Category Archives: Gifts

DIY Suede Bracelet

These were so much fun to make, super easy too and suede when cut with sharp scissors makes a very clean edge. I used a leather shirt and suede coat that I found at the Goodwill for my bracelets. They turned out so pretty and very comfy to wear.

I found this over at 100 Layer Cake (the original post came from maikitten), they always have the most interesting wedding and non-wedding ideas.

For details on how to make one click here, it is in German but you will get the idea.

Beautiful Christmas gift idea.

12 Days of DIY Christmas ~ Day 3 ~ Easy Bead Necklace

This is a super easy necklace and it turns out so pretty. This is a great way to recycle an ugly old bead necklace. This necklace is meant to slip over your head. You can modify it by making this tie at the back of the neck so you can make it a smaller choker type necklace.


Ribbon (I used a velvet type of ribbon)

Needle & Thread

Old bead necklace

1. Cut the end of the necklace and pull the beads off.

2. Thread your needle and knot the end, then pull through a folded over piece or ribbon. Leaving enough ribbon to tie a bow when you are done beading.

3. Start by pulling a bead through the needle & thread and then pulling the needle through the ribbon, alternating beads on each side of the ribbon. (Its easier than it sounds)

4. Once you are done threading the beads onto the ribbon, knot the end of the thread. Tie a knot at the end of each side so that the knot covers the tied end of thread.

5.  Tie a bow on near the end of one side of beads and make sure and put some fray check on the ends of the bow where they were cut, so that they don’t fray.

Wrap up



12 Days of DIY Christmas ~ Day 2 ~ Easy Dish Cloths

These easy to make dish clothes turn out so cute that you will want to make some for everyone you know.




Fray Check

Serger or Sewing Machine

1. Cut the dish clothes into 4 equal sections.

2. Cut the fabric to the same size. Putting wrong sides together(right sides facing out) serge around the edges. If you don’t have a serger you can use your sewing machine set to a zig-zag stitch.

3. Use your fray check on the ending stitches to keep them from coming apart.

Now wasn’t that super easy? And what great gifts for newly married couples, baby gifts and anyone who enjoys being in the kitchen! Just wrap up with a few kitchen gadgets and your good to go.