When it comes to the holidays, best friend gift-giving means getting down to business... or, you know, waiting until the last possible second to get your gifts in order. Not to worry — that's what these last-minute DIY gifts are here for. After all, the greatest friends deserve the greatest bestie gifts. Our BFFs mean everything to us, so it only makes sense that they get the raddest stuff out there. And with the holiday season in full force, there's a good chance you've already wrapped up a few gifts. Well... maybe.
Before you look at the calendar and start to panic, hear me out. With a couple supplies and some elbow grease, you can still pull off an awesome gift for your BFF. We're talking about everything from handmade jewelry to wine glasses. Remember, you don't have to drive yourself crazy with something elaborate. Simple is best when it comes to gift giving. And if you make it yourself, your BFF will appreciate it that much more. Plus, DIY is the best way to make sure the gift fits her taste and style.
Not sure where to start? Don't worry — I totally have your back. I scoured the web and found seven easy projects that you can totally make within the next few days. To top it all off, you’ll be able to save a pretty penny with each of these projects. Holiday crisis averted.
1. Heart Eye Emoji Necklace
Thanks to emojis, we can show our bestie love in just a few symbols. Bring that love to life with a DIY set of heart eye emoji necklaces. Made with oven-bake clay and acrylic paint, these baubles are the epitome of everything cute and kitschy. How can you not adore them?
Head to Brit + Co for the full tutorial.
2. Easy Friendship Bracelet
Take it back to the golden days with embroidery thread and old-fashioned friendship bracelets. Luckily, you don't have to go crazy with the fancy knots. This particular DIY happens to be the ultimate lazy-girl version; easy, quick, and no-nonsense. Simply make a medley of arm candy for your entire girl gang, and you're all set for the holidays.
Click on over to Hey Wanderer for the how-to.
3. Personalized Wine Glasses
Get ready for your next night in with a personalized wine glass, or five. This is an exceptionally great idea if you have multiple wine lovers in your life. The best part is that you can personalize each glass to fit each BFF's style and personality. Basically, it's another excuse to crack open another bottle of red.
Learn how to make it at Real Coake.
4. Bejewelled Beanie
This might be the most wonderful time of the year, but it also happens to be the chilliest. Keep your BFF's head warm with a fab bejewelled beanie created just for them. Made with a store-bought beanie and broken jewelry, your bestie will be able to cozy up in style. Plus, it's a pretty rad way to re-use broken necklaces and bracelets. It's a win-win.
Head to Fall for DIY for the instructions.
5. Stacking Bracelets
Have a BFF that loves to accessorize? Consider making a set of beaded wire bangles. These babies are like the DIY cousin of Alex and Ani bracelets. For full-fledged customization, choose beads that represent your best friend's style. Opt for her favorite colors, and you're good to go.
Head to Darice's blog, Live. Craft. Love, for the DIY.
6. Triangle Wreath
Honor your BFF's outdoorsy side with a sweet and simple triangle wreath. The good news is that the supplies will cost next to nothing. Simply take a stroll in your backyard or closest park, and pick up twigs and leaves. You can also pick up a single bouquet of flowers from the nursery; one bunch will be enough to make wreaths for your entire gang. How's that for budget-friendly?
Visit Fall for DIY to learn how to make it.
7. Homemade Beads
Is your BFF the next Martha Stewart? Whip up a batch of homemade beads just for her. Not only are they super cute, but they're ridiculously easy on the wallet. Take things up a notch by using acrylic paint to add a splash of color.
Check out the instructions at Fall for DIY.
Looking for more holiday cheer? Check out Bustle on YouTube.