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2017 Gift Guide: DIY Ideas

by Rebekah Carey

Clearly, we here at Design*Sponge are big fans of DIY. Gifting DIYs at the holidays are one of our favorite ways to give because they’re thoughtful, beautiful, efficient (we love making big batches for our friends and families) and affordable. Below you’ll find resources for our favorite bath and beauty DIYs, simple treats, basic woodworking projects and gifts that are so fast and easy to assemble you can put them together in just a few minutes! They’re neither overly complicated or expensive — because honestly, who needs more stress during the holidays?

What are you making this year? Do you have a standard favorite, or do you like to try new things each year? We’d love to hear your go-to’s in the comments! —Rebekah

Clockwise from top left: Rose Body Scrub, by Oh So Pretty; Mint-Grapefruit Soap On A Soap, by Hello Glow; Detoxifying Bath Soak from Earth Tu Face; Basil Peppermint Sugar Scrub, via InStyle

Clockwise from top left: Soft & Chewy Caramel Candies, from The Kitchn; Cookie Mix Gift, by It’s Always Autumn; 3 Ingredient Chocolate Almond Clusters, from Creme De La Crumb; Peppermint Bark & Free Printable, by Hello! Lucky

Clockwise from top left: DIY Guess Who Game, by Almost Makes Perfect; Incense Holder, from The Merrythought; Rustic Bread Board, via HGTV; iPad Dock: Instructables

Clockwise from top leftFuroshiki Gift Wrapping, from Cotton & Flax; Herb Gift, by A Night Owl; Jam Gift Project, by Martha Stewart; Thoughtful Neighbor Gift, via Magnolia Market

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  • Normally, I don’t to DIY ideas. But I really take my time creating a beautiful wrapping and search for some new DIY wrapping ideas! :)