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DIY Spa Gift Baskets + Homemade Peppermint Foot Soak

Making homemade gifts is one of my favorite ways to bestow a little love on friends during the holiday season, and I’m sure many of you know by now that I’m no stranger to a good gift basket. Gift baskets are fun because you can personalize them with thoughtful little touches specifically for each recipient. Also, people love getting baskets full of goodies to open and enjoy! Today I’m teaming up with Walmart to share this super chic DIY spa gift basket with you, along with a sensational little recipe for a homemade peppermint foot soak that is unbelievably good. You can buy all the items shown here, including the foot soak ingredients, right at Walmart so you can knock out one or a few of these baskets in no time for all the ladies on your “nice” list needing a bit of pampering!

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DIY Etched Beer Mugs for Dad

For whatever reason Father’s Day (like Mother’s Day) feels like one of those occasions for which homemade gifts are always the best idea. Even if Dad really wants an upgrade to his grill utensil set or has been longing for a new neck tie, chances are he’ll really really appreciate a homemade Father’s Day gift even more. Make him a DIY etched beer mug and pair it with a six pack of his favorite craft beer and he’ll be crazy impressed and feel especially loved. Dad’s not a drinker? No worries! Snag some good root beer and a half gallon of gourmet vanilla ice cream and he’ll still love this one. If you’ve never etched glass before, it’s surprisingly simple, but still seems really impressive so etched glass projects make perfect gifts in that way. You can make a mug in a half hour or less so there’s no major time involved here either. Win-win-win!

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DIY Graphic Father’s Day Shirts

Inspired by Father’s Day and the cute graphic aprons I made over the holidays (which in turn were inspired by Kelly’s cool DIY graphic tees), today we’re making these super fun DIY Father’s Day shirts! Featuring your personal favorite daddy-inspired pun or phrase, you can make these shirts quickly and inexpensively. They’re so easy to make, in fact, that you could easily make a whole bunch for all the fathers in your life that you want to salute, from your own dad to your husband to your brother.

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Mother’s Day Gift Boxes Three Ways

With Mother’s Day coming up in just a few days, I wanted to put together a few really fun, easy gift boxes packed full of goodies. I love giving and receiving gifts like this, with an assortment of things I might not otherwise buy for myself. For me, I’m all about luxurious bath and body products since I rarely splurge on those treats. That said I wanted to pull together a few different gift box options for all the moms in your life or for yourself!

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12 Things to Make Your Mom for Mother’s Day

With everything we have going on right now (buying a house, planning my sister’s wedding, working on her bridal shower, planning another good friend’s shower, and so on and so forth), it just dawned on me this weekend that we’re only a few weeks out from Mother’s Day! So let’s talk Mother’s Day gift ideas! 1. …

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5 DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas + Friday Link Love

With a little over a week left until Father’s Day, I couldn’t resist sharing some of the awesome homemade Father’s Day gift ideas I’ve been seeing pop up here and there. I’m off today helping out at the 5th Annual Ryan Converse Memorial Golf Tournament in honor of my late cousin (we raise lots and …

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DIY Hand Lettered Gift Wrap

Today’s DIY post comes to us from Aimee Strickland of madeinthefold, where she offers beautiful hand lettered wedding invitations and stationery. You can also check out her blog for more daily inspiration! Supplies – kraft gift box (found at your local craft store) roll of kraft paper twill tape (found in the fabric section of …

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Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 6

Today we’re talking Valentine’s Day gifts for her! If I’m perfectly honest, these are all basically things I’d love to gift myself, but I guess that’s how these things go, huh? For me it’s all about sweet little things you know your favorite person will love like a pretty journal set, some great smelling body …

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