Maybe it’s knowing the holidays are just around the corner, or maybe it’s the fact that the sun is setting painfully early these days — either way, the DIY projects coming at you this weekend are loaded with color that’s sure to brighten your day. Before you fall into the black hole of Netflix, get a head start on your Friendsgiving decor and DIY holiday gift list. Whether you’re ready for an afternoon upholstery project or you’re looking for a candle DIY that takes 10 minutes, here are 11 projects that will keep you from going to bed at 8pm.


1. DIY Autumnal Wreath: When it comes to decking the halls and doors, nothing completes the look more than a festive holiday wreath. This modern take on the traditional holiday staple is downright easy to DIY and totally customizable. (via Brit + Co)


2. DIY Ombre Thankful Glasses: Pull out the pink vinyl and a can of spray paint for this rad project. Make a set of these ombre glasses in preparation for a pastel-themed Friendsgiving or stock up on supplies and let your friends DIY their own glasses while the turkey roasts. (via Walmart)


3. DIY Printable Thanksgiving Labels: Put the finishing touches on your dessert bar Thanksgiving buffet with these printables. If you are the queen of organization, Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to designate a space for each and every side with these pastel place cards that bring a pop of color right to your table. (via Lovely Indeed)


4. DIY Storage Ottoman: Have you pulled out those winter coats and scarves yet? Give your tiny foyer some much-needed storage space with this awesome upholstery DIY that’ll give an outdated ottoman a look that’s fresh AF. (via Brit + Co)


5. DIY Marble Votives: Whether you’re entertaining this weekend or just enjoying a romantic evening at home, candles are the perfect way to set a festive mood. Grab two or three shades of nail polish to create these elegant — and easy! — votives. (via A Beautiful Mess)


6. DIY Printable Funny Fall Cards: ‘Tis the season to let your squad know how much you appreciate them. And what better way to do that than with a good ol’ Thanksgiving themed pun. Print off a handful of these cards and write up some snail mail while you sip your morning coffee. (via Oh Happy Day)


7. DIY Cherry Pie Potholder: Do NOT drop it like it’s hot: Carry that pie to the table in style with a set of these DIY pot holders. Get started on DIY holiday gifts with these “pies” for your loved ones’ kitchens. (via A Beautiful Mess)


8. DIY Linking Balloons Party Garland: Skip the holly and deck the halls with boughs of balloons. Whether you’ve got a birthday party coming up or you’re looking for a quirky way to decorate for Friendsgiving, this is one of the coolest balloon backdrops ever. (via Oh Happy Day)


9. DIY Rainbow Iced Animal Cookies: Animal cookies have been having a bit of a moment lately, and it’s partly due to that killer color combo. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with pink and white. Unless you kick things up a notch with your own pastel rainbow frosting, of course. (via A Kailo Chic Life)


10. DIY Clay Words: Okay, this might be the coolest typography DIY you’ve seen yet. Get your hands on some clay, roll out a long snake and turn your favorite saying into a 3D piece of wall art. (via Oh Happy Day)


11. DIY Color-Dipped Glasses: Fall parties are the perfect time to discover new cocktail recipes, design the ultimate home bar and even give your drinking glass collection a creative overhaul. Give your boring basics a snazzy new look that’ll have you stylishly toasting any special occasion. (via Brit + Co)

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