20 Bright and Colorful Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas You Can DIY
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20 Bright and Colorful Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas You Can DIY

Even if you’re not hosting a get-together this holiday, it’s important to show your holiday hostess some love. For colorful chic gifts you can get on the cheap, consider whipping up a batch of DIY gifts for all your holiday parties. These hostess gift ideas are so pretty *and* practical your one hostess with the mostess friend won’t even stand a chance. So whether she likes to cook or show off her personal style, we’ve got a little bit of everything for everyone. Here are 20 bright and bold DIY hostess gift ideas to start making now!

1. DIY Watercolor Polka Dot Napkins: Watercolor may just be the blanket solution to making anything *pretty.* Kick her dinner parties up a notch with these napkins that are splattered in a rainbow of watercolor paints. Finish it off with a gold trim and it’s sure to win best hostess gift. (via A Kailo Chic Life)

2. DIY Cross Hatch Napkin Rings: As intricate as these cross-hatch napkin rings appear, they’re surprisingly easy to make. It only requires hot glue and paint, so why not whip up an entire batch of these inexpensive goodies to gift all your hostess friends? (via A Kailo Chic Life)

3. DIY Tassel Keychain: If in doubt, fringe it out! No doubt this trendy accessory will upgrade your gal pal’s everyday purse into a striking fashion statement. Plus, once you get the simple technique down, you’ll be tempted to deck out just about everything in tassels. (via Brit + Co)

4. DIY Instagram Photo Holders: Dress up your friend’s mantel with these bright and bold photo holders. For a more personalized touch, add a few of your favorite photos of the both of you before gifting them. (via Design Improvised)

5. DIY Apron: Gift your master chef pal this handy dandy apron to keep her looking her best during and after bustling around the kitchen. It even comes with a secret waterproof pocket to keep her phone safe as she multitasks in the kitchen, listening to music or chatting with a pal. (via Brit + Co)

6. DIY Leather Monogram Keychain: A personalized gift is a win in our books, and your friend will surely agree. Brighten up a leather monogram with a pop of color and you’re left with a stylish sprucer-upper for any set of keys. (via Damask Love)

7. DIY Woven Necklace: As cute as woven art is on walls, it’ll be even more charming around your fellow fashionista’s neck. And no worries if you don’t already own a loom — all you’ll need is a piece of cardboard to make this DIY. (via Enthralling Gumption / DIYs)

8. DIY Photo Transfer Fall Serving Tray: Transfer a printed image onto a plain acrylic serving tray for a one-of-a-kind gift your hostess friend will definitely put to good use. Whether it’s to display trinkets on her coffee table or serve up a mean holiday cocktail, she’ll thank you for the pretty *and* practical gift. (via Sarah Hearts)

9. DIY Copper Leaf Drink Stirrer: Elevate your gal pal’s fall bar cart with these copper leaf drink stirrers. They’ll add that perfect touch of gold to make any drink she serves even better. (via A Kailo Chic Life)

10. DIY Abstract Painted Wooden Vases: Inspired by West Elm’s wooden vases, this chic DIY provides a more affordable option that spruces up your friend’s home just as nicely. Plus, they’re versatile enough — displaying flowers or storing items — that she’ll want one for every room in her home. (via Damask Love)

11. DIY Painted Chopsticks: Gift your sushi-lover a stylish set of chopsticks she’ll want to use for every meal. You can even adapt the how-to for other wooden utensils, if she gets more use out of them. (via Idle Hands Awake)

12. DIY Easy Yarn Tassel Tote Bag: You can almost never go wrong with tassels. Such is the case for sprucing up an ordinary tote bag. Trim the top or bottom in a colorful array of tassels, for a bag your friend will love to carry everywhere. (via Damask Love)

13. DIY Tea: Set your hostess on her path to a healthier 2017 with this tea-torial. (You may all need it after Thanksgiving, *whew.*) Go with solid colors or unique patterns to customize your tea tags. (via Brit + Co)

14. DIY Holographic Travel Mug: Treat your coffee-lover to this holographic travel mug that’ll make her want to break out in dance. Just buy an insulated mug with a paper insert and add a flashy filler she can switch out as often as she wants. (via Club Crafted)

15. DIY Rainbow and Gold Lustre Bath Bomb: Complete her spa-in-a-box with this rainbow addition that looks as good as it’ll make her feel. Feel free to experiment with other colors for a unique look that’s all your own. (via A Beautiful Mess)

16. DIY Gemstone Bobby Pins: Make sure every day is a good hair day for your hostess with these stylish gemstone bobby pins. They’re so easy and chic, you’ll want to make a bunch for every holiday, birthday and bachelorette. (via Tell Love and Party)

17. DIY Macrame Wall Hanging: If a full-on woven wall hanging sounds a little daunting, consider this simpler option. Utilize the macrame knot and jersey rope to get a similarly trendy look without any weaving. (via Brit + Co)

18. DIY Thread-Wrapped Bracelets: Wrap brightly colored thread tightly around rope for a bracelet look that’s unapologetically bold. Finish it off with a rhinestone or tassel accent to complete the stylish accessory she won’t want to take off. (via Why Don’t You Make Me)

19. DIY Woven Cuff: Combine weaving with jewelry making for a unique tapestry cuff she’ll want to flaunt at all her holiday parties. But be warned: Your girl gang might all want in on this trendy accessory once they get a look. (via Brit + Co)

20. DIY Zipper Pouch: She can say goodbye to rummaging through her purse for random items with this uber useful zipper pouch to hold her little essentials. You can even personalize it with a unique print you know she’ll appreciate and can’t find in stores. (via Brit + Co)

Which of these DIYs will you whip up for your holiday hostesses? Check us out on Pinterest for more creative gift ideas for the season!