IKEA DIY Hacks that make Perfect Gifts

IKEA hacks can take care of so many problems in your home, upgrade your existing furniture into beautiful and more unique pieces and more. But IKEA hacks can also make great gifts to give to others for a wide variety of occasions.

 

A handmade gift I always feel is so much more special to give somebody.  It shows that you have taken the time to source something and make something for that person.

You can DIY a wide variety of gifts to give to others.  (Also see my DIY holiday gift ideas here), but you can especially make great gifts with IKEA products and pieces.

As you know so many IKEA products are already great straight off the shelf. But you can upgrade them a little bit more to make a great affordable and special gift to give to somebody.

Here are 10 DIY gift ideas using IKEA products, which are hacked to make them even more special!

 

IKEA hacks that make perfect gifts

 

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Cork Jewelry Dish

This easy fast DIY project using IKEA cork coasters makes into a really pretty unique jewelry dish. This dish could also be used for keys or anything else in their home. You can see the DIY tutorial right here.

 

Related: See these Fast & Easy DIY IKEA Hacks

 

Painted Salad Servers

Painted salad servers

These pretty painted wooden salad servers make the ideal gift for somebody.  They would make a great gift for a new home, or give as a birthday or Christmas gift together with a great cook book perhaps.  You can see the complete DIY tutorial here.

 

Color Blocked Candles

 

This hack takes IKEA scented candles, and turns them into pretty color blocked candles.  They make great gifts for others, as everyone loves candles!  See the DIY tutorial here.

 

Painted Seagrass Basket

 

IKEA sells gorgeous inexpensive seagrass baskets that are so stylish and useful.  They look great as they come, but if you want to paint and improve a basket they would make a great gift. You can see the DIY here.

 

Cork Trivet Notice Board

 

A cork notice board always comes in handy, especially with a cloth pocket to store even more.  This DIY uses the IKEA Heat cork trivet, and turns it into an easy and very useful pocket notice board. See the DIY tutorial here.

IKEA Play Kitchen Hack

 

This gift hack is a larger hack, and also a larger gift! But if you want to give a special gift to a young child, this is the perfect gift that they will absolutely love!

IKEA sells great kids play kitchens. They are cute enough in themselves, but very basic. But you can do all kinds of things to them to make them more special and different. You could even try to replicate their own kitchen at home! You can see the DIY right here.

Matisse Style Pillow

A pillow is always a special gift, especially a decorative one. This DIY is very easy, and turns a plain pillow into an artistic delight. This one is Matisse inspired. You can see the DIY right here.

 

IKEA Dollhouse

 

IKEA sells a great basic dollhouse.  A dollhouse is always a wonderful gift for a child, and this IKEA one is well made basic wood, that comes all ready for them to put their own touch on it.

You can also make that dollhouse gift a little better too!  These stickers can be applied to the dollhouse, so that it gives it more interest and is no longer just a basic dollhouse.  You can get the stickers here.

 

Vintage Crate Gift Box

Photo: IKEA

 

This hack comes directly from IKEA itself.  The basic wooden crates that IKEA sells can be painted and stained and turned into gorgeous vintage looking crates.

As a gift idea, how about making a crate look vintage, then fill it with something special for the recipient. If they have a new home, fill with cleaning products.  If they love cooking, fill it with a cookery book and kitchen utensils.

Cutting Boards

Cutting boards always make a great gift, especially for a new home. This hack takes IKEA cutting boards and makes them a little bit more special to gift to somebody. See the DIY tutorial right here.

 

Make a special gift for somebody using IKEA products, by hacking existing products and making them so much prettier and better.

Check out all our IKEA hacks at Make Calm Lovely!

 

IKEA hacks that make perfect gifts

IKEA hacks can take care of so many problems in your home, upgrade your existing furniture into beautiful and more unique pieces and more. But IKEA hacks can also make great gifts to give to others for a wide variety of occasions.

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