Not to scare you or anything, but Christmas is only eight days away. Instead of stressing out about all the things you still need to buy, skip the traffic and give yourself a creative break this weekend to work some DIY magic. After all, being creative is a great way to manage stress, and these 11 easy projects are just the thing you need to get you through the final week of holiday madness. Well, that and a hefty mug of red velvet hot chocolate.


1. DIY Floral Unicorn Wreath: Sorry, pine boughs and holly branches, but this unicorn floral wreath just stole our hearts. You can totes leave this wreath up all year long, making it the most magical holiday decor ever. (via Brit + Co)


2. DIY Lisa Frank Gingerbread House: What do you get when you cross Lisa Frank’s color palette with a tasty candy building? Just the cutest gingerbread house on the planet. Keep the base fairly simple (read: stable) so you can pile on ALL the frosting and rainbow candy melts. (via Aww Sam)


3. DIY Zodiac Wall Art Printable: Where are all of our Sagittarians at?? Warm up your printer and show off your zodiac sign loud and proud with this chic printable. This would also make a great little gift to all the other Sagittarius gals in your #squad. (via Brit + Co)


4. DIY Balloon Ornament Centerpiece: Let’s be real — flowers can be an expensive centerpiece option, especially if you have multiple tables to decorate. Keep things festive AND on budget with this amazing balloon centerpiece that will have all your dinner guests oohing and ahhing. (via Oh Happy Day)


5. DIY Graphic Stockings: These cheeky puns will most definitely put you on Santa’s “nice” list. Although you might have to explain the context to your grandma if you’re hosting the whole family this year. (via Studio DIY)


6. DIY Bottle Brush Tree Photo Holder: Fridge already feeling a little crowded? Show off Aunt May’s cheesy card or your fave snaps from the holiday Christmas party with these adorable photo holders. The best part? You can dye these trees ANY color for a totally customizable rainbow forest. (via Damask Love)


7. DIY Cacti Gift Tags: Cacti have been blowing up Pinterest all year long, so it only makes sense to bring a little prickly style to your presents this holiday season. And if you’re rocking our DIY paper mache Christmas cactus, these easy peasy, hot gun squeezy gift tags are TOTES a must-have. (via A Kailo Chic Life)


8. DIY Balloon Light Garland: More balloons? YAS! Grab some balloons and dress up your mantel with this colorful garland. Use water balloons to get that *perf* globe light shape in no time. (via Walmart)


9. DIY Ugly Sweater Ornaments: The only thing better than an ugly sweater is one in miniature form. Raid the doll section (you know you want to) for teeny tiny sweaters and then deck them out with cheesy puns, gaudy baubles and *all* the tinsel. (via Brit + Co)


10. DIY Winter Tights: Nothing ruins a fab party dress like cold legs or boring old leggings. Fortunately, these wintry tights will take your OOTD to the next level instead of dragging you down. Choose from four different DIYs, including an ombre fade and “snowy” pom-poms. (via Aww, Sam)


11. DIY Ugly Sweater Cake: You didn’t think we’d stop at just one ugly sweater DIY, did you?? How about a sweater you can eat? Um, yes, please. Transform a plain ol’ square cake into an ’80s-inspired masterpiece with some simple piping and a handful of gumballs. (via Studio DIY)

What are you looking forward to making this weekend? Show us your project by tagging us on Instagram + using the hashtag #iamcreative! And follow us on Pinterest for even more fun DIY ideas.