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Last-Minute Gifts: 7 Favorite Holiday DIYs

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Last-Minute Gifts: 7 Favorite Holiday DIYs

December 21, 2015

From behind-the-scenes at Remodelista, here are our go-to homemade holiday gifts. Corral your helpers: These are projects for all ages and especially fun to do as a group.

LastMinute Gifts 7 Favorite Holiday DIYs David Stark Design DIY pine tasseled table setting in progress | Remodelista

Above: Follow New York party impresario David Stark’s lead and block print a stack of $2 bandanas as napkins—to bundle as presents and to create your own for a Holiday Table Setting. Photograph by Corrie Hogg of David Stark Design.

LastMinute Gifts 7 Favorite Holiday DIYs DIY Braided Wool Napkin Rings | Remodelista

Above: Pair your just-made napkins with Alexa’s DIY Wooly Napkin Rings. Photograph by Alexa Hotz.

LastMinute Gifts 7 Favorite Holiday DIYs Last minute holiday gift: potted bulb | Remodelista

Above: A Potted Amaryllis Bulb can be delivered already planted or with all the ingredients (as Erin did here) so the recipient can time the blossoming. Photograph by Erin Boyle for Gardenista.

LastMinute Gifts 7 Favorite Holiday DIYs DIY furoshiki cloth basic wrap | Remodelista

Above: Present your gift in a Japanese-style cloth wrap, which can be reused in all sorts of ways. See Leigh’s How to Wrap a Furoshiki Cloth. Photograph by Leigh Patterson.

LastMinute Gifts 7 Favorite Holiday DIYs DIY pinecone fire starter by Erin Boyle | Gardenista

Above: Another of Erin’s tricks: Festive (and Fragrant) Pinecone Fire Starters (just add cotton wicking and beeswax). Photograph by Erin Boyle for Gardenista.

LastMinute Gifts 7 Favorite Holiday DIYs DIY foraged branch ornaments by Justine Hand | Remodelista

Above: Justine’s upgrade on the summer camp God’s eye: Turn twigs (or popsicle sticks) into Snowflake Treetoppers and Scandi-Style Ornaments. Photograph by Justine Hand.

LastMinute Gifts 7 Favorite Holiday DIYs Clove orange pomander| Gardenista

Above: For perfuming drawers, closets, and rooms: Make Old-Fashioned Pomanders by patterning oranges with cloves. Use the same ingredients to concoct my Homemade Orange-Spiced Wine (it takes only minutes and everyone will think you’ve become an overnight vintner). Photograph by Erin Boyle for Gardenista.

Finally getting in the spirit? Go to 10 Favorites: No-Cost Holiday Decor Ideas.

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