If you are stumped by what to buy for family, friends and colleagues this year, consider making something homemade instead. You'll steer clear of the mall chaos, save some money, and give a thoughtful and heartfelt gift. All this week we've shared some great ideas and projects — all submitted by our readers — along with instructions and resources so you can make them too! Here's what you missed...
→ Project #1: Make an Etched Glass Beer Growler
→ Project #2: Make Easy Custom Coasters
→ Project #3: Make Clay Geometric Gem Rings
→ Project #4: Make Pom Pom Wreath Ornaments
→ Project #5: Knit These Patterned Mittens
This month Apartment Therapy is featuring homemade gift ideas made and submitted by you, the readers. Check back every day for a new project, or head over to see all the DIY gift ideas from 2014 and years' past.