Saturday, December 15, 2012

DIY Gift Ideas - Save Money By Making Your Own

DIY Gifts


In my last post, I shared some ideas for DIY Christmas decorations for your home.  Today I would like to share some fabulous ideas for do-it-yourself gifts, which are way more thoughtful and fun to give than bought gifts, not to mention easier on the wallet!

I have already posted about two items I made recently: the magnetic chalkboard from the $1 silver tray, and the no-sew burlap pillow made with the $1 felt ornament.  Here are some ideas that I have pinned to my "gifts to make" board on Pinterest:

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

10 DIY Christmas Decor Ideas

DIY Decor


Everyone loves Christmas and I am certainly no exception. One aspect I love about it is the chance to make my own decorations and gifts.  It is easy to run out and buy them, but I think you miss out on the fun of creating something that shares a part of you with your family and friends, and also shows them you care enough to put thought and time into something special for them.

This year is especially fun because there are so many great ideas from which to "borrow" on the web. Pinterest can point you to an endless supply of ideas with which to begin.  Just to get you started, I am highlighting a few DIY Christmas decor items today that I have pinned on my holiday board.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

No-Sew Burlap Pillow

Holiday Burlap


Can't sew?  No worries if you have a glue gun!  This pillow is put together totally with glue.  All you need to make one like it is: