DIY Hipster

Once someone called me a DIY Hipster. I don’t know if this is true but I thought of it when I wrote this blog post:

Now that Christmas is over, I want to share with you some of the cutie homemade gifts people received during the holidays. I was not quite the DIY queen I wanted to be but I think I did pretty well.

My boss received several homemade treats:

Hot Chocolate Truffle Balls for the kiddos (made with dark chocolate so might not be sweet enough for all taste buds)

Apple Pie Bourbon (Alaskan boy loved being the taste tester for this one!)

Habanero Vodka- there’s no freaking way I could ever enjoy drinking something like this but my boss is all about spicy. I got her ginger beer and a lemon to go with it so she could make spicy Moscow Mules.

Four lovely ladies in my family received scarves for Christmas. Let’s hope they actually like them. I only have a photo of one to share.  I’ve made probably seven scarves since Karen taught me how. I’m like a scarf making machine.


This one ended up being for my sister. It was my first scarf!

Two cutie little girls received handpainted jewelry boxes. I bought cheap wooden jewelry boxes from Hobby Lobby and painted them white. On the top I painted their initial in fancy letters. On the inside I made little rolls of stuffing covered in pink polka dot fabric to put their earrings and such on top of. I filled it with earrings and little hair bows. I was going to make the hair bows and maybe some bobby pins with cute stuff hot glued on the ends but I ran out of steam.

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For several of my friends I transferred photos from a wedding we all went to onto painted wooden plaques. Those turned out pretty nice, very vintage-y and weathered looking. The only shame was that sometimes the weathered look was right over people’s faces. I think it was a successful gift nonetheless.


Hopefully I can keep this up. Making the presents was so much more fun than anything else I could have done.


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  1. Pingback: Annual Christmas Present Panic: Balancing Thoughtful Gifts with My Budget | Seeking Misadventure

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