15 Cute & Affordable DIY Christmas Gifts That Your BFF Will Love

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the holiday season has officially begun. And though it scares me a bit to think about how fast time really flies (I mean seriously, can you believe that 2016 is right around the corner?), I have to admit that I’m still super excited for Christmas! *dances and throws confetti everywhere*

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In my opinion, Christmas is by far the best holiday ever. Just the spirit of it gets me in the best mood, and I love the feeling I get when I give presents to the people I love. However, when it comes to getting gifts for some of my closest friends, I have to admit that I sometimes get stumped. It can be hard to find just the right gift that’s actually affordable, super creative, and meaningful.

But thankfully, there are tons of awesome DIY gift ideas out there. I’ve already seen more than I can count, and a lot of them actually made me want to start creating these things for myself (they’re that good!), but I’ve rounded up some of my absolute faves that would make the perfect presents for your best friend.

Check out these 15 super cool and affordable DIY holiday gifts that your best friend will love:

1. Colorful Friendship Bracelets


Friendship bracelets are so much fun. If you’d like to add a personal touch, you can always add letter beads to spell out your friend’s name or to say a cute message. You can find tutorials here.


2. A Creative T-shirt Bag


Grab a cool tee that has your best friend’s favorite quote or band and turn it into a cool bag that they can take anywhere! You can follow the tutorial here.


3. A Snow Globe Necklace


If your best friend is a lover of jewelry, then you can’t go wrong with this super creative and adorable snow globe necklace. Check out the tutorial here.


4. A Cool Cosmetics Bag


If your friend is a huge fan of makeup and owns more beauty items than they can count, then consider making them a cute makeup bag! See the directions for how to sew one here.


5. Candy Cane Sugar Scrub


This fun and festive sugar scrub includes peppermint essential oil and it’s super easy to make. It’s perfect if your friend loves peppermint! See the tutorial here.


6. Embellished Winter Accessories


Since it’s winter season, giving your best friend some accessorized winter gear the perfect way to go (and I’m actually tempted to try these for myself). You can check out the easy tutorial here.


7. Colorful Bath Salts


If your bestie is a total bath person, then consider this your go-to DIY gift. It’s super easy to make, and you can even get creative with how you package it! See the tutorial here.


8. A Decorated Mug


For this gift, all you’ll need is a plain mug and a couple of sharpies. Make use of those artistic skills by drawing something festive. Or you can even add a meaningful friendship quote. See the tutorial here.


9. Spa In A Jar


If your friend needs a relaxing spa or a day off, then whip up a jar of spa items so they can enjoy the experience right at home! These are SO fun to make, and they’re pretty much the perfect gift for any occasion. Check out the tutorial here.


10. Marbled Clay Ring Dishes


This one’s for the friend who either has an unusual obsession with rings, or just needs something cool to keep their jewelry pieces organized. Check out the tutorial here.


11. A Personalized Snow Globe


Snow globes are so cool and they’re fun to make, because you can get creative with what you decide to put in it. You can even add a cool picture of you and your friend, which  will definitely bring a smile to their face! See the tutorial here.


12. Decorated Phone Case


You can make your friend a cool and festive phone case with pieces of fabric and even nail polish! How cool is that? Check out the tutorial here.


13. Vintage Bookmarks


If your bestie happens to be a book nerd, then make them a cute vintage or holiday bookmark. You can even add a personal message to make it more meaningful. See the directions here.


14. Holiday Pillows


This is perfect for your friend if they love to accessorize their furniture. Just take an ordinary pillowcase (or you can sew one out of your own fabric!) and decorate it with buttons, beads, or paint. See the directions here.


15. BFF Picture Votives


Picture votives are perfect if your friend is a fan of nice candles. You can pick out some of your favorite pictures and use them to create a festive and meaningful gift! See the tutorial here.

Which of these gift ideas is your favorite? Have you already decided which one you want to give to your BFF? Tell us in the comments below!

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