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    17 Simple And Cheap Gifts You Can Make Last Minute

    Simple gifts you can give to your friends and family...or yourself.

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    1. Give the gift of pampering with easy homemade body scrubs.

    One Little Project

    Get the complete directions here.

    2. Or bath salts!

    Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry

    See how here.

    3. Make a custom candle in a cute mug.

    Sweet Cayenne

    All you need is a mug, candle wick, an old candle, and fragrance oils. Learn how to make them here.

    4. Add a personal touch to a cutting board for someone who loves to cook.

    http://www.theartofdoingstuff.com/how-to-print-pictures-on-woodwaxed-paper-transfer/
    http://www.theartofdoingstuff.com/how-to-print-pictures-on-woodwaxed-paper-transfer/

    All you need is wax paper and a printer! Get the directions here.

    For example: you can put their favorite recipe on a simple cutting board.

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    Or, if you want to be a little fancier, you can get it done here (where it's engraved with fire).

    5. Take their favorite quote and make a simple art piece using puff paint, wax paper, and glue.

    http://virginiaandcharlie.blogspot.com/2011/07/canvas-project.html
    http://virginiaandcharlie.blogspot.com/2011/07/canvas-project.html

    See how to do this here.

    6. Frame a map of a memorable road trip you've taken with someone.

    Instructions here.

    7. Take a special photo and transfer it to canvas in a few easy steps.

    abeautifulmess.typepad.com

    All you need is a gel medium, a paint brush, and a spray bottle. Get the complete steps here, or watch this handy video.

    8. Or personalize a set of lamps using the same technique.

    Learn more here.

    9. Get creative with your favorite photos and make a set of coasters.

    All you need is nail polish remover, tiles, a spoon or knife, and a brush. Make sure the photos you choose are printed with toner ink and not laser ink. See instructions here.

    10. Take a deck of cards and create a set of endearing memories or thoughtful words.

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    See more here.

    11. Take a framed photo to the next level by adding Scrabble tiles.

    Lauren Dahl / Via homeketeers.com

    Learn more here.

    12. Or use them to make custom coasters.

    http://thegourmetgab.com/diy-wednesday-scrabble-coasters/
    http://thegourmetgab.com/diy-wednesday-scrabble-coasters/

    Perfect for displaying all of those inside jokes you have with someone! Instructions here.

    13. Add a sweet touch to letters with a personalized wax seal.

    Butterscotch and Beesting / Via butterscotchandbeesting.blogspot.com

    See all the details here.

    14. Create a mini zen garden they can use to unwind and relax.

    http://www.dwellbeautiful.com/diy-succulent-zen-garden/
    http://www.dwellbeautiful.com/diy-succulent-zen-garden/

    Mind-blowingly simple. See here.

    15. Turn a plain mug into a masterpiece with nail polish!

    http://cutediyprojects.com/diy/you-will-be-amazed-to-see-what-you-can-achieve-with-a-plain-coffee-cup-and-some-nail-polish/
    http://cutediyprojects.com/diy/you-will-be-amazed-to-see-what-you-can-achieve-with-a-plain-coffee-cup-and-some-nail-polish/

    Watch the tutorial here.

    16. Or use a sharpie to write out a recipe or personalized message.

    Down a Little Lane / Via pinterest.com

    See details here.

    17. Slip custom messages in fortune cookies.

    http://www.justataste.com/homemade-fortune-cookies/
    http://www.justataste.com/homemade-fortune-cookies/
    http://www.justataste.com/homemade-fortune-cookies/

    You can put quotes, affectionate thoughts, or types of activities you plan on doing with them in the future. See how to make these here.

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