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45 Awesome DIY Gift Ideas That Anyone Can Do (PHOTOS)

12/14/2013 09:48am ET | Updated December 13, 2016

Though you still have time to shop before Christmas, you might be tempted to bypass the crazed shopping zombies at the mall. Instead, you could order everything online ... or, you could go the DIY route. Here are 45 ideas that, for the most part, you won't screw up. Try it. If you fail, there's always Amazon.

1
Tea Wreath
This unique wreath is perfect for any tea-lover you know.
2
Striped Umbrella
Turn a blah umbrella into a stylish accessory in no time.
3
Leather Pouch
Ashley Rose
A one-of-a-kind gift that only costs $15 to make.
4
Collegiate Scarf
Thimbleanna
Forget the college bookstore -- you won't even need to leave home to make this spirited gift.
5
Shower Curtain
Design Love Fest
This hand-embroidered shower curtain will turn any bathroom into a fun and relaxing oasis.
6
Instagram Cards
Say Yes To Hoboken
Bring memories to life by turning Instagram photos into a very personal greeting card set.
7
Fabric Scrap Keychains
These keychains make inexpensive stocking stuffers.
8
Animal Bookends
Brighten up a bookshelf with these fun and colorful bookends.
9
Wool Throw Blankets
A great way to stay warm and cozy this winter!
10
Typographic Coasters
A great gift for anyone who has an opinion on Helvetica vs Times New Roman.
11
Altoid Tin Toolbox
Alpha Mom
This mini toolbox is the perfect place to store nails, screws and other small hardware.
12
Heart-Shaped Potholders
MADE
The perfect gift for the hostess with the mostess.
13
iPhone Book Dock
Little Lovelies
A decorative way to hold and charge your smartphone.
14
Neckties For Men
The Purl Bee
Give him something he will actually use.
15
Monogrammed Mugs
Design Mom
A great way to personalize a practical item.
16
Icy Treat Cell Phone Holders
These cute popsicles and ice cream sandwiches will help you stay organized.
17
Pantone Chip Magnets
A colorful giftany artsy friend would love.
18
Confetti-Sprinkled Napkins
A great gift to give the frequent entertainer on your list.
19
Paint-Splattered Umbrella
Brighten up a rainy day with a neon umbrella.
20
Knitted Coasters
Practice knitting squares make for a perfect set of coasters.
21
Washi Tape Journals
The perfect gift for the writer on your list.
22
Monogrammed Soaps
This gift is really easy to personalize.
23
Paper Doll Kit
Give a gift that any creative and crafty kid would adore!
24
His And Hers Pillowcases
These his and hers pillowcases are perfect for any couple sharing an apartment or moving into their first home together!
25
Kindle Case
Any e-reader owner will love this one-of-a-kind case.
26
Neon Coiled Bowls
Fill these bowls with something they love to make this the ultimate gift.
27
Chic Luggage Tag
This personalized fabric tag is perfect for the jet-setter on your list.
28
Placemat Clutch
Turn a funky-patterned placemat into a one-of-a-kind fashion accessory for the fashionista on your list.
29
Wristlet Key Fobs
A cute and customized ribbon key fob to carry their keys.
30
Make Embellished Dishtowels
Their kitchen will look brighter with these pretty, embellished dish towels.
31
Photo Collage Star
Make a decorative photo collage with meaningful photos for the recipient.
32
DIY Cocktail Ring
Use an old costume earring or button to create a fancy (and inexpensive!) ring. Perfect for someone who loves fun and unique jewelry.
33
Paint Swirl Vases
Give the gift of funky home decor with these swirled vases.
34
Keyboard Message
Use old keys from a keyboard to create a personalized gift with a meaningful message.
35
Marbled Drinking Glasses
Use nail polish to give plain glassware a pop of color. Perfect for a friend with a new home or apartment.
36
Reversible Apron
Give your favorite hostess a new kitchen accessory: this cute reversible apron.
37
Coffee Cozy
Help the coffee fiend on your list go green with a reusable coffee sleeve.
38
Felt Phone Case
This pretty felt case is a personalized way to keep their phone safe.
39
Pet Dishes
Know someone with a new pet? Create these personalized pet dishes by using a simple wood burning tool.
40
Canvas Portrait
Turn a photo into beautiful canvas wall art that doubles as a very meaningful gift.
41
Tablet Case
Create this case for any of your techie friends.
42
Instagram Calendar
This personalized calendar is an awesome way to display some of the recipient's most memorable moments.
43
Emergency Zippered Pouch
This zippered pouch is both cute and useful. The perfect stocking stuffer!
44
Geode Bottle Stoppers
These pretty bottle stoppers are a great gift for anyone on your list who loves to entertain.
45
Floppy Disk Planters
Repurpose old floppy disks into a fun planter to make an awesome green gift.