Gifts of Christmases Past

Find & Fix it Friday

‘Tis the season for DIY!

For all of you looking to make something out of nothin’, here are some of our fav DIY gift ideas for you this holiday season.  The trick is giving intentional thought to who you are giving the present to….what are their interests? What relaxes them or thrills them?  There are so many ways to show that you care.  So bust out some materials and throw on your elfish hat!

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For the spa lover.  A beautiful bathtub table to rest a glass and a candle while your loved one soaks away the cares of the day.  Made from scraps of wood, it is a cinch to build and says, “I wanna spoil you!”

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If you are looking for that perfect gift for the foodie in your life, these adorable DIY cutting boards are a thoughtful gift that keeps on giving.  Combine it with a beautiful wedge of cambozola cheese and a bottle of wine, and you will have an instant party!

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For your fun loving friend, why not make them smile every time they wash the dishes?  Make one of these adorable gold animal ring holders to keep their bling safe while making hem trend-fabulous!

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Do not forget those sweet bookworms in your life!  Find a quote or a personal message to stamp onto some copper flashing for a bookmark that will make them think of you during even their quiet times.

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If you have a loved one who is seriously bit by the travel bug, whip up this cute little travel case for their makeup brushes.  All it takes is a bamboo placemat and some elastic!

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If you have an artist in your circle, then grab your drill!  This pencil holder is such a cinch to whip up, and it keeps colored pencils or office supplies perfectly displayed.

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Don’t leave out the family pooch!  A little creativity and style go a long way to improving their comfort in YOUR home.  We loved making this suitcase doggie bed for Lucy.

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You have got to have at least one plant lover in your life.  If you do, jazz up a basic pot with a little decoupage magic.  We love how this lace pot turned out.  Perfect for a succulent!

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If you possess even the most basic sewing skills, this linen apron is completely possible!  You may even want to make one for yourself too…after all it is the time of year to do some serious baking!

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For your beer lover.  Couple the gift of some flavorful brews with this DIY bottle opener.  Rustic and manly….check!

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For your pyro!  Find any cool bottle and turn it into an oil lamp.  Easy and economical, this DIY project will gift the receiver with loads of ambiance!

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Last, but not least, a gift for the tea & coffee lover in your life.  A stamped lemon tea towel and watercolor mugs.  Both are quick and can transform thrift store finds in seconds!

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As you can see, Sam and I are so stoked that it is the gift-giving time of year.  It is time to play and be busy elves!  We hope these and others on our blog inspire you to have fun creating.

xoxo

Chanda

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