Colorblock Zipper Pouch with Monogram

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Jaime from That’s My Letter has a slew of tutorials for adorable zipper pouches in different designs and sizes. I love this colorblock one with a handpainted monogram and heavy-duty metal zipper. It was inspired by a pricey clutch from Mark and Graham, but, like Jaime says, you might want to consider making your own for much less. While the pouch is a fabulous gift itself, you could even take it a step further by packing it with goodies!

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Cheap and Easy DIY Wine Bag

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I am no wine connoisseur but have lots of family and friends who enjoy wine tastings and sampling different types of wines. If you also have a wine-lover on your Christmas list, these DIY wine bags from Lisa at Concord Cottage are the perfect way to dress up a bottle. Lisa simply measured the bottles and sewed her pouches using fabric she already had. They cost Lisa nothing to make, but she says you could easily do it for under a $1 and in less than an hour. You can’t ask for much more during an already busy and expensive time of year!

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Pretty Patterned Notebook with Gift Tag

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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!

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Glittered Elastic Hair Ties and Bracelets

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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.

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Give the Gift of Relaxation with DIY Bath Bombs

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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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Hand Carved Monogram Soap

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I’m excited to share a double feature for our final day of Mother’s Day gift ideas from one of my bloggy buddies, Amy from The Idea Room. Amy is a lover of monograms and decided to try her hand soap carving, and boy was I blown away by her skills! Isn’t it amazing how she transformed the bar of Lever 2000 with a veggie peeler? Throw in the pretty packaging, and you’ve got a great gift for Mother’s Day!

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Rope Knot Necklace

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It’s no secret that many mommas like jewelry so here’s another stylish gift idea for Mom shared by MacKenzie at Encourage Fashion. MacKenzie created a pretty dip-dyed knot necklace that’s great for summer and simple enough that even those with no jewelry-making skills can pull it off. I love the ombre effect MacKenzie achieved with her dye. So pretty!

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Monogram Coffee Mug

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If your mom is a regular coffee or tea drinker, she will love waking up with a pretty monogrammed mug like this one by Andrea at The Cottage Market. Andrea simply added an initial to a decorative mug with a porcelain paint marker and then cured it per package directions. She says, “Add some yummy tea bags…some fresh coffee beans…maybe a vintage spoon and wrap pretty…a perfect gift for anyone!”

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