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12 DIY Gifts Your Best Friend Will Be Obsessed With

The only thing I love more than receiving gifts is giving them. Seriously, it’s the best feeling when you can make someone you love happy. And, since it’s the most wonderful time of year, we’ve rounded up the best DIY gifts that your best friend will actually want. Even better, you can whip them up fairly quickly, without breaking the bank. 


1. Instagram Collage

Print out some of your favorite Instagram photos together and turn them into a collage. Order photo paper, or get prints made up at Walgreens for as little as 38 cents each. 

2. Yarn Pom Pom Letters

Everyone loves some fun room decor! Spell out your bestie’s name, her initials, or Greek letters with these fun pom poms. 

3. Printed Candles

Print your best friend’s favorite inspirational quote or celeb on a candle that she can burn, baby, burn! You can really put anything you want on these adorable candles. 

4. Watercolor Cards

Making these cards will take you back to your kindergarten days! Use a white crayon and then watercolor over it to reveal your ~*hidden*~ message. 

5. Instagram Calendar  

Use a photo of you and your BFF for each month and pencil in girls’ nights, your friendaversary, and other important dates. Feel free to also write messages of encouragement and love throughout. 

8. Balloon Room

Each of these balloons is attached to a photo. Just write a memory or affirmation on the back of the photos and surprise your bestie. 

9. The Happy Jar

Fill out little notes full of loving affirmations, funny drawings, or inside jokes — anything that would make your friend happy! 

10. “52 Things I Love About You” Cards

We love this card deck! You could also do “52 Times You Made Me Laugh” or “52 Inside Jokes.” 

11. Photo Collage Letter

Mod Podge some photos onto a letter (the first letter of your friend’s name) and write a letter to her on the back. 

12. Bestie Bucket List

Make a bestie bucket list for your summer together, an upcoming vacation, or your remaining time in college. So many possibilities! 

Enjoy creating and crafting for your best friend. They will love the gifts and the effort you put into them.

Ariel graduated from Western University in 2017. She served as her chapter's Campus Correspondent, has been a National Content Writer, and a Campus Expansion Assistant. She is currently a Chapter Advisor and Chapter Advisor Region Leader.