Yes we love Hello Kitty dolls and Yo Gabba Gabba plush as much as anyone else, but some of our favorite gifts when we were younger were those that were hand crafted out of love. We rounded up a few ideas from our Room Tours that would make great handmade DIY additions to slide under your trees or in your stockings.
Here's a few of our favorite DIY ideas, make sure to leave your own favorite once you've checked out ours!
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• Vinyl Wall Decals: Over in Josh's Rockin Race Car Room, his mother Eve hand cut her own vinyl wall graphics to adorn the walls. Sure she could have bought some precut, but the pricepoint for doing something as large as she's done here would be hundreds of dollars. Don't be scared to freehand with a craft knife for a few hours one night to outfit your youngsters room with custom graphics!
• Paper Wall Art: In Polly's Happy Place there's beautiful butterflies that seem to be flying up to the sky. They don't require any additional decoration or detail, although a little line of glitter never hurt anyone if you really want to go all out. Try using a thicker cardstock for this project, which can often be found with the scrapbooking supplies at your local craft stores.
• Embroidery Hoop Wall Art: Even with a coupon for cut fabric, it isn't always cheap, so why not try picking up a mere 6-12 inches and making Embroidery Hoop panels. If you're feeling like doing a little extra, hand stitch single letters onto each one spelling a name or word of your choice. Found over at Norah's Sweet and Sunny Nursery.
• Plush Name Letters: Though Ava's Colorful, Handmade Haven is packed with personal touches, we double plus love her plush letters above her bed. If you're not into hanging such thing on a wall, try attaching them to a pillow (or a few) to adorn the bed instead.
• Money Jars: In Eva's Pale Blue Beauty of a room, one thing in particular stood out to us, her method of money saving. She has 3 jars, labeled Give, Spend and Save. Each one is a simply mason jar with lid and photo on the outside. We think it's a great way to start a child seeing what a difference they can make and the gift could even be accompanied by a few rolls of pennies to get them started with sorting!
Do You have a favorite DIY idea from a previous room tour? Something that you bookmarked for later or would love to replicate in your own space? Leave us a link in the comments below!