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    19 DIY Projects To Do Before The Holidays

    Ready or not, the holidays are here. Make the most of the season with these DIY projects that will make this hectic time so much better.

    Holiday Decor:

    Mix it up this year with a DIY alternative to filling your living room with pine needles and sap.

    1. A Modern Xmas Tree

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    This DIY Xmas tree is cheaper than a the real thing and the reusable plywood frame can be decorated in a variety of ways.

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    Click here for full instructions.

    2. A Pallet Tree

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    Turn an old wooden pallet into a tree and then recycle it again after the holidays into a piece of furniture. Click here for full instructions.

    3. A Minimalist Tree

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    This would be adorable in a kid's room. Click here for full instructions.

    4. A Holiday Wreath

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    This DIY wreath can be hung indoors or out and can be made in a single afternoon. Click here for full instructions at RYOBI Nation.

    Prepare for Family Gatherings:

    Here are some easy furniture projects to get you ready to host: DIY dinning tables, extra seating and, of course, a drink cart!

    5. A Country Rustic DIY Table

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    This sturdy, rustic-style table can seat 10 and will probably cost less to build than the meal that'll be served on it. Click here for full instructions.

    6. A Mid-Century Modern Table

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    This mid-century, modern-styled table looks high-end and is easy to build. Click here for full instructions.

    7. A DIY Sectional

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    If you have a small house and a big family, try adding some outdoor seating with this modular DIY sectional. Click here for full instructions.

    8. An Outdoor Sofa

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    Ana White shows how easy it is to make an outdoor sofa with just a few basic power tools.

    9. A Restoration Hardware-Inspired Table (Just 10x Cheaper)

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    This RH knockoff is big enough for a holiday get-together and sturdy enough to take everyday wear and tear. Click here for full instructions.

    10. A Drink Cart

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    Load it up and then wheel this DIY drink cart room to room to ensure everyone's holiday is as merry as possible. Click here for full instructions.

    DIY Gift Ideas:

    Easy ways to gift affordably and uniquely.

    11. Beers for Your Buddy

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    Because just handing someone a six-pack of Natty Light just isn't as classy. Click here for full instructions at RYOBI Nation.

    12. An Art Table for the Kids

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    This DIY art table for kids features a built-in roll of paper that can be switched out with wrapping paper to serve as a gift-wrapping station for future Christmases to come. Click here for full instructions.

    13. A Centerpiece

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    This linear vase set makes a great centerpiece and it can be mounted on a wall. Click here for full instructions.

    14. Cool Mugs

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    These chalkboard mugs are the perfect gift for a creative friend to draw their own design on. Click here for full instructions.

    15. Geometric Candles

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    These modern, geometric candles are made by pouring melted wax into folded paper molds. To download the templates for free, click here.

    16. A Modern Toboggan

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    Not the easiest project, but what kid wouldn't want this faceted toboggan? Click here for full instructions at RYOBI Nation.

    17. A Toy Chest

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    Build this toy chest to store all the loot that your kids (or you) get. Click here for full instructions at RYOBI Nation.

    18. A Wood Cutting Board

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    Bob from I Like to Make Stuff shows how to turn hardwood scraps into beautiful cutting boards.

    19. A Wine Box

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    The Drunken Woodworker shows how to make quick and easy wine boxes.

    BONUS PROJECTS!

    Here are three more projects to help you wrap up those gifts:

    A Crate Gift Box

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    Instead of wrapping your gifts in disposable paper, try these reusable crates.

    A Gift Wrap Caddy

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    Keep your wrapping paper organized in this handy caddy on wheels. Click here for full instructions.

    Gift Tags

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    The girls over at Shanty-2-Chic have made these really nice (and free!) downloadable gift tags. Click here to download.

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