Ever wondered what DIY gifts can be given to those who eat and breathe technology? If you have, you may want to look at the following four options:
1. Wooden hard drive enclosure
Nobody likes to back up important files. And the reason is that backing up is not the most convenient of tasks. There is another reason though, a less talked about one. And that is the unfriendly appearance of most hard drives. People just do not feel like backing up their files as their hard drives give them a peculiar vibe. That is why it is a good idea to give someone a nice drive enclosure made of beautiful wood. Even those who have never backed up files before will want to do that every day after receiving your gift!
2. Beautiful paper LED lantern
Another useful gift you can give your techie friends is an LED lantern. To make this, simply connect a powerful battery with a good LED bulb, and cut paper beautifully to create an appearance like that of the leaves of the coconut tree. After that, carefully wrap the paper around the light. Your little cheap LED project is complete! If you make it right, this gift will surely put a smile on the receiver’s face.
3. Wooden iPad stand
Who will not love an iPad stand! You can make an iPad stand anyway you like as long as you know how to make things with wood. In case you are not that creative, you can always ask a family member or a friend who is willing to help you with your project to do all the work for you. Just remember to use quality wood that looks luxurious. After all, all Apple products are luxurious! Also, try to make the exterior a bit smooth, if possible.
4. Bulb flower vase
For this project, you need an old incandescent light bulb, a flower to put in the final vase, and a metallic holder to hold the bulb or vase slightly above the ground. To prepare your gift, trim the metallic part of the bulb in order to make a hole. The hole is where you put the flower in by keeping the bulb upside down. Once the hole is created, just fit the metal frame to allow the vase to stand on the table.
Now, the above gifts are not the slickest or the coolest gifts out there, but as long as your goal is to gift something that is cheap yet memorable, they should get the job done!