3 Awesome DIY Christmas Gifts

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.

heart patch copy

 via here!

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.

tile DIY coasters

 Via here

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.

crochet pattern  Via here

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2 Responses to 3 Awesome DIY Christmas Gifts

  1. Rebekah says:

    Nice ideas Ada! Handmade gifts are so much more thoughtful, puts the magic back into Christmas. All the marketing frenzies make me sick and ruin the “season” so this is a great way to make it about the people you care about instead of what you could splurge on at Best Buy!

    • Ada says:

      Thanks Rebekah! Especially in these rush rush rush times that we tend to live in, it’s nice to slow down - almost therapeutic - to create stuff by hand (unless u fight with sewing machines as I do). SO the presents turn EXTRA special. It’s not to deflate the value + beauty of store bought items, but just a little extra special (like whip cream on top of hot cocoa). Now I’m craving hot cocoa. Have a very merry holiday!!!

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