DIY Holiday Gift Roundup

by Alexandra Mihaescu

I know some people don’t like to hear about the holidays as early as September, but if you’re considering do-it-yourself gifts this year to save a little money, you have to start planning early!

That said, bookmark this page because by December I will have posted all the best DIY gift ideas the web has to offer. I’ll post DIY gift ideas for your mother, sister, brother, husband, kids and everyone in between. And, if you have any great ideas or spot a DIY gift tutorial please post it in the comments and I’ll add it to the list.

Here goes!

1. How to make a MONOGRAM STENCILED CANVAS TOTE: Cost – $12

Supplies: canvas tote, fabric paint, paper doily, adhesive spray, sponge brush

Find detailed instruction at Tidy Mom.


2. How to make a HARDWARE CHESS SET: Cost $16 and up

Supplies: Nut, bolts and screws, rustoleum paint, felt stickers, chess board or wooden board

Find detailed instructions

at Dollar Store Crafts.


3. How to make a CARGO SCARF: cost $15 or less

Supplies: outer fabric, lining fabric, decorative trim, elastic, ruler, chalk, iron, sewing machine

Find detailed instructions at Instructables.


4. How to make WOOL WRAPPED BANGLES: Cost $10 or less

Supplies: plastic bangle bracelets, yarn, scissors, fabric glue, clothespin

Find detailed instructions



5. How to make a SHADOW BOX FRAME: Cost $5 and up

Supplies: 3 wood frames, Wood glue or Liquid Nails, Wood filler , Clamps or painters tape, Painters tape , Spray paint, scrapbooking paper, Something to put in your box, Pliers, Craft knife

Find detailed instructions at Craftastical


6. How to make a TOASTER PASTRY iPOD COZY: Cost $5 or less

Supplies: Felt material, thread, beads, pins, sewing needle

Find detailed instructions at the DIY Network


7. How to make SHAPED RUBBER BAND SOAP: Cost $7

Supplies: Shaped rubber bands, melt & pour soap, fragrance oil, lidded molds

Find detailed instructions at Dollar Store Crafts


8. How to make a CHALKBOARD SILHOUETTE MUG: Cost $10 or less

Supplies: White mug, chalkboard paint, spray adhesive, sticky paper

Find detailed instructions

at Craft Werk


9. How to make an ERASER RING: Cost $1

Supplies: eraser, drill

Find detailed instructions at Cute Little Disaster


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1 Hot Tin Roof November 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

These are utterly BRILLIANT! I am so impressed! My favorites are the cargo scarf (genius if you don’t feel like toting a handbag…a that’s a huge compliment coming from me! I make handbags!) and the toaster pastry ipod case. See you at the craft store!!!

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