The holidays, as wonderful as they may be, can be a bit overwhelming. Between getting out of awkward parties, trying to budget out gifts and dealing with the family, it can turn into a blend of stress and joy. Being creative is a great way to shake off 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 eggnog.

1. Naughty Nice Cocktails: ‘Tis the season of joy, and nothing says joy like a really good cocktail. Go with a chocolate cherry option for the those on the “naughty” list and a bright coconut rum for those on the “nice” list. Either way, it’s a win. (via Brit + Co)

2. Giant Paper Snowflakes: Roll out the butcher paper and enjoy childhood flashbacks while you cut out paper snowflakes. Anyone else see an amazing photo booth backdrop opportunity here? (via Oh Happy Day)

3. Marbled Coffee Sleeve: Brighten up your morning cup of joe with a personalized and totally rad marble coffee sleeve. For an Instagram-worthy snap, make sure your mani game is on point. (via Brit + Co)

4. Geometric Place Card Holders: Get the clay out and make these gorgeous modern place cards that look like snowballs but will totally work for dinner parties all year long. (via Sugar and Charm)

5. DIY Balloons: You can DIY some pretty rad balloons, but who ever personalizes the balloon string? You do, you crazy party animal. (via A Beautiful Mess)

6. Edible Snow Globe: With this DIY, you’ll be walkin’ in a wintry, edible wonderland. All those childhood dreams of living in Candyland are finally coming true. (via Brit + Co)

7. Metallic Painted Cups: Head to the thrift store and stock up on little glass cups. Make them over with metallic paint and serve up that eggnog in style. (via Design Improvised)

8. DIY Cat Garland: Take a break from the candy canes and pine boughs and make this crazy garland for your cat-loving BFF, or for a new mom who is decorating a nursery. (via Baba Souk)

9. Tangram Magnets: Ditch the alphabet magnets and make these tangram magnets instead. True, you can’t spell out naughty words, but elf on the shelf will approve of these geometric animals. (via Pure Sweet Joy)

10. Sweater Sprinkles: You’ve sprinkled cookies, ornaments and most of the carpet. Now it’s time to add some gigantic pom pom sprinkles to your holiday sweater. (via Adorablest)

11. Mulled Cider: Your house will smell soooo good after brewing up a batch of mulled cider thanks to Claire Thomas, the woman behind The Kitchy Kitchen and our new series Crave. Claire is sharing six of her favorite winter recipes with us all week. Give them away as hostess gifts and stocking stuffers. (via Brit + Co)

We’d love to see what you’re making this weekend! Show us your project by tagging us on Instagram + using hashtag #iamcreative!