8 DIY Christmas Gifts

More than just a present, these craft kits will pass along the joy that comes from making a one-of-a-kind piece.
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1. Kaleidoscope Kit
Kaleidoscope Kit
A build-your-own kit makes a fantastically fun present for a crafty kid or child-at-heart. ($34; uncommongoods.com)

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2. DIY Gift Tags


Gift Tags
Whether stamped on a paper label, imprinted on artisan soaps, or inked on a box concealing a delicate handcrafted ornament, this stamp kit lets crafters make their wares even more unique. ($19; yellowowlworkshop.com)


3. Make-Your-Own Envelopes


Envelope Gifts
This template converts wrapping paper, wallpaper, or newspaper into fabulous envelopes. ($17; spoonsisters.com)


4. Build a Birdhouse

Crafty Birdhouse
Your pal will be proud to show off their charming handiwork to the neighbors. ($24; amazon.com)


5. Custom Embroidered Notebook Paper

Notebook Paper Embroidery Gift.
Stitch a meaningful letter or quote, for a custom message that easily turns into a framed keepsake. ($14; thecuriosityshoppeonline.com)


6. Make a Shower Curtain


Shower Curtain Craft
Don't let an artsy friend settle for a blah shower curtain. With an extra-permanent marker, they can dress up this naked curtain with a bold pattern, a menagerie of funky cartoons, or a witty message. ($38; uncommongoods.com)


7. Create Silhouette Art


Silhouette Art Crafts
This simple kit offers a short-cut to creating elegant heirlooms. ($19; spoonsisters.com)


8. Beginners' Quilt Kit

Quilt Craft
Armed with this fabric kit-plus a needle and thread-any beginner can make their first quilt. ($38; modcloth.com)


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