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39 DIY Christmas Gifts You’d Actually Want To Receive
by Alanna Okun,  October 20, 2015

There is nothing worse than when someone opens your gift and is all “Oh! You…made this [backs away slowly].” Avoid that crestfallen look with these awesome crafty ideas.

 

 

1. Terrarium Kit

Terrarium Kit
 

It’s like a tiny jungle you can own. Directions here.

 

 

2. Painted Camera Strap

Painted Camera Strap
 

For the one person in your life who doesn’t just Instagram everything. Directions here.

 

 

3. Instagram Coasters

Instagram Coasters
 

And for everybody else. Find out how here.

 

 

4. Studded iPhone Case

Studded iPhone Case
 

Directions here.

 

 

5. Decorated Tea Towels

Decorated Tea Towels
 

That nobody will ever want to get dirty. Directions here.

 

 

6. Nebula Pillow

Nebula Pillow
 

Because the only thing better than a pillow fight is a SPACE PILLOW FIGHT. Directions here.

 

 

7. Geode Ring

Geode Ring
 

Directions here.

 

 

8. Shark Hoodie Towel

Shark Hoodie Towel
 

Directions here.

 

 

9. Fabric Clock

Fabric Clock
 

Directions here.

 

 

10. Personalized Cork Coasters

Personalized Cork Coasters
 

Find out how here.

 

 

11. Artsy Mug

Artsy Mug
 

Directions here. Again with the German.

You could also make these easily with a Sharpie.

 

 

12. Gold-Leaf Papier-Mâché Bowls

Gold-Leaf Papier-Mâché Bowls
 

Find out how here.

 

 

13. Chalkboard Tray

Chalkboard Tray
 

Directions here.

 

 

14. Catnip Feather Toy

Catnip Feather Toy
 

For the feline who has everything. Directions here.

 

 

15. Painted Pouch

Painted Pouch
 

You can put ANYTHING YOU WANT IN IT, like an engagement ring or a Snickers. Directions here.

 

 

16. Fabric Painted Mousepad

Fabric Painted Mousepad
 

Adorable baby not included. Directions here.

 

 

17. Stamped Tote

Stamped Tote
 

You can use potatoes as the stamp! Directions here.

 

 

18. Gold Bead Bracelets

Gold Bead Bracelets
 

Directions here (they’re in German, but ay yo, Google Translate).

 

 

19. Lace Cement Votive Holders

Lace Cement Votive Holders
 

Directions here.

 

 

20. Homemade Cat Treats

Homemade Cat Treats
 

Directions here. And here is a recipe for dog biscuits, just to prove that we’re not totally cat-biased.

 

 

21. Gold Leaf Notebooks

Gold Leaf Notebooks
 

For anyone with thoughts they need to jot down. Directions here.

 

 

22. Lana-del-Rey-ified Sunglasses

Lana-del-Rey-ified Sunglasses
 

For divas only. Directions here.

 

 

23. Laptop Case

Laptop Case
 

Directions here.

 

 

24. Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Sugar Scrub
 

It looks edible. It is not. Directions here.

 

 

25. Honey Lip Balm

Honey Lip Balm
 

It’s nicer than saying “Your entire mouth is gross and chapped.” Directions here.

 

 

26. Magnetic Tote Bag

Magnetic Tote Bag
 

Spell out a crytic message with alphabet letters. Get the tutorial here.

 

 

27. Dip-Dyed Candles

Dip-Dyed Candles
 

Directions here.

 

 

28. Skinny Tie

Skinny Tie
 

For a dapper dude. Or a dude who you wish were dapper-er. Directions here.

 

 

29. Planter Box

Planter Box
 

Directions here.

 

 

30. Travel Art Kit

Travel Art Kit
 

For long car rides (and short ones too). Find out how here.

 

 

31. Printed Leather Jewelry

Printed Leather Jewelry
 

Because sometimes someone just really loves her cat, and you should acknowledge that. Directions here.

 

 

32. Floor Cushion

Floor Cushion
 

Beanbag chairs for grown-ups! Genius. Directions here.

 

 

33. Handmade Soap

Handmade Soap
 

Everyone will be unbelievably impressed and also they will smell however you would like them to, which is really a great deal of power. Directions here.

 

 

34. Tassel Bracelet

Tassel Bracelet
 

Directions here.

 

 

35. Stenciled Jar Vase

Stenciled Jar Vase
 

Directions here.

 

 

36. Glitter Bottle Necklaces

Glitter Bottle Necklaces
 

Because no matter how many necklaces a person owns, she probably doesn’t have one that’s filled with glitter. Directions here.

 

 

37. Jewelry Storage Frame

Jewelry Storage Frame
 

The perfect place to house all those glitter-filled necklaces. Directions here.

 

 

38. Candle Luminaries

Candle Luminaries
 

These are made from decorative aluminum sheets you can easily find at Home Depot. They’d also make really nice desk organizers or pen holders.

 

 

39. Animal Bookends

Animal Bookends

Because nothing says “I love you” like a bright-blue hippo. Directions here.

 

Source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/39-diy-gifts-youd-actually-want-to-receive#.kcNqELG4q
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