DIY Jewelry Stand from Scrap Wood

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Jaime from That’s My Letter shows how you can turn scrap wood and a couple of dowels into an adorable personalized jewelry stand. I love the addition of the crystal knob and beads for a timeless and classy look. This would make a wonderful gift for a special little lady in your life!

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Monogrammed Ticking Stripe Napkins

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A set of monogrammed napkins makes a great gift and also adds a personal touch to your holiday table. And Lisa from Concord Cottage shows you how to make your own – the cheap and easy way! Lisa simply cut some ticking stripe fabric she had from the thrift store to size, hemmed the edges, and then added a stamped monogram. Not too bad for a few bucks!

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No-Sew Butterfly Tea Towel

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When Anthropologie sold out of a “swoon-worthy” butterfly dishtowel, Katie from Henry Happened found a way to recreate the look. From the water-color butterflies to the stitching detail to the pom-pom trim, Katie did not leave out a detail. Oh, and she did it all without sewing a thing! This towel is a lovely decorative piece for the kitchen and, like Katie says, “would make luxe gifts to have on hand for the holiday season!”

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Easy Beverage Tags for the Hostess

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While we may have just celebrated Labor Day, Carrie from Making Lemonade isn’t ready to put away the icy pitchers of lemonade just yet. She shares how she created beverage tags that are perfect for entertaining or even giving away as hostess gifts. Let me tell you these are a piece of cake to make following Carrie’s tutorial. All you need are wooden tags, alphabet stickers, and twine, and you’ve got yourself some cutesy new beverage tags!

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Doll Crib with Changing Table

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Mable from Tiny Dazzles Blog recently celebrated her daughter’s third birthday and knew the perfect gift for her sweet girl – a doll crib! She found plans for a DIY crib from Ana White and tweaked them a bit to include a changing table and storage shelves. Mable was able to make her crib for only $6 since she already had most of the supplies on hand. That’s $6 well spent since Mable gets to enjoy the sight of her daughter putting her dolls to bed each night. Precious!

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Lace Pressed Jewelry Dish

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Esther from Wholly Kao wanted to come up with an original idea for a handmade gift swap with some friends. Instead of defaulting to jewelry, Esther was inspired to create a dish for holding rings and other small baubles. I love the designs that Esther achieved by pressing lace into the clay prior to baking. So pretty!

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Mason Jar Sewing Kit

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Linda from It All Started with Paint was a little slow to jump on the mason jar bandwagon. However, after a hand injury put a damper on her DIYing for awhile, Linda challenged herself to find creative uses for the 12-pack of jars that has been sitting untouched in her truck for months. First up was a cute little sewing kit that Linda pulled together for next to nothing. Linda offers clever tricks for giving the kit a more high end look without the expense and will give you with a few chuckles along the way!

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Painted Mug with Monogram

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Would you ever believe this mug was painted? Amazingly, it is! Morena from Morena’s Corner painted this beautiful butterfly and flower design using adhesive silk screens and glass paint from Martha Stewart. With cooler weather approaching, you can never have too many mugs for hot tea and cocoa. I also think these would make great gifts!

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