Friday, December 9, 2011

DIY Holidays: Great Gift Ideas

If you haven't started Christmas shopping yet with just over two weeks left before the big day, then decorating may be the least of your worries.  Time to get cracking, make a list, check it twice, then go online and find some awesome DIY gift ideas you can try.

Let me help you get started:

For the Fashionista ...

The Toasted Coconut

Before you throw them any old try using your old pumps to make a very cute ring holder.


Happy Together Creates
Transform boring or dull silver hoop earrings into colourful works of art.


Lil Blue Boo

Even better, recycle old candy wrappers and transform an old belt into colourful, funky new style.

For the Romantic ...

Come on, Ilene!

The sweetest thing! Literally and figuratively, give your loved one homemade marshmallows with a personal message.

Papervine
I am SO going to do this one day! It would be a great anniversary gift but would also do for Christmas: A personalized 52 Reasons I Love You deck of cards.

Stuff for the Home ...

The Crafty CPA


Fiskars

Beautiful handmade clay plates for any room in the home.

Heather Bullard: Lifestyle Blog

I am on a super mason jar kick right now and love this. A mason jar soap dispenser.

Censational Girl
Recycle old or unused sweaters into lovely throw pillows.

For your Mother, Sister, Daughter or Girlfriend ... 

Under the Table and Dreaming


Henry Happened

Or some lovely lemon herb soap.

For your Father, Brother, Son or Boyfriend ...

The Mother Huddle
 Like a wallet photo album but way better, a pocket watch photo album.



Design Sponge
Camping bench, which frankly, would be great for him or her.

Refabulous
A paperback wallet - very cool!

HGTV
So nerdy, I love it.  Lego cuff links.

For Anyone always on the Go ...

Crafty Staci

For that someone who loves their lattes in the morning, make these sweet and stylish coffee sleeves that will also help reduce paper waste.

For the Kiddies ...

Make it and Love it

Use up any scrap pieces of material (if you have them) or reuse patterned shirts to make these stuffed turtle pillows.

Sew Fun

 Or buy some cute patterned material with a theme to make this soft blocks for toddlers.

For your 4-Legged Friend...

Come on, Ilene!

Homemade dog treats! You'll not only save money but you can custom make them to Fido's favourite flavours.

For when you can't think of anything else to give ...

Make it and Love it

Dress up your gift cards with these DIY gift card cozies.


Happy Hunting, Shopping, Making and Baking!

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