From one busy holiday shopper, hostess and elf to another, we’re busy with the already anticipated holiday preparations. If you’re planning on doing a bit (or a lot) of shopping, you are probably in need of some DIY gift guide inspiration. We have tons of fun, trendy, cool and modern DIY gift ideas up for grabs with a few made right here at Brit HQ! This year, instead of bopping to the mall, put on your creative cap and craft up some love with an assortment of rad projects for those who mean the most to you.

DIY Sweet Candy Cane Treat Box Homemade Christmas Gifts

1. DIY Sweet Candy Cane Treat Box: Thank your lucky sugar plums, as we have the perfectly sweet DIY gifting treat. Who doesn’t love chocolate and peppermint during this time of year? Since candy is the way to make the holidays oh-so-sweet, the way you wrap them matters too. A fancy yet not so expensive way to jazz up a plain candy cane shape box is with glittery red tape. Using Scotch Expressions tape, we were able to perfect the art of the candy cane with a few simple diagonal lines. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Dip Dye Sweaters Homemade Christmas Gifts

2. DIY Dip Dye Sweaters: On your way to the Nutcracker and in need of something fabulous to wear? Rather, need an extra special gift for your BFF who has, like, everything? Have no fear, as the most colorful dip-dye DIY sweater project is here. Truly, we want to unwrap one of these too! (via The House That Lars Built)

DIY Washi Tape Clocks Homemade Christmas Gifts

3. DIY Washi Tape Clocks: Hey, we know you don’t need a clock to tell you that each minute you’re getting closer to presenting your perfect holiday gifts to friends and fam. What we do need to tell you is that you can give the gift of time in a stylish, modern sort of way. You’ll recall the funky yet plain little white alarm clocks from IKEA? Well, add a splash of washi tape and TA-DA! You have one pretty gift to give. (via Tell Love and Party)

DIY Choker Homemade Christmas Gifts

4. DIY Choker: Pinterest is booming with the DIY of your very own choker, AKA the holiday’s hottest accessory. While you’ll want to DIY one for yourself to wear to your office Christmas party, you’ll also want to make a bunch for your stylish co-workers too. With the cost being as little as $10 and under, it might be a grand idea to craft one for your boss too. Maybe there’s a bonus in it for you. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Glitter Tray Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

5. DIY Glitter Tray: The holidays are all about glitter and more glitter. Are we right? Why not channel the season’s go-to texture into your holiday crafting by making a lucite glitter swirl tray? Home decor accents are all about the multifunctional tray nowadays, and this particular tray will be all the rage at your Xmas gift exchange. (via Studio DIY)

DIY Holiday Ornament Gifts

6. DIY Holiday Ornaments: ‘Tis the season to sparkle and shine. A handmade ornament is essentially a gift that comes back around each Christmas, as your loved one will think of you year after year when they hang it on their tree. (via Brit + Co)

Roller Skate Pillow DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

7. Roller Skate Pillow DIY: Skate on, Kris Kringle, as this roller skate pillow DIY has ”The Best Christmas Gift” in the sack! Whether your friends, little sis or roomie love to disco and roll or they just enjoy an Instagram-worthy present, this DIY is one for the holiday books. (via Aww Sam)

DIY IKEA Rug Hack Christmas Gift Ideas

8. DIY IKEA Rug Hack: You know of the white IKEA TEJN faux sheepskin rugs? Typically they are white, but with a quick dip dye you can have an Elsa-blue rug to give to your bestie. However, these cheery rugs with a colorful twist are too cute to make only one, and need to be done in bunches to complete a pastel rainbow. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Technicolor Dog Leash Christmas Gift Ideas

9. DIY Technicolor Dog Leash: Christmas is for the pups and other pets too. While your pets might be a bit color blind, that doesn’t mean you are! This leash will make you and your furry pal oh-so stylish in the New Year. Hey, you might even spark a new doggy fashion trend! (via Studio DIY)

DIY Confetti Coasters Christmas Gift Ideas

10. DIY Confetti Coasters: Gifting and DIYing is a cinch with an adorable speckled coaster crafting project. Honestly, who wouldn’t want to set their frothy peppermint latte mug on one of these coaster cuties? Um, we would! (via Best Friends for Frosting)


11. DIY Balloon Dipped Citronella Candles: Give a dose of sunshine, or at least sun-inspired sunshine, by crafting balloon-dipped citronella candles. These colorful candles would make an ideal hostess gift, and their vibrant hues will have you looking forward to summer all winter long! (via Sugar and Cloth)


12. Lightboxes to Buy or DIY: Get lit during the holidays with fun, fab and cheeky sayings to put on your light box. Lightboxes aren’t relegated to showing only cinema showtimes, but also to current moods and good vibes. Luckily, Brit HQ has a slew of ideas to light up your gifting list. (via Brit + Co)


13. Handmade Peppermint Bath Bomb: A gift of relaxation is the golden ticket to any smart present. Combine this idea with making your own peppermint-infused bath bombs and it’ll make you da bomb. Pro Tip: Using wintery molds to form your bath bomb shape takes the “gifted genius” concept to another level. (via A Pumpkin and a Princess)


14. Pineapple Cutting Board DIY: Traditionally, pineapples symbolize ”welcome” and “home,” which is perfect for the holidays since there’s no place you’d rather be. Crafting a funky pineapple cutting board for Mom or a special aunt in your life is a beautiful gift idea. (via Brit + Co)


15. DIY Phone Cases: Everyone is almost certain to upgrade their tech this holiday season. You know what that means — new phones cases! This is the opportunity for you to become Crafty Claus and DIY up some cute and sassy cases for all on your list. (via Brit + Co)


16. DIY Dessert Patterned Shoes: These DIY dessert pattern sneakers are a sweet gift for any doll in your life. Seriously, the adorable factor is off the charts with these yummy kicks. If sweets aren’t your thing, you can make a savory version with burgers and fries instead. (via Best Friends for Frosting)

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