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8 DIY Christmas Presents You Need to Get Started on Now

Gift shopping can make the holiday season tremendously stressful, especially when you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone who has, well, everything. Or maybe you’re just on a tight budget. We feel you. We compiled a list of DIY gifts that people will actually like (and not just pretend).

Anthropologie-inspired mug

Everyone loves these Anthro mugs because you can use them for pretty much anything. Decoration, makeup brushes, plants … or just for drinking your coffee like a normal person uses mugs for.

Regardless, you can make one yourself.
Get the tutorial here.

Christmas Tea Trees

For the tea-enthusiast in your life. These are easy to make, and you could even pair one with a mug for a 2-in-1 DIY gift.

Arrow Bookmark

Here’s a quick and easy gift for your loved one who prefers books over people. All you need are popsicle sticks, an elastic band and some glue. Check it out.

Polaroid coasters

Everyone uses coasters. Well … OK, maybe not, but they probably should. And this will make them want to. Get ready to break out the Mod Podge.

Wanderlust wallet

This is a great gift for anyone, even that hard-to-buy-for guy in your life. Find a map from their hometown, favorite spot or maybe just a place that holds sentimental value between the two of you, and create this cool map wallet.

Brownie mix

A fun-and-simple DIY for a white elephant exchange or your favorite boss.

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Framed chalkboard

Paint some vintage frames and turn them into chalkboards. This is perfect for your mom’s kitchen or even your teacher friend’s classroom.

Oversized knit blanket

If you’re feeling extra crafty, you can recreate this enormous knit blanket by the blogger behind Nocturnal Knits, Laura Birek. She uses PVC pipe rather than knitting needles, and if you’re familiar with knitting, you can finish this DIY in under four hours.

These blankets would look gorgeous draped at the foot of the bed, thrown on a couch or even hanging on a ladder blanket rack. Who wouldn’t love to snuggle with one of these?

Disclaimer: If you’re not a knitter, spare yourself the frustration.

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