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    Updated on Dec 10, 2018. Posted on Dec 3, 2012

    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

    witandwhistle.com

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

    2. Painted Camera Strap

    designlovefest.com

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

    3. Instagram Coasters

    foammagazine.com

    And for everybody else. Find out how here.

    4. Studded iPhone Case

    julieannart.com

    Directions here.

    5. Decorated Tea Towels

    lanared.blogspot.nl

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

    6. Nebula Pillow

    blog.whimseybox.com

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

    7. Geode Ring

    stateofunique.com

    Directions here.

    8. Shark Hoodie Towel

    9. Fabric Clock

    10. Personalized Cork Coasters

    marthastewart.com

    Find out how here.

    11. Artsy Mug

    sinnenrausch.blogspot.com

    Directions here. Again with the German.

    You could also make these easily with a Sharpie.

    12. Gold-Leaf Papier-Mâché Bowls

    kellimurray.com

    FInd out how here.

    13. Chalkboard Tray

    hellolidy.com

    Directions here.

    14. Catnip Feather Toy

    onmyhonoriwilltry.blogspot.com

    For the feline who has everything. Directions here.

    15. Painted Pouch

    mintedstrawberry.blogspot.com

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

    16. Fabric Painted Mousepad

    jessicademaio.blogspot.com

    Adorable baby not included. Directions here.

    17. Stamped Tote

    neuerstoff.knobz.de

    You can use potatoes as the stamp! Directions here.

    18. Gold Bead Bracelets

    blog.dawanda.com

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

    19. Lace Cement Votive Holders

    20. Homemade Cat Treats

    shebudgets.com

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

    21. Gold Leaf Notebooks

    curbly.com

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

    22. Lana-del-Rey-ified Sunglasses

    honestlywtf.com

    For divas only. Directions here.

    23. Laptop Case

    ispydiy.com

    Directions here.

    24. Peppermint Sugar Scrub

    theidearoom.net

    It looks edible. It is not. Directions here.

    25. Honey Lip Balm

    hiphome.blogspot.com

    It's nicer than saying "Your entire mouth is gross and chapped." Directions here.

    26. Magnetic Tote Bag

    ducksinarowevents.blogspot.fr

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

    27. Dip-Dyed Candles

    marthastewart.com

    Directions here.

    28. Skinny Tie

    designmom.com

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

    29. Planter Box

    diynetwork.com

    Directions here.

    30. Travel Art Kit

    elizabethkartchner.com

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

    31. Printed Leather Jewelry

    lanared.blogspot.nl

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

    32. Floor Cushion

    bhg.com

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

    33. Handmade Soap

    gardentherapy.ca

    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

    35. Stenciled Jar Vase

    36. Glitter Bottle Necklaces

    lexylevin.com

    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

    monaluna.com

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

    38. Candle Luminaries

    familycircle.com

    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

    natalme.com

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

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