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39 DIY Christmas Gifts You’d Actually Want To Receive

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

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

2. Painted Camera Strap

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

3. Instagram Coasters

And for everybody else. Find out how here.

4. Studded iPhone Case

Directions here.

5. Decorated Tea Towels

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

6. Nebula Pillow

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

7. Geode Ring

Directions here.

8. Shark Hoodie Towel

Directions here.

9. Fabric Clock

Directions here.

10. Personalized Cork Coasters

Find out how here.

11. Artsy Mug

Directions here. Again with the German.

You could also make these easily with a Sharpie.

12. Gold-Leaf Papier-Mâché Bowls

FInd out how here.

13. Chalkboard Tray

Directions here.

14. Catnip Feather Toy

For the feline who has everything. Directions here.

15. Painted Pouch

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

16. Fabric Painted Mousepad

Adorable baby not included. Directions here.

17. Stamped Tote

You can use potatoes as the stamp! Directions here.

18. Gold Bead Bracelets

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

19. Lace Cement Votive Holders

Directions here.

20. 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

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

22. Lana-del-Rey-ified Sunglasses

For divas only. Directions here.

23. Laptop Case

Directions here.

24. Peppermint Sugar Scrub

It looks edible. It is not. Directions here.

25. Honey Lip Balm

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

26. Magnetic Tote Bag

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

27. Dip-Dyed Candles

Directions here.

28. Skinny Tie

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

29. Planter Box

Directions here.

30. Travel Art Kit

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

31. Printed Leather Jewelry

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

32. Floor Cushion

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

33. 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

Directions here.

35. Stenciled Jar Vase

Directions here.

36. 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

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

38. 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

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

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