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7 Gorgeous DIY Holiday Gifts You Still Have Time To Make!

by Meera Becker

If you’re anything like us, you tell yourself every year that you’re going to give more homemade holiday gifts. And then every year, time runs out.

Well we have good news. Here are 7 easy-to-make holiday gifts you still have time to make before the holidays. Almost all of them are not only customizable but also relatively inexpensive and quick. So hit up your local craft store, step away from your phone, and spend some quaity time with your own two hands! 


Sugar Scrubs

Starting off with a gift perfect for those self-care lovers in your life. While the listed recipes are quite simple (nothing wrong with that) you can choose to add or subtract ingredients and scents such as lavender, citrus, or different oils depending on the preferences of the person you are making it for. Either way, these DIY sugar scrubs require only a few ingredients and make an amazing gift for anyone who deserves an at-home spa day this year. Find out how to make these gifts here!

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Punch Needle Art

For those of you who are looking for a gift that’s just a little more customizable, these punch needle DIYs are just for you. Not only can you create whatever pattern or design you want on the cloth, but you can also turn it into put your punch needle art on pretty much anything from wall decor to a tote bag or even a cute rug. Read the article here to find out how to punch needle your own artwork. 

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If you like the idea of a customizable gift but aren’t quite so confident in your creative capabilities, these potholders are another great option. All you have to do is pick some cute colored fabric and then follow our loom pattern above or find one of your own to get started on these cute and beautiful handmade gifts that people will actually get use out of. Learn the ropes here.

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Paper Vase

These paper vases are such a simple yet thoughtful gift. With the option of either decorating it yourself or just picking out some cute paper, you can construct a beautiful vase to gift alongside a fresh bouquet. Our step-by-step guide shows you exactly how to make them!

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Embroidered Photo

Perfect for grandmothers, moms, or best friends. If you’re looking for a more personal gift this holiday season, this embroidered photo DIY is for you! Choose a photo of that person, a special memory, or even the two of you together, and embroider some cool pattern or design onto it to instantly make a special gift homemade for any loved one in your life. It is so simple, check it out!

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Statement Barrettes

For the fashion lovers in your life, these customizable statement barrettes make the perfect gift. Choose any short word and turn it into a cute accessory for those in your life who are always rocking unique fashion looks. Read our article on these statement fashion accessories to find out how to make your own. 

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Lastly, the perfect gift for anyone on your list. These DIY candles are a great gift and the best part is you can double the batch as needed to make as many candles as you want at a time. With the option of playing around with personalized scents and colors, this recipe will create a universally appreciated gift perfect for a nice cozy holiday season. 

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