Gifting Ideas

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50+ DIY Gift Ideas

Hello again, it's Colleen from Just Paint It with another fabulous homemade gift collection. Today we have 50+ DIY Gifts for practically everyone on your list! This is a diverse group including painting, quick crafts, woodworking and so much…
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Gift Ideas for the Creatives on Your Wishlist

The holidays are fast approaching and I'm sure there's someone on your list that fits the "creative" description. That special someone desires something opposite of the normal gifts that most people will enjoy. He or she may be a hipster…
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21 Sew Special Gifts (You Can Make)

Hello again, it's Colleen from Just Paint It!  I love making gifts for the holidays, and receiving them too. There's something so meaningful when you know someone has invested their precious time in a gift. Today I have 21 Sew Special Gifts.…
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Personalized Wood Slice Coasters

Today I have the ever fabulous and always vivacious Corey on stage. She will be sharing how to make these Personalized Wood Slice Coasters. Corey is the rockstar designer behind Sawdust 2 Stitches. As if you had any doubt, this girl is…
Make Your Own Finger-Printed Star Pillows | Pretty Handy Girl
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Finger-printed Envelope Star Pillows

Personalized finger-printed envelope star pillows are an easy and fun gift item to make. My boys and I enjoyed making these pillows for their home room teachers. We got the idea from Cristina's beautiful seaside themed thumb print pillows. Materials: …
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Natural Accents & New Ceramic Surface Design – Book Reviews

It's time to make room on your bookshelf for two more beautiful books. The first is Natural Accents by Stacy Risenmay. Stacy is a good friend and fellow DIY blogger. She's also a power tool rock star. Stacy recently released this colorful…
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DIY Cupcake Tray Carrier

Jaime here from That's My Letter today sharing a DIY cupcake tray carrier.  It's summer and that means lots of friends getting together for BBQ's and outdoor parties.  You can't show up empty-handed to party, so why not take along this…
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Housewarming Gift Caddy {Mystery Thrift Off}

Do you have a new neighbor or know someone who just moved? It's time to celebrate with them by giving them a housewarming gift caddy! This is an easy gift tote that you can customize to any size you like. Plus, the recipient can use the…
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12 Father’s Day Gift Ideas – Way Cooler than a Tie

Father's Day is coming up next week. The conundrum of what to get your Dad or your spouse is waging war in your mind. I scouted far and wide on the interwebs to come up with 12 Father's Day Gift Ideas that are Way Cooler than a Tie! (I've…
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Wood Cut Out Tray

Happy Wednesday Pretty Handy readers.  Jaime here from That's My Letter to share a DIY project that makes a great anytime gift or (an even better idea) for Mother's Day.  I'll show you how to make this wood cut out tray which you can…
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Heart Shaped Topiary

The season of love is upon us. Have you embraced it? Or are you struggling to find something cute but not cutesy. Or something non-red or pink? Today I have a tutorial to show  you how easy it is to create a heart shaped topiary. Keep it…
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Leather Heart Necklace

Hello Pretty Handy Readers!  We survived the holidays! Yes, January can be quiet but February will be here before you know it and that means Valentine's Day. Jaime here today from That's My Letter sharing this DIY leather heart necklace,…
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20 Creative Gift Wrap Ideas

Hi there! I'm Colleen from Just Paint It and I'm excited to share some of Pretty Handy Girl's great creative gift wrapping ideas. We're reaching the home stretch before the big day and I know things can get crazy. But something I really…
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DIY Paper Bag Ornament

Looking for a fast and easy ornament or gift tag?  I'm Jaime from That's My Letter here to share a diy ornament you can make from a readily available paper bag.  This project will have you looking at grocery and retail paper bags in a…
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What I’d Ask Santa for (if I were you)…

It's the final days before the big guy packs up his sleigh and starts delivering presents to all the good little girls and boys. You've been good this year, right? This year I'm asking Pretty Handsome Guy Santa for a few things, but these…
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Chalkboard Gift Tag Signs

Want a great way to dress up gifts? Make these easy chalkboard gift tags for your holiday or birthday gifts. Purchase some inexpensive wood plaques or cut some masonite scraps and paint them with chalkboard paint. Drill a few holes and…
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Mosaic Tile Coasters {Lowe’s Creative Idea}

Want an easy and inexpensive gift idea to give out as a hostess gift for those upcoming holiday parties? How about Mosaic Tile Coasters? They are quick and easy to make. Last month, for my Lowe's Creative Idea I created a unique lamp shade…
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DIY Gift Idea: Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar

Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar I love making homemade gifts during the holidays. Not only is it more personal than something store-bought, but it's a budget saver as well.  One of my favorite quickie gifts to make is hot cocoa mix.  With mason…
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Announcing Pretty Handy Girl Shirts & Gifts – How to Set Up a Zazzle Store

Happy Friday everyone! I'm so excited to be launching my own line of graphic t-shirts, clothing and gifts. I've dreamed of having a line of DIY themed shirts and clothing that would allow those of us Handy Girls and Handy Guys to show off…
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Rock n’ Roll Birthday Party

My goodness, I have an eight year old! Time has flown by and my little baby is one handsome rocker wanna be. He loves anything rock n' roll and can be found in his room with headphones on listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers, The White Stripes…
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DIY Block Print Stamped Tea Towel

Hey there! It's Melissa from The Happier Homemaker back again with a fun and easy DIY tutorial you can even get the kiddos involved with! I've been noticing block printing coming up a lot in my home decor magazines and catalogs lately. Last…
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Handy Dog News and Pet Portraits by Colleen of Just Paint It Blog

Hey y'all. Did you miss me on Friday? I missed you! It's been quite a week, so I hope you don't mind if I step away from the DIY tutorials today to share a little news from my personal life. About two months ago, I received a sweet…
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DIY “Eat Your Veggies” Cloth Napkin Gift Set

Bringing a hostess gift to someone whose home you are staying in is apparently a pretty universal thing.  I had never heard of such a thing until I was in my late 20's.  It's not a mind blowing concept but I have come to appreciate the…
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Sew Easy Anthropologie Cloth Napkin Gift Bags

When I want to give a small gift as a thank you or to make someone's day I like to dress it up by presenting the gift in a little fabric drawstring pouch. These cloth napkin gift bags are "sew" easy to make and they cost about 1/3 the cost…
DIY Lemonade Lip Balm | Pretty Handy Girl
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DIY Lemonade Lip Balm

Happy Summer! Warm days and soaring temperatures always put me in the mood for lemonade. For a little end of the year gift for my sons' teachers I whipped up a small batch of DIY Lemonade lip balm. But, this is a fabulous gift to make for…
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101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for Friends

I'm excited to share 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends. I am joining creative forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week along with over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive ideas and free printables!…
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Why I’m NOT going to participate in Teacher Appreciation Week anymore!

Two weeks ago was Teacher Appreciation Week at my son's school. Every year I have a bit of a knee jerk reaction to this week. Is it because I don't appreciate my sons' teachers and administrators? Definitely not true! I appreciate them more…
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Budget-Friendly Customizable Etched Glasses

With summer right around the corner, summertime barbecues and pool parties aren’t far behind! When a friend takes time to plan an event, Jacque and I always try to come up with a unique idea for a party gift to bring them as a thank you! …
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DIY Colorful Coffee Stirrer Keychain

Hello Pretty Handy Girl readers, Jaime from That's My Letter back again to share a fun craft project.  Today we're making DIY wood keychains using coffee stirrer sticks. If you love coffee just as much as I do, what could be better than…
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How to Decorate a Candle with Tissue Paper

One of my favorite and most versatile DIY gifts to make are decorated candles: they are inexpensive and easy to personalize! Today I'm going to share a basic tutorial for how you can use tissue paper to decorate a candle for your home or as…
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10 DIY Gift Ideas for the Rock Star DIYer

Christmas is next week? Christmas is next week! Who else is still running around buying those last minute gifts? {Me raising my hand.} If you have someone on your list who is an avid DIYer, I have a new list of the Top 10 Gift Ideas for…
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DIY Christmas Journal

Need an easy DIY gift idea that any kid will love?  Jaime from That's My Letter here to share DIY Christmas journals made from inexpensive kids composition books. There's still time to make this Christmas journal gift for all those kids…
Chalkboard Painted Mugs | Pretty Handy Girl
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DIY Chalkboard Painted Mugs

The holidays are fast approaching and the last thing I want to do is wander through the stores aimlessly looking for gifts for my friends or for the service providers in my life. Instead, I came up with the perfect gift idea: DIY Chalkboard…
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Très Frugal DIY Gift Idea Round Up

Can you believe all the wonderful DIY gift ideas that we had for you this past month? 31 DIY gift ideas that are frugal and attractive in this Très Frugal DIY Gift Idea Round Up. And if that's not enough, you can view 10 DIY Gift Ideas…
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Marbled Picture Frames by Sarah M. Dorsey

Today I am so excited to have the very talented Sarah joining us with a fabulous très frugal DIY gift idea. Sarah is the creative genius behind Sarah M. Dorsey Designs. I am in love with her design style in her home. The coolest thing about…
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DIY Cutting Board Tutorial

I don't know about you all but I am so inspired by all of the amazing DIY gifts being shared this month! Today I want to show you how to make this easy DIY cutting board which would be the perfect gift for any foodies on your Christmas list! Supplies: …
Paint Can Hostess Gift Idea | Pretty Handy Girl
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Hostess Gift Basket in a Paint Can

As the holiday party invites start to roll in, you might be struggling to come up with a new hostess gift idea. These chalkboard painted buckets are a quick and easy way to throw together a unique gift basket that will fill the recipient with…
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Scrap Wood iPad Tray by Infarrantly Creative

Today I have the honor of having the Queen of DIY here to show you how to build an iPad tray stand! Beckie from Infarrantly Creative is a triple threat DIYer (she manages three blogs.) I am so excited about this frugal gift idea, I can't…
Laundry Fun Gift Basket | Pretty Handy Girl
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Laundry Fun Gift Basket + How to Sew a Basket Liner

Today I have a bit of an unconventional gift idea. But, frankly it is a gift that is sure to bring some fun and enjoyment to anyone who is tasked with the domestic chore of doing laundry. I think this Laundry Fun Gift Basket would be a wonderful…
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DIY Ring Holder by DIY Show Off

Today I have one fabulous thrifter and DIYer! She's well know for her DIY projects as well as showing off yours! Please welcome Roeshel from DIY Show Off. Hi, Pretty Handy Girl friends! I'm Roeshel from DIYShowOff and today I'm excited…