Faux Shell Wreath for a Housewarming Gift


Katie from Addicted 2 DIY loved the look of the Faux Shell Wreath she saw on Pottery Barn’s website. Not a fan of the price, Katie was inspired to create her own version for less than $12. Katie doesn’t live anywhere near the beach, but her brother-in-law and his family just moved into a new house in California. What better housewarming gift for them than a wreath with coastal charm?


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Monogram Mug Party Favors


For her daughter’s birthday party, Randi of Dukes & Duchesses didn’t let her guests leave empty-handed! Randi personalized mugs for each of her daughter’s friends using a glass paint marker and even filled them with coffee-flavored candies for a sweet treat. These may just be dollar store mugs, but the monogram really adds a special touch and would make your guests feel like you went the extra mile for them!

diy monogram mugs

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Make Your Own Vintage Glass Candles


Tiffany of A Splendid Occasion shares at Pizzazzerie how she created lovely DIY candles using vintage glasses. If you’ve inherited glassware, this could be wonderful way to repurpose a few pieces or you can always find glasses a plenty at thrift stores and flea markets. As Courtney from Pizzazzerie says, these beautiful candles would make fabulous gifts or centerpieces for a wedding or party.

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Peace and Love Heart Jewelry Dish


Are you all set for Valentine’s Day tomorrow? If you need a last-minute gift idea or just can’t get enough hearts, check out this jewelry dish Bonnie from Uncommon Designs made. All this simple project comes down to is paint! She says, “I love it when something you make that is cute is also oh so functional.”

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No-Sew Heart Applique Towel for Under $1


Saying “I love you!” doesn’t have to cost a bundle this Valentine’s Day. Impress your guests with this adorable little tea towel. Bren of Bren Did created her own no-sew PB-inspired Valentine gifts using premade flour sack towels and iron-on adhesive. According to Bren, “These towels are easy to make and add a sweet Valentine touch to your dining table, kitchen or gift basket.” The best part, at only $0.77 each you can afford to spread the Valentine love around the whole neighborhood!

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Heart Catchall Dish with Gold Leaf Design


Courtney of Crafts by Courtney turned a white heart bowl from Joann’s into a Pottery Barn look-a-like by adding details with a gold leaf pen. From jewelry to candy to paperclips to keys, there’s a lot this little bowl can hold. And at a little over $2 a piece, you might as well make a few for yourself and everyone you want to show a little love to this Valentine’s Day!

heart catch-all

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Make a Tic Tac Toe Game for Your Valentine


Saxon from Let’s Drink Coffee, Darling shares the perfect handmade Valentine’s gift for the game-lover in your life – a wooden Tic Tac Toe board! Saxon kept things on the simple side by purchasing almost all her wood pieces pre-cut, but you could certainly bust out the scrap wood and cut the pieces yourself to save some green. I love the double meaning of the X’s and O’s for Valentine’s Day!

diy tic tac toe board

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Glitter Letter Ornaments for Only $1


If you are looking for a cheap and easy last-minute Christmas gift, this is it! Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic bedazzled some chipboard letters and peace signs by simply coating them with glitter spray paint. I love that this gives a beautiful finish and is a less-mess option compared to regular glitter. Plus, think of all the friends and family you could make gifts for from one $3 alphabet set!

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