Category Archives: Etsy Shop – Magnet Menagerie

Magnet Menagerie sells rare earth magnets for your refrigerator! Glass marble magnets, wooden button magnets, glitter magnets and more! You can also use these magnets on magnetic photo frames that are also for sale! Custom designs available!

The BEST List of Easy DIY Christmas Gifts

The BEST List of Easy DIY Christmas Gifts

I love making easy DIY Christmas Gifts each year! I like that I can be creative, save money, and make many of one thing to give to many people. I have a great list for you today of easy DIY Christmas gifts that your friends and family will love!

What are some good DIY Christmas gifts?

Here is a list of some of my favorites that I have made and given as gifts each Christmas:

twine covered jars with flower loom flowers

  1.  DIY Vase:  Use an upcycled glass jar, cover with jute, and make a flower using a flower loom.  Add some of your favorite flowers to it!
Homemade Christmas Cards using food coloring and shaving cream

2. Make your own Christmas cards with this shaving cream technique! Just use red and green food coloring and a Christmas stamp!

no sew rope bowl to use as gift basket

3. Easy DIY No Sew Rope Bowl – use this as a gift basket! Fill it will all sorts of goodies and then the recipient can also use it as a home decor piece!

homemade lavender soap DIY Christmas gift idea

4. Easy Homemade Lavender Soap – Make 12 Bars in One Hour!

Christmas soap - DIY Christmas Gift Idea

5. Homemade Christmas Soap – this is a melt and pour soap recipe that uses pine and frankincense to scent it!

DIY Christmas Gift wood word magnet board

6. DIY Magnetic Board – upcycle an oven cover from the Dollar Tree and make this amazing wall decor!

DIY Christmas Gift Succulents in Teacups

7. Succulent Tea Cups | Frugal Gift Idea – grab some tea cups from a thrift store and give the gift of a hearty plant for Christmas!

DIY Christmas Gift Boho Loop Wreath

8. Learn How to Make a Boho Floral Hoop Wreath With Yarn – This is an affordable DIY gift idea if you are on a tight Christmas budget this year!

How To Transfer Photos to Wood - DIY Christmas Gift Idea

9. Learn how to transfer a photo on wood! Then you can have an antique or rustic looking photo to hang and makes the perfected personalized gift!

DIY Christmas Gift Idea reusuable gift box

10. Make a re-useable gift box! Turn Those Ugly Cookie Tins Into an Adorable Re-Usable Gift Box!

DIY Christmas Gift Idea - Charcoal Facial Soap

11. DIY Charcoal and Clay Facial Bar Soap with Essential Oils – make 12 bars of these in an hour as well!

DIY Christmas Gift Idea Free Printable "Laughter Is Good Medicine"

12. Free 8×10 Printable “Laughter Is Good Medicine” Easy Decor Idea! – get your free printable today and frame this as a wonderful DIY Christmas Gift. I have a few more varieties below:

DIY Christmas Gift Idea "Faith Over Fear" free printable

13. Free 8×10 Printable “Faith over Fear” Easy Decor Idea! You can get frames for as cheap as $1 at the Dollar Tree or even less at a thrift store!

DIY Christmas Gift Idea free printable "Keep Moving Forward"

14. Free Printable “Keep Moving Forward” Easy Decor Idea!

"Life is Tough But So Are You"  free printable for DIY Christmas Gift Idea

15. Free 8×10 “Life Is Tough But So Are You” Printable: Easy Decor Idea

DIY Christmas Gift Idea Snowflake Bath Confetti

16. How to Make Snowflake Bath Confetti – This is an easy DIY gift idea for a girlfriend to remind herself to relax and take a bath during the busy holiday season!

DIY Christmas Gift Idea Mason Jar Lentil Soup and free printable recipe card

17. Dry Soup Mix In A Jar Recipes – Curried Lentil Soup with Free Printable Recipe Card

DIY Christmas Gift Idea Burlap Photo Display

18. DIY Photo Print Wall Hanging with Faux Succulents and Burlap – another great personalized DIY Christmas gift idea!

DIY Christmas Gift Idea Essential Oil Ribbon Tree Ornament

19. Homemade Essential Oil Diffuser Christmas Tree Ornament – grab some ribbon, beads, and a lava bead stone to make this beautiful Christmas Ornament!

DIY Christmas Gift Idea  needle felted christmas tree ornament essential oil diffuser

20. Needle Felted DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Ornament

What can I do instead of gifts for Christmas?

If your budget is just so tight this year that paying for materials for these DIY gifts is just too much, then a heart felt note of thanks or encouragement to your friends and loved ones will be well received. Sometimes those words mean more than any material gift you could give anyway!

Did you love these do it yourself gift ideas?

If so, I’d love for you to pin some of these ideas on Pinterest or share your favorites on Facebook so others can use these ideas as well!

Gift Guide:  Perfect Gift Ideas For Your Crazy Cat Lady Friends!

Gift Guide: Perfect Gift Ideas For Your Crazy Cat Lady Friends!

Raise your hand if you have a Crazy Cat Lady Friend! (or sheepishly raise your and if you are the crazy cat lady friend – like I am.  Shhhh…..that’s our little secret.) I have a super fun list here of unique items that your crazy cat lady friends are sure to love!  Let me know… Continue Reading

Dollar Store Makeover:  Handmade Decorative Magnetic Board

Dollar Store Makeover: Handmade Decorative Magnetic Board

Here is a very frugal and very cute Dollar store makeover where I show you how to make a handmade decorative magnetic board!  This DIY  magnetic board can be used to display inspirational or funny quotes, or your photos! Stove Burner Cover  Ribbon – about 4″ long (for hanging) Scrapbook Paper Glue Stick Sea Grass Rope… Continue Reading

Cute and Colorful Butterfly Magnets!

Cute and Colorful Butterfly Magnets!

Magnets For Sale – Use on your fridge, lockers, or magnetic photo frames!! If you didn’t see this post a little while back then you missed my news:  I’ve branched out my online business and have a handmade shop called Magnet Menagerie!!  I’m selling both on Etsy and Amazon. I love doing DIY craft projects – so I… Continue Reading

Inspirational Farmhouse Decor:  Today is a Good Day to Have A Good Day!

Inspirational Farmhouse Decor: Today is a Good Day to Have A Good Day!

Today is a Good Day to Have a Good Day!   Doesn’t everyone just need one of these sitting right above their desks so they can have this daily reminder?  I certainly think so! Do you all remember my DIY Magnet Board post where I teach you how to make one of these?  Well I’ve been… Continue Reading

Personalized Mother’s Day Frame and Magnet Board – Affordable Gift Idea!

Personalized Mother’s Day Frame and Magnet Board – Affordable Gift Idea!

In the past, I have shown you how to make custom magnet boards (see an example of one below) using an oven cover from the Dollar Tree. Go Here for the step-by-step instructions. These are super easy to make, very affordable, and you can personalize them for any color, add your own inspirational message, and of… Continue Reading

Turn Those Ugly Cookie Tins Into an Adorable Re-Usable Gift Box!

Turn Those Ugly Cookie Tins Into an Adorable Re-Usable Gift Box!

Who has an old cookie tin laying around their house?  Especially an older one with cheesy and outdated prints on them? Maybe you aren’t raising your hand.  If that is the case, then you can enter any thrift store and find a boat load of these seemingly lifeless containers for dirt cheap. I decided to give… Continue Reading

Double Sided Photo Frame:  Burlap & Chevron Magnetic Photo Frame!

Double Sided Photo Frame: Burlap & Chevron Magnetic Photo Frame!

DIY Photo Frame:  Burlap & Chevron Magnetic Photo Frame! If you didn’t see this post, then you may not know that I have branched out my online business and have opened an Etsy shop called Magnet Menagerie!! I wanted to highlight this Burlap & Chevron Magnetic Photo Frame – this will make a great Mother’s Day gift!… Continue Reading

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 | Gift Ideas for Moms and Kids!

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 | Gift Ideas for Moms and Kids!

 Below is a list of brands that reached out to me to see if they could send me a sample of their product to review.  This list tells you about the product, along with my opinion on it, and to hopefully give you gift giving inspiration this year.  This is a great list, and I’m… Continue Reading

Introducing Handmade at Amazon (They Even Accepted Little Ole’ Me to Sell!)

Introducing Handmade at Amazon (They Even Accepted Little Ole’ Me to Sell!)

Who has checked out Amazon’s newest selling platform: Handmade at Amazon?? Recently I’ve heard some grumbling and complaining about how Etsy decided to let non-handmade items be sold on that site (like cheap stuff from China that is marked up and not made in America.) I personally love Etsy, and have a relatively new shop on… Continue Reading