diychristmascrafts:

DIY Easy Four Strand Rhinestone Tied Bracelet Tutorial from stripes & sequins here. I really like how substantial this looks and think it’s totally gift-worthy for a girlfriend.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Easy Coin Cufflinks Tutorial from inspiration & realisation here. This falls into the category I call “beyond easy”. This is going under my “manly gifts” tag.
truebluemeandyou:

DIY Cluster of Starts Hair Clip Tutorial from for the love of… here. This is such a cute and cheap project using acrylic stars from Michaels. First seen at Oh The Lovely Things here. EDIT: This tutorial has been taken down but you can find it here. Use Chrome to translate, but the photos should be enough.
Tutorial Steps:
Buy the acrylic stars from places like Michaels
Spray paint them gold
Attach gold wire to the smaller stars and glue them on
Glue the stars onto the barrettes with the stars attached to wire under the big stars

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Cluster of Starts Hair Clip Tutorial from for the love of… here. This is such a cute and cheap project using acrylic stars from Michaels. First seen at Oh The Lovely Things here. EDIT: This tutorial has been taken down but you can find it here. Use Chrome to translate, but the photos should be enough.

Tutorial Steps:

  • Buy the acrylic stars from places like Michaels
  • Spray paint them gold
  • Attach gold wire to the smaller stars and glue them on
  • Glue the stars onto the barrettes with the stars attached to wire under the big stars

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Easy Kate Spade Eiffel Tower Earrings Tutorial from Henry Happened here. She gives a link for the cheap Hobby Lobby Eiffel Tower charms. Top Photo: $48 Kate Spade Parisian Lights Eiffel Tower Earrings here, Bottom Photo: DIY by Henry Happened.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Wire Wrap Ring Tutorials from Jewelry Making Journal. Top Photo: DIY Beginner Wire Wrapped Rings Tutorial here. Rena Klingenberg writes:

And these rings are very cheap to make – using copper or brass you can make them for less than 5 cents each – or about 20 of them for $1. If you sell them, I’ve found that $3 per ring is a price that’s very profitable for me, and my customers feel that it’s a good value for them.

Bottom Photo: Three Methods for Easy Folded Wire Wrapped Rings Tutorial here. *For more wire crafts go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/wire

diychristmascrafts:

DIY Easy Four Strand Rhinestone Tied Bracelet Tutorial from stripes & sequins here. I really like how substantial this looks and think it’s totally gift-worthy for a girlfriend.

diychristmascrafts:

DIY Demure Elastic Rhinestone Headband Tutorial from For The Makers here. Rhinestone chain is relatively cheap and comes in different colors like pink, light blue etc… *This site has really well photographed and easy to understand tutorials. 

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Easy Coin Cufflinks Tutorial from inspiration & realisation here. This falls into the category I call “beyond easy”. This is going under my “manly gifts” tag.
truebluemeandyou:

DIY Beginner’s Beaded Memory Wire Cuff Tutorial from Happy Hour Projects. This project takes about less than 1/2 hour to complete and the closure is just bending the wire so the beads don’t fall off.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Beginner’s Beaded Memory Wire Cuff Tutorial from Happy Hour Projects. This project takes about less than 1/2 hour to complete and the closure is just bending the wire so the beads don’t fall off.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Easy Kate Spade Eiffel Tower Earrings Tutorial from Henry Happened here. She gives a link for the cheap Hobby Lobby Eiffel Tower charms. Top Photo: $48 Kate Spade Parisian Lights Eiffel Tower Earrings here, Bottom Photo: DIY by Henry Happened.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Sequin Bracelets with Tassels Tutorial from Honestly…WTF here. I made sequin necklaces with fishing line a long time ago and still have them. I used blue and when stacked together they take on another hue (I have an instagram account and will try and find them and photograph them). The added tassels are a cute addition but not necessary.

diychristmascrafts:

DIY Easy Four Strand Rhinestone Tied Bracelet Tutorial from stripes & sequins here. I really like how substantial this looks and think it’s totally gift-worthy for a girlfriend.

diychristmascrafts:

DIY Demure Elastic Rhinestone Headband Tutorial from For The Makers here. Rhinestone chain is relatively cheap and comes in different colors like pink, light blue etc… *This site has really well photographed and easy to understand tutorials. 

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Stamped Pencil Tutorial from Design for Mankind here. In the comments’ section there is a link for similar pencils. Filing this under Christmas/holidays and cheap gifts. First seen at Oh The Lovely Things here.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Stamped Pencil Tutorial from Design for Mankind here. In the comments’ section there is a link for similar pencils. Filing this under Christmas/holidays and cheap gifts. First seen at Oh The Lovely Things here.

diychristmascrafts:

DIY Scented Pinecone Fire Starters Tutorial from Kate’s Creative Space here. These are made with tea lights which are really cheap (see amazon here). This is a really thoughtful gift for people who have fire places and appreciate homemade gifts. Don’t waste these on people who don’t care if they get a pair of cheap socks or homemade. I only do DIY gifts for people who appreciate them because they take up my spare time which is precious to me. First seen at Soap Deli News here.
Tip: How I made mine. I dipped pinecones part way in wax (cheap paraffin wax) and then added a tiny bit of glitter (probably wouldn’t do that today). I then sewed large cheap burlap bags (super cheap at the fabric store) that I slit in several places at the top to weave in red ribbon to make a drawstring bag. I then put the bags in large galvanized buckets with a huge tag. 

diychristmascrafts:

DIY Scented Pinecone Fire Starters Tutorial from Kate’s Creative Space here. These are made with tea lights which are really cheap (see amazon here). This is a really thoughtful gift for people who have fire places and appreciate homemade gifts. Don’t waste these on people who don’t care if they get a pair of cheap socks or homemade. I only do DIY gifts for people who appreciate them because they take up my spare time which is precious to me. First seen at Soap Deli News here.

Tip: How I made mine. I dipped pinecones part way in wax (cheap paraffin wax) and then added a tiny bit of glitter (probably wouldn’t do that today). I then sewed large cheap burlap bags (super cheap at the fabric store) that I slit in several places at the top to weave in red ribbon to make a drawstring bag. I then put the bags in large galvanized buckets with a huge tag.