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DIY Project Kits for Guys

For some men, the greatest gift is a sense of accomplishment from a job well done, and Man Crates Project Kits harken back to that honorable, do-it-yourself era. We pack all the gear and guidance for hours of fun. He just needs to bring the elbow grease.

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  • $69.99
    Wine About It – It doesn’t take a genius to know wine tastes great. But, it does take a genius to know how to make great-tasting wine. The Winemaking… more Kit has all the tools and tricks of the trade to make bold batches of rich, full-bodied, adult juice. less
  • $89.99
    Reach Your Pipe-tential – Behind every great man is a distinguished trail of pipe smoke, and behind every great pipe is the blood, sweat, and more… more blood spilled liberating it from its briarwood block bindings. Shape, sand, and stain the newest member of your front porch posse with the Pipe Carving Kit. less
    Allison - I bought this for my husband for his birthday. He had been talking about wanting to get a… more pipe for about a year. This kit was the PERFECT!! He was so excited to get started, he finished the pipe in 2 days! I already had to buy him a new briar wood pipe block yesterday. He already has plans on new pipe creations and others wanting in on the action! This is the BEST site to find a gift for any MAN! I couldn't be happier with my purchase! Thank You, Man Crates! less
  • $129.99
    Flip Out – The invention of ‘flipping’ revolutionized life as we know it. Gymnastics became interesting, magazines became browsable, and knives became… more easier to carry and wield. The Folding Knife Project Kit gives any guy the opportunity to assemble and shape his own flip-out folding knife. less
    "I thought he'd like this... but he loved it. He says it is one of the best presents he has ever… more gotten. He loves pocket knives, and is handy, but also loves customizing and personalizing things. He was able to make a personal knife that fits his hand perfectly, and he hasn't stopped telling me how great it is, how happy he is. I wish I could buy a gift like this for him every time. Worth every penny, super high-quality material, took him about 18 hours to finish. I bought it for him 3 days ago, haha." - Katie less
  • $159.99
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    The Perfect Tan – When it comes to durable materials, leather’s near the top of the list. Not only is it handsome, strong and timeless, it’s also way… more more practical to make a messenger bag out of than concrete. The Leather Bag Making Kit is the perfect gift for expanding his leather working skills. less
  • Lure Making Kit

    Lure Making Project Kit includes crawdad, worm, and mudbug molds, plastisol, coloring, glitter, lure stink, and instruction book.
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    $109.99
    Here Fishy, Fishy! – Fish aren’t stupid. They know there’s a hook hidden beneath that lure that could yank them to their demise. But some lures are… more so beautifully enticing that the fish can’t not bite. They’d rather risk death than live without it. The Lure Making Kit lets him mold his own lures and harness the powers of plastic persuasion. less
  • $84.99
    $74.99
    Brat's Up – We're not going to mince our words. Mostly because we'd rather be mincing meats. The Sausage Making Kit has all the right stuff for… more stuffing homemade links of beef, wild game, poultry, pork, and lamb. It's perfect for any guy who's ever tried to peek behind the counter at the butcher shop to see how sausagey magic is made. less
    "The hub's whole face beamed when he saw this kit! Looked like a kid in the candy store as he ooh’d… more and ahh’d every item." - Renee less
  • $64.99
    Gin For All, All for Gin! – Gin is, dare we say, the most versatile of all distilled alcohols. Put it in the well-manicured grip of British royalty or… more the shaky hands of the town loon, and it'll be right at home. The Gin-Fusion Kit plays right into the hands of the aspiring DIY gin-maker. less
    "Received as a Christmas gift. just tried the first batch today. as a gin drinker, I have to say… more this is better than any mainstream store bought gin I have ever tried! I started a second batch today as well. Do not think the first batch is going to make to the weekend! Highly recommend, fun to make and tastes better than any gin I have tried. Can not wait for my friends to try it!" - Chris less
  • $74.99
    Dance With The Devil – The Hot Sauce Making project kit has all the ingredients and guidance to make blistering hot, painfully delicious hot sauce… more . All he'll need is the courage and foolishness. less
    "My boyfriend absolutely LOVED this kit! It was wonderful how excited he was. He is a lover of… more anything and everything spicy, so this was beyond perfect. So much fun and so AWESOME for him. He said this was by far the best gift he has ever gotten. Thank you Man Crates!” - Cara less
  • $174.99
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    Cut it Out – Some will call us old-fashioned, but we believe a man’s knife should serve as his best friend and trusty life companion. We also think it… more should be huuuuuge. The Pine Cone Bowie Knife Making Kit has everything he’ll need to craft his new best bud. less
  • $134.99
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    Scrimshaw-Shank Impression – Sailors are known for their bold style choices, from daring blue neckerchiefs to ostentatious anchor tattoos. But their… more artfully carved knife handles are really quite sharp. The Scrimshaw Knife Kit gives him the tools to design and etch a ship-shape pocket knife of his own. less
  • $74.99
    Test Your Hop-potheses – Maybe you've got a sensitive palate and knack for improving flavors, or maybe you just hate following directions. The Micro… more Brewed Kit (1 gal) gives you a freedom to take creative licenses with your brewing recipes in smaller batches. less
    "I bought this for my son (a chemical engineer) for his birthday. He was very impressed with the… more quality of materials and how complete the set was. I had found other brew kits online, but they were made of plastic and other inferior materials that taint the flavor of the "brew" so this was a great find for a great price. Overall, I am completely satisfied with the product and the company. It was delivered the next day! I will absolutely be purchasing other items from Man Crates in the future!” - Deborah less
  • $84.99
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    A Whittle Help - There's an old duck-hunting adage that goes, "You're only as good as your duck call." Well, that's how we remember it. Anyhoo, to… more fake quack with the best of 'em, he'll want to whittle and build his own duck call. And he'll need this handy Duck Call Making Kit. less
  • $69.99
    Trouser Wowzer - Function meets fashion with the Leather Belt Making Kit, the perfect gift for the simple handyman who doesn’t mind dazzling between… more the belt loops. Because like grandpa always said, “If you’ve got to wear pants, might as well make the best of it.” All grandpas said that, right? It wasn’t just ours? less
    "Bought this as a "thank you" gift for a boyfriend who has been going above and beyond on stuff for… more the new house I bought. He loved it. Said it was easy to do. And, the finished product is super nice. Really nice, buttery leather. Totally worth it." - Vickie less
  • $29.99
    We’ve Got the Cure – He already eats bacon, dreams of bacon, and takes scheduled work breaks to stare at pictures of bacon, why not learn to make… more bacon? The Baconology Kit puts the “kit” back in “kitchen” and the bacon in his hands. less
    "Manly arts such as flying jets, riding cross country on a motorcycle, designing and building my own… more homes. Learning to paint with oils, running a small business, baking my own breads. Brewing beer, distilling and aging whisky. But I never bought a 5 pound pork belly until a week ago. Local butcher, apply the rub from Man Crates, bag and wait....but... I have never built my own cold smoker either. I had a week to complete that project. A little design and engineering from youtube and the web helped. Combination apple wood and hickory!! Stunning results. Notes: too salty and a little over smoked. Easy fix after slicing the belly into 1 pound slabs. Just soak in water to reduce the salt and smoke. Perfection. Bacon with eggs, bacon with roasted brussels sprouts, bacon bits with tofu and vegetables and bacon with bacon." - Alan less
  • $169.99
    If The Beer's A-Bubblin'... – ...the crowds will be doublin'? ...then life can't be troublin'? ...prepare for the guzzlin'? Brew 5 gallons of your own… more high-quality IPA in your kitchen with the Home Brewed Kit (5 gal), and while you do, we'll come up with a new brewing phrase that will rhyme with a little less strugglin'... less
    "My fiancee received this as a gift from his two kids and me on Father's Day! He was so excited. Man… more Crates made it easy with one stop shopping for the whole kit and fast delivery! I'll definitely be using their services again for B-days and Xmas for my dad, brothers, step-son, and nephews!” - Crista less
  • Knife Making Kit

    Knife Making Kit includes all of the implements needed to craft an amazing custom blade.
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    $134.99
    Livin' On The Edge – Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and something sharp and pointy closest. Craft a custom-fitted, high quality blade… more with the Knife Making Kit. less
    "My wife purchased the knife making kit for me for Valentine's Day.... nothing says love like a good… more sturdy knife after all! I found it quite relaxing putting this together and had no issues at all. The finished product is a thing of beauty. Very satisfied with it.” - Dennis less
  • $84.99
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    Let Him Roast Away - Light roast, medium roast, dark-ish light roast with medium undertones—there are countless ways to enjoy a great cup of coffee… more , as long as it’s brewed by hand. The Coffee Roasting Kit will turn even the greenest bean-ginners into expert brewers. less
  • $139.99
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    A Knack for the Stack – Once he's climbed the ranks from knifemaking novice to craftsmen of cutlery, it's time for him to handle a new challenge. The… more Stacked Birchbark Knife Making Kit stacks up as an ideal gift for the man who wants to add a classically styled knife to his collection. less
  • $184.99
    Less Starving, More Carving – Babe Ruth never stepped up to the plate swinging a wiffle ball bat, and no chef worth their weight in salt would be… more caught dead chopping vegetables with a paring knife. The Chef Knife Making Kit includes all the right tools to make the right tool for the job: a versatile blade that’s a cut above the rest. less
    "The instructions were perfect and ALL the materials were high quality. Super happy with this… more knife." - Dave less

Some people say guys are notoriously hard to shop for, but those people obviously don't know about Man Crates. We have something for him to build, tinker with, or fix. Boom! Easy gift solution. No matter what his style or taste, Man Crates has awesome DIY projects, activity kits, masculine crafts, and gifts for guys who have everything. Surprise your do-it-yourselfer with one of our ridiculously awesome DIY gifts for men. Your handy husband, son, brother, dad or father-in-law will love his new project and you'll love our 100% satisfaction High-Five Guarantee.