In November we are interested in DIY-projects

December, the time to make and give gifts, is getting closer. That is the reason why we are interested in DIY-projects this month. It is not about the price of the present, it is about the story and meaning. The best gift is the one which is self-made.

We picked out the most inspiring projects to share with you. Whether it is going to surprise your loved ones or is going to be a present for your own home, the choice is your’s to make. Hunt out the necessary supplies and get started!

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Wreath Inspired Christmas Star Avenue Lifestyle

A wreath inspired Christmas star to hang above your mantel or Christmas table. Simple and cute project, with natural branches, twine, wire and some greenery on your own choice. Just find some branches and connect them with twine, you can make any shape you like! See the tutorial for adding greenery here, in Avenue Lifestyle blog.

Photos from Avenue Lifestyle



Wooden cutting board | Oh Happy Day

Angular, square-shaped, tiny or massive – you just need proper piece of wood (for example some Scrap Pieces of Hardwood like Walnut, Maple or Cherry), a jigsaw with a long blade, sandpaper in three grits: 80, 120, 220, pencil, paper, Linseed Oil. See the complete tutorial in Oh Happy Day blog.

Photos from Oh Happy Day



DiY Notebook | Gathering Beauty

Notebook is such a multifunctional gift, it could be for writing down good ideas, work assingments or for sketching. The must for this project is the sewing machine. Take a look at the tutorial here in Gathering Beauty crafts blog.

Photo from Gathering Beauty



Beard oil or balsam 

There are many tutorials around the internet, to get the best possible outcome also add some of your own fantasy to the mixture. Use the base recipe for beard oil from here or for beard balsam here. Find the necessary ingredients from a local supplier and start experimenting!

Photo from CraftsmanSoapCo


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Metalic dipped candles | Oleander and Palm

The candle light is must in the wintertime. Peronalize the candles with metallic aerosol paint to create the “dipped in color” effect. Get the spray-color from the local retail business of construction materials or from an art supplies store. The step-by-step tutorial is here in Oleander and Palm website.

Photos from Oleander and Palm


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Delicious herb-infused salt  |  Local Milk

Nice addition to the spice shelf on any kitchen. The especial salt, which could be used with fish, chicken, meat or vegetarian dishes. The recipe is from Local Milk blog. Search the internet for more ideas and recipes for different salt mixtures or infused oils. Enjoy the culinary project!

Photos from Local Milk



The wooden clipboard photo frame

The clipboard, which is mostly used in offices as a writing pad, could easily become a frame for a photo, drawing or calender sheet. Buy the clipboard (here and here) or make it yourself (use a veneer board or stronger cardboard, a clip on your own choice and something to connect those two elements), find a nice photo or picture and the gift is ready. The frame could be used on a shelf or when attached on the wall.

Photo from Artifact Uprising


Written by Oot-Oot Stuudio

Photo on top of the post is from Nice Party blog.