DIY Christmas Gifts

Jacquelyn Bennett
Written on December 10, 2018

Many DIY gifts can be cheesy, or don’t get used. Hopefully the suggestions below will give you some Christmas gift ideas that are much more realistic and usable. 

A Fashionable Way to Roll Up Your Cords

Heading out of town this weekend? Or sometime this summer? How do you keep your cords in order when you travel? In the interest of always decluttering our lives (but also staying connected), we decided to create our own spin on this clever cord roll spotted on Etsy.

Wood Burned Photo Frames DIY – A Beautiful Mess

Supplies -natural wood frames from local hobby store – wood burning tool -pliers -metal ruler -pencil Tips for a successful and burn-free experience: – Always be aware of how your tool is resting when not in immediate use. There is a metal resting mechanism where you can set it if you need to be hands-free for a hot minute.

Painted Wood Bead Necklace

Today we’re welcoming Sada (find her blogging at Casa Lewis) to CampHMM – we’re so glad she’s sharing her project with us! Sarah and I admired Sada’s beaded necklace at a blogger’s event in town and when she told us she’d made it we were blown away!

Make Your Own Flower Vase D.I.Y. – A Beautiful Mess

Another reason to bring flowers home from the market! This DIY mixes hard and soft elements to create an interesting modern vase. Bring home your favorite blooms and display a grouping of similar vases at your next get together.

Create the Ultimate Bubble Bath With This Easy Recipe

Need a break? These homemade fizzies exfoliate dry skin and use aromatherapy to help calm your senses, even after a stressful workweek. It’s the perfect

Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats and New Years Tips for Pet Owners

These Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats and New Years Tips for Pet Owners are brought to you in collaboration with Swiffer. With a new year comes some new goals and resolutions. Have you ever set them for you and your four legged friends?

Make your own personalized calendar {free printable 2019 photo calendar) – It’s Always Autumn

A personalized DIY photo calendar makes a gorgeous gift! Download the free 2019 calendar page printables and add your own photos for an easy gift that only costs a few bucks. Hi all! I know we barely got kids back in school and the leaves haven’t even started falling yet, but some of you guys are already planning for holiday gifts.

A simple way to make your own char cloth

As we saw in the article on How to Build a Fire, there are a few key components to make a fire, and all of them have to work or you’ll be cold and getting angry stares from your shivering girlfriend.

Best Spices For Grilling | The Art of Manliness

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tim Ziegler. Man has been cooking outdoors since the beginning of time. By ancient practice it was just one of the requirements of life in order to survive. Today, cooking outside is one of those manly arts that separate us from the animals.

How to Make Beef Jerky | The Art of Manliness

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Tim Ferriss’ new book, The Four Hour Chef . Dehydration is all about removing water from food. Doing this helps to preserve the food (bacteria need water) and concentrate flavor. It’s a common misconception that you need heat to dehydrate food.

Hopefully, the suggestions above help you prepare as we get closer to Christmas!