TeXocial TOP TEN Tuesday: DIY Holiday Gift Guide

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Whether your looking to finish off your holiday gift list on a limited budget or want to make your gifts a little more meaningful with a crafty touch, this list has some fantastic ideas to help you do both!

BOTTLE CAP FISHING LURES

If taking the time to hand make fishing lures for an angler (not to mention the time to consume the beers needed to get these caps for the project) doesn’t say meaningful, I don’t know what does! Check these suckers (biters?) out.

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Tutorial at http://frame.bloglovin.com/

MINIMALIST FRAMED FLOATING LEAVES & FLOWERS

Aren’t these lovely? During this time of year it can be hard to find green leaves but a beautiful red and yellow leaf would be perfectly fitting for a holiday gift!

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Tutorial at http://www.lovemaegan.com/

ACTION FIGURE LAMP

So, we are completely geeking out on this one! So easy, so cool, and would likely be the most unique gift around the tree.

Tutorial at http://www.instructables.com

UPCYCLED MASON JAR LID MAGNETS

I have personally received these as a gift, and let me tell you, they were a hit! I have had them for years now. Using Modge Podge Dimensional Magic on the front of the pictures pulls double duty, making the whole thing look a tad more professional and coating your sweet photos.

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Tutorial at http://www.unoriginalmom.com/

DIY LEATHER COASTERS

Something about these coasters are giving us chic and retro feels! This is a seriously cheap DIY for the end result.

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Tutorial at confessionsofasecretcrafter.blogspot.com

FLATTENED WINE BOTTLE SERVING TRAY

We have been seeing these for years but are still digging them and would still love for someone to make us one! The uses for these trays are endless. Gift with a cheese knife and some uh-mazing cheeses for a cheese tray or some cool hand painted wooden spoons for a spoon rest or a bar of cool soap for a bathroom soap tray, or… seriously. Endless. Uses.

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Tutorial at www.ehow.com

CHALKBOARD SERVING TRAY

The perfect gift for someone who loves entertaining. Chalkboard trays take serving cheeses, wines, fruits, pastries, etc. to the next level. This tutorial in particular is our favorite because of the heavy duty factor of the tray. No flimsy particle board spray painted here (although that would work, too!).

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Video Tutorial at www.shanty-2-chic.com

YARN WALL HANGING

This is by far the EASIEST DIY gift on this list. Perfect for people with a bohemian vibe and the color options are endless. We are making lots of these this year!

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Tutorial at oleanderandpalm.com

GOLD DIPPED CERAMICS

These are the ultimate Dollar Store craft. You can find everything you need there with the exception of the paint (unless you are lucky and have an amazing Dollar Store). We are loving the gold but are also digging dark blue or deep red for winter/fall.

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Tutorial at www.brit.co

AND FINALLY… THE GIFT OF BOOZE

Because we all know that this is what we want at the end of the holiday season.

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Tutorial at thekitchn.com

Happy Crafting / Giving / Holidays!