handmade gifts

Easy DIY Bird Feeder

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This is Week 11 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Claire from A Little CLAIREification,  who is sharing her super cute and easy DIY Bird Feeder . For more summer fun, check out the overview page.  ***  How's your Summer been going, my LWSL friends?  It's [...]

DIY Cool-Off Kindness Fans

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This is Week 8 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Courtney from Lil Light O' Mine ,who is sharing an super cute fans for  your community . For more summer fun, check out the overview page. *   *   *  Happy Summer LWSL! I’m Courtney and [...]

DIY Sharpie Stained T-Shirts

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This is Week 1 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Laura from Finding Home, who is sharing a fun and easy way to make fashionable DIY Sharpie T-shirts.  For more summer fun, check out the overview page. Hello sweet readers of Living Well, Spending Less, I am [...]

Homemade Bug Repellent

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While my kids still have a few days left of school, I think it is safe to say that the summer weather here in Florida has officially begun.  While we love the warm weather, we definitely don't love the bugs! My youngest daughter has extremely sensitive skin, so when it comes to using bug repellent we have to be [...]

DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub

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This is a guest post from Gabby at Essentially Eclectic Happy Monday! This is Gabby back again from Essentially Eclectic, and today I wanted to share with you a quick tutorial on how to whip up your own simple sugar scrub for way less than the cost of expensive store-bought skin moisturizing and exfoliating products. [...]

DIY Heart Map Art

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My husband and I have always made a bigger deal of our first date anniversary than our actual wedding anniversary (which happens to be tomorrow), and a few weeks ago we celebrated 10 years together!  Woot!  We are also not normally big on gifts, but in honor of this milestone I thought I would finally [...]

DIY Linoleum Stamps

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This is a guest post from Gabby of Essentially Eclectic I would say (though I'm certainly biased) that I was a pretty decent student in high school. I did my homework, I got pretty good grades, I turned my assignments in on time. I’m sure you can imagine, then, that I was surprised one afternoon during [...]

DIY Sharpie Mugs

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For the past year or two I've been seeing these Sharpie mugs all over Pinterest.  And every time I see them, I think, "those are so cute.  I should totally try that!  They look SO easy!"  But then I started noticing a lot of comments on those Sharpie mug photos, most of them complaining that [...]

DIY Valentine Photo Coasters

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This is a guest post from Eden of Sugar and Charm When it comes to gifting DIY crafts, I’m a huge proponent of making things personalized. Whether it's something monogrammed or a charming photo, I love the thought of a personalized gift. Since my husband and I usually keep it simple for Valentine’s Day (the [...]

DIY Coffee Bean Soap

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This is a guest post from Gabby of Essentially Eclectic  About 7 months ago I found myself wandering the aisles of my local Michael’s craft supply store looking for what I would need to make one of my most favorite DIY projects to date: homemade soap. Now I’m all for adventure, but for a long [...]

DIY Valentine’s Hand Warmers

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 This is a guest post from Hannah of Lovely Little Life Hello, everyone! I am Hannah from Lovely Little Life. I’m so happy to be back at Living Well Spending Less to share another easy and affordable project with you all! Has it been as frigid where you live this winter as it has been [...]

Pretty Post-it Notes

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This year I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to a revamped series here at LWSL called Handmade Holidays!  In past years I have shared my own holiday gift ideas, but this year I thought it would be fun to get some inspiration elsewhere.  I asked eight of my favorite up-and-coming bloggers to share a simple and [...]

Cookie Mix in a Jar

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This year I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to a revamped series here at LWSL called Handmade Holidays!  In past years I have shared my own holiday gift ideas, but this year I thought it would be fun to get some inspiration elsewhere.  I asked eight of my favorite up-and-coming bloggers to share a simple and [...]

DiY Lip Balm Tins

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This year I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to a revamped series here at LWSL called Handmade Holidays!  In past years I have shared my own holiday gift ideas, but this year I thought it would be fun to get some inspiration elsewhere.  I asked eight of my favorite up-and-coming bloggers to share a simple and [...]

Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows

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I'll be honest, I'm not normally a big fan of marshmallows.  My girls, on the other hand, can't get enough of them, and when I saw they were charging $16.95 at Williams Sonoma for a box of 15 hand crafted peppermint marshmallows, I knew I had to figure out how to make these lil' puppies. [...]