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39 DIY Christmas Gifts You'd Actually Want To Receive

39 DIY Christmas Gifts You'd Actually Want To Receive

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The Only 14 Gifts Dudes ACTUALLY Want This Holiday Season 1. Wallet Because a dude's wallet is usually stuffed tighter than a Chipotle burrito with double meat, and the only way he will part with his precious receipt collection is if you give him a new wallet so he can start the collecting process all over again. Such is the dude cycle. Blue Wallet, ZARA, $26Charcoal Vertical Wallet, JACK SPADE (Available at East Dane), $68Houndstooth Leather ID Wallet, COACH, $168Leather Card Holder, THE CAMBRIDGE SATCHEL COMPANY, $90 2. Backpack Because there comes a time when even the most dudely of dudes cannot fit everything he needs into his wallet (or pockets), and when that happens, there is only one dude-appropriate option and it sure as hell isn't a tote bag.

STUDDED BOOTS It's finally boot season!! I partnered up with JustFab a couple weeks ago to host a DIY Session with some of my favorite LA bloggers and taught them how to personalize their boots by adding their own stud design. Can't wait to show you the event photos and how each of us styled our DIY'ed boots! DIY Headphone Wrap - Earbud Cord How To If you had told anyone, 100 years ago, that people of the future would walk around with white and black strings coming out of their ears, and no one would bat an eye, they would probably have offed you for witchcraft. The fact is, we've been so inured to the sight of black and white earbuds, we don't even see them anymore...but, for the not-wallflower types among us (hi!), we've got a transformative DIY that'll give your headphones the advantage. Even though this looks like a fancy, multi-step DIY, it's super easy, no matter the level of your crafting ability. Music lovers — get to wrapping! DIY by Christy Kurtz; Photographed by Grace Sun

DIY Floral Sunglasses We always claim to see the world through rose colored glasses . . . but how about rose trimmed glasses? In honor of the widespread floral trend and our love of Dolce & Gabbana‘s Baroque-inspired fall collection, we’re DIYing a pair of outrageously fabulous sunglasses using the same charming little ceramic roses from a recent tutorial. These will surely be a pair of shades you won’t go unnoticed in this summer!

5 So-Called Signs of Genius That Any Idiot Can Learn You know what would be cool? Superhuman intelligence. To walk into a room like Dr. House or Sherlock Holmes and show everyone your brain works twice as fast as theirs. Unfortunately, we can't turn you into a genius -- genetics and the public school system have already tried and failed. Hogwarts Alumni Adult Black T-Shirt Ships to U.S. only. Show your school spirit wearing this Harry Potter Hogwarts Alumni t-shirt. This Harry Potter t-shirt features the Hogwarts crest. This 100% cotton shirt is available in adult sizes. Shipping: Ho Ho Ho: Stylish Secret Santa Gifts Holiday Gift Guide from Apartment Therapy Office Secret Santa exchanges are supposed to be a fun, bonding experience for co-workers. But when you draw someone's name who you don't know well it can start to feel stressful. My rule of thumb for such gifts is to give something that has broad utility and broad appeal. Here are ten stylish ideas that fit the bill. Read on for the gift ideas and to enter our Holiday Sweepstakes for a chance to win $1000 (a little help for buying your holiday gifts this year!)... This year, Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn aren't just sharing great ideas in our gift guides, we're giving away $1,000 to help one lucky reader purchase presents for their friends and family!

What to do with old jeans? - 4 DIY ideas for recycling denim jeans Don’t waste your old pair of jeans by tossing it away simply because it has faded away or is out of style. Denim is a sturdy fabric that can be used for various crafts. Consider recycling denim jeans into some useful things at home such as these cute cushions, a hip handbag or reusing the jeans pockets for storage. TetraBox Light by Ed Chew Liquid to Light Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape.

Tutorial: How to make a Fabric Headboard In my master bedroom, I wanted an extra large headboard that would make a statement.Here are my instructions on how to make a fabric headboard…not just any fabric’ll see. Step 1: Find fabric that you love! I found this fabric at my favorite fabric store called Home Fabrics and Rugs. It cost 5.99 a yard, and I bought 10 yards. (I still have some left over, but we’ll just play it safe and say it cost me $59.00 for the fabric. One of the main reasons I chose this fabric was because it was neutral in color.

Ron Weasley 02 Adult Cardinal T-Shirt Ships to U.S. only. Make any day game day with this Quidditch inspired style t-shirt, featuring Ron Weasley's name and number. This 100% cotton t-shirt is available in adult sizes. Shipping: Ground (Continental U.S.): $4.99 flat fee or FREE over $75 Ground AK, HI, Military, and U.S.

Make Your Own Flower Vase D.I.Y. Another reason to bring flowers home from the market! This DIY mixes hard and soft elements to create an interesting modern vase. Bring home your favorite blooms and display a grouping of similar vases at your next get together. You'll Need: A few round, glass jars in varying sizes and widths, a sheet of metal screen as shown above (found at most hardware stores), wire cutters, yarn, scissors, gloves. Note: Wear gloves to keep your hands safe while working with sheet metal.

Sexy Legs Workout Posted by Cags R under Fitness & Training on 21 November 2012 at 12:00 AM With the holiday season fast approaching, you want to make sure your thighs and calves look hot in the tights for your elf costume - right fellas? That's why this week we're challenging you to this fast and effective bodyweight workout which will strengthen your legs - and as we all know, strong is sexy! Check out how to make the most of this workout for your lower abs, glutes and legs with this guide: how to perform exercises for the sexy legs workout and add the workout to your training now! Get more advice and Challenge ideas by signing up to Tribesports - it's free, fun and most importantly fitness focused!

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