Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, which means Christmas is not far behind. As a DIY-lover myself (and someone who’s always a little tight on cash), I’m planning to do quite a bit of holiday gift crafting this year. After all, homemade gifts are truly from the heart! While I of course can’t tell you what or if I’m making any of these (my family and friends do read this blog, ya know), I still wanted to share a couple really awesome ones I’ve been seeing online.
For more, I have an entire gift idea Pinterest pinboard that I add to almost daily.
1. Message Locket — Shown on 100 Layer Cake as bridesmaid gifts, I think these message lockets would be a perfect holiday gift for any special woman in your life! There’s nothing more sentimental than wearing a message a love around your neck everyday!
2. Chalkboard Mugs — Found via Pinterest (sorry, I don’t know the original author), these chalkboard mugs would be a great addition to any coffee-lover’s holiday gift basket. To create, all you need are some mugs, painters tape to cover the handle and chalkboard paint. And don’t forget to include some chalk!
3. Apron — Last weekend, while visiting my dad in Middle TN, I picked up a vintage 1970′s Singer sewing machine which belonged to my great grandmother. Now, I’m so excited to get sewing that I just had to include a sewing project in this post! Stitches in Play gives an in-depth tutorial on how to make this little number. Don’t you think it would be great to include it in a gift basket for your favorite baker?
4. Jewelry Organizer — Who would have thought you could make such a gorgeous jewelry organizer from a radiator cover found at Home Depot? Good think IHeart Organizing did! What a great gift for the jewelry lover in your life, or as an add-on gift to some great earrings.
What other great DIY gift ideas have you come across?
About Nicole Denton
With a love of planning just about anything — from her own wedding, to bridal and baby showers, to dinner parties, and more – Nicole is the Plunge Project’s founder and editor-in-chief. A New Jersey native, Nicole has called Chandler, Arizona home since 2013, where she currently lives with her husband Michael; two pit bulls, Shelby and Link; and cat, Kity Perry. A University of Tennessee graduate, Nicole has a bachelors in communications and a career at a rapidly-growing digital marketing firm.