Don't show up to that holiday party empty handed!
For TODAY.com's 12 Days of HoliDIY series, we have scoured Pinterest to bring you daily posts through Dec. 19 filled with DIY projects you will want to bring into your holiday festivities — and you can find even more on TODAY’s Pinterest HoliDIY board. We have gifted DIY projects for:
Today, check out these five homemade gifts you will be proud to present to your holiday party hosts and hostesses. You might even want to make a few extras of each item for yourself.
Homemade vanilla extract
Give a gift you know will be used with this homemade jar of vanilla extract. The Happier Homemaker has the tutorial.
Here is a gift with a serious wow factor: a set of linens, made with your host’s tastes in mind. Brit + Co. tells you how to do it.
Mason jar matches
Jazz up the traditional scented candle gift — and make it more personal — by adding a set of matches in a Mason jar topped with sandpaper for striking. Lauren Conrad tells you how.
Metallic salt and pepper shakers
Turn $4 Ikea salt and pepper shakers into a chic, mixed-metal set your kitchen-minded host will love. Brit + Co. has the easy tutorial.
Simmering pot ingredients in a jar
Give the gift of a home that smells absolutely divine, with The Happier Homemaker’s simmering pot ingredients, presented charmingly in a ribbon-tied Mason jar.
Check back tomorrow for day six of 12 Days of HoliDIY, when you will find DIY Mason jar decoration ideas. And don't forget to check out TODAY's HoliDIY Pinterest board for more projects and to repin your favorites!
Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.