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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.

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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.


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!

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.


12. An Art Table for the Kids / Via

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.


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.


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.