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DIY Gift Ideas (that don’t suck)

Oh the DIY gift. Always good in theory but sometimes, not so much in execution. You end up covered in glitter and glue and not a step closer to an actual give-able gift.

Don’t worry, I got you.

I have a list of DIY gifts people ACTUALLY WANT. And, they are all simple and affordable.

1. Coffee Sugar Scrub

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Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe:
1 part raw sugar
1 part olive oil
1/4 part used coffee grounds

Combine all ingredients and store in airtight container.

2.Nail Polish Marbled Mug

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Drop about 4 drops of nail polish into a Tupperware of warm water.  Using a toothpick, briefly swirl the nail polish, then dip a white ceramic mug into the water and pull out, using the toothpick to pick up any excess (see video below at 1:20 for a demo)

3. Infused Vodka

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Add desired flavors into an airtight container with vodka.  I used cinnamon sticks and cranberries.  Leave it in the vodka for 3 days, then remove the flavoring items. (Other good choices to infuse are: cucumber, lemon (remove the pith), apple, hot pepper.)

4. Homemade Granola

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Granola Recipe:
3 cups oats
1 cup of each nuts (I used pecans, almonds and hazelnuts)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup maple syrup

Combine dry ingredients, mix well. Combine wet ingredients, mix well. Combine wet and dry ingredients together. Spread them amongst two baking trays. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 to 1-1/2 hours, checking and stirring every 20 minutes.

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5. Pedi-jars

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Combine pedicure/manicure items like nail polish, cotton balls, nail files, polish remover, into a jar and add a bow (because bows make everything better.)

To see EVER MORE gifts you can DIY – that don’t suck – along with these in action , check out my latest YouTube video!


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