It’s frugal and fun to make gifts for everyone during the holidays, but sometimes the supplies can get expensive. Paper is easy to customize. readily available, and inexpensive. When choosing paper for these projects, you can use scraps of wrapping paper, origami paper, scrapbooking paper, maps, photographs, vintage books and more.
Here are 5 holiday gift DIY tutorials that are mostly just paper with minimal extra supplies:
Envirotex jewelry clay is super easy to use. You can embed anything in the clay, so the possibilities are pretty much endless. I used some gem chips, gemstones, plastic greenery, even a little rubber snake!
We’re only about a week away from December so it’s time to buckle down and get started on holiday crafts! Advent calendars are a fun way to get into the holiday spirit AND give yourself (or a loved one) 24 little gifts. These 5 DIYs are ridiculously simple, and you probably already have the supplies lying around.
Here are five DIY advent calendars that couldn’t be easier to make:
There are only about 2 weeks until Halloween, but there’s still time to thrift a great plus size Halloween costume! Here I’ve compiled a list of ideas for simple pieces you can find at nearly any thrift store that will make great costumes with a little alteration or addition of accessories.
It certainly doesn’t feel like it here on the east coast, but it’s officially spring! Ostara was Tuesday March 20th. It was also the first day of our most recent snowstorm, the fourth this month!
I was snowed in and wasn’t feeling very springy, so I kept my celebration small and quiet. I did some light cleaning around my apartment. I lovingly planted some tomato seeds. I cleaned and freshened up my altar, which I keep in my living room.
(It’s pretty much just my Imbolc altar, but with bunnies, eggs, and tulips.)
I recently picked up needle felting again. The supplies are fairly inexpensive, and it’s such a versatile craft.
I had posted pictures on my Instagram of a few little critters I made. (You can see a sheep I made here and a little gray kitten I made here.) My friend had a great idea and asked me to make his cats out of their fur! I did some Googling but didn’t find any good information about felting with pet hair. I do know that you can use roving to felt on pretty much any fiber, so I figured I’d give it a go! He sent me a bag of cat hair and I got to work.
Unfortunately I didn’t take pictures to make a full tutorial, but here are the finished kitties: