Pretty Patterned Notebook with Gift Tag

Zandi from Radical Possibility shows how easy it is to turn a bland blank book into a gift-worthy moleskine. Basically, all you have to do is use Mod Podge to adhere scrapbook paper or wrapping paper to the journal and wrap it up like a present. Pretty easy, huh?!? My favorite part is how Zandi made the tag from a paint chip. I love all the color options and the fact that it’s free!

diy patterned moleskine

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Play Vanity Stool with Gathered Slipcover

If you read this morning’s feature that showcased an adorable play vanity built by the talented Jaime from That’s My Letter, you probably noticed the cutesy little stool with a gathered slipcover pictured with it. Yes, Jaime made it too, and so can you! Jaime modified plans from Ana White to build the stool from scrap wood and dug some fabric from her stash for the sweet little slipcover. I love that cover is removeable and can be washed because, let’s be honest, little girls and makeup can get a bit messy!

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DIY Girls Play Vanity with Mirror

Today’s gift idea is for the little ladies in the house! Jaime from That’s My Letter teamed up with Ana White to build “the cutest little vanity with a drawer and mirror built just the right height for pint-sized girls.” I love all the details like the corbels, stair baluster legs, and crystal knob that make this vanity so sweet and girly. I know my daughter would go gaga over it!

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Glittered Elastic Hair Ties and Bracelets

These glittered hair ties from Arena at The Nerd’s Wife are so cute and would make great gifts for gals who likes a little glitz. Anthro’s price of five hair ties for $12 may not seem too painful, but it hardly compares to 28 for less than $8! Plus, they are SO easy to make. Arena literally just cut glitter stretch elastic fabric into strips and tied a loop at the end. I love the idea of tossing some into stockings or attaching them to presents so they double as gift tags.

diy glitter hair ties

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Accordion Strands Ribbon Necklace

Most ladies can’t resist a new bauble, and in my book, the bigger the better! I love a statement piece like this accordion strand necklace made by Aubree from Yellow Blackbird. When Aubree first laid eyes on the inspiration necklace from Anthropologie, she immediately knew she could make her own. Sure, it’s not made from real silk, but it’s also not $278! Aubree made her necklace for only a few bucks using grosgrain ribbon, and the effect is just as lovely.

anthro knock off ribbon necklace

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Cedar Bath Caddy for Under $5

This morning I shared how you can give the gift of relaxation this Christmas with luxurious bath bombs. Here’s another gift idea for the bath-lover in your life – a fancy-schmancy cedar bath caddy. Julie, a contributor on Sawdust Girl, shows how you can turn cedar fence posts into this bath caddy that looks gorgeous and holds everything needed for a nice soak in the tub. She says, “What could be better for $5 in an hour or less?”

diy cedar bath caddy

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Give the Gift of Relaxation with DIY Bath Bombs

There’s nothing that relaxes me quite like a nice soak in the tub. Throw in a bath bomb, and I’m in heaven! However, like Angela from Bare Root, I have a hard time stomaching $5 and up for one of those luscious bombs. That’s one pricey bath! Angela discovered that she could turn ingredients from around the house into her own bath bombs. So how about giving the gift of pampering and relaxation this holiday season?

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DIY Holiday Gifts with a Knock-Off Twist

Navigating through crazy traffic, waiting in long lines, and fighting off exhaustion… If you joined in the holiday shopping madness this weekend, this may sound all too familiar. While it may show your friends and family just how much you care, in my opinion nothing beats a good old fashion handmade gift. So for the next week I will be sharing DIY gift ideas sure to please everyone on your list – knock-off style of course!

Gift Idea Collage

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Illuminated Star Wars Wall Art

Have a Star Wars aficionado in your life? Melissa from 320 Sycamore created an amazing piece of illuminated Death Star artwork for her Star Wars-loving boys. That’s right… it really lights up! Melissa shows how easy it is to make your own with a piece of particle board, a high-quality print from Staples, and, of course, lights! She says this is the perfect time to tackle this project since Christmas lights are in full supply.

pottery barn death star knock-off

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