51 cool & inexpensive gifts to make for your man

you still have time to make some awesome gifts that the man in your life will love! Make any or all of these 51 cool & inexpensive DIY gifts for Christmas, Father's Day or birthdays
you still have time to make some awesome gifts that the man in your life will love! Make any or all of these 51 cool & inexpensive DIY gifts for Christmas, Father's Day or birthdaysyou still have time to make some awesome gifts that the man in your life will love! Make any or all of these 51 cool & inexpensive DIY gifts for Christmas, Father's Day or birthdaysyou still have time to make some awesome gifts that the man in your life will love! Make any or all of these 51 cool & inexpensive DIY gifts for Christmas, Father's Day or birthdaysyou still have time to make some awesome gifts that the man in your life will love! Make any or all of these 51 cool & inexpensive DIY gifts for Christmas, Father's Day or birthdaysyou still have time to make some awesome gifts that the man in your life will love! Make any or all of these 51 cool & inexpensive DIY gifts for Christmas, Father's Day or birthdaysyou still have time to make some awesome gifts that the man in your life will love! Make any or all of these 51 cool & inexpensive DIY gifts for Christmas, Father's Day or birthdaysyou still have time to make some awesome gifts that the man in your life will love! Make any or all of these 51 cool & inexpensive DIY gifts for Christmas, Father's Day or birthdays

You still have time to make gifts for the men in your life!  No matter if your man is rugged or geeky, old or young, there’s something on this list that he will love, and projects here for every DIY skill, too.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

You can easily create this expensive-looking wooden sign for next to nothing. Free instructions on Mountain Modern Life.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Woven Paracord Watchband – A macho work of weaving with this tutorial from Instructables will create a sturdy, easy-to-fasten watchband.

51Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Duct Tape Wallet – These useful and durable wallets are fun to make, too. Crafty Nest gives a step-by-step.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Waffle-Look Crocheted Scarf – You can crochet this manly scarf for less than $10 with this free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

DIY Vintage Bleach T-Shirts – On Living Well Spending Less you can find the instructions on how to make these using freezer paper and bleach in the design of your choice.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Darth Vader Apron – Free Darth Vader apron pattern from AllFreeSewing. I bet Vader loves a good steak.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Survival Kit for Guys – Everything he needs for carry-on bag, briefcase, or glove box in this handy survival kit.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

It’s a stadium blanket and a seat cushion, that fold up into an easy-to-carry tote!

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Men need soap. Men don’t need to smell like lavender or pomegranate. This list of soap recipes for men gives you lots of manly scents to choose from. Like cedarwood (pictured) or even bacon. Yeah, you heard right – BACON SOAP.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Men. They like to shoot things. Make a slingshot and make a man happy.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Natural Shaving Soap Recipes – Friends don’t let friends put toxic chemicals on their faces. Make him one of these, instead.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

The pretender pencil is an ultra-secret hiding place for that $1,000,000 bill you have in your wallet. Or other secret and tiny papers.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Rubik’s Cube Ottoman Cover – The perfect place to sit while solving your Rubik’s cube or just pondering the 80’s.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

He won’t lose the remote when it’s stashed in this pillow with built-in pockets. Be careful not to change channels while napping, though.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

These comfy pajama pants can be made with any fabric you think he’ll like, and they are quick to make, too.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Rustic Pencil Holder – If the man on your list is an artist, he’ll love this rustic pencil holder. Also, you’ll get to use power tools. Win-win.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Paperback Wallet – Make a one-of-a-kind wallet from an old copy of his favorite book, or anything paper at all. From Hello, ReFabulous.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Hot or Cold Neck Wrap – This is a gift that anyone can use. This free pattern from The Family Scientista is easy to follow and costs very little to make.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Minibar in a jar. ‘Nuf said.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Marshmallow Guns – Because boys never really grow up, make them these marshmallow shooters. Great way to get dad and the kids outside. Don’t forget to include the bag of “ammo”.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

The Hemingway Cowl from susk and banoo.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Magnetic Wristband – Everyone with tools needs one of these wristbands. I can think of a hundred occasions where this would have made my life complete.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Leather Wallet – Take that leather skirt that doesn’t fit you any more, and make him this wallet. Also good for thrift-store finds!

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Whether you’re talking about the grill or the guy workin’ it, this apron from I Heart Naptime will be appreciated by the recipient.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home


Hand Warmers – “a little cozy goes a long way” with these adorable hand warmers from Raeann Kelly. Did I say adorable? I meant manly. Rugged. Yeah.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Yup, it’s a necktie. The most classic gift for Dad. Not the most boring, though, when you make it yourself and make it one-of-a-kind.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

The perfect shirt for your backyard chef, because he knows how to make it hot.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Grill Rub Recipes and free printable labels, for the manliest form of cooking. (I’m hearing Tim Allen grunting now).

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home
After you make one of these awesome carts for his garage, you can make one for the craft room. Plans available from Plansnow.com

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home
Glass Paperweights – Use recycled glass and a printer to create an expensive-looking gift. Tutorial and free printable on In My Own Style

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Drill Station – Keep those power tools corralled and accessories easy to locate with this how-to from lumberjocks.com. I love that name!

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Creative grooming kit for that man who “Cleans Up Well” – from thegunnysack.com.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Kids can do most of the work making this cool paperweight for a dad who rocks. Totally.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Outdoor Drink Holder – These would come in handy all summer long. Make them with instructions from Positively Splendid.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home
This crocheted hat pattern is called “Grizzly” You can get the free pattern from Ravelry.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

The comic book fan in your life would like these comic book coasters. At least until he discovers where you got the pictures…

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Corkboard Dartboard – The wall around your dartboard will be safe with this thing made out of many, many corks. Once you drink all of this wine, you might want to wait a while before using power tools. Or playing darts.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Boxer Shorts – Never have to stand in the men’s underwear department again! With this free pattern from Sew Mama Sew, you can make as many pairs as you want, in whatever crazy fabric your man wants to wear.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

MacGyverisms at wonderhowto.com will show you “How to Make a MacGyver-Style Chess Set Using Just Nuts & Bolts.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Family Charging Station – You need this in your home for all of the many many many many many pieces of “electronic media” your family now owns.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

This Bicycle Brake disk clock is pretty neat.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Cozy Homespun Boot Socks knitting pattern. These look so comfy.  I wish I could knit.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Magnetic Bottle Opener – A bottle opener with strong magnets means bottle caps don’t fall on the floor. It also makes interesting wall art.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

For you quilters out there, this baseball quilt looks like a fun project.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Hnefatafl Board Game – Make him this ancient Viking board game. None of his friends will have one like it.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

This free printable can be filled out by the kids and framed by you. Cute, quick and inexpensive.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Beef Jerky – Macho meat snacks from the man who knows his way around a kitchen. Make this beef jerky recipe from Alton Brown on Food Network.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

This backyard drink holder is quite sturdy.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

This DIY Beard oil looks expensive. The recipe and free, printable labels are from everythingetsy.com.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Barbecue. It’s deliciously messy. make him some barbecue towels so he can clean up after himself.

51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home

Secret compartments are so cool and spy-like. If you can’t build a hidden room, make a secret book safe instead.

There is something here for every many I would give a gift to?

What gifts are you making this year? Comment below.

If you’re not sure about making your gifts, check out this list of 25+ gifts that men will love! It was put together by men!

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51 Cool & Inexpensive Gifts to Make for Your Man from Tales of Home


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