It’s down to the wire, but you still have time to make that last, inoffensive handy present for the person you kinda neglected (we won’t tell). This DIY desk calendar is easy peasy: just take a box, paint it gold, fill it with some foam board and use screws to put the date cards in place. Though our super simple how-to video uses fancy gift tags, you can easily cut out pieces of paper to get the same effect. Besides, shabby chic is totally in.
WHO’S IT FOR?
The person you kinda forgot on your list.
Free (Okay, $5 tops if you’re buying materials)
WHERE TO FIND IT
Laying around your house.
‘Tis the season to be jolly (and a bit stressed from shopping, list-making, cooking and more shopping). But don’t get yourself too worked up, because we’re here to help you cross those names off your list one day at a time, one gift at a time. From now through December 24, we’re wrapping up daily gift ideas, Monday through Friday, so you can get back to more important festive pursuits, you know, like drinking eggnog. We’re going to make this so easy, you’ll want to shop this way every year.