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6 Last-Minute DIY Gift Ideas

Minimal craft skills, a small budget & a whole lot of heart!

Whether you have a short or long holiday shopping list to accomplish – even with all the shopping options available to us right now – it can be difficult to plan and shop for every giftee. Not to mention how much we're leaving our pockets empty after the festive season with all the dollars that we're going to spend.

If that got you nodding through and through, don't worry. If you're getting stressed with all the last-minute prepping you have to do for the holidays, we're giving you some easy and affordable (and thoughtful!) gift ideas that you can DIY in your jammies.


Studded phone case

Need a gift for someone who loves their phone to bits? Give them a chance to revamp and make their gadget edgier with this sleek present.

Eternal terrarium

Whoever said that DIYs can't look jawdropping must have missed out on this eternal terranium tutorial. Its complex and intricate final product is simply stunning and all the things you need to create this is found right in your home. 

Hand painted kitchen towels

Keen on having your holiday gift practical, useful, and of course, aesthetically pleasing? This hand painted kitchen towels idea is just the thing! Transform those plain looking tea and kitchen towels into a work of art (and put a guaranteed smile on your mom or aunt's face) with this easy DIY.

Galaxy pillows

Have that someone in your life who is still not over this 2016 trend? Satisfy their galaxy fix by giving them the colour scheme, star pattern, and vibe of their choice with this tutorial. 

Choker necklaces

One of the biggest fashion comebacks of 2016 are chokers. As chic and stylish as they are, some of them do come with a  hefty price tag! So if you have this as a gift idea for your fashionista friend, no need to worry because you can now create these runway-and-magazine-feature-ready accessories in as easy as 123.

Personalised coffee mug

Whether you're into coffee, tea, or hot cocoa, having a mug that's a statement on its own is definitely one way to start the day right. So if your giftee is one of those coffee people, an extra pick-me-up with a witty, quoted mug is the way to go!


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