7 Fun DIY Gifts for the Holidays

Make these pretty presents from HGTV Magazine yourself—it doesn’t get more thoughtful than that!

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Photo By: Lara Robby (Crafting Kylie Fife)

Photo By: Lara Robby (Crafting Kylie Fife)

Photo By: Lara Robby (Crafting Kylie Fife)

Photo By: Lara Robby (Crafting Kylie Fife)

Photo By: Lara Robby (Crafting Kylie Fife)

Roce Bracelets

Find the step-by-step instructions here. Rope: 3/8"-thick polypropylene rope in hot pink and aqua, $8 each for 50 feet, atwoodrope.net. Cord: Tangles ’N Knots 1-mm-thick and 1.4-mm-thick Chinese knotting cord in assorted colors, $3.50 each for 10 yards, purlsoho.com; Hardware: Dazzle-It! Kumihimo 10-mm-diameter findings kits in gold, $3 each, and Darice 14-mm-long swivel lobster clasps in gold, $2 for a set of 4, both consumercrafts.com

Dip-Dyed Gloves

Find the step-by-step instructions here. Gloves: K3140 lambswool and angora knit gloves in vanilla, $24 per pair, carolinaamato.com; Bye: Rit liquid dye in rose pink and fuchsia, $4.50 each for 8 ounces, joann.com

Photo Coasters

Find the step-by-step instructions here. Tattoo paper Laser 8 1/2" x 11" clear water slide decal paper, $23 for 25 sheets, decalpaper.com

Map Luggage Tags

Find the step-by-step instructions here. Wrapping paper: Cavallini & Co. Vintage Map Wrap Pack, $13 for 4 20" x 30" wrapping paper sheets and supplies, amazon.com; Leather: Veg tanned-leather remnants pack, $10 for 8 ounces, tandyleather.com; Cord: 3-mm-wide flat leather cord in yellow, $5.50 for 5 yards, cloudcrofttrading.etsy.com

Color-Palette Napkins

Find the step-by-step instructions here. Chalk paint: Assorted colors by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint; Fabric medium: Martha Stewart Crafts fabric medium, $7 for 6 ounces, amazon.com

Painted Cutting Boards

Find the step-by-step instructions here. Cutting boards: For a similar look, try custom-shape cutting board, $30, sawdustishappiness.etsy.com; Crafts paint: Green Curry and Love Bird, both by Martha Stewart Crafts; Cord: 4-mm-wide flat suede cord in red, $9 for 10 meters, and 4-mm-wide flat suede cord in turquoise, $11 for 10 meters, both amazon.com 

Decoupaged Jewelry Box

Find the step-by-step instructions here. Box: Hexagon-shaped 6 1/2"W x 5 1/2"D x 3 1/4"H unfinished pine box, $4.50, joann.com; Decorative paper: Pirouette Marbled 24" x 36" paper in turquoise, apricot, and raspberry, $7 per sheet, papermojo.com; Decoupage medium: Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage in gloss finish, $10 for 8 ounces, michaels.com   

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