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25 Handmade Gifts Under $5. If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make.

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5

Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… For the Love of: Mason Jars. <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic. <div style="clear:both"></div><div class="greet_block_powered_by">Powered by <a href=" title="WP Greet Box WordPress Plugin" style="text-decoration:none;">WP Greet Box</a><a href=" title="WordPress Plugin" style="text-decoration:none;">WordPress Plugin</a></div><div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> Every few weeks or when my overwhelming love for something needs to be shared… I have what I like to call, For the Love Of.

25 Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier. Here are clever ideas to make life easier.

25 Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier

To see the complete list of 25 go here. You can pin the pics directly to Pinterest by hovering your mouse over the pic then clicking the “pin it”! Via:

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DIY Party Animal Candles. Hi there, it’s Jenny from Hank + Hunt with a fun and super easy diy today!

DIY Party Animal Candles

As soon as I thought of making these I got a huge kick out of naming them Party Animals. Hilarious, but if you hear groaning…it’s coming from my house. Regardless of how cheesy the name is, these turn out awesome. Your kid’s favorite animal holding that birthday candle minus those red eyes that are oh so typical for plastic creatures, awesome. Supplies - plastic animalsplastic candle holdersdrill with 1/8″ drill bitpliersgold spray paint For the plastic animals, you can use any kind you can find. Hold the animal with the pliers and drill a hole straight down, being careful not to pop out the other side. Spray paint the animals in a few light coats, rotating them to cover all sides. I also painted the candle holders to match. That’s it.

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Jewlery Ideas. Judah Method - Bleaching Experemnet on the Behance Network. Felt camera and iphone cases. Fabric Crafts. Kids Crafts. Washi Tape DIY labels. What a genius idea from A l'ombre du maronnier, don't you think ??

Washi Tape DIY labels

Simply print on a piece of paper some names you need to label and cover the words with some washi tape, pull them up and look at the result ! Crafty Site. Simple Crafts. DIY Ribbon Wands. Posted on August 9, 2010 by Christina Looking for a unique wedding send-off?

DIY Ribbon Wands

Try ribbon wands! You can make them yourself for under $1 each and they are a nice little take home gift for your guests (your flower girls will LOVE ‘em!!) Ribbon wands are waved by wedding guests as the bride and groom exit the ceremony and/or the reception. Dictionary Tealights by CarolinaCottage. Happy Valentines Day!

This year I made this adorable gift for my boyfriend.

Happy Valentines Day!

On a deck of cards, I thought of 52 reasons why I love him soo much (I could have easily come up with 1000 <3) I typed them out and cut them up. Some cards I glued the white paper on and cut out patterned hearts. The other cards I backed the white paper with the same patterned paper and glued them on. Both designs looked great together. It was a super creative, super personal gift from the heart. Mason Jar Craft Storage! Creative Kismet » Blog Archive » little guiding stars. Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self.

Creative Kismet » Blog Archive » little guiding stars

Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. Uncanny Cork Vases & Containers Tutorial. Almost two years ago, I bookmarked a wonderful tutorial from Design Sponge for a cork lamp.

Uncanny Cork Vases & Containers Tutorial

I just loved the idea and wanted to translate it in another way. But for some reason, I kind of forgot about it as time went on, and then this weekend when I was rinsing out some cans to put into the recycling bin, I remembered. I had also just bought some beautiful tulips, and immediately knew exactly what to make. A cork vase to hold notes, photographs, and of course flowers. But these vases can also be used as organizational containers for your extra pens and even succulents too. Making a Unique Heirloom Bridal Brooch Bouquet. Brooch bouquet I’ve been reading a lot about brooch bouquets lately, but the one in this photo gallery has an especially sweet story.

Making a Unique Heirloom Bridal Brooch Bouquet

Bride Jenna — located in Boundary Creek, Canada, and blogger of My Bridal Bouquet — was given her mother’s, grandmother’s and great-grandmother’s heirloom rings. How to make Glass Tile Magnets. Crafty fun and free tutorial. How to make Glass Tile Magnets! This craft is a great afternoon project to do with children or friends. You will need a bit of space and the tiles will need to stay put while drying, so I suggest setting up somewhere that can be left alone for awhile... otherwise your dining room table will not be used for dinner! :-) Supplies needed: Feburary Favorite: Paper Balloons. ~ Tuesday Tute ~ Filofax Pen Case.


Screen Printing your own T shirts with Freezer Paper. You've probably seen this sprinkled around the web on various blogs and how-to sites.

Screen Printing your own T shirts with Freezer Paper

But, Meg and I thought we'd try our hand at it. What's so nice about this project is, you can make just about any image you want (depending on what you want to tackle), its cheap and even kids can get involved. Come along for the ride, there are tons of photos to help you if you decide to make your own t shirt. What you'll need... ~freezer paper (not wax paper or parchment) cut into 8.5x11" to fit into your printer ~fabric paint (got mine at Joann's Fabric store, they were 50% off...woo!) For the first step, you'll need to find an image you'd like to use. With an X acto knife, cut out the part of the image that you want to become the painted a sense, turn it into a stencil. Place your cut out onto your t shirt wherever you'd like it to be. Like a Candle in the Tin...

Tutorial: Making a Yo-Yo Necklace. Recycle Tutorial ? Making Of T-Shirt Yarn. Another tutorial to help save our Mother Earth by turning unwanted items into something useful. This is the yarn ball I made out of an old T-shirt which I have been wearing for 10 years day-in day-out, wash-in wash-out. It finally broke down and tore at the collar and sleeves. Waste not, want not, I decided to recycle it. I have finished making the drawstring bag as shown above. Please click here to have a look and you can download the simple pattern I created. Paper Garlands from This Neck of the Woods. Can a tiny string of paper really transform a room? I think so. If its a paper garland from This Neck of the Woods.

Aren’t these great? I have so many ideas… Hang a strand over a window, decorate for your children’s birthday party, run one down the middle of a table as a party runner, or behind your bed as a replacement to a traditional headboard. Each garland is handmade and hand glued using high-quality German papers. Visit This Neck of the Woods on etsy and papernstitch to view the entire collection. This entry is filed under bright, celebrate, color, confetti, decor, decoration, fun, garlands, paper, paper garland, party, string, this neck of the woods, thisneckofthewoods.

Felted garland « small bird blog. Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by smallbirdblog. Most favorited all-time. Map love. Summer bracelets DIY. When M. came home from her camp with school, she showed me this yellow bracelet she made with 'scoubidoo' strings.

One of her friends taught her how to make these and of course I wanted to have a go at it too. Instead of scoubidou string I used strips of fabric for one and leather - what did you think?! - shoelaces in offsetting colors for another one.