There is nothing more personal than a gift you create yourself (am I right or am I right?), so this holiday season (or maybe bookmark it for a birthday gift) why not try creating awesome DIY Christmas gifts. Now you know that I don’t like being attacked by my glue gun and my sewing machine is still giving me the evil eye since the last time I used it here so I found 3 awesome diy projects that you can create for Christmas without spending LOTS OF MONEY on materials, plus u get the unique personal/unique factor.
Idea #1 - the heart patch on sweater. The best part is that we do not have to make a sweater (phew), but we can simply add some ‘love’ to sweaters by adding heart patches. I definitely plan to sport more hearts (or maybe even other fun shapes) on my sleeves in 2015.
Idea #2 – photo coasters. Below is an adorable one with easy to follow instructions and simple materials. I think I would make it using a rectangular tile (instead of square) … for extra space to place spoon, cookies, or hor derves. Plus, most of our photos are already rectangular (ie: 4×6 photos) so we get to show more / crop less of the photo. Ok, it’s on my to do list (um, “too”). Yes, I have a long list.
Idea #3 – crochet bookmark. I want this soooo bad, in girly pink. But to be clear, I don’t want to make it, but I do want one. So until I master some bribing skills on friends or family, I am ecstatic that there is an instructional pattern that can be followed for when … you know … I get to bribe someone …. I’ll dish out “this is how you can make it up to me?” .. then hand out the pattern. Shop owner Johanna White also custom makes these beauties. Perfect stocking stuffer for xmas.