We’re all about having a stress-free life. And even though that’s not completely attainable all the time, it helps to surround ourselves with things that are pretty and can promote relaxation. That’s why today’s homemade gift idea from Design Love Fest will be the perfect present to give to anyone who needs to unwind.

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We all know that lighting some candles and running a bath is a great way to de-stress. And this colorful shower curtain will definitely make the experience more pleasant. It takes a little work to make, but the sewing will be well worth it. And, did you know, crafting can actually help reduce stress as well? Win! Head over to Design Love Fest for the full tutorial.


And, check out some more DIY projects that would make great gifts this holiday season.

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  • Tea Wreath

    This <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/20/homemade-gift-idea-tea-bag-wreath_n_2331607.html?utm_hp_ref=huffpost-home&ir=HuffPost%20Home">unique wreath</a> is perfect for any hostess, homemaker or tea-lover you know.

  • Striped Umbrella

    Turn a blah umbrella into a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/19/homemade-gift-idea-umbrella-diy_n_2325075.html">stylish accessory</a> in no time.

  • Leather Pouch

    A <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/18/homemade-gift-ideas-leather-pouch_n_2317537.html?utm_hp_ref=huffpost-home&ir=HuffPost%20Home">one-of-a-kind gift</a> that only costs $15 to make.

  • Collegiate Scarf

    Forget the college bookstore -- you won't even need to leave home to make <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/17/homemade-gift-ideas-collegiate-scarf_n_2315311.html">this spirited gift</a>.

  • Shower Curtain

    This <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/16/homemade-gift-ideas-shower-curtain_n_2303525.html?utm_hp_ref=huffpost-home&ir=HuffPost%20Home">hand-embroidered shower curtain</a> will turn any bathroom into a fun and relaxing oasis.

  • Instagram Cards

    Bring memories to life by turning <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/14/homemade-gift-ideas-instagram-cards_n_2294071.html?utm_hp_ref=huffpost-home&ir=HuffPost%20Home">Instagram photos</a> into a very personal greeting card set.

  • Fabric Scrap Keychains

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/13/homemade-gift-ideas-fabric-scrap-keychain_n_2286828.html">These keychains</a> make inexpensive stocking stuffers.

  • Animal Bookends

    Brighten up a bookshelf with these fun and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/12/homemade-gift-ideas-animal-bookends_n_2278818.html">colorful bookends</a>.

  • Wool Throw Blankets

    A great way to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/homemade-gift-ideas-wool-blankets_n_2272895.html">stay warm</a> and cozy this winter!

  • Typographic Coasters

    A great <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/homemade-gift-ideas-typographic-coasters_n_2271648.html">gift for anyone</a> who has an opinion on Helvetica vs Times New Roman.

  • Altoid Tin Toolbox

    This <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/07/homemade-gift-ideas-altoid-toolbox_n_2259505.html">mini toolbox</a> is the perfect place to store nails, screws and other small hardware.

  • Heart-Shaped Potholders

    The <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/06/homemade-gift-ideas-heart-pot-holders_n_2251110.html">perfect gift</a> for the hostess with the mostess.

  • iPhone Book Dock

    A <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/05/homemade-gift-ideas-iphone-dock_n_2246125.html">decorative way</a> to hold and charge your smartphone.

  • Neckties For Men

    Give him something he <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/05/homemade-gift-ideas-men-neck-ties_n_2237939.html?utm_hp_ref=huffpost-home&ir=HuffPost%20Home">will actually use</a>.

  • Monogrammed Mugs

    A great <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/homemade-gift-ideas-monogrammed-mugs_n_2233850.html?utm_hp_ref=huffpost-home&ir=HuffPost%20Home">way to personalize</a> a practical item.

  • Icy Treat Cell Phone Holders

    These cute popsicles and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/homemade-gift-ideas-ice-cream-phone-case_n_2231031.html?utm_hp_ref=huffpost-home&ir=HuffPost%20Home">ice cream sandwiches</a> will help you stay organized.

  • Pantone Chip Magnets

    A <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/30/homemade-gift-ideas-pantone-magnets_n_2219894.html?utm_hp_ref=huffpost-home&ir=HuffPost%20Home">colorful gift </a>any artsy friend would love.

  • Confetti-Sprinkled Napkins

    A great gift to give the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/29/homemade-gift-ideas-confetti-napkins_n_2212603.html?utm_hp_ref=huffpost-home&ir=HuffPost%20Home">frequent entertainer</a> on your list.

  • Paint-Splattered Umbrella

    Brighten up a rainy day with a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/28/homemade-gift-ideas-umbrella_n_2205418.html">neon umbrella</a>.

  • Knitted Coasters

    Practice knitting squares make for a perfect <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/27/homemade-gift-ideas-knitted-coasters_n_2198645.html?utm_hp_ref=huffpost-home&ir=HuffPost%20Home">set of coasters</a>.

  • Washi Tape Journals

    The <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/26/homemade-gift-ideas-washi-tape-journal_n_2193118.html?utm_hp_ref=huffpost-home&ir=HuffPost%20Home">perfect gift for the writer</a> on your list.

  • Monogrammed Soaps

    This <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/21/homemade-gift-ideas-mongrammed-soap_n_2173140.html?utm_hp_ref=huffpost-home&ir=HuffPost%20Home">gift is really easy</a> to personalize.

  • Paper Doll Kit

    Give a gift that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/20/homemade-gift-paper-doll-kit_n_2165238.html?utm_hp_ref=huffpost-home&ir=HuffPost%20Home">any creative and crafty kid</a> would adore!

  • His And Hers Pillowcases

    These <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/20/homemade-gift-his-and-hers-pillowcases_n_2166747.html?utm_hp_ref=huffpost-home&ir=HuffPost%20Home">his and hers pillowcases</a> are perfect for any couple sharing an apartment or moving into their first home together!

  • Kindle Case

    Any e-reader owner will love this <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/19/homemade-gift-kindle-case_n_2160348.html?utm_hp_ref=huffpost-home&ir=HuffPost%20Home">one-of-a-kind case</a>.

  • Neon Coiled Bowls

    Fill <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/19/homemade-gift-idea-neon-coiled-bowls_n_2158007.html">these bowls</a> with something they love to make this the ultimate gift.

  • Chic Luggage Tag

    This <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/05/craft-of-the-day-luggage-tag_n_1943372.html">personalized fabric tag</a> is perfect for the jet-setter on your list.

  • Placemat Clutch

    Turn a funky-patterned placemat into a one-of-a-kind <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/26/craft-of-the-day-turn-a-p_n_1450510.html?1350328069">fashion accessory</a> for the fashionista on your list.

  • Wristlet Key Fobs

    A cute and customized <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/11/craft-of-the-day-wristlet-key-fob_n_1865445.html" target="_hplink">ribbon key fob</a> to carry their keys.

  • Make Embellished Dishtowels

    Their kitchen will look brighter with these pretty, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/11/craft-of-the-day-embellished-dishtowels_n_1415075.html?1350329605">embellished dish towels</a>.

  • Photo Collage Star

    Make a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/24/craft-of-the-day-collage_n_1229244.html?1350335749">decorative photo collage</a> with meaningful photos for the recipient.

  • DIY Cocktail Ring

    Use an <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/13/craft-of-the-day-cocktail-ring_n_1339492.html?1350332112">old costume earring or button</a> to create a fancy (and inexpensive!) ring. Perfect for someone who loves fun and unique jewelry.

  • Paint Swirl Vases

    Give the gift of funky home decor with these <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/03/craft-of-the-day-paint-swirl-vase_n_1466328.html?1350327220">swirled vases</a>.

  • Keyboard Message

    Use old keys from a keyboard to create <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/08/craft-of-the-day-gift-made-keyboard_n_1472208.html?1350327028">a personalized gift</a> with a meaningful message.

  • Marbled Drinking Glasses

    Use nail polish to give plain <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/10/craft-of-the-day-marbled-glasses_n_1472457.html?1350326605">glassware</a> a pop of color. Perfect for a friend with a new home or apartment.

  • Reversible Apron

    Give your favorite hostess a new kitchen accessory: this <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/17/craft-of-the-day-apron_n_1525622.html?1350325991">cute reversible apron</a>.

  • Coffee Cozy

    Help the coffee fiend on your list go green with a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/14/craft-of-the-day-coffee-cozy_n_1593468.html?1350324272">reusable coffee sleeve</a>.

  • Felt Phone Case

    This <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/18/craft-of-the-day-cell-phone-case-_n_1601559.html">pretty felt case</a> is a personalized way to keep their phone safe.

  • Pet Dishes

    Know someone with a new pet? Create these <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/craft-of-the-day-pet-dishes_n_1698022.html">personalized pet dishes</a> by using a simple wood burning tool.

  • Canvas Portrait

    Turn a photo into beautiful <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/13/craft-of-the-day-canvas-portrait_n_1764100.html?1350316023">canvas wall art</a> that doubles as a very meaningful gift.

  • Tablet Case

    Create <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/10/craft-of-the-day-ipad-tablet-case_n_1764794.html" target="_hplink">this case</a> for any of your techie friends.

  • Instagram Calendar

    This <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/13/craft-of-the-day-instagram-calendar_n_1773778.html" target="_hplink">personalized calendar</a> is an awesome way to display some of the recipient's most memorable moments.

  • Emergency Zippered Pouch

    This <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/craft-of-the-day-emergency-pouch_n_1910203.html"> zippered pouch</a> is both cute and useful. The perfect stocking stuffer!

  • Geode Bottle Stoppers

    These <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/19/craft-of-the-day-geode-bottle-stoppers_n_1898401.html">pretty bottle stoppers</a> are a great gift for anyone on your list who loves to entertain.

  • Floppy Disk Planters

    Repurpose old floppy disks into a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/09/craft-of-the-day-floppy-disk-planters_n_1951187.html">fun planter </a> to make an awesome green gift.

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