DIYs for your special guy


Looking for something different to give your guy for his birthday, V-day or maybe even an anniversary? Look no further. We have a few super easy (and inexpensive) DIY gift ideas! Don't worry, you don’t have to be super crafty to make them - just whip out those art supplies and read on. We know he’ll love any of these so pick your fave and get crafting!


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Cute Candy Messages 

Looking for a cute way to send a message to your BF? These cute candy messages are a way to send your guy a message and give him something sweet to snack on!


What you’ll need:

  • His favorite candies
  • Construction paper
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons
  • Glue 

What to do:

Take his favorite candies and make cute messages using the title of the candies as words. You can make little individuals ones or make a big message with multiple candies. Get creative and have fun making this great gift for your guy!


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Seven days of love

This is a spin on our previous DIY gift but to give him something sweet each day of the week!

What you’ll need:

  • A Sunday through Monday pillbox 
  • A couple different candies that will fit inside each section
  • 7 Strips of paper

What to do:  

Write something sweet to your guy on each strip of paper. After, put each one into a different section.Then, fill the rest of the box up with candy. When your finished give it to your guy so he has something sweet to look forward to each day of the week. 

This is super simple and super cute! Your guy will love this little gift from his gal, plus it’s so easy to make! If you want to get creative, decorate the box or even make your own candies. Which ever you decide...we know he’ll love it!


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Monogramed mugs

Does your guy love hot cocoa or hot tea? If so, than this is the DIY gift for him! Draw on his initials or a cute quote. Something to remind him of his girl while he’s sippin on his fave hot beverage! This gift is so easy, and you can get as creative as you’d like.

What you’ll need:

  • A blank white mug
  • Permanent markers (as many colors as you’d like)
  • An oven

What to do: 

Make sure your mug is clean and dry! Draw onto the mug with your permanent markers. We like this monogrammed look but feel free to draw anything you’d like, maybe a cute quote? Take your finished mug and put it into a cold oven. Then, set the oven to 350 degrees for 30 minutes (this allows the permanent marker to set so it doesn’t wash off in the washing machine). 

Note: Be careful grabbing the mug from the oven after baking! Use an oven mitten and have a parent or friend help you out.  


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Pepped up Pillow

Keep his team spirit going into the night with this one of a kind DIY t-shirt pillow. Take an old t-shirt and turn it into a super gift like this!

What you’ll need:

  • A graphic t-shirt
  • Quilter's ruler
  • Rotary cutter with cutting mat
  • Standard sewing supplies
  • Polyester fiberfill or any stuffing of your choice

What to do: 

Place T-shirt, right side out, facing up on your cutting mat. Cut out the shirt’s graphic, leaving at least 3 1/2 in. on all sides. Then cut through both sides of the t-shirt. Place front and back pieces right sides facing each other and pin both pieces together (it should look like the pillow is inside out). Using a straight stitch and 1/2-in. seam, sew along edges of pinned pieces. Make sure to leave an opening for stuffing! Once sewed (except for the opening) take out the pins.

Turn right side out and stuff with fiberfill or stuffing of your choice and stitch the opening closed.


by Gabrielle Klebanow | 2/1/2016