Do-It-Yourself Gifts

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Nothing is more heartfelt or genuine than a handmade gift.  With our ever busier lives, and the new little ones running around, my girlfriends and I have made a commitment to keep our yearly ladies gift exchange alive, but with a new twist – The gits must either be handmade or from the thrift store.  Really, we all just need a reason to get together, drink wine, and catch up on our lives over the past year, without making expense an issue.

With one full weekend before Christmas you have just enough time to scavenge materials locally and spend some time with an old movie, eating Christmas cookies and drinking Cocoa {or in my case, Baileys!} and picking a project to mark the last few gifts off your list.  Below I have rounded up some new DIY favorites that I wouldn’t mind seeing under the tree.  Good luck and happy making!


  1. Beaded Pendant Light, Camille Styles
  2. All Natural Room Spray, fellow fellow
  3. Faux Leather Pouch, fellow fellow
  4. Clay Magnets, Apartment Therapy
  5. Etched Wood Spoons, Design Mom
  6. Wooden Candelabra, Inspired by Charm
  7. Painted Dishtowels, Homemade Ginger
  8. Personalized Coasters, Martha Stewart
  9. Mountain Mousepad, Little White Whale

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