Holiday Gifts you can Build

There are a number of benefits to building or DIYing your holiday gifts over going to the store to buy them. First, a gift that is created with your hand comes straight from the heart. Second, it can save you a bunch of money. Especially if you are using items that you already have around the house like some of the ideas below. Upcycling is great for the environment as well. It keeps unused items from ending up in the trash. Third and most importantly, you can skip of all the crowds and long lines at the stores this holiday season! This will help you keep your sanity and make life a little less stressful for you. Below are a range of ideas that you can create. Everything from simple to a little more complicated, but nothing that you need a ton of skill to accomplish. There are also ideas that will suit everyone. The dog lover, the cook, and the sentimentalist in you life will all be checked off your holiday gift list. Christmas is near, but if you start this weekend, you still have time to make these homemade gifts from the heart. So skip the mall and get creative.

DIY Wood Cutting Board

Woodworking projects can be intimidating, but this project is actually easier than you may think, requiring basic shop materials and dense, hardwood boards to create a chef-worthy cutting board any foodie will love.

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Make a Mobile Dog Bed From a Pallet

A shipping pallet is a flat transport structure, typically made of wood, used to support heavy freight. In order for this project to work, it’s important to choose a pallet with intact wood planks and structurally sound support boards. Search local markets, salvage yards and other businesses that routinely send or receive large goods. Though they’ll typically be grateful for help in freeing up storage space, ask a staff member for permission before walking away with a pallet.

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35 Upcycled DIY Gift Ideas

Plain glass jars, an abandoned door, a rickety ladder, or stray drawer. These aren’t items most people would envision as beautiful gifts. But we aren’t most people. We like creating unique, one-of-a-kind gifts that add beauty to a space in our homes instead of landfills. Hi, it’s Colleen from Just Paint It, back with 35 [ ] The post 35 Upcycled DIY Gift Ideas appeared first on Pretty Handy Girl.

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