Holiday DIY Gift Ideas

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Holiday DIY Gift Ideas

Coconut Sugar Scrub

~:: A Pretty Life in the Suburbs ::~

With the winter months quickly approaching, many of us find our skin so dry and in desperate need of attention! Our hands especially are hard at work and neglected, but they don’t have to be! Bring the spa to you with this this simple and easy scrub, made with ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen pantry. With 2 simple ingredients your skin will be smooth and moisturized. Not only that, the smell alone will lift your mood and take you away to warmer destinations!

About Jo-Anna:  Hi I am Jo-Anna! Career-gal-turned-busy-mom! In my quest to raise my family at home, I have traded power lunches for play dates, and fast food for fresh food! When I can find a moment (in the midst of three kids and a husband) I am the blogger behind “A Pretty Life in the Suburbs“, an online hub where I write about things I loves to cook, bake, create and decorate. I hope to inspire a love of living life in a yummy kind of way!

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DIY Patterned Heart Tights

~:: Lemon Jitters ::~

Okay, I’ll admit, I’m a little smug about this project. I love how it turned out! Plus it’s inexpensive and cheap, my favorite kind of project. Read more to see how to make your own patterned tights.





ABOUT KATIE: Katie is the creative mind behind Lemon Jitters, a blog dedicated to all things crafty. Her interests are ever-changing and currently include: an obsession with kitschy kitchen timers, paper crafting and eating lots of chocolate.

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Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Striped Slippers

~:: Zen of Making ::~

Make a cozy pair of crocheted slippers with this quick and easy rainbow striped slipper tutorial!

In the photo above, the finished rainbow slippers were each completed using one skein of self-striping Da Vinci yarn from Lion Brand Yarn. If you use this yarn, you will not need to make color changes as you crochet!

A great gift idea for upcoming holidays, right?


ABOUT HALEY: The Zen of Making is written by Haley Pierson-Cox, a technical craft writing and tutorial-obsessed book nerd who is also a staff writer at CRAFT Magazine. Likes: sewing, needlework, crochet, block printing. Can’t stand: extraneous apostrophes.


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DIY Crochet Bracelet

~:: Trinkets in Bloom ::~

Who doesn’t love a great bracelet? Lately fashion trends have been showing that more is definitely better when it comes to them. This DIY Crochet Bracelet tutorial is simple to make (there’s even a link to a basic crochet tutorial, if you need one), it has easy to follow step by step instructions and detailed photos.

The combination of winter white and gold in this bracelet is classic and elegant for fall. You can easily stack it with different colors of bracelets for a fun and edgy mix, or keep it simple with the same gold and white color palette.



ABOUT CATHY: Cathy writes the blog Trinkets in Bloom where she shares all her ideas and fashion DIY’s. Finding inspiration in runway fashion, street style, vintage finds and the challenge that comes from trying to make something herself. She’s been creating and making things her whole life and being able to share them on her blog she says, is a dream come true. Cathy has a four year old daughter who now uses DIY as word and is constantly giving her ideas for “DIY”. When she’s not creating she can be found scouring magazines for inspiration, drinking coffee and playing games with her daughter.

Check out more of her DIY creations at Trinkets in Bloom and follow Cathy on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.