Making multiples: these holiday gifts are perfect to make in batches
The holidays are the most beautiful time of the year — and the busiest. Running around to hundreds of stores can be stressful, but this year, don’t let your lengthy gift list worry you. Instead, make gifts in bulk. These quick-and-easy DIYs are thoughtful in nature and guaranteed to be a hit with everyone on your list. (P.S. If you don’t feel like making, you can still give the gift of handmade — check out the Goodsmiths Holiday Gift Guide to see our picks for excellent handmade presents.)
We can’t forget about our little furry loves this holiday season — and this is a fine way to tackle that leftover-yarn stash. Let’s be honest, pet owners will have as much fun throwing these adorable knit bones by Kris Knits as our fluff balls will have fetching them. Gift a bag of bones to any dog-loving friend or family member and watch Buster’s tail start wagging.
Grow something meaningful this holiday with these seed bombs by Mademoiselle Chaos. Any green-thumbed friend will love these — especially with their whimsical shape (just choose a non-cube-shaped ice tray). Make these on a friend-by-friend basis. Find out their favorite flower and use those seeds in the bomb. Your friends will be taken aback by your creativity and thoughtfulness.
This jewelry tree by Mr. Kate is the very best combo of decorative and purposeful — it’ll add an elegant-and-earthy feel to any room, while simultaneously keeping jewelry from becoming a huge, tangled, shiny knot. Any earth-loving jewelry enthusiast would be thrilled to receive such a beautiful gift. And the best part for you? These trees are quick, customizable and inexpensive to make.
The colors in this DIY lipgloss by Wonder Forest are completely customizable, making it ideal for any glossy lady. Make several colors and gift a whole set to your favorite beauty enthusiasts.
This corky office organizer by Erin Loechner of Design for Mankind is perfect for the perpetually organized people on your gift last and the ones who need to work on their organizational skills. The cork holds it all — pens, pencils, scissors, and memos.
These scrappy throw pillows add so much whimsey to a room — we love the bright colors, fun patterns and unusual shape (why are round pillows so fun?). Make a few “catch-and-throw” pillows with this tutorial by onelittleminute for your friends and family as holiday gifts for the home.
Chalkboard paint is all the rage — and these chalkboard wine glasses by Deb at Just Short of Crazy are just the kind of fun you can have over and over again. Make a batch and give them to your wine-loving friends with their names already chalked on. Pair with a bottle of your favorite wine for a truly personalized gift.