DIY gifts for the holidays

The holiday season is a time for family, friends, good times and of course, holiday shopping. But getting everybody what they want can get pricey. Get crafty this Christmas and make personalized presents for everyone on your holiday shopping list! We’ve picked out some of our favorite tutorials for you to try this season.

For the animal lover on your list:

Try this easy recipe for homemade dog biscuits courtesy of Martha Stewart. Your own pets will love it too so this gift can be for everybody on your list with a four legged friend.

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Gifts for the Glamour Girl:

Craftaholics Anonymous has a super cute tutorial for a DIY Fairy Dust Necklace for the girls, and ladies in your life that love a bit of glitter and shine!

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Create your own spa style gifts!

One of our favorite beauty gifts comes from Love Grows Wild and gives you step by step instructions on how to make your own Mint Sugar Scrub. This project only takes 5 minutes of prep and 5 minutes to complete which makes it even better! Plus it is an inexpensive gift to make.

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More Christmas Stuff

Gifts for the Book Worm:

Hi Sugar Plum has a clever tutorial for creating animal bookends that adult and children alike will love!  You might be able to do it with items you already have in your house and can do it pretty cheap if you don’t.

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Give a gift that helps their library!

Martha Stewart has a straightforward tutorial to help you make homemade bookplates that any book lover will want to have in their library!

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DIY Gifts for the Coffee Lover:

This time of year, brands are breaking out their own Holiday blends of coffee beans. Why not make your own special batch for friends and family! Cook the Story has a delicious tutorial for creating your own homemade Christmas coffee!

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Make drinking coffee fun!

 We also love this nifty tutorial for a chalkboard coffee mug courtesy of Wit and Whistle! Fun coffee mugs like this will make your morning cup of coffee a bit more fun.

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There you have it! Get creative this holiday season with this fun and easy DIY gifts for the holidays. They are more personal than picking something up at the big box stores. Try these out and see what you think! Stay tuned to the blog for more holiday content and features on all things Houston.

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