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Crafty gift ideas for the Pinterest lover

Chelsea Frisbie is currently a student at Arizona State University studying Human Communication and English Literature. She was raised in the State of New York, but believes herself to be an Arizona girl at heart. For the past few years ...

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Do the crafters in your life spend hours recreating the treasures they find on Pinterest? Give gifts that help them create beautiful crafts and organize their gear.

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Storage boxes

Photo storage boxes make versatile gifts that can do double duty as gift boxes. Buy a matching set of photo boxes and fill them with craft-related stocking stuffers like Mod Podge, craft scissors and knitting needles. Thanks to their bright colors and cute prints, photo storage boxes can be displayed out on a craft desk or shelves without cluttering up the room or looking dingy. Shown above: Pioneer photo albums photo storage box- USA flag. (Sears, $11)

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Adjustable organizer

Give your crafting friend this organizer to help her keep tabs on smaller items. Organizers like this are great for storing crafting materials like string, beads and small decorations. These versatile organizers can also be used to store tools and accessories needed to craft. Your pal can even adjust the dividers depending on her crafting needs. Shown Above: Darice adjustable organizer with 4 removable sections. (Amazon, $9)

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Washi tape

Every crafter looks for tools that make little decorative touches easier to accomplish. Washi tape adds flair to everything from holiday cards to wedding invitations. They can retail for around $30, so don’t be fooled by the diminutive size. Washi tape can make a great holiday gift for the crafter in your life. Shown here: Anna Griffin® Lace Washi Tape. (Anna Griffin, $30)

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DIY fashionista book

Sometimes online tutorials aren’t enough to begin the journey of learning how to update your wardrobe. If she's had her eye on fashion projects, give her a book geared toward DIY fashionistas. She'll learn how to recycle her outdated clothes and think outside the box. Shown here: DIY fashionista: 40 stylish projects to re-invent and update your wardrobe. (Amazon, $17)

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Craft tote

Give the gift of organization on the go. A craft tote is a must-have for any DIY fanatic. Whether they knit or do woodwork, the Mackinac Moon open top craft tote is perfect for keeping tools organized in the home and making them portable for visiting friends and traveling with projects. For the best bag, find one specifically made for crafting or shop for fashion totes with plenty of pockets in various sizes. (Amazon, $30)

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Flexible cutting board

Chopping mats aren’t just for culinary creations, though they’re great to have around the kitchen. Available in sets and multiple colors, these creative cutting boards are also the ultimate portable crafting spaces. Gift a set for using as craft mats when working with glue, paint, clay and other sticky substances. Easy to store and easy to clean, flexible cutting mats are a DIY essential. (Bed Bath & Beyond, $6)

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