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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Economical Gift Giver, Procrastinator, and Lover of All Things DIY.

I just recently found out about DIY gift exchanges and thought about how cool that would be. But then I would need to make friends with people who actually enjoy doing DIY projects because I believe my friends and family in LA  would be too lazy to agree to this idea.  So instead of exchanging gifts I thought about giving DIY gifts. DIY gifts are amazing because 1) The giver saves money 2) A lot of thought and time is put into what the giftee shall receive 3) Very few people in the world will have a present exactly like it. So here are some ideas for people who haven't bought their gifts for friends yet and would maybe like to save some money. They could also make great stocking stuffers. You have 2 days left, which is plenty of time to buy materials and make one of these babies below!


1. Box Braid Necklace - Honestly WTF
2. Braided Hex Nut Bracelet - Honestly WTF
3 & 5. Polymer Jewelry Pieces - Absurdly Peculiar
6. Pom Pom Beanie - Honestly WTF
7. DIY No Sew Leather Clutch - Absurdly Peculiar

Oh and because I am too lazy to buy Christmas cards, I made a couple:


(Inside note: Sometimes it sucks to be green!)
I know, lame joke..but I seriously laughed out loud when I was looking at this card a couple nights ago.

My favorite card EVER.
 I made this for my friend who is not only a fan of Ryan Gosling but the tumblr site, Hey girl. If you haven't heard of it, take a look...it amuses my friend a plenty. Here is some Hey Girl for crafters.

Having fun being lazy and eating a lot in Phoenix. ESPECIALLY eating some amazingly-bad-for-you fry bread. I was introduced to that goodness today. Heading home on Christmas Eve! Happy Holidays everyone!!

20 comments:

  1. First: I love the idea of a DIY gift exchange, Second: OBSESSED with your no sew clutch!

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  2. Great list, and your cards are so cute! I'm a huge fan of Honestly WTF; their tutorials are so amazing. The braided hex nut bracelet is awesome.

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  3. THESE are great last minute gift ideas! I love the cards!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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  4. oh my hand made christmas cards!<3

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  5. haaaaaaaaa i love the "it sucks to be green" one!
    have a great christmas

    xx


    www.earthvsair.co.uk

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  6. oh my goodness that ryan gosling card may be the best thing I've ever seen... and that pom pom beanie is adorable! great post

    <3 Alison
    alisonscampusfashion.blogspot.com

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  7. the hat with the giant puff ball is way hilarious! i'd totally wear it:p

    imsaratee.blogspot.com

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  8. I had to go with the friendship bracelets.. I hope none of my friends tells each other what they got haha
    xxx

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  9. i love that pom pom hat! your blog is lovely, i'm happy to be your latest follower

    xx
    alyssa
    http://wereaucourant.blogspot.com

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  10. I literally want to live with you! lol. I love that kind of stuff. I am always randomly walking around the Michaels store wanting everything. DIY projects are definitely fun.

    STYLE. SAVVY. CHIC.
    http://stylesavvychic.com/

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  11. Great ideas! I like the Christmas cards.
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    Check out my blog? (:
    onceuponasprinkle.blogspot.com

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  12. Nice post Merry Xmas!!!
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  13. love it! Merry Christmas!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love the one of the dinasaur. SO CUTE!

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  15. Ha ha ha We love that post :)

    Hope you visit our blog, yours is lovely :)

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  16. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  17. I love these Christmas cards that you made! Especially the Ryan Gosling one since I may be a bit obsessed... I've just found your blog and I'm really loving it. I'm a new follower. I'd love if you'd stop by my blog some time and say hi (and follow back if you're interested).
    Sarah
    http://comingunstitched.blogspot.com

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  18. I really like your blog hun!


    Keep up the great posts!

    Follow eachother?
    I'm new to blogger <3


    http://barbie-bombshell.blogspot.com

    xoxo

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  19. these are all great ideas!
    i love honestly wtf!
    xx
    I Shop Therefore, I Am

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