DIY Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas

Looking for Handmade DIY Christmas Gift Ideas? Here's 25 easy ideas with free plans and tutorials included! DIY your Christmas gifts this year with something on this list for everyone on yours ;)

There is just something special about a handmade Christmas gift.  Even if the store bought one was cheaper…and even the handmade one isn’t not perfectly square…or the finish isn’t JUST right.  It’s the “handmade” part that makes it so valuable. . It’s the fact that someone who loves you spent their time making that just for YOU.  It’s knowing that the whole time they spent making it, they were thinking about you and your reaction when you open that gift…

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How to Choose the Right Appliances for Your Kitchen

Modern Kitchen with Jeffrey Court Tile

*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.  See disclosure policy for details. When is the last time you spent a romantic date night wandering the endless aisles of your local Home Depot?  Or is it just us that does that? . When we started planning our new garage apartment build, we would walk around every department of our nearest Home Depot and look at prices and get ideas for what we wanted and what we needed.  Toilets, showers, faucets,…

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How to Build Your Own DIY Kitchen Cabinets–From Only Plywood

This post is sponsored by PureBond Plywood.  All opinions are my own.  This post also contains affiliate links.  See disclosure policy for details. Building your own DIY kitchen cabinets seems like a somewhat intimidating project…or is it just me?  When we starting planning out our garage apartment house, I was like, “building my own cabinets?? HA! No big deal!”  Then the closer we got to time to actually start DOING the work, my tune changed a little to something more…

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Fall Renovation Challenge 2018 with Jeffrey Court–Final Kitchen Reveal

IT’S REVEAL DAY!!!  For six long, sweaty, physically exhausting, expensive, and stressful weeks we have been building our new garage apartment house and focusing mainly on getting our kitchen finished for the Fall Renovation Challenge with Jeffrey Court. . Around week 3, I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure we would make it to today with anything to show that looked remotely like a finished kitchen.  We didn’t have power, water, or cabinets at that point and things were a little…

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DIY Contemporary Shelf–Christmas Stocking Shelf

How to Build a Modern, Minimalist Wooden Shelf

This post is sponsored by Build Something and Kreg Tool as part of their Holiday Campaign to share holiday themed projects, and gift ideas as we start the Christmas season 🙂  This post also contains affiliate links.  See disclosure policy for details. Can you even believe it’s November?  This year has FLOWN faster than any year I can remember. . Probably because we’ve been busy moving, buying land, and building a tiny garage apartment house…HA. . Speaking of that, our…

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Renovation Challenge Fall 2018 with Jeffrey Court–Week 5: Almost Doesn’t Count

It’s week FIVE of the SIX week fall renovation challenge I’m participating in with Jeffrey Court.  Did you catch that?  Week five of six.  That means only ONE. WEEK. LEFT.  Don’t panic, don’t panic, don’t panic. . I’m panicking. . I would love it if you’d take a few seconds to click on this link and vote for me to win the challenge.  As much fun as it’s been participating, I’d still love to win the bragging rights 😉  So…

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How to Install Concealed Hinges with Liberty Hardware

This post is sponsored by Liberty Hardware.  All opinions are my own.  This post also contains affiliate links.  Please see disclosure policy for details. Let me ask you a question…when you look at your kitchen…my kitchen…your friend’s kitchen…any kitchen on Pinterest or Instagram…what do you notice?  The cabinets?  The backsplash?  Maybe the appliances? But I bet the hardware INSIDE the cabinets never crosses your mind, does it?  I mean, outta sight, outta mind, right?  Functional hardware—the kind that open and…

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