I've been struggling to come up with some cool DIY gifts for my family. I want to put some thought into all of them & not just a regular here, I made you a hat/scarf. The hardest people to make things for are guys. But I have settled on making hats for most of them. I've been stumbling around the web looking for fun ideas & I've found a few:
Have someone that loves the sun? How about sprucing up a pair of sunglasses with magnetic nail polish? Peep the tutorial on the Brit+Co blog here. This is the perfect gift for a friend or sister.
Another tutorial from Brit+Co, make rosette jewelry from duct tape! I've always wanted to know how to make these rosettes. At one of my jobs after college a little girl gave me a pen with a rose on the top made of duct tape. I think she learned to do it at camp or something but I thought it was soooooo cool! Now I know how to make these!
Give a lovely handmade star to match your loved one's home decor. Great for a theme xmas tree or for someone in college (think about those tiny dorm trees!) or for someone just starting their ornament collection. Find the tutorial here.
Create a DIY recipe book to house all your fun family recipes & to add more too! Using a simple notebook & some lovely scrapbook paper, create a unique family gift! Add a painted wooden spoon (I get mine at the dollar store!) & you're set. Tutorial at 36th avenue.
++How about printing & framing some artwork found online? If you've got some good photoshop skills you can make a collage or check out sites like this one, or this one. Or for someones kitchen, this site has a few. Even search printable art on pinterest.++
++Tell someone how awesome they are with this Picmonkey Printable Card DIY. Create a cool graphic poster as well. ++
++ For someone that loves animals, or a certain animal -hippos for me!- why not repurpose & old toy or one from the dollar tree with spray paint? Make it bold & graphic or pretty & pastel. Get some inspiration here.++
What will you make this holiday? Have any ideas bubbling in your head yet?