There's always something to be said about taking the time to create a special, one-of-a-kind-handmade gift, but let's be real: Not all DIYs are created equal. Just because you don't want to settle for store-bought, doesn't mean you have unlimited time to spend making soaps and decoupaging coasters. Sure, people will appreciate the effort, but your BFF might be set in the coaster department.
Lucky for you, we've come up with three, super-cool, super-simple, nostalgic DIYs that your super-rad BFF will actually love. After all, they say the best gifts come from the heart…and if you're anything like us, are inspired by the '90s. Heck, you might need to make two of each and keep one for yourself. Good vibes for all!
Click through the gallery for instructions to create:
A Gem Rock Garden
and Drake Bracelets
Photographed by Tory Rust, Crafting, Art Direction and Prop Styling by Chloe Daley
Gem Rock Garden
- black sand
- a giant gem
- glass container
Pour sand into the container and layer glitter. Place the gem inside. No watering required.
- incense holder
- Modge-Podge glue
- paint brush
Cover the incense holder with glue, except the hole holder. Immediately cover in glitter. Let dry.
- neon cord
- miscellanous beads
Cut a piece of cord and tie a knot on the end. String on your favorite "Hotline Bling" quotes and tie the end to make a bracelet.