DIY: The Hail Mary Pass

By Lauren Sharkey

All right, Seawolves, we’re at the home stretch!  We have six days until Christmas and I know that some of you have not even started your Christmas shopping.  Never fear – The Savvy Student is here and ready to help you get all the people on your list, get your home decorated, and your presents wrapped before time runs out!


If you are looking for something fast, easy, and relatively inexpensive, try looking at our Holiday DIY section for amazing gifts you can make with basic household items, ingredients, and other easy to find supplies.  You can also check out these links:

10 Very Last Minute DIY Gift Ideas
28 Gifts to Make When You’re Broke
38 DIY Gifts People Actually Want
15 Easy Gifts You Can Put in a Mug
24 Delicious Food Gifts That Will Make Everyone Love You


Decorating on a budget (or in a confined space) can be tricky but it’s not impossible.  If you’re expecting company but need help decking the halls, be sure to check out these 28 Insanely Easy Christmas Decorations to Make in a Pinch.


Not only is wrapping paper expensive, but at this stage in the game, most of it is also probably gone.  Not to worry, wrapping gifts in newspaper, magazine pages, or even paper bags from grocery stores (Whole Foods and Trader Joes actually have really nice holiday shopping bags) can give your gifts a classic rustic feel.  You can also add embellishment by painting the paper, using Sharpie, etc.

You can also check out BuzzFeed’s  23 Tricks to Take the Stress Out of Wrapping Gifts and 24 Cute and Clever Ways to Give a Gift Card.



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