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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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