30+ DIY Gifts for That Extra-Special Person

There's no reason you can't make these crafts for yourself too.

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Design by Betsy Farrell

Sure, you could do your gift shopping online, but even two-day shipping can't beat these easy DIY projects. We've found a bunch of homemade presents that are fun to give and even more fun to make.

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Inspired By Charm
Bath Bombs

Not only will these bath treats help your loved one unwind, but they're also easy to customize based on what scent and color you think they'll like best.

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watercolor planters
Watercolor Planters

Don't worry about buying lots of paint for this project. Old nail polish lends itself to creating that gorgeous marbleized look.

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Mike Garten
Coffee Mug Mixers

Start scouring garage sales for vintage spoons now. A dollop of melted chocolate plus crushed nuts or coconut flakes turns mismatched silverware into a batch of sweet treats. Just stir and plain-old joe becomes a heavenly mocha.

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marigold honey and oatmeal soap
Yuki Sugiura
Marigold, Honey, and Oatmeal Soap

Restock your hostess's supply of guest soaps with some DIY bars. This sweet-smelling blend cleanses, exfoliates, and moisturizes all at the same time.

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Mike Garten
Infused Vodkas

Pick between flavors like spicy citrus and cucumber tarragon and your friends will love you forever.

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Homemade Banana
Tassel Necklace

Do you know how much this would cost at a department store? TOO MUCH.

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Alison Gootee/Studio D
Zipper Pouch

Lined up side by side, a bag's closures become the main attraction. Pick a matching set or mix it up with a rainbow of colors.

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Con Poulos
Salted Caramel Cracker Candy

Everyone is guaranteed to go nuts over this sweet-and-salty dessert, but the best part is that you don't have to turn on the oven to make them.

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My Poppet
Cosmetics Bag

This travel pouch wipes clean on the inside thanks to the clever lining: A plastic-coated tablecloth.

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Alison Gootee/Studio D
Tea Set

A transforms basic china thanks to a few witty doodles. Don't worry about freehanding the designs; any mess-ups can be washed away for up to 72 hours.

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The DIY Mommy
Knit Blanket

A chunky, cozy throw can come together in less than an hour. The key is buying super bulky yarn and following this easy arm-knitting tutorial.

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Mabey She Made It
Candle Holder

Dress up a dollar store glass vase with a little bit of chalk paint. We're loving this mint hue, but pick any color your loved one likes.

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Damask Love
Jewelry Box

Clay and wood come together to make this cute organizer, decorated with a gold metallic Sharpie.

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Jose Picayo
Flavored Salts

With six varieties to choose from, this gift set is guaranteed to spice things up.

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Fabric Paper Glue
Wall Clock

A pretty piece of fabric has the ability to dress up anything, including the face of a clock.

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Edina Van Der Wyck
Fabric Journals

Give a set of journals a colorful touch by quickly covering them in fabric.

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Studio DIY
Koosh Throw Pillow

Koosh Balls are a serious blast from the past any '90s kid can appreciate.

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Wit & Whistle
Terrarium Kit

Put all of the things that make up the perfect terrarium in a mason jar. It'll deff make your green-thumbed loved one smile.

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Go Make Me
Jewelry Organizer

Never underestimate the gift of organization.

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Design, Dining and Diapers
Flower Basket

This basket is a subtle approach to dressing up a front door with florals.

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A House In The Hills
Lavender Soap

Not only is the soap pretty, but its ingredients make it smell incredible.

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Jose Picayo
Monogrammed Mug

Spray paint the color of your choice to create bold initials on a coffee mug.

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Design Love Fest
Camera Strap

Photographers will freak over a camera strap that is both functional and cute.

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Idle Hands Awake
Ring Dish

Use a pineapple cookie cutter and some polymer clay to shape this adorbs ring dish.

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A Simple Kind of Life
Mouse Pad

Make someone's office space a little less dull with a geometric pattern.

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The Crafted Life
Floral Coasters

Use dried florals to make these pretty coasters.

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Chronicle Books Blog
Cell Phone Case

Finally—an iPhone case no one else will have!

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Curbly
Gold Leaf Notebooks

Oh, you fancy, huh?

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Spoon Recipes

These "spoons" are cute, easy to make, yummy in coffee or hot chocolate, and super gift-able.

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Evermine Occasions
Colorful Candles

Crayons are the stars behind these cheery little candles.

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