10 Heartfelt DIY Gifts for Grandparents

The holiday season is upon us and gift-giving mania is in full blast. Grandparents are often some of the toughest people to buy for. If the grandparents in your life are like mine, they have EVERYTHING. Instead of rushing around the mall, why not make a homemade gift for the grandparents in your life? Homemade gifts are meaningful and sentimental, everything grandparents love. These DIY gifts for grandparents will make Christmas morning extra special!

10 perfect DIY gifts for grandparents

Why a DIY Gift for Grandparents?

What do all grandparents love the best? Their grandkids, of course! The perfect gift for a grandparent is a homemade one that involves their grandchildren. DIY gifts for grandparents are sentimental keepsakes that your children can be involved in making. What grandparent wouldn’t love that?

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Kits to Make DIY Gifts for Grandparents

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When doing a DIY project, my go-to is a DIY kit that has all the materials supplied. That way I have the right supplies and just the right amount needed.

Here are a few of my favorite DIY kits. These are perfect for your grandparent gift!

DIY Family Photo and Hand Print/Footprint Kit

This kit has everything you need for a photo/hand print or footprint collage with a beautiful 10 X 17” white wood frame with glass. The kit includes three colours of paint for the prints, as well as a clean-touch inkpad perfect for baby’s hand or foot.

Picture Frame Painting Craft Kit

This will give your burgeoning artist a chance to decorate a frame for their grandma and grandpa. Just add a picture of your little sweetie and voila, the perfect Christmas gift!

Personalized Mug Kit 

What grandparent wouldn’t want to drink their coffee from a mug lovingly painted by their grandkids?  This kit comes with two porcelain mugs, ceramic paint, a paintbrush and simple instructions. The mugs are safe to drink out of after painting!

Grandkids Make Life Grand Kit

Make a lovely sign for the grandparents in your life and give them a place to display photos of their grandkids. This kit includes a pre-stained and sanded piece of wood, stencils and paint. So much easier than trying to paint a sign by hand!

Personalized Christmas Tree Ornaments 

Have your kiddos paint some ornaments for their grandparents to display on their Christmas tree! This kit includes three ornaments, eight non-toxic markers and a tree-shaped ornament holder that spins, allowing your little cuties to make beautiful designs on their ornaments!

DIY Gifts for Grandparents Tutorials for Crafty Moms

If you are really crafty, I’ve listed some amazing tutorials from around the internet. These DIY gifts are sure to bring a tear to the eye of your favorite grandmother or father!

Photo Collage Sign from Where the Smiles Have Been

Colorful Grandkids Make Life Grand Wood Sign Photo Display | Where The Smiles Have Been

Easy DIY Sharpie Mug from Coupons and Freebies Mom

sharpie mug diy draw

Fingerprint Salt Dough Necklace from Spaceships and Laser Beams

Fingerprint Salt Dough Necklace

Papa Picture Frame from Cookies, Coffee and Crafts


Clay Footprint Keepsake Bowl from Messy Little Monsters

Learn how to make a clay footprint bowl keepsake using our easy diy instructions. Use baby or toddler footprints and air dry clay to make a heart ring dish craft to treasure. An easy homemade gift idea for parents or grandparents.

Mason Jar Lid Magnets from from Amber Oliver

Mason Jar Lid Magnets - DIY Photo Magnets!

Handprint Calendar from Joyfully Thriving

How to Make a Handprint Calendar - What a great diy gift idea for little kids! I love that there are pictures of all the months included for ideas, too.

Rose Handprint Canvas from Toot’s Mom is Too Tired

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Christmas Handprint Cards from The Best Ideas for Kids

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Personalized Snow Globe from The Best Ideas for Kids

How to make a snow globe

Whether you purchase a kit, or make a gift entirely from scratch, any of these DIY gifts for the special grandparents in your life will be the perfect gift!

What are your go-to gifts for the grandparents in your life?

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