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12 Inexpensive Handmade Gift Ideas

Gift giving doesn’t have to break the bank. Why not try to make some thoughtful gifts for your friends and family? It could save you a bit of money, plus handmade gifts are fun to receive. Check out these 12 inexpensive handmade Gift Ideas below to get some inspiration.

1) This “gimme some sugar” towel is so cute and would be fun to give to your significant other with some nice cookware! A free file to make this at home is on Persia Lou.

This Gimme Some Sugar towel is so cute and would be fun to give to your significant other with some nice cookware! A free file to make this at home is on Persia Lou.

2) I love a nice sugar scrub, but they can be pretty pricey. This year I’m going to try to make my own; it would also make a great gift. Found on A Pumpkin and a Princess.

I love a nice sugar scrub, but they can be pretty spendy. This year I'm going to try and make my own and it could also make a great gift. Found on A Pumpkin and a Princess.

3) I’m 99 percent sure these socks were made for me. Find the DIY on Tried and True.

 I'm 99% sure these socks were made for me. Find the DIY on Tried and True.

4) These hanging leather-wrapped utensils are a great gift for the chef in your life. Found on Carolyn’s Homework.

These hanging leather wrapped utensils are a great gift for the chef in your life. Found on Carolyn's Homework.

5) I made these little gem soaps with my daughter a couple of months ago, and I think they would make a cute little stocking stuffer. Find the DIY on The Paper Mama.

I made these little gem soaps with my daughter a couple of months ago and I think they would make a cute little stocking stuffer. Find the DIY on The Paper Mama.

6) Do you know someone that needs a little help organizing their jewelry? This hexagon vanity tray is perfect. Found on Sugar and Cloth.

Do you know someone that needs a little help organizing their jewelry? This hexagon vanity tray is perfect. Found on Sugar and Cloth.

7) Just add a bag of coffee to this gift and you’re all set. Find the free printables to make these mugs on the Better Homes and Gardens blog.

Just add a bag of coffee to this gift and you're all set. Free printables to make these mugs on the Better Homes and Gardens blog.

8) Pretty much every person has keys, so these DIY key fobs are the perfect little gift. Found on Lil Luna.

Pretty much every person has keys, so these DIY key fobs are the perfect little gift. Found on Lil Luna.

9) This is the perfect gift for every mom: a spa in a jar. Get the directions and printable labels on The Gunny Sack.

I feel like this is the perfect gift for my mom: a spa in a jar. Get the directions and printable labels on The Gunny Sack.

10) This little trinket dish is so quick and easy to make. Check it out on Maritza Lisa.

This little trinket dish is so quick and easy to make. Check it out on Maritza Lisa.

11) Create these personalized coasters for the party planner in your life. Found on Martha Stewart.

Create these personalized coasters for the party planner in your life. Found on Martha Stewart.

12) Do you know someone who is always drinking coffee? Make them a funny travel mug for when they are on the go. Found on Studio DIY.

Do you know someone that is always drinking coffee? Maybe you can make them a funny travel mug for when they are on the go. Found on Studio DIY.

Do you plan on making any gifts this year?

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

– Chelsey, The Paper Mama


DIY Numbered Party Glassware!

Okay: You’re at a holiday party, you go to grab your glass, and you forgot which drink is yours! This happens at almost EVERY family gathering I go to. Well, not anymore! Today I’m sharing how you can make your very own DIY numbered party glassware. The best part is that these things are dishwasher-safe. Yay!

Supplies needed:


Directions:

Step 1: Pick out the font you’d like to use for the glassware, or if you have the Silhouette Cameo you can download my 1 – 5 number file. If you are doing this project without a machine and you like the font I used, you can download it here for free; simply print it out and trace onto the material if you are cutting by hand.

Step 2: Measure the area on your glassware where you’d like the numbers to go. Adjust the font size to fit on the measured area (the numbers on the file I provided are roughly 2 inches tall). Note: Don’t forget to mirror your font before cutting since you’re cutting the back of the glitter material.

Step 3: Following the directions on the material, use your machine to cut out the numbers. If you don’t have a machine, cut out your numbers by hand after you’ve traced them onto the material.

DIY Numbered Party Glassware!

Step 4: Line the number up on the glassware. Tip: I wanted to make sure I was placing the numbers in the same spot on each glass. To do this, I placed the same amount of water in the glass and lined up the bottom of my number with the top line of that water.

Step 5: Stick the glassware between something secure so the cup won’t roll away while you use a hot iron! Place a light fabric material over the glitter number. Using the iron (with the steam off) and the settings set to cotton, iron the number onto the glassware with even pressure while continuing to move the iron (don’t sit in one spot).

DIY Numbered Party Glassware!Step 6: You are done! So far I’ve only run these through the dishwasher once and the stickers are still on there. From what I’ve read, this process should keep this glassware dishwasher-safe for a long time. Silhouette School tested out this entire process and said their glassware still has the stickers!

Head on over to my blog today if you want to find out how to make my Festive Christmas Wine Ice Cubes. Keep your wine chilled without watering it down!

Festive Holiday Wine Ice Cubes

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

– Chelsey, The Paper Mama


12 Cool Kids Room Decor Ideas

Trend: Cool Kids Room Decor Ideas

Kid rooms have a tendency to get messy FAST, so I’m always on the lookout for new decor ideas that are cute and organize the massive amount of toys, art, and other random items. I found 12 Cool Kids Room Decor Ideas that I love and I think you will enjoy.

1) I LOVE this little DIY cactus coat rack. It would look cute in just about any kids room. Found on Carnets Parisiens.

I LOVE this little DIY cactus coat rack. It would look cute in just about any kids room. Found on Carnets Parisiens.

2) I have a cute little fridge and I prefer to not have it cluttered with magnets, so I really love this idea for a magnet wall for the kids! So much fun. Found on Oh Happy Day.

I have a cute little fridge and I prefer to not have it cluttered with magnets, so I really love this idea for a magnet wall for the kids! So much fun. Found on Oh Happy Day.

3) Don’t spend a ton of money on artwork for the kids room. You can make your own with your kids favorite toy, a white backdrop, and a camera. Found on Modern Parents Messy Kids.

Don't spend a ton on artwork for the kids room. You can make your own with your kids favorite toy, a white backdrop, and a camera. Found on Modern Parents Messy Kids.

4) This cute kids table is perfect for kids crafting time, plus it has a little shelf underneath for storage. Check out how they made this table for $30 on Strawberry Chic.

This cute kids table is perfect for kids crafting time, plus it has a little shelf underneath for storage. Check out how they made this table for $30 on Strawberry Chic.

5) My kiddo has SO MANY tiny toys that she loves and this little toy figurine display is so cute and would be perfect for her. Found on Young House Love.

My kiddo has SO MANY tiny toys that she loves. This little toy figurine display is so cute and would be perfect for her. Found on Young House Love.

6) If your kids room is tiny this may be a good option for you. A little bed loft built into a closet. Find the DIY on Bigger Than the Three of Us.

If you're kids room is tiny this may be a good option for you. A little bed loft built into a closet. Find the DIY on Bigger Than the Three of Us.

7) This bunk bed doubles as a sleeping spot and play place! Find the tutorial on Infarrantly Creative.

This bunk bed doubles as a sleeping spot and play place! Find the tutorial on Infarrantly Creative.

8) If you’re a parent of a toddler you probably have a clumsy kiddo that wants to help you cook and clean. They tend to fall off most stools, but this DIY kids stool has a guard rail to keep them safe while they “help” you. Found on IKEA Hackers.

If you're a parent of a toddler you probably have a clumsy kiddo that wants to help you cook and clean. They tend to fall off most stool, but this DIY kids stool has a guard rail to keep them safe while they

9) Using IKEA spice racks to hold kids books on the wall is a great idea! Found on Probably Actually.

Using IKEA spice racks to hold kids books on the wall is a great idea! Found on Probably Actually.

10) Kids bring home a TON of artwork from school. It’s almost impossible to fit al of that on the fridge or on the wall. This DIY kids art gallery wall is the perfect spot to display those little masterpieces and you can swap them out when new art comes along. Found on The Caterpillar Years.

Kids bring home a TON of artwork from school. It's almost impossible to fit al of that on the fridge or on the wall. This DIY kids art gallery wall is the perfect spot to keep those little masterpieces and you can swap them out when new art comes along. Found on The Caterpillar Years.

11) Those small toys always fall to the bottom of the toy bin and are hard to find. You can organize little metal toys on the wall using a magnetic knife rack! Found on Just A Girl and Her Blog.

Those small toys always fall to the bottom of the toy bin and are hard to find. You can organize little metal toys on the wall using a magnetic knife rack! Found on Just A Girl and Her Blog.

12) These DIY toy bins are also benches (and they roll)! Found on This Little Street.

These DIY toy bins are also benches (and they roll)! Found on This Little Street.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

– Chelsey, The Paper Mama


14 Neat Pet DIY Ideas

Trend: 14 Neat Pet DIY Ideas

We love our pets, but that doesn’t mean all of their toys and supplies needs to make our homes look like a pet store. Check out these 14 Neat Pet DIY Ideas to inspire some pet crafting in your home!

1) Let’s be honest, a lot of cat scratchers are pretty ugly. This pretty color blocked cat scratching post will fit right in most homes and your kitty will love it. Found on A Beautiful Mess.

Let's be honest, a lot of cats craters are pretty ugly. This pretty color blocked cat scratching post will fit right in most homes and your kitty will love it. Found on A Beautiful Mess.

2) If you are a little more crafty and know how to use power tools check out this amazing DIY Geometric Doghouse. Found on Home Made Modern.

If you are a little more crafty and know how to use a power tool check out this amazing DIY Geometric Doghouse. Found on Home Made Modern.

3) After you’re done building a dog house for your pup you will need to make a home for your kitty! Check out how to make this tiny kitty tent on Instructables.

After you're done building a dog house for your pup you will need to make a home for your kitty! Check out how to make this tiny kitty tent on Instructables.

4) Sometimes there is just too much stuff on the floor and cats like being up high anyway, so this cat bed made from a basket and installed on the wall is wonderful! Might not be strong enough for my 20 pound cat, but it’s cute. Found on Flickr from Silfide.

Sometimes there's just too much stuff on the floor and cats like being up high anyway, so this cat bed made from a basket and installed on the wall is wonderful! Might not be strong enough for my 20 pound cat, but it's cute. Found on Flickr from Silfide.

5) Do you have a dog that’s crazy for cat food and it’s hard to keep it away from him? Well, I made this cat food table and it’s just the right height to keep my chihuahua out of the food. Check it out on The Paper Mama.

Do you have a dog that's crazy for cat food and it's hard to keep it away from him? Well, I made this cat food table and it's just the right height to keep my chihuahua out of he food. Check it out on The Paper Mama.

6) Forget storing pet food in the ugly bags they come in. Make your own little dog or cat food containers! This post shares free printables to make your own on I Heart Organizing.

Forget storing pet food in the ugly bags they come in. Make your own little dog or cat food containers! This post shares free printables to make your own on I Heart Organizing.

7) Dress up your doggy door with a little paint to create a faux frame! Found on the Lowes blog.

Dress up your doggy door with a little paint to create a faux frame! Found on the Lowes blog.

8) Would you like a more modern dog dish for your pup? This DIY raised pet feeder is perfect. Check it out on Curbly.

Would you like a more modern dog dish for your pup? This DIY raised pet feeder is perfect. Check it out on Curbly.

9) Litter boxes are the worst. You should definitely create something to hide it. This IKEA hack can be found on IKEA Hackers.

Litter boxes are the worst. You should definitely create something to hide it. This IKEA hack can be found on IKEA Hackers.

10) It’s almost impossible to keep my cats off of any tables or windowsills, so why not give them a special spot by the window? Check out this DIY cat window perch on Hymns and Verses.

It's almost impossible to keep my cats off of any tables or windowsills, so why not give them a special spot by the window? Check out this DIY cat window perch on Hymns and Verses.

11) Dog beds don’t have to be boring. Make this cool modern dog bed for your home! Found on Centsational Girl.

Dog beds don't have to be boring. Make this cool modern dog bed for your home! Found on Centsational Girl.

12) This lovely dog bed is a little more of an advanced project, but these ladies show you exactly how to make it. Found on A Beautiful Mess.

This lovely dog bed is a little more of an advanced project, but these ladies show you exactly how to make it. Found on A Beautiful Mess.

13) Sometimes you need to keep your pets out of a certain room, so make this neat DIY dog gate out of a folding bookcase. I love the sign. Found on DIY Showoff.

Sometimes you need to keep your pets out of a certain room, so make this neat DIY dog gate out of a folding bookcase. I live the sign. Found on DIY Showoff.

14) Make this cute little leash holder wall mount to keep your walking supplies ready to go right by the door. Found on the Lowes Blog.

Make this cute little leash holder wall mount to keep your walking supplies ready to go right by the door. Found on the Lowes Blog.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

– Chelsey, The Paper Mama


12 Creative DIY Furniture Hacks

Trend: 12 Creative DIY Furniture Hacks

If you want some pretty new furniture for your home, but you don’t have the budget: no worries! Head to the thrift store, a garage sale, or maybe IKEA and find some furniture that just needs a little love and creativity to turn into the piece you’re looking for. Check out these 12 Creative DIY Furniture Hacks I found below.

1) A plain IKEA dresser can be turned into a fancy little dresser that will brighten up any room! Found on Bliss at Home.

A plain IKEA dresser can be turned into a fancy little dresser that will brighten up any room! Found on Bliss at Home.

2) Do you have a bed frame you’re done with? Try transforming it into an outdoor bench. Found on Jill’s Abode.

Do you have a bed frame you're done with? Try transforming it into an outdoor bench. Found on Jill's Abode.

3) If you don’t have an old bed frame lying around and still want to make a bench, try making a little bench out of old kitchen chairs! These turned out so cute. Found on Spoonful of Imagination.

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4) An indoor built in storage bench can be made from two IKEA Expedit shelves and placing them on their sides. Found on I Heart Organizing.

A built in storage bench can be made from two IKEA Expedit shelves and placing them on their sides. Found on I Heart Organizing.

5) If you’re looking for a cute dog bed for your little pup, this one is made from a doll bed! Plus, learn how to make this storage credenza. Found on Apartment Therapy (Photo from June Bhongjan).

If you're looking for a cute dog bed for your little pup, this one is made from a doll bed! Plus, learn how to make this storage credenza. Found on Apartment Therapy (Photo from June Bhongjan).

6) Transform some old drawers into lovely display shelves! See how she made these for $10 on Shades of Grey.

Transform some old drawers into lovely display shelves! See how she made these for $10 on Shades of Grey.

7) This dated dresser was given a makeover and is now a perfect entryway table. Found on Two It Yourself.

This dated dresser was given an awesome makeover and is now a perfect entryway table. Found on Two It Yourself.

8) This beautiful ottoman coffee table was made from a plain IKEA coffee table. She goes into great detail on how to tuft this pretty thing. Check it out on Melodrama.

This beautiful ottoman coffee table was made from a plain IKEA coffee table. She goes into great detail on how to tuft this pretty thing. Check it out on Melodrama.

9) I love how this kitchen island was made from some old cabinets that were found for $5! Found on Sawdust 2 Stitches.

I am loving how this kitchen island was made from some old cabinets that were found for $5! Found on Sawdust 2 Stitches.

10) You can turn an old tire into a rope ottoman! No need to worry about kids destroying this piece of furniture. Made by Minha Casa and English instructions on Handimania.

You can turn an old tire into a rope ottoman! No need to worry about the kids destroying this piece of furniture. Made by Minha Casa and English instructions on Handimania.

11) Anyone that has had a crib in their home knows it’s a pain to get rid of. Instead of getting rid of it turn it into a kids desk! Check out the DIY on A Little Learning For Two.

Anyone that has had a crib in their home knows it's a pain to get rid of. Instead of getting rid of it when you're baby is too big for it, turn it into a kids desk! Check out the DIY on A Little Learning For Two.

12) This was a free found cabinet and it’s now a beautiful piece of furniture! I love the finished product. Check out the DIY on Poppytalk.

This was a free found cabinet and it's now a beautiful piece of furniture! I love the finished product. Check out the DIY on Poppytalk.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

– Chelsey, The Paper Mama


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Trend: 12 Neat Laundry Room DIYs for Small Spaces

It seems you guys really enjoyed my clever decorating ideas for small spaces post I put together a few weeks back, so I thought I’d share some more small space ideas with you! I live in a 950 square foot home and I know how tough it can be to create a functional home with barely any space to work with. Today I’m talking all about small laundry spaces! Check out the 12 Neat Laundry Room DIYs for Small Spaces below.

If your laundry room is in a space that’s pretty visible to the rest of the home, then make it pretty! This lovely little laundry room is colorful and nice to look at. Check it out on the A Beautiful Mess Blog.

If your laundry room is in a space that's pretty visible to the rest of the home, then make it pretty! This lovely little laundry room is colorful and nice to look at. Check it out on the A Beautiful Mess Blog. If your laundry room is in a space that's pretty visible to the rest of the home, then make it pretty! This lovely little laundry room is colorful and nice to look at. Check it out on the A Beautiful Mess Blog.

Talk about utilizing the space you have. This small laundry space is wonderful. Check it out on Young House Love.

Talk about utilizing the space you have. This small laundry space is wonderful. Check it out on Young House Love.

This laundry room makeover makes me so happy! This blogger made her own pedestal to create more storage under the washer and dryer. I must do this in my laundry room! Found on Tremendously Thrifty.

This laundry room makeover makes me so happy! This blogger made her own pedestal to create more storage under the washer and dryer. I must do this in my laundry room! Found on Tremendously Thrifty. This laundry room makeover makes me so happy! This blogger made her own pedestal to create more storage under the washer and dryer. I must do this in my laundry room! Found on Tremendously Thrifty.

This DIY is meant to extend a windowsill, but I think it’s the perfect DIY for a fold away folding table. Check out how easy it is to make on Martha Stewart.

This DIY is meant to extend a windowsill, but I think it's the perfect DIY for a fold away folding table. Check out how easy it is to make on Martha Stewart.

Maybe you don’t have room for both a laundry space and office supply storage? Don’t stress. A “laundry room” doesn’t only have to be for the laundry stuff. Organize office supplies with baskets and shelving. Found on Organized By Helen.

Maybe you don't have room for both a laundry space and office supply storage? Don't stress. A

If the idea of building cabinets makes you nervous, maybe try using wood crates instead? They are already built for you and all you need to do is install them on the wall. Found on the Home Depot Blog.

If the idea of building cabinets makes you nervous, maybe try using wood crates instead? They are already built for you and all you need to do is install them on the wall. Found on the Home Depot Blog.

Hang labeled laundry bags on the wall so your family can, hopefully, help with sorting the clothes. Found on The Pin Junkie.

Hang labeled laundry bags on the wall so your family can, hopefully, help with sorting the clothes. Found on The Pin Junkie.

I love pretty much everything about this laundry room makeover. My favorite part is the space saver idea to have a spot to hang clothes right above the machines. Found on Emerson Grey Designs.

I love pretty much everything about this laundry room makeover. My favorite part is the space saver idea to have a spot to hang clothes right above the machines. Found on Emerson Grey Designs. I love pretty much everything about this laundry room makeover. My favorite part is the space saver idea to have a spot to hang clothes right above the machines. Found on Emerson Grey Designs.

This is one of my favorite laundry room DIYs. We have no where to hang clothes to dry in our home, so this is perfect. It’s folds up into the wall when you don’t need it. Found on Centsational Girl.

This is one of my favorite laundry room DIYs. We have no where to hang clothes to dry in our home, so this is perfect. It's folds up into the wall when you don't need it. Found on Centsational Girl.

If you do have some cabinet space and need a spot to hang clothes, this DIY retractable clothesline is so cool. Check out how she did it on Just About Home.

If you do have some cabinet space and need a spot to hang clothes, this DIY retractable clothesline is so cool. Check out how she did it on Just About Home.

If you have a small home AND cats, then you probably keep the cat food and litter box in your laundry room. That can take up a lot of valuable space, SO stack up that food and litter box on a shelf. Found on Southern Sprout.

If you have a small home AND cats, then you probably keep the cat food and litter box in your laundry room. That can take up a lot of valuable space, SO stack up that food and litter box on a shelf. Found on Southern Sprout.

I love how this clever person really worked with the small space that she had. Tiny shelves hold the items she needs easy access to while doing laundry. Found on Waffling Blog.

I love that this clever person really used the small space that she had. Tiny shelves hold the items she needs easy access to while doing laundry. Found on Waffling Blog.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

– Chelsey, The Paper Mama


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