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100 Easy DIY Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

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Here are 100 cheap, easy and beautiful DIY gift wrapping ideas. Not only is making your own gift wrap thrifty, it is also a great way to personalize your presents and make them one-of-a-kind. You can use what you have in your backyard (pine clippings, pinecones, berries, etc.) and what craft supplies you already have (like burlap, chalkboard paint, acrylic paints)

A lot of the supplies needed for these DIY projects can be found at Dollar Tree. Some examples include:

  • Twine (jute, cotton, red and green twine)
  • Kraft Paper
  • Ribbons (They have a large assortment of Christmas ribbons!)
  • Christmas Gift Wrapping Paper
  • Gift Boxes and Bags (of all shapes and sizes)
  • Burlap
  • Christmas Picks
  • Christmas Pom-Poms
  • Paper Dollies

Materials You May Need:

  • Tacky Glue
  • Glue Pen
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks ($3- Walmart)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Paint Brush ($0.50 – Walmart)
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Ruler

Before you begin your DIY project, you should check out this article: How to Wrap a Gift Perfectly

kraft paper + twine + evergreen sprig + chalkboard clothespins

Brown craft paper + Used book + Utility knife + Alphabet templates

wood ornament + ribbon + black wrapping paper

potato + stamp pad + white wrapping paper

kraft paper + twine + pinecone and evergreen sprigs + snow spray

kraft paper + rope + pine clippings + wood star + chalkboard paint + chalk marker

red and white paper straws + baker's twine + kraft paper

wood slices + chalkboard paint + chalk + black wrapping paper + evergreen + twine

kraft paper + kraft gift tags + baker's twine + leaves and pines

jute twine + kraft paper + alphabet stamps and stamp pad + Christmas button

Lint roller + Craft foam + Baker’s twine + Ink pad, green

baker's twine + kraft paper + pine clippings + paper ring

retro stamped letters + kraft paper + baker's twine + pine clippings + jingle bell

Trader Joe's grocery bags + peppermint twine + white gift tags

newspaper + ribbon. Here is how to make the rose: http://www.instructables.com/id/Newspaper-roses/

Twine + Stamp pad + Paper bags + Hole puncher + Alphabet stamps + Green clippings

chalk + twine + chalkboard paper roll

white raffia + kraft paper + scrapbook Christmas stickers

map + red cord + button

Circle wood disks + White glitter + Twigs + White String + Mini Christmas village pieces ($0.74 - Walmart)

fine-tipped pen + three wooden beads + white yarn + ribbon for scarf

cinnamon sticks + white string + washi tape + kraft papers

various stamps + glitter + glue + buttons or other accents + twine + kraft paper

burlap ribbon + twine + free printable banner + craft paper + floral wire + green sprigs

black and white gift wrapping + twine + pinecones and leaves + white acrylic paint (for snow on pinecone) + kraft gift tags

floral holly berries + kraft pape rand gift tag + evergreen clippings + cotton twine

white stamp pad + pencil + ribbon + floral accents + kraft paper

twine + black gift wrapping paper + gold metallic Sharpie

jingle bells + music sheet paper + black ribbon

kraft gift bag + printable music + sprig of evergreen + twine

kraft paper + twine + evergreen + wood rectangle + black Sharpie

paper + white string + kraft paper + star template. Use a paper star garland instead of a ribbon

brown craft paper + cotton twine + white buttons + white printer paper. Here is a tutorial for how to make the snowflake: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-6-Pointed-Paper-Snowflakes/

kraft paper + brown baking cups + red felt + old book + vinyl letter stickers

Kraft paper + wax paper + fabric remnant + twine + red ribbon + white lace

black butcher paper + white paint pen

gingerbread biscuits + narrow ribbon + kraft and red wrapping paper

Create a collage with PicMonkey and get a large print at Staples Print Shop

Rectangle hole punch + Ribbon + Wrapping paper

Green felt + gold jingle bells + red string + kraft paper

old sweater + ribbon + Christmas pick +
sewing machine

Paper card stock + sewing machine + rubber eraser + stamp pad

washi tape + brown kraft paper

kraft paper + Sharpie

white and black acrylic paints + kraft paper

old shirt + brooch + sewing machine + fabric scissors

Free chalkboard wrapping paper and gift tag printables

wood slices + green felt + twigs + greenery accents + glitter

kraft paper + chalkboard paint + marker + ribbon + snowflake ornament

kraft paper + red ribbon + gold metallic Sharpie

Learn how to tie the perfect bow

red flannel ribbon + burlap + evergreen sprigs + bead

mini pinecones + sprigs + ribbon + whle vintage sheet music + burlap

paper doily + self-adhesive rhinestones + metallic rick-rack + mini pinecone + ribbon

cupcake liners + cotton twine + kraft paper

kraft paper + needle + thread

butcher paper + construction paper + newspaper + twine

Reindeer template is here

white gift paper + twine + mini round ornament

felt + twine + kraft paper

Twine + White card stock
kraft paper

Kraft paper + Tape + Duct tape

newspaper + tape

washi tape + gift wrapping paper + bag handle from shopping bag

wide burlap ribbon + mini pinecones + tinsel

yarn + kraft paper

red felt + red bow

kraft paper + Baker's twine + mini Pom Poms

kraft paper + small dolly + narrow red ribbon

yarn + pencil eraser + stamp pad + kraft paper

Here is how to make the pom pom

spouncer + glitter + glue + kraft paper

celery + white stamp pad + kraft paper

twine + gold washi tape + kraft star + gold marker + 3/4 inch circle labels + gold paint + gold ribbon + gold thread

burlap + old sweater + ribbon + fabric straps + buttons

magazine + kraft paper

e red foil wrap + plaid ribbon + buttons + white paper

foam board + kraft paper + black pompoms

washi tape + kraft paper + strips of patterned paper

Boxwood stems + 10″ grapevine wreaths + Floral wire

card stock + string + star punch + kraft paper

twigs + thread + kraft paper

fabric + ribbons or other accents

twine + kraft paper + pinecones + holly berry branch + dried fruit + paper dolly

Here is how to make the dried orange slice

chalkboard paper + chalk pen + kraft paper + twine

kraft paper + ribbon twine + tissue paper printed with old-fashioned typewriter type

white gift paper + baker's twine + paper straws

pipe cleaners + paper straws + beads + snowflake sticker + baker's twine

paper dollies + kraft paper + string + alphabet stamps and stamp pad


50 Cheap & Easy DIY Coastal Christmas Decorations

coastal christmas decorationsBring the beach to your home this holiday season with these affordable and easy DIY coastal Christmas decorations.

Supplies You May Need:

  • Mod Podge with a Foam Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks ($3- Walmart)
  • Paint Brush ($0.50 – Walmart)
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic and spray paint. You can get acrylic paint for $0.50 each at Walmart. Spray paint cost $1-$3 at Walmart.
  • Dremel, pin vise or small drill bits to make small holes in shells for hanging

Craft Materials You Can Get at Dollar Tree to Save Money:

  • packs of shells
  • sand
  • burlap ribbons
  • wreath forms
  • ornaments
  • garlands
  • twine (jute and cotton)
  • clear ornaments

DIY Coastal Christmas Indoor Decorations

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foam cone + scallop shells + starfish

Glue shells to the foam cone using a hot glue gun.

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oyster shells + foam cone + starfish + wood skewer

Glue the shells onto the foam. Put a wood skewer through the top of the cone and glue starfish onto it.

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starfish + sand dollars + garland + cotton twine

You will need to make small holes in the shells to string them through the twine.
You could use a dremel or a pin vise for that.

driftwood-star

driftwood + plywood + white spray paint + d-ring hook

Tutorial here

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burlap + white picture frame + white shells

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driftwood + wood glue + ornaments

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large bowl + assorted shells + starfish + white ribbon + sisal rope + base for the tree

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tiny shells + starfish + foam cone

The small shells that wash up on shore are perfect for this project.

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driftwood + burlap + wood sea star

Also, you will need a saw and wood glue

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starfish + twine or thread

You will need to make small holes in the shells to string them through the twine.
You could use a dremel or a pin vise for that.

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small shells + thread or twine

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pine garland + pinecones + various sized starfish + white candle and glass candleholder for accent

You can make the garland letters from white foam or poster board. Print out large letters on your computer. Trace the letters with a pencil onto the board and cut them out. Brush them with Mod Podge and sprinkle glitter on. Make small holes at the tops of the letters to string the ribbon through.

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greenery + large starfish + nautical rope

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grapevine wreath + small shells + small starfish

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You can decorate your tree with large seashells. Simple yet beautiful.

You will need to make small holes in the shells to string them through the twine.

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large jar or vase + ornaments + tinsel garland + pebbles + starfish

You can get everything but the jar and starfish at Dollar Treeromantic-beach-christmas-ideas

decorative bowel + white and silver ornaments + starfish + gold mercury glass candle holder

You can make your own mercury glass candle holder with this tutorial.

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conch shells  + basket + garland + white string lightsbeach-christmas-lantern

lantern + ornaments + starfish + sand

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Christmas center piece + ornaments + cockle shell(s)

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apothecary jars + blue oranemts + sprigs of green + starfish + large shells + sand + pinecones

You can get apothecary jars at thrift stores for less than $5

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branch bowl + blue  and silver ornaments + starfish

I see the branch bowls at thrift stores all the time for less than $3.

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blue pillar candles + large starfish + ribbons + garland + pinecones

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large coral + white pillar candles ($4 for a 3 pack at Walmart) + pine clippings + silver ornaments

seaurchin

sea urchins + garden urn

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sea urchins + sea fans + sea horses

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pine garland + large shells + burlap ribbon


DIY Coastal Christmas Ornaments

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white poster or foam board + burlap scrap + seashell stencil (or printable to trace)
+ white and red acrylic paint + small red bow + twine + white pom-pom

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starfish + small shells

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rope + clear ornament + ribbon or twine for hanging

home-made-christmas-ornaments

twine + ornaments + starfish

Here is a tutorial that shows you how to make the netting. It's pretty easy!

sand-ornament

sand + small shells + painter's tape

Wrap painter's tape around the areas that you don't want to add sand to. Mod podge the other areas and sprinkle on sand. Then use a glue gun to add the shells.

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clear ornament + vinyl stickers + sand + small shells

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rope

Here is the tutorial for how to make the knot

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starfish + ribbons

You will need to make small holes in the shells to string them through the twine.
You could use a dremel or a pin vise for that.

beachornament

clear ornament + sand + small shells + ribbon or twine for hanging

rope-ornaments

rope + medium sized shells + clear ornaments + neutral colored ribbon or twine for hanging

shell-angel

scallop shell + small ark shells + white pebble for head + small white ribbon + thread or twine for hanging

DIY Coastal Christmas Outdoor Decorations

wreath-shells

 twig wreath + white spray paint ($1 - Walmart) + small ornaments + starfish + blue ribbon

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wire wreath form + small pieces of driftwood + starfish + acrylic paint (for starfish-optional) + rope for hanging

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netting + starfish + wide blue ribbon + clear ornaments + small shells like conchs or whelks

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You need some nails, stencils, white acrylic paint and white spray paint.

You could also add lights or ornaments to it.

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burlap + wire wreath form + large starfish + ribbon

Here is a tutorial for how to make the burlap wreath

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foam wreath + lots of shells (you can get a bag of these types of shells at Dollar Tree) + Christmas ribbon
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starfish + white spray paint + foam wreathshell-wreath

pine wreath +  berries + shells and small starfish + satin ribbon

season-wreath

blue and white rope + red burlap + white acrylic paint + stencils


75 Mason Jar DIY Christmas Decorations

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Save some money and make your own Christmas decor using mason jars! These festive DIY mason jar Christmas decorations include ornaments, candleholders, centerpieces, outdoor decor, and more.

What you will need to make these mason jar decorations:

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks. A mini glue gun is all you will need. They are about $3 at Walmart and the glue sticks are $1 a pack.
  • Mod Podge and foam brush
  • Scissors
  • Tape (e.g. painter's tape)
  • Paint brush. You can get them for $0.50-$1 at Walmart.
  • Wire cutters for the florals. You can get wire cutters at Dollar Tree.
  • Acrylic paint or spray paint. You can get small bottles of acrylic paint for $0.50 at Walmart.

Craft Supplies You Can Get at Dollar Tree:

  • twine (jute, cotton, red or green)
  • candles (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, battery operated, etc)
  • epson salt (used for snow effect)
  • ribbons - they have a large selection of Christmas ribbons
  • Christmas stickers (e.g. snowflakes)
  • burlap fabric
  • pom-poms
  • chenille stems / pipe cleaners (Christmas colors available)
  • Christmas florals and picks. Walmart has a larger selection of Christmas picks for the same price though.
  • Christmas wrapping paper

Money Saving Tips: If you don't have any mason jars on hand, you can use any empty jar that you have. You can also buy used mason jars cheaply at thrift stores and garage sales. If you are looking for the best deals on new mason jars, buy them in bulk and when they are on sale. You can easily get them for less than $1 a piece on Amazon.

Mason Jar Candle Decorations

candle-redberry

red berry floral sprays + red pillar candle + pebbles
candle-jar4

snow tex + twine + berry cluster pick

Tutorial here

plaid-jarSource

plaid ribbon + twine + mini pinecone and evergreen clippings

candle-pine-cranberie

white tea light candle + cranberries + fresh evergreen clippings + water

If you plan to use real cranberries, you can preserve them by spraying the berries with a basic spray shellac or sealant. Store with silica gel packets to keep the moisture level low.

stenciled-jar

white acrylic paint + reindeer stencil  + cranberries + twine + tealight candle

Tutorial here

If you plan to use real cranberries, you can preserve them by spraying the berries with a basic spray shellac or sealant. Store with silica gel packets to keep the moisture level low.
candle-jar-snow

epsom (for snow at the bottom of the jar) + mini pinecones + twine + snow tex

candle-printable

dark paper + battery operated white tea light candle + snow spray + epsom salt + free printable

View the tutorial and printable here
candle-jar

white jar candle + baker's twine + berry accent

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large red pom poms + red and white chenille stems + black buttons +orange air dry clay + fake snow

Tutorial here

joy-jar

adhesive label + red spray paint +  gold adhesive sheet + beans + twine and tag (optional)

Tutorial here

masonjar-glitter

white pillar candle + glitter spray paint

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metallic glass paint + snowflake stencils + tea lights + salt

Tutorial here

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transparent printable vinyl + blue spray paint + white LED tealight candle

Tutorial here

music-jar

sheet music printable + twine + tealight candle + evergreens and berries

Tutorial here

candles

epsom salt + holly branch + battery operated white tealight candle

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evergreen sprigs + white tealight candle + twine + printable word



Outdoor Mason Jar Decorations

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washi tape + mason jar lids + twine + Christmas ribbon

Tutorial here

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You can also skip the washi tape and just spray paint the lids red and white.

Tutorial here

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mason jar lids + twine + ornaments + evergreen sprigs and pinecones

Tutorial here

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5 mason jars + clear string lights + grapevine wire + burlap ribbon

Tutorial here

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gauge wire + outdoor acrylic paints (black, white and orange) + cap (for top of hat)

frosty-mason-jar-lanterns

gauge wire + epsom salt + berry pick + twine + white tealight candle

Tutorial here

candles4

epsom salt + white votive candle

Tutorial here

candles

holly branch + epsom salt + battery operated white tealight candle


Mason Jar Flower Vases

gold-flowers

gold metallic spray paint + gold glitter + Christmas picks

Tutorial here

rustic-christmas

spray paint + twine + Christmas florals and picks + pinecones

jar-vases

spray paint + shipping label + flowers

Tutorial here


Mason Jar Table Decorations and Centerpieces

lid-garland

mason jar lids + printables + twine or ribbon + embellishments + hole punch

Tutorial here

red-striped-mason-jar-soap-1-2

red and white craft paint + sandpaper + clear sealing spray + mason jar soap pump kit

Tutorial here

fairy-lights

LED fairy lights + flat tray or thin wood slice +
accents like evergreen clippings, pinecones, and silver ornaments

Tutorial here

snow-globe

bottle brush trees ($0.74 at Walmart) + fake snow

Tutorial here

winter-glitter-candle-gift

glass glitter + satin ribbon + snowflake ornament

Tutorial here

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frosted glass spray paint +  glitter spray paint + sticker letters + LED votive candles + ribbon & pick

Tutorial here

rustic-christmas2

white spray paint + wide burlap ribbon + red acrylic paint + stencils for letters and snowflake + red yarn

joy1

acrylic paint  + white glitter + clear glitter + chipboard letters + white card stock  +paper dimensional + twine

Tutorial here

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ribbons (black, gold and red striped) +  red and black paint + black buttons

Tutorial here

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tree and snowman (Walmart - $1) + battery-operated tealight candle + button magnet + faux snow + ribbon

Tutorial here

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white spray paint ($0.97 - Walmart) + evergreen clipping + baker's twine

Tutorial here

pine-white-jar

white spray paint ($0.97 - Walmart) + evergreen clipping + cotton twine

the-smells-of-christmas

mulled spices + dried oranges + cranberries + ribbon + printable

Tutorial here

chalky-finish-mason-jar-christmas-centerpiece

red and white paint + painter's tape for striping

Tutorial here

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gold spray paint + 4 oz mason jar + gold glitter + reindeer ornament

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chalk finish red paint + snowflake stamp + cotton twine + jingle bells

Tutorial here

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a thrift store sweater + red embroidery thread + needle + piece of paper + scrap of lace

Tutorial here

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red striped cotton cord + battery operated mini white lights + fake snow + pinecones and berries

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white paint + fake snow + mason jar lid inserts + battery operated tea lights + ribbon or tinsel garland

 Tutorial here

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brushes of various sizes + acrylic paints + pattern to trace + craft pens + sealer

Tutorial here

christmas-red-jar

red spray paint + painter's tape + letter & Christmas stencils + white acrylic paint + twine + berry branch

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jars + epsom salt + Christmas village pieces

Tutorial here

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painter's tape + Krylon Glitter Blast spray paint (red, black and gold)

To cut down on costs, you could just use red, gold and black glitter with Mod Podge

cranberries-jar

sparkling cranberries  + evergreen sprigs + twine

If you plan to use real cranberries, you can preserve them by spraying the berries with a basic spray shellac or sealant. Store with silica gel packets to keep the moisture level low.

frosted-noel-mason-jars

vinyl letters + snow spray + epsom salt + faux greenery + clear string lights

Tutorial here

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cranberries + epsom salt + white votive candles


 Mason Jar Ornaments

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mason jar lid + fabric scraps + twine + sticker

Tutorial here

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twine + chalk paint + chalk marker + small snowflake buttons or stickers

Tutorial here

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jute twine + cotton twine + braided silk cord

Tutorial here

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mason jar lids + wrapping paper + thread or thin ribbon

Tutorial here

fabric-ornament

fabric + mason jar lid ring + twin + button

Tutorial here

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Tutorial here

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sparkling star + mason jar lid + twine + sparkly ribbon

Tutorial here

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cork + contact paper + stencil printable + black marker + twine

Tutorial here

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twine + mason jar lids + felt for scarf and hat

Tutorial here

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Tutorial here

snow-scene-lid

mini snowman and trees (less than $1 at Walmart) + clear glitter + twine + mason jar lid + printer paper

Tutorial here

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mini Christmas tree ($0.74 at Walmart + mini mason jar + twine

You will have to cut holes in the lid to hang it


Mason Jar Treats

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3″ foam cones + red and green paint + pom-poms
+ red paper + red glitter craft foam + washi tape

Tutorial here

santa-jar

black satin ribbon + fashion buckle + red candies + printable tag and thread

Tutorial and printable here

reindeer-noses-mason-gift-jars

Tutorial here

elf-mason-jar-christmas-gift

baker's twine + white buttons + green candy + tiny jingle bell + red felt + free printable

Tutorial and printable here

reindeer-jar

burlap + brown felt for antlers (you could also use brown chenille stems) + burlap + brown cord or twine + hot chocolate powder

For the face, you could either cut felt circles out or paint it on with acrylic paint


60 Cheap & Easy DIY Christmas Gifts for Guys

Christmas gifts for guys

Spread holiday cheer with these cheap and easy DIY Christmas gifts for guys. You can make these gifts for under $15 with minimal effort and skill.

60 Cheap & Easy Christmas Gifts for Guys Under $15

Tools and Supplies You May Need:

  • Mod Podge with Foam Brush
  • Tacky or Super Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks ($3 - Walmart)
  • Spray Paint ($1-$5 at Walmart, depending on color and type)
  • Acrylic Paint ($0.50 each at Walmart)
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife
  • Tape (e.g. double sided or painter's tape)
  • Paint Brush ($0.50 – Walmart)
  • Basic Sewing Supplies (needle, thread, pins, sewing machine, fabric scissors, etc)

beer-reindeer

Reindeer Beer
Tutorial here

iphonetie

iPhone Tie Phone Cover
tie + stick pins + self-adhering velcro

Tutorial here

shaving-cream-fin

Homemade Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream
shea butter + virgin coconut oil +  jojoba +  rosemary essential oil + peppermint essential oil

Tutorial here

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BBQ Apron
apron + printable inkjet transfer paper + iron

Tutorial here

phone-charger

Phone Charging Station - great way to free up some desk space!
32-ounce plastic bottle + sandpaper + spray paint + newspaper

Tutorial here

natural-branch-coasters

Natural Branch Coasters
straight branches + hand saw + sandpaper + clear varnish

Tutorial here

tie-clip

Leather Tie Clip
thick leather + a blank tie clip + a letter and number punch set

Tutorial here

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Woodsy Beard Oil

Tutorial here

remote

Book Box for Remote

Tutorial here

coffee-soap

Coffee Bean Soap
melt-and-pour soap base + ground coffee beans + fragrance oil + soap mold

Tutorial here

beer-coaster

DIY Beer Coaster
six-pack cardboard beer holders + ceramic tiles + felt + hi-gloss lacquer

Tutorial here

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Pork Rub in a Jar
Most of the spices you probably already have in your spice rack.
All you need is a mason jar and the free printable
Recipe here.

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Wood Sign Using Printer
wood  + paint + painters tape + sharpie
This would be an awesome gift for that special guy in your life who has a man cave.
You could use this sign above the entrance

mug

Mug Holder
15″ of 1×8 board + 12″ of 2×2 or a 1.5″ dowel + hooks + spray paint

Tutorial here

cheese-board

Chalkboard Cheese Stone
slate tile + chalkboard paint

Tutorial here

leather-cuff

Leather Cuff
a piece of leather + snap pieces + snap attachment tools

Tutorial here

magnetic-wrist-band

Magnetic Wristband
fabric and velcro + small strong magnets  + small piece of scrap metal + rivets

Tutorial here

cologne

DIY Natural Cologne

Tutorial here

etched-mason-jar-drinking-glass

DIY Etched Mason Jar Glass
mason jar + etching cream + stencil(s) + Rubbing alcohol and cotton balls

Tutorial here

leather-valet

Monogrammed Leather Valet
suede + photo frame + adhesive letter stencils + upholstery batting + tape

Tutorial here

door-mat

Wood Door Mat
wood stakes + sisal rope + hex nuts
If you include the optional stainer it will cost more like $15, but without it, the cost will be under $10

Tutorial here

bookends

Baseball Bookends
2 – 5 x 5″ wood + wood screws + baseball + acrylic paint + self stick rubber pads
Also, you do need some basic tools like screwdriver and drill

Tutorial here

tool-beltpins + pencil made for fabric +  thread (heavy duty is better) + 1/2 yard fabric
You will also need a sewing machine and fabric scissors

Tutorial here

gloves-grip

Glove Grips

Tutorial here

lotion-men

Men's Aftershave Lotion

Tutorial here

leather-sleeve

heavy-duty leather  + snap fasteners + waxed cord + leather punch

Tutorial here

Flannel Hand Warmers

Tutorial here

beer-tray

Beer Tray
circular wood piece + credit card or old gift card + printed colored labels of your favorite beers

Tutorial here

leather-key-chain

Leather Keychain DIY
leather scrap at least 9" long + rotary cutter + leather hole punch or awl + screw post

Tutorial here

pencil-holder

Pencil Holder

Tutorial here

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Leather Glasses Case

Tutorial here

wallet-cowboy

Old Cowboy Boot Wallet
one cowboy boot + scratch and stitching awl + rotary cutter + seam ripper

Tutorial here

apron

apron + stencils + craft paint

Tutorial herebottle-opener

Strong Magnetic Bottle Opener
wood of your choice + neodymium Magnets +bottle opener

Tutorial here

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Leather Bracelets

Tutorial here

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Salted Whiskey Caramels

Recipe here
Tip: You can use the bottle to make the project below

soap-dispenser

Whiskey Soap Dispenser

Tutorial here

wood-book-end

Wood Book Ends
scrap wood + jigsaw + sandpaper + stencil

Tutorial here

bacon-salt

Bacon Salt

Recipe here

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Leather Monogrammed Cufflinks
gold cufflinks + leather remnants + alphabet punch + tacky glue

Tutorial here

beer-soap-11

Citrus Honey Beer Soap
This project does require some basic knowledge of soap making and working with lye

Tutorial here

mod-podge-comic-book-coasters

Comic Coasters
comic books + electrical outlet covers + E-6000 adhesive + spray paint + sandpaper

Tutorial here

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Charging Station

 picture frame + scraps of trim + thick cardboard + hand saw + chalk finish paint

Tutorial here

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Leather Cord Keeper
leather strap + hitch post fastener + leather hole punch

Tutorial here

bbq-rub

BBQ Rub

Recipe here

reuse-a-tie

Necktie Zip Pouch

2 neckties + 7” metal zipper + Shape Flex Fusible Interfacing + Fusible Fleece + 1 fat quarter for lining + Zipper foot for sewing machine

Tutorial here

key-cover

Leather Key Cover

leather + leather punch + sewing machine

Tutorial here

leather-card-holder

Leather Card  Holder

Tutorial here

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Leather Cord Roll Up

fake (or real) leather + snap buttons

sparkling-cider

 Sparkling Cider

Recipe here

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Belt Organizer

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Paracord Lanyard
paracord + swivel clip +  snap hook + keyring

Tutorial here

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Jake and Coke Cake

Recipe here

pretzel

Homemade Pretzel

Recipe here

clock

Bicycle Brake Clock

bicycle brake disc + cheap quartz wall clock + 2 long bolts and nuts + brasso

Tutorial here


100 Cheap & Easy DIY Christmas Gifts

diy christmas gifts

Spread holiday cheer with these cheap and easy DIY Christmas gifts. You can make these gifts for under $10 with minimal effort and skill. This blog post includes gift ideas for mom, dad, teens, friends, foodies and more!

Tools and Supplies You May Need:

  • Mod Podge with Foam Brush
  • Tacky or Super Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks ($3 - Walmart)
  • Spray Paint ($1-$5 at Walmart, depending on color and type)
  • Acrylic Paint ($0.50 each at Walmart)
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife
  • Tape (e.g. double sided or painter's tape)
  • Paint Brush ($0.50 – Walmart)
  • Basic Sewing Supplies (needle, thread, pins, sewing machine, etc)

DIY Christmas Gifts for Mom

chalkboard-coaster

Chalkboard Coaster
tile +  chalkboard paint + chalk + accents

Tutorial here

jar-vases

Mason Jar Stenciled Flower Vase
mason jars + spray paint + shipping labels

Tutorial here

chalkbaord-diy

Make Your Own Chalkboard
Board + Wood Finials + Wood Stain + Chalkboard Spray Paint

You will need a drill and painter's tape, but it's super easy to make!

Tutorial here

oven-mitts

This does take some sewing skill, but it's easy and cheap if you have a sewing machine
dollar store oven mitts + fabric

Tutorial here

diy-mint-sugar-scrub

DIY Mint Sugar Scrub

Tutorial here

ceramic-coaster

Ceramic Coasters
ceramic tiles + photos + clear acrylic spray + small felt circles

Tutorial here

candle-heart

Chalk Paint Heart Candle Holder
chalk paint + tape + candle holder + candle + natural raffia
Money Saving Tip: You can get the candle holder, candle and natural raffia at Dollar Tree

Tutorial here

painted-tin-can

Painted Tin Cans
chalk paint + tin can + washi tapes + free printable

Tutorial here

diy-bath-bombs

Peppermint Bath Bombs

Tutorial here

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Letter Coffee Cup
plain mug + contact paper/vinyl + spray paint + spray clear acrylic

Tutorial here

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DIY Garden Markers
oven bake-able polymer clay  + rubber letter stamps

Tutorial here

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Lavender and Coconut Oil Bath BonBons

Tutorial here

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Glowing Photo Luminaries
photos + candle holder (Dollar Tree) + double sided tape

Tutorial here

Vanilla Bath Salts

Tutorial here

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Mason Jar Lid Magnets
mason jar lids + photos to trace & cut + magnets

Tutorial here

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 Fringed Flannel Throw
All you need is flannel fabric from Jo-Anns (Use the 40% off coupon)
Easy to make even for those with no sewing experience

Tutorial here

coffeecup

plain white mug or mugs + tape +  gold spray paint + clear sealer for ceramic
You can get plain coffee mugs at Goodwill for less than a $1

Tutorial here

mini-pallet-coasters-craft-diy

Washi Tape Mini Wood Pallet Coaster
craft sticks + square balsa wood rod + pliers with wire cutting blade + washi tape

Tutorial here

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Homemade Heating Pad
cotton flannel fabric + rice

Tutorial here

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Warm Cocoa Bath Soak

Recipe and free printable here

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Rose Lotion Bar
coconut oil + shea butter + beeswax + rose oil

Video tutorial here

magnet

Instagram Magnets
oak veneer plywood + printed photos  + stain + sealer + white paint + strong round magnets

Tutorial here

diy-copper-vanity-bowls

Copper Vanity Bowls
white ceramic bowls + metallic spray paint + tape

Tutorial here

marbled-mugs

Marbled Mugs
mugs + nail polish  + toothpicks + container
Money Saving Tip: You can get mugs at Goodwill for less than a dollar

Tutorial here

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Sweater Pillows
throw pillow + old sweater + buttons (optional)

Tutorial here

diy-marble-tray

marble tile + drawer pulls + felt sticky pads

Tutorial here

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graphite transfer paper + Porcelaine Pen in Fine Point + a print out with initials

Tutorial here

DIY Christmas Gifts for Dad

beer-reindeer

Reindeer Beer

Tutorial here

iphonetie

iPhone Tie Phone Cover
tie + stick pins + self-adhering velcro

Tutorial here

shaving-cream-fin

Homemade Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream

Tutorial here

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BBQ Apron
apron + printable inkjet transfer paper + iron

Tutorial here

phone-charger

Phone Charging Station - great way to free up some desk space!
32-ounce plastic bottle + sandpaper + spray paint + newspaper

Tutorial here

natural-branch-coasters

Natural Branch Coasters
straight branches + hand saw + sandpaper + clear varnish

Tutorial here

tie-clip

Leather Tie Clip
thick leather + a blank tie clip + a letter and number punch set

Tutorial here

beard-oil1

Woodsy Beard Oil

Tutorial here

remote

Book Box for Remote

Tutorial here

coffee-soap

Coffee Bean Soap
melt-and-pour soap base + ground coffee beans + fragrance oil + soap mold

Tutorial here

beer-coaster

DIY Beer Coaster
six-pack cardboard beer holders + ceramic tiles + felt + hi-gloss lacquer

Tutorial here

gift-in-a-jar-pork-rub-recipe

Pork Rub in a Jar
Most of the spices you probably already have in your spice rack.
All you need is a mason jar and the free printable
Recipe here.

mug

Mug Holder
15″ of 1×8 board + 12″ of 2×2 or a 1.5″ dowel + hooks + spray paint

Tutorial here

cheese-board

Chalkboard Cheese Stone
slate tile + chalkboard paint

Tutorial here

leather-cuff

Leather Cuff
a piece of leather + snap pieces + snap attachment tools

Tutorial here

magnetic-wrist-band

Magnetic Wristband
fabric and velcro + small strong magnets  + small piece of scrap metal + rivets

Tutorial here

DIY Christmas Gifts for Teens

hand-warmer

DIY Handwarmers
fabric + fabric scissors + needle + long pins + rice + thread

Tutorial here

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Slippers with Small Gifts
(e.g. nail polish, candy, EOS lip balm)

You can get slippers at Walmart for $5!

iphone

Studded iPhone Case
phone case (2 for $5 on Ebay) + iron on studs

Tutorial here

washi-cell

Herringbone Cell Phone Cover
washi tape + phone case

Tutorial here

notebook

scrapbook paper + computer paper + PVA glue + gold leaf

Tutorial here

pencilcup

Gold Foiled Pencil Cup
double sided tape + gold foil + glass tumbler

Tutorial here

jewlery

Jewlery Tray
dishes, plates, bowls or mini trays + tape + gold spray paint

Tutorial here

 

ombre-tote

Ombre Tote
white tote bag + Rit dye

Tutorial here

earphone_cord_holder_clay_large

Earphone Cord Holder
air dry clay + heart cookie cutter + alphabet stamp + acrylic paint

Tutorial here

candy-cane-scrub-07

Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Tutorial here

lip-balm

All Natural Lip Balm

Tutorial here

fun

Mini Desk Marquee Light
foam board + 20 count battery powered lights + poster board + spray paint

 Tutorial here

corkboard

cork tile + shaped chipboard + contact cement

Tutorial here

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

hat/scarf/gloves + rhinestones in various shapes and colors + jewelry glue

Tutorial here

kitchen-utencils

Great present for college students or a young adult's first apartment.
You can even get all these kitchen utensils at Dollar Tree to save even more!

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Reversible Coffee Cup Sleeve

Tutorial here

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No Sew Blanket Scarf
All you need is flannel fabric from Jo-Anns (Use the 40% off coupon)

Tutorial here

ampersand

Ampersand Marquee Light
great decor idea for college dorm rooms!

Tutorial here

gingerbread

Gingerbread Body Butter

Recipe here

completed-yarn-wrap

Yarn Wrapped Bracelet
chain link + 2 jump rings + 1 lobster clasp + yarn

Tutorial here

mug-heart

mug + Sharpie oil based paint pen + contact paper + Krylon Crystal Clear

Tutorial here

peppermint-foot-soak

Peppermint Foot Soak

Tutorial here

chalk-mug

a porcelain mug + painter’s tape +  chalkboard paint

Tutorial here

DIY Christmas Gifts for Friends

homemade-foaming-hand-soap-crafts-go-green-how-to-1

Homemade Foaming Handsoap

Tutorial here

faux-birch-candles-2_new

Faux Birch Candles
ivory or candle + brown and sandstone acrylic paint

Tutorial here

new-cookie-sack

Cookie Sack
cookie mix + fabric + embellishments (cinnamon sticks, twine, etc.)

Tutorial here

10-minute-diy-peppermint-soap-tutorial

Peppermint Homemade Soap
shea butter soap base + peppermint essential oil + red soap colorant + soap mold

Tutorial here

christmas-candy-jar

Gingerbread Man Painted jar
Glass Jar with Lid + Contact Paper + Cookie Cutter + Spray Paint + White Acrylic Paint Pen

Tutorial here

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Honey Almond Hand Creme

Tutorial here

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Homemade Butter

Recipe here

candles-with-a-heat-gun

plain tissue paper +  piece of card stock  + wax paper + free template
Also, you will need a heat gun to make this.

Tutorial here

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Homemade Potpurri
cranberries + whole cloves + cinnamon sticks + grated nutmeg

Tutorial here

candles-christmas

Assortment of Christmas Candles

Tutorial here

burlap-fabric

Burlap Treat Bag
burlap + cellophane treat bags + treats + ribbon and accents (e.g. Christmas pick)

Tutorial here

oatmeal-cinnamon-soap

Cinnamon Soap

 Tutorial here

Candy & Treats DIY Christmas Gifts

kisses

free tag and Kisses sticker + Hersey Kisses + paper punch + plastic container

Tutorial here

candy-cane-popcorn-neighbor-gift

Candy Cane Popcorn

Recipe here

sleigh-candy-on

Candy Sleigh

Tutorial here

salted-caramel

Salted Caramel Cracker Candy

Recipe here

reindeer-hot-chocolate-cones

Reindeer Hot Chocolate

Tutorial here

peppermint-crunch-cookie

Peppermint Crunch Dark Chocolate Cookie Mix

Recipe here

christmas-toffee

Christmas Toffee

Tutorial here

peppermint-brownies

Peppermint Brownie Mix in a Jar

Tutorial here

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Homemade Peppermint Oreos

Recipe here

saltedcaramelhotchocolate

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Mix

Recipe and free printable here

melted-snowman-chocolate-bark

Melted Snowman Chocolate Bark

Recipe here

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Oreo Pops

Recipe here


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