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DIY Christmas

This year I'm aiming for almost completely doing DIY gifts. I think I'll enjoy the time spent making them and there are some really nice options and ways to keep them from looking like a first grader's project (which is only cool if you're in first grade).

These are some links to what I'll be making. Anyone have DIY ideas they're trying this year?

http://www.marthastewart.com/goodthings/textured-string-bracelets?backto=true&backtourl=/photogallery/stocking-stuffers#slide_3

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/fashion-headband?backto=true&backtourl=/photogallery/gifts-for-her#slide_39

http://www.marthastewart.com/good-things/etched-glass?backto=true&backtourl=/photogallery/gifts-for-her#slide_40

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/jade-beaded-necklace-with-ribbon?backto=true&backtourl=/photogallery/gifts-for-her#slide_52

and I think the only obstacle will be finding a replacement for the silk ribbon, which should be easy enough.

Merry Gifting!

im probably just gonna bake

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I'm making cookies.

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thats so cute, courth!!!

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aggplanta, I have made bracelets like that first link, but instead of using a plastic bangle inside I knit a bangle/cuff, then wrap. It's a little less bulky, plus it's cheaper because all you need is yarn and needles/hook.

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cute ornament! i love the little mermaid.

i like the idea of a knit cuff....don't know how to knit though....i sense a new project coming my way...

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Baking and making upcycled/recycled stuff. I'm also going to be giving "gifts that give more" like donations in people's names and adopting/buying things for people which give to other people. I'm going to check out your links!

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sweet. Last year I had zero funds so I made everything, it was way more fun than buying a bunch of stuff. I always bake for my cousins. I'm going to check out those links!

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If you check out the Reusing_______ thread, I left a bunch of links there. You might be able to find some good things to make there. The good thing about those is that you will probably already have most of the stuff you need so you will either not have to by anything addition or just a few items.

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This has a lot of interesting ideas: http://www.instructables.com/gifts/

Upon research today I'm thinking of baking and making bath and shower stuff, candles, jewelry and maybe bags.

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I'm embroidering dish cloths for people(I'd love to post a pic if I could find my charger), and I'm going to make some pine cone firestarters for my dad, and some re-useable containers from milk and juice cartons. Mainly b/c we don't have any money this year.

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This has a lot of interesting ideas: http://www.instructables.com/gifts/

Upon research today I'm thinking of baking and making bath and shower stuff, candles, jewelry and maybe bags.

this site is so awesome! i got so many ideas for my art classes that i teach.
i will check your other links too minke. I think i looked long ago, but thanks for the reminder, minke!!!!

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No problem!
There's also this: http://tipnut.com/beauty-spa-gifts/

And you can get supplies from these places:
http://www.plantlife.net/
http://mountainroseherbs.com/

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I just got done reading this old thread and found a lot of really helpful and practical ideas. I know some of you have already seen it before but it might remind you of some things: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=20633.0

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Baking. And hand-painted tree ornaments.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v172/70/48/530681377/n530681377_375032_4372.jpg

Wow, that is AMAZING, Courth! How did you do that? I'd love to make some for my little nephew and nieces! :)

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