It’s Do It Yourself, DIY Thursday! Last week I showed you how to create a handmade hand warmer and this week we have a round-up! Here are some great DIY Christmas gifts from around the blogosphere:
- This is a great do it yourself post! Sherri from Luv a Bargain made a DIY Castle bed for her daughter. She altered the plans so it would fit a full sized bed. If you have a young child who would like a castle bed this tutorial is perfect! The site she bought her plans from (Ana White) to also has plans for a DIY firetruck bed and many other do it yourself project plans. In fact, I think that is my new favorite site!
- Those of you who had extra tomatoes in your garden this year will love this tutorial from Budget Saving Mom! Rene says this is one of her most popular homemade Christmas gifts.
I made this recycled play kitchen a few years ago and it was a hit! The castle bed post reminded me of it. You can get the plans from fortytwo roads (the plans cost $12) and you can use cardboard like I did (surprisingly, it held up really well) or you can convert the plans to wood. She has plans for a recycled play washer and dryer as well.
- This is a fun do it yourself spray from Greenbacks Gal. It smells divine and cleans great! The spray could be part of a Christmas gift basket for a yoga enthusiast. You could include a budget yoga book. You can almost always find them in the bargain bin section of book stores.
- Barbara has a great do it yourself travel makeup bag tutorial. You do need some sewing skills, but it isn’t hard. You could tweak the same tutorial to make a crayon roll for children. If you picked up a box of $0.19 crayons before school started then the box of crayons and crayon roll along with a coloring book from the Dollar store makes a great gift! If you make the travel makeup bag for somebody then use your Extracare Bucks or Register Rewards to get makeup brushes to fill the bag for free! Go here to learn how to shop for free at CVS and learn how to shop for free at Walgreens if you do not know how to get the free brushes.
DIY “Bucket of Goodies”
- This makes a great teacher gift! The tutorial is from 3 Boys and a Dog and it is for a Halloween bucket. You could use the same concept to create a Christmas bucket.