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7 DIY Gifts You Can Make in Under 30 Minutes for the Holidays

DIY gifts are both special and planet-friendly. Here are some options you can make in under 30 minutes for the holidays.

Written by
Asha Swann
for everyone on your list can get really expensive really quickly. Instead of buying new, why not get crafty and look into DIY gifts your friends, family, and the planet will be grateful for?
Most DIY gifts allow you to use (and reuse) materials you already own, helping you
reduce waste this holiday season
. Plus, DIY presents are incredibly thoughtful. Instead of getting someone something store-bought that thousands of other people have, your gift will be one-of-a-kind.
If you're looking to get creative with your
sustainable gift-giving
this year, check out these seven easy-to-make DIY gifts you can make in record time.

7 DIY Gifts for the Holidays and Beyond

DIY Macramé Keychain

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Photo: Pretty Life Girls
can seem daunting, but it's not as hard as it looks. You may even have some experience from making friendship bracelets as a kid! Impress your friends by making this quick macramé keychain. With easy-to-follow steps, you'll get the hang of it in no time.

DIY Bath Bomb

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Bath bombs can be pricey, so why not make your own? Using just a few ingredients you probably already have in the house, you can have your own
sustainable spa day
. Make these bath bombs as a gift for a friend (or even use them to treat yourself).

DIY Terrarium Planter

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Photo: A Piece of Rainbow
Making a DIY terrarium is a lot easier than it looks, and it's a great way to
jars. Grab a jar (or another glass container), then add in your plants, moss, and fun trinkets to set the scene. These terrariums make ideal gifts for any
plant lover
in your life.

DIY Ornaments

Get sentimental and make a special holiday ornament for your giftee. There are countless options, including edible gingerbread man ornaments, painted salt dough ornaments, and more.

DIY Knit Sweater Pillow

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Many of us have old sweaters hiding in the back of our closets. While we haven't worn them in a while, they can still be hard to part with. Instead of getting rid of them (or letting them take up space), try
turning your old sweaters
into cozy pillow covers. If you don't have any sweaters to use, check out local
thrift stores
to see what other textiles you can find to work with.

DIY Holiday Granola

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Who doesn't love edible presents? This year, make homemade granola for your friends and family. This recipe can be made in under 30 minutes. Put it in a cute mason jar, add some ribbon, and you're ready to gift it.

DIY Pressed Flower Candle

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Photo: Hello Nest
Give your flowers a second life by using them to make
DIY candles
. Choose a vessel you already have (like a glass jar), a non-paraffin wax (like soy wax, coconut wax, or beeswax), and get to work. The beautiful end result is sure to be a hit.