November 30, 2013
39 DIY Christmas Gifts for Adults
The past 2 years have been pretty expensive for me. I graduated school, moved out of two different apartments in Toronto, spent a year and a half doing long distance in my relationship, moved across the country, bought (another) dog, bought a house & paid off 4 years worth of student loans. *exhale* So yeah, needless to say, last Christmas I gave my family love (aka: nothing). And though it's not all about material goods, a lot is said when you put thought and care into a gift. And for the sake of not wanting to be a dick for the second year in a row, I feel I should probably do gifts this year. That being said, my financial situation is still pretty crazy - a new house costs a buttload of money and unexpected costs are appearing at every day. Being the control freak that I am, living on credit isn't something that I can physically handle. So...these gifts will have to be "reasonable" (aka as cheap as possible) I'm not the craftiest person in the world - I can barely cut in a straight line - but some of these look like they may even be achievable on my level. Some I'm not certain I would really WANT to give/receive as a gift (ie: a nebula pillow), but others are fantastic little projects and can be so easily customized to fit someone's style and personality. Instagram coasters? Meaning coasters with fabulous phone art (=endless pictures of my dogs)? Absolutely! This list was reposted from http://www.zdouf.com/1753/39-diy-christmas-gifts-youd-actually-want-to-receive/here.here.here.here.here.here.here.here.here.here.here. Again with the German. You could also make these easily with a Sharpie.here.here.here.here.here.here.here (they’re in German, but ay yo, Google Translate).here.here. And here is a recipe for dog biscuits, just to prove that we’re not totally cat-biased.here.here.here.here.here.here.here.here.here.here.here.here.here.here.here.here.These are made from decorative aluminum sheets you can easily find at Home Depot. They’d also make really nice desk organizers or pen holders.here.