handmade gifts

DIY Give Save & Spend Kids Wallet

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Today I am so excited to host a tutorial from the amazingly talented Sarah of Miss Money Bags.  I was introduced to Sarah last year when she graciously sent me one of her handmade Cash Envelope Wallets, as well as a "Save, Spend, Give" wallet for each one of my girls.  We absolutely LOVED them [...]

Handmade Fizzing Bath Bombs

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My girls love taking bubble baths and I have been wanting to make them some homemade bath bombs for years now, but quite honestly I was always a little scared that it would turn into a complete fiasco and they wouldn't work. I shouldn't have worried! Not only are they fun and easy to make, they work [...]

Handmade Honey Salt Scrub

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I first made this simple honey salt scrub about three years ago during our first ever 31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero challenge.  I loved it so much that I ended up making a huge bath and giving it away to all my friends and family that year.  They have been asking for [...]

How to Give a Great Handmade Gift

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 This is a guest post from Kalyn Brooke of Creative Savings  DIY gifts are all the rage these days, no matter where you look -- Pinterest, Facebook, even the cover of a glossy magazine. All proclaim to have the perfect gift that can be made cuter, cheaper, and faster, and everyone, including myself, can't get their hands on [...]

10 Gifts You Can Make for $10 or Less

10 Gifts You Can Make for $10 or Less

November is here which means the holiday season is upon us, and if you are anything like me you are suddenly thinking, "well crapola, I better start thinking about gifts!"  (And if you are one of those annoyingly perfect proactive people who finished your shopping sometime in July, then I'm not quite sure to do with you. [...]

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 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 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 Cozy Chevron Minky Throw

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Doesn't the month of January just make you want to curl up under a blanket with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate?  When I started working on my office a few months ago I decided that a cozy throw was a necessity.  Inspired my my daughters' special blankys, which they have both [...]

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. [...]

DiY Magazine Rack {Handmade Holidays}

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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 [...]

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