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Gift Guide 2011: You can DIY

November 29, 2011

I’m starting off the official 2011 Kate Schmate Gift Guide with this important category: DIY. Yes, you can do it yourself for Christmas. I did it almost completely last year. I loved it so much in 2011 that I want to at least make one something DIY this Christmas. But, it is the first guide this year, because, you know what? These projects take a hecka lot of time… so if you’re going to do this, good luck to you. Here are some ideas.

I love this Birch Wood Wreath, featured on Craft. Pull out your handsaw… you can get this done.

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Lupin Handmade (great blog in general for felt tutorials, FYI) featured this guest post on how to create your own play dough. Great gift for the kiddies!

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My pal Della sent me this DIY bracelet a few months ago, and since then, I’ve seen it all over Pinterest. It’s a great idea!

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Gal-pal Megster Meter has a fun project to give to a friend and/or traveling buddy. I love this idea to document where you’ve been together as a couple.

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Even though gin is more of a summer drink, how fun would it be to make your own for someone who loves their nightly toddy? Here’s a tutorial from Jefferey Morgenthaler.

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Another from Lupin Handmade, here’s a ribbon hairband tutorial for the fun at heart.

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For the yoga lover on your shopping list, here’s an easy tutorial on antibacterial yoga mat spray from Craftbits. Super smart and a fun variation to regular DIY cleaning products.

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Why not a fun drink? For something so tasty that you really can only get in a coffee shop, spiced chai concentrate would be a nice luxury DIY gift.

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