Looking for some cool DIY ideas so you can make an awesome DIY gift for your hard to please parents? I am always struggling to find the perfect gift for my Mom and Dad, and it is super important for me to get something nice. After 10 years of shopping and never finding anything truly perfect, I decided to start making their gifts. Wow! I guess I should have realized this sooner, remembering how proud my parents were of pretty much anything I brought home from school. Anything their child makes them, most mothers and fathers automatically love. What better way to show them how much you love them than to make their Christmas gift? A homemade gift also gives them something to show off and brag on you about. Mom and Dad will love these ideas, and so will you. Inexpensive, creative and cool, these DIY projects will not take too much time to make or break the bank. Perfect presents for Christmas, birthday or Mother's Day, Father's Day, be sure to check out all of these ideas to save for when you need them. From kitchen crafts to home decor to gift and spa sets, we found a little something for everyone. Step by step tutorials and instructions so will be able to pull off making the perfect DIY Christmas gifts to give your mother and father. DIY Gift Ideas for Mom and Dad 1. DIY Family Recipe Book the36thavenue Family recipes are some of the most treasured things we pass down from generation to generation. However, they often end up in a hodge podge of recipe books and cards. Try this homemade recipe organizer for a family recipe book. Mom and/or Dad will be thrilled you put this together for them. 2. DIY Mid Century Wall Clock sugarandcloth This one is an awesome little showpiece that will have Mom and Dad thinking of you every time they look at the clock. Pretty and modern, but with an obvious handcrafted flair going on with the wood grain, this wall clock will be cherished. Not nearly as hard to make as it looks, you will impress not only your parents, but also yourself when you see you can actually make something this amazing. 3. Sleep Mask abeautifulmess My mother loves sleep masks but is always misplacing them. When I decided to make several for her, I got creative and found fun ideas like these. Personalize one for your mom with these clever slumber masks. Even dads love these - all parents need their sleep, you know? 4. Painted Kitchen Towels addicted2diy Another neat idea that will be displayed front and center, these kitchen towels make a cool, creative statement. So inexpensive and easy, you can make quite a few of these in no time. This DIY gift is a good one for aunts, uncles and grandparents, too! When it comes to making DIY gift ideas for your parents for Christmas, anniversary or any other occasion, something they get to see every day is nice, because they think of you, knowing you made this special present for them. These handpainted dish towels are just that, and you can add your own special message to them. Fun and creative but cheap to make, these tea towels could make a nice handmade gift idea for anyone. 5. Paint Dipped Kitchen Utensils cleverlysimple This DIY kitchen decor is so awesome, I am going to have to make some for myself. Choose your own cool color combos in these nifty serving utensils and make boring wooden spoons look like the masterpieces that they are. Dollar stores usually sell these, so you can make a whole set of these for less than $5. For a creative DIY gift idea for Mom at Christmas, Mothers Day or birthday, we love these easy to make color dipped serving spoons for the kitchen. My Dad cooks, too, so when I made this DIY Christmas gift for my parents, they both were excited to have them, and both Mom and Dad use them to cook with. 6. Personalize Mugs According to their Taste abeautifulmess Whether they love coffee, tea or cocoa, you can make the perfect personalized mugs for them. Cute handwritten statements make memorable mugs, and ones we promise Mom and Dad will want to drink from every time. 7. Photo Transfer to Wood diyjoy Photographs always make nice gifts to make for parents, and when you add a little creativity to the way they are displayed, even better. Take ordinary photos up a notch by transferring them to wood with the simple DIY technique. For DIY artwork, we love making photo transfers, and Mom and Dad will love opening the handmade gift from you. 8. Movie Munchers in 2 Favorite Flavors They Love jacolynmurphy Give your parents a gift they both can enjoy on movie night, either alone or with friends. This inexpensive gift idea is a nice quick present to make for a little something extra to open on Christmas morning, but also could make a nice thank you for Mom after she spent days in the kitchen making Thanksgiving dinner or really for any other occasion when you want to give your parents a little gift. 9. DIY Welcome Mat curbly I always say if you are going to give something that your parents appreciate 1) it should be something you made for them 2) it should be something displayed front and center so they can think of you every day and be reminded, tell their friends you made said lovely item for them. This colorful and creative DIY doormat is all of those things, and you don't have to be an artist to pull this craft off. Easy to make, just follow the step by step instructions. What you see is what you get. I made one of these DIY mats after my parents moved into a new house and I can't tell you how much they love it, even years later. I am certain I will be asked to make another one when this one fades. 10. DIY Aromatherapy Neck Pillow amomstake 11. DIY Photo Coasters thefrugalgirls 12. Sofa Remote Caddy sew4home 13. On The Go Reading Pillow polkadotchair 14. No Sew Coffee Cozy oneartsymama 15. Chevron Tray eclecticallyvintage 16. Picture Frame Luminaries thatswhatchesaid 17. Easy DIY Etched Family name and Initials on Glass fynesdesigns 18. DIY Faux Agate Coasters diyjoy 19. Outdoor Drink Holders positivelysplendid 20. Wine Rack Perfect for Mom and Dad instructables 21. Vintage Photo Pillow polkadotchair 22. Charging Station drivenbydecor 23. Dip Mix Ornaments bubblynaturecreations 24. Vertical Chess Set wonderhowto via redditor pigthunder imgur 25. Wooden Chopping Board Etched with Secret Family Recipe yahoo 26. DIY Cork Trivet and Coaster set designsponge 27. William Sonoma Inspired DIY Modern Outdoor Bench diycandy 28. Magnetic Bottle Opener rogueengineer 29. DIY Marbled Mugs Set with Nail Polish diycandy 30. Hot Cocoa Kit hoosierhomemade 40. Orange Creamsicle Essential Oil Room Spray with Free Printables livinglocurto 41. Copper Pipe Cookbook Stand ispydiy 42. DIY Brass Himmeli darbysmart 43. DIY Gold Foil Wall Art sugarandcloth 44. Easy DIY Rope Chargers Rogue Engineer So I put this project last because it is one of my favorites.These rope chargers make a nice gift idea for those who love to entertain, and parents definitely qualify as such. Easy to make with rope and a glue gun, you can quickly make a ton of these DIY chargers for Christmas gifts. I am also in love with the blog it comes from, Rogue Engineer. They have better step by step instructions than just about anyone, and free plans for tons of knock off furniture from Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware and the like.Less fear of Pinterest fails when you follow good plans. Be sure to check out their site for great furniture ideas as well as fun stuff like yard dice. Pretty, pretty projects and lovely photos to go along with them.