The holidays are approaching fast, and it’s time to show people how much you appreciate them. However, if you’re balling on a budget like me or just hate the mall around the holidays, consider turning to DIY projects! DIY gifts can be inexpensive and even more meaningful due to the time and effort you put into making them. Here are six DIY gift ideas for your mom, sister, or any woman in your life! 

Sangria for friends

Photo: fantabulosity

I just love this idea! The ingredients for the sangria are put inside the drink dispenser, so this is a great gift if your mom or sister has recently moved, likes to entertain, or simply loves wine. Click here for the tutorial. 

Sugar Scrub

Photo: A Blissful Nest

A sugar scrub is simple, and customizable. With so many scent and color combinations, you can tailor the recipe for the recipient. If your mom or sister loves the spa or bath products or just seems like they need a little relaxation in their lives, a sugar scrub is the perfect gift. Click here for the tutorial. 

Marble Painted Votives

Photo: Lovely Indeed

This gift is a great idea for a woman who loves candles or is in dire need of some decorations. Again, I love this DIY because you can easily change the color combinations for the recipient. You most likely have the supplies sitting around your house already including the nail polish that's used to achieve the marbled effect. Click here for the tutorial. 

Etched Wooden Cutting Boards

Photo: Design Mom

This is the perfect gift if your mother or sister loves to cook or needs new cutting boards, and it makes a super cute housewarming gift. These can also be used for the holidays, as there can never be too many serving platters or cutting boards when it comes time to host. Click here for the tutorial. 

Leather Passport Holder

Photo: Always Rooney

If your mom or sister is leaving the country soon, think about crafting this leather passport holder. It's extremely useful and perfect if your sister is studying abroad soon. Click here for the tutorial.

Hanging Jewelry Organizer

Photo: Minted 

This hanging jewelry organizer is made for the woman who can’t keep track of her jewelry or simply has too much of it! Again, you can (and should) get creative and really customize this gift. Click here for the tutorial.