DIY Holiday Gifts You Can Make in Less Than an Hour

By Jessica D’Argenio Waller

Don’t know what to give your BFFs this holiday season? Time to tap your creative side! There’s a do-it-yourself project for every friend on your list, right here.

For a Whimsical Gal Pal…

Gift 1

RIBBON CHANDELIER An embroidery hoop and a slew of leftover ribbons are all you need to create a touch of whimsy your friend can install in her room like a hanging mobile.

For an Outstanding Study Buddy…

Gift 2

WILD WASHI INBOX Layer Washi tape (score some at discount stores) in pretty patterns onto a standard letter holder for a way-cute way for your book-smart friend to stay organized.

For a Totally Tech Chica…

Gift 3

CUTE CORDS Forget the cord tangle—whether you’re giving your friend a spankin’ new new charger or set of earbuds, she’ll always be able to pick hers from the pack with a quick wrap of patterned Washi tape.

For a Fashion Trend Friend…

Gift 4

STYLE INSPO MAGNETS It’s like a style playbook on a magnetic message board. Take magazine cutouts, glue them onto construction paper, trim the edges, and then glue mini magnets onto the backs. Let dry, and your friend can mix-and-match her heart out.

For a Frilly Girly Girl…

GIft 5

JAZZY JEWELRY HANGER Turn a photo frame into a jewelry organizer with a few strips of crocheted lace trim (get it at any craft or fabric store) stretched across and a handful of S-hooks for displaying necklaces and earrings.

For a Cheer Squad Diva…

gift 6

POM-POM TOSS PILLOW Bouncy pompoms sewn onto the edges of a basic throw pillow or sham add an instantly lush layer to your friend’s bedroom—do ’em in team colors!

Reprinted with permission from girlslife.com.

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