21 DIY Gifts Every Grad Will Love
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21 DIY Gifts Every Grad Will Love

Graduation season is officially upon us! Caps will be thrown, tears will be shed, advice will be given and life in the “real world” will officially begin for many new grads. Scratching your head trying to think of a gift that is equal parts practical and whimsical for the new grads in your life? We’re betting you’ll find inspiration from these clever DIY grad gifts.

1. Modern Hanging Shelf: Whether they’re moving into new digs or back into their childhood room, a simple shelf will give their space a cool, post-college upgrade. (via Brit + Co)

2. Pop-up Photo Box: Celebrate the end of their school days with a special keepsake they’ll cherish forever. Tucking photos (or cash!) inside will definitely sweeten the gift. (via Brit + Co)

3. Wooden DIY Wall Clock: Your grad will probably want to trade posters hung up with thumb tacks for something more polished. A clock that is beautiful enough to be an art piece? Perfect. (via Brit + Co)

4. DIY Marbled Notebook: Know a grad who is dreaming of getting a startup off the ground or studied creative writing? They will love having these beautiful notebooks to jot down their ideas. (via Brit + Co)

5. No Sew Tablet Case: If your fave post-grad is starting a new job, then they’ll want this sleek new case to carry around their tablet during their daily commute. (via Brit + Co)

6. Typographical Wall Art: Send your grad an encouraging message with this adorable wall art project. We are all about that chic black-and-white color scheme. (via Brit + Co)

7. DIY Gold Tray: Trays are so versatile; they can be styled on a desk, kitchen counter, dresser, coffee table — the list goes on and on. This beautiful DIY version will look pretty and polished anywhere in their home. (via Brit + Co)

8. Fabric Nesting Baskets: Keep their belongings organized as they move on to the next chapter of their lives with a vibrant nesting basket that holds just about all their gadgets and assorted belongings. (via Brit + Co)

9. Woven Floor Poofs: Thanks to finals, we’re betting they’re behind on a few of their fave TV shows. Make your grad’s television binging extra comfy with a colorful floor poof that they can snuggle up with. (via Brit + Co)

10. Embroidered Photo Pillows: Take your grad’s favorite Facebook or Instagram pictures and turn them into beautiful pillows. (via Brit + Co)

11. DIY Geometric Planters: Help them turn their new digs into a home with the help of these geometric planters. A few easy-to-maintain succulents will give them green thumbs in no time. (via Brit + Co)

12. DIY Cactus Pillow: For a high-school graduate heading off to college next fall, this quirky set of pillows makes a cozy addition to a dorm room. (via Brit + Co)

13. Fabric Buckets: Fabric buckets are both practical and visually appealing — what more could you want for a small space? (via Brit + Co)

14. Color Block Board Games: Making friends when moving to a new place can be tough, so give your grad a hand with colorful board games, perfect for gathering a new group of friends together. (via Brit + Co)

15. Macrame Wall Art: This DIY is so incredible, they seriously won’t believe you made it. (via Brit + Co)

16. Metallic Storage Boxes: Add a little sparkle to their desk with these clever metallic storage boxes. Get bonus points for including small gifts in each box. (via Brit + Co)

17. Dopp Kit: All adults should have an appropriate toiletry kit for trips. This one looks sharp and keeps products organized, so they’ll be ready for that jet-setting life. (via Brit + Co)

18: Cork State Wall Art: If your grad is off to a new place, give them a gift that reminds them of home. (via Brit + Co)

19: Wall-Mounted Herb Garden: Losing access to a dining hall can be tough. Give them a head start on their culinary adventures with a wall-mounted herb garden that’ll help your loved one learn how to cook delicious and nutritious meals on their own. (via Brit + Co)

20: DIY Batik Fabric: All wall hangings were not created equal. This framed, custom-made batik fabric will be a unique art piece they’ll always cherish. (via Brit + Co)

21. Wood-burned Cutting Board: Help them transition from frat parties to classy wine-and-cheese nights with this beautiful, wood-burned cutting board. (via Brit + Co)

What gifts do you plan on giving the grad in your life? Hit us up in the comments!