pinterest board for more pics and inspiration, including DIY ideas not shown in this post. We’ll be adding new images over the next week. Happy gifting!
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