Easy DIY Gifts Your Friends Will Love

It's go time makers! The Christmas advent calendar begins tomorrow and that means that the big day is not too far away. We know that between decorating and gift giving, there's still a lot to do and that's why we're sharing 5 of our favorite DIY gift ideas that are sure to please.

Luggage tags

If you have Eileen's Luggage Tag die and an adventurer on your list we have just the project for you! This fast DIY Genevieve created is not only a sweet gift, it's practical! Our favorite part of this DIY is that you're not limited to one single material. Genevieve used foam to create hers, but take a look at Nicole Wright's Backpack Tag - she used leather! Grab all the details on this DIY here.

Mini Drawstring Bag

What's easy to personalize and always looks SUPER cute? This adorable U.S. personalized drawstring bag! Michelle Stewart created this heart-tugging gift bag by die cutting vinyl with Eileen Hull's United States Map, Road Sign, Stamp & Postcard and Banners & Pennants thinlits and we think it's just perfect! Fill it up with your favorite goodies and you're ready to gift!

Celebrate Hoop Card

There's no denying the hoop trend. From home decor to necklaces, we've seen hoops everywhere. Laura from Make Life Lovely, created this adorable Celebrate hoop card (the perfect addition to a gift for a crafty friend) using Eileen Hull's Embroidery Hoop die. But the ideas don't stop there...with this die you can cut thicker materials like mat board and turn this little hoop (or a few) into an awesome home decor piece.

Travel Earring Holder

Bethany from Pitter & Glink had the BEST idea when she created this project. Using Eileen's Stitchlits Collection she created a travel earring holder that is just amazingly practical. It's the perfect gift to make for a friend who's always on the go! Grab the full how-to here.

Treats Box

When is a heart box, not a heart box? When it's upside down! This genius DIY from Melissa Fallon left us saying "but, of course!" If you're making treats this year for co-workers, close friends or family, Eileen Hull's Heart Box die is the cutest way to dress them up! As a bonus, you can use the same die for Valentine's Day...how cool is that?

Planner/Notebook/Travel Journal

Have you noticed that planners and journals have been popping up more and more lately? They're totally on trend! It's so much fun to have a special place to record your memories, add pictures and get messy and Eileen's Journal or Passport Dies are the perfect tools to create this gift. Grab this awesome tutorial from Anna-Karin here.

That's it, makers! Did any project catch your idea? We hope you have a wonderful holiday season full of family, laughter and some crafty quality time.

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