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20 DIYs to Tackle While Your Office is Still Closed

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A few days into the holidays—that season of to-do lists that run longer than lines at the mall and barely enough time for all the wrapping, cooking, and greeting that needs to be done—the busiest season of the year grows abruptly quiet. Bodies migrate from the kitchen to the TV room, teenagers are allowed out of the house again, and the days grow strangely idle as holiday vacation wears on.

To keep from idle hands—or, God forbid, reading and resting—here are 8 DIYs that are perfectly suited for an afternoon of lazy post-holiday vacation. Leave them behind with your loved ones or take them back to New York when you retreat.

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What crafts keep you occupied during holiday vacation? Tell us in the comments below!


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Tags: DIY, vacation, projects, holidays