gift guide 2010: diy for everybody

You guys loved last year’s DIY Gift Guide, so I thought I’d officially make it a Mint tradition. Here are some of my favorite DIY ideas, so you can skip the malls entirely! Since DIY ideas never go out of stock, here is the 2009 DIY Gift Guide.

Fill this box with special memories, stories, and quotes. Too sweet! The perfect handmade holiday gift for your sweetheart.

Make caricatures for each family member! These DIY nesting dolls are an easy sewing/drawing project that anyone could do.

Using a white paint pen, a chalkboard from the craft store turns into an easy DIY project. It’s also perfect for lists (you could put magnets on the back and hang on the fridge) or as a frame for vintage postcards as shown.

This DIY tutorial links to a hot sauce recipe and provides printable jar labels, too.

This knitted fingerless glove tutorial gives you step by step patterns. I love the stripes!

Made from a water bottle and a sock, this DIY handlebar bag is the perfect bike accessory.

An old frame and a plain pegboard turn into this DIY pegboard garden tool organizer.

Kids love fish! And I love this DIY fish mobile because it’s adorable and the perfect answer for what to do with all those (free) paint chips.

A pair of felt rose barrettes are the perfect little girl accessory!

Wrap some blank journals and good novels in pretty papers with this bookmark & book cover tutorial.

Charles the Plushie is easily customizable, and the tutorial gives 4 cute patterns to work from.

Who doesn’t love caramel and fudge sauces? This is a great way to use fabric scraps, and the tutorial has printable hang tags, too.

Peanut butter puppers!

Recycle some old sweaters or failed felting projects to create these catnip cocktails.

One of my favorite DIY projects of the year! If you’re not handy with a saw, you can purchase pre-cut slices and use the provide templates to make these DIY coasters. It’s the perfect way to spruce up your coffee table before the guests arrive!

12 Responses to “gift guide 2010: diy for everybody”

ellie

December 9, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Hi Hillary,
They’re available:
http://shopterrain.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=ST&Product_Code=HOUS-FIEL-106-001001&mySearch=coaster&mySearchTtlPrds=6&mySearchCrrntPg=1&mySearchTtlPgs=1
and
http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/olive-wood-coasters
and
https://www.onlygreen.com/shop/details/?prod_ID=1677
but you can also grab a tree branch and take it to a wood working shop or lumber yard.
For more details and the templates, just visit the original Design Sponge post:
http://www.designspongeonline.com/2010/11/diy-project-paint-by-number-hex-symbol-coasters.html

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