DIY Snowflake Christmas Trivets

Hey there, everyone!  It’s Katie again from Addicted 2 DIY.  I’m back with a Christmas tutorial that can pull double-duty as both Christmas decor and a useful accessory for your big family gatherings.  I don’t know about you, but in my family finding a spare trivet during Thanksgiving or Christmas meals is about as hard to find as an extra serving spoon.  We often find ourselves short one or two and holding hot dishes of food, while trying to decide if it’s cool enough to set on the bare table.  I decided that making my own simple and pretty trivets would solve some problems.  The fun thing is that you don’t have to just use these pretty snowflakes as trivets.  You can hang them as Christmas decor if you like!

snowflake trivet

To make these, purchase plywood (a 1 – 2′ square piece is all you need) or you can use scrap wood.  I used 3/4″ plywood. However, you can easily use 1/2″ or even 1/4″ if that’s what you have on hand.  It’s all about saving money this time of year, right?

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STEP 1:  Size your snowflake templates however you would like and cut them out of cardstock.

snowflake trivet step 1

STEP 2:  Trace the snowflakes with a pencil onto your plywood. Read more

35 Upcycled Gift Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

35 Upcycled Gift Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

Plain glass jars, an abandoned door, a rickety ladder, or stray drawer. These aren’t items most people would envision as beautiful gifts. But we aren’t most people. We like creating unique, one-of-a-kind gifts that add beauty to a space in our homes instead of landfills.

Hi, it’s Colleen from Just Paint It, back with 35 Upcycled DIY Gift Ideas. This collection is guaranteed to spark your creativity to repurpose ordinary items into extraordinary gifts!

Upcycled Plant CartUpcycled Plant Cart


Rustic Chalkboard Wall Organizer


Repurposed Milk Jug TableRepurposed Milk Jug Table


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50+ DIY Gift Ideas

50+ DIY Gift Ideas

Hello again, it’s Colleen from Just Paint It with another fabulous homemade gift collection. Today we have 50+ DIY Gifts for practically everyone on your list! This is a diverse group including painting, quick crafts, woodworking and so much more. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of inspiration.

Have fun checking these DIY Gifts out!

Washi Tape Gift IdeaWashi Tape Gift Idea


Spraypainted Bottle VasesSpraypainted Bottle Vases


Easy Pounded Flower Gift Ideas


Spoon Tealight CandleholderSpoon Tealight Candleholder


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Wood Block Floating Picture Frames | Pretty Handy Girl
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Gift Ideas for Creatives

Gift Ideas for Creatives

The holidays are fast approaching and I’m sure there’s someone on your list that fits the “creative” description. That special someone desires something opposite of the normal gifts that most people will enjoy. He or she may be a hipster or a hippie but regardless, I have you covered with Gift Ideas for the Creatives on Your Wishlist (contains affiliate links):

MC Escher Hands Drawing Shirt:

Gift Ideas for Creatives


Melted Wine Bottle Platter:

Gift Ideas for Creatives


Brother Sewing Machine:

Gift Ideas for Creatives

This is the same machine (an older model) I’ve owned for 7 years now. It is a great sewing machine and you can’t beat the price!


Customizable Charging Station/Organization Station:

Gift Ideas for Creatives

You put it together and configure it to hold a multitude of electronics and accessories.


Star Wars Coasters:

Gift Ideas for Creatives


Chisel tip Chalk Ink Markers:

Gift Ideas for Creatives

I love these chalk markers over all other bistro markers. The chiseled tip makes it easier to control and will give you a thin or fat line.


White Porcelain Christmas Dove Ornaments:

Gift Ideas for Creatives


Fiskars Duck Edition Non-Stick Scissors:

Fiskars Duck Edition Scissors

You may wonder why a pair of scissors are on a gift list. This is no ordinary pair of scissors! These are the best scissors I’ve ever owned because they are sharp and non-stick. They are perfect for the Duck Tape crafter.


Metal Hammered Bowl:

Gift Ideas for Creatives


Custom State Metal Wall Art:

Gift Ideas for Creatives


I’m an Artist – Your Rules Don’t Apply Shirt:

Gift Ideas for Creatives


Sky & Sea Bowls:

Gift Ideas for Creatives


Spread Love, Joy & Peace Spreaders:

Gift Ideas for Creatives

I love the play on words with these spreaders.


Banksy Coasters:

Gift Ideas for Creatives

The well known Banksy artist is an infamous graffiti artist who has left his mark all over the world.


Geometric Glass Vases:

Gift Ideas for Creatives


Graphic Travel Posters:

Gift Ideas for Creatives

If all else fails, a beautifully illustrated travel poster is a great gift idea.



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21 Sew Easy Gift Ideas You Can Make Yourself | PrettyHandyGirl

21 Sew Easy Gift Ideas You Can Make Yourself | PrettyHandyGirl

Hello again, it’s Colleen from Just Paint It!  I love making gifts for the holidays, and receiving them too. There’s something so meaningful when you know someone has invested their precious time in a gift.

Today I have 21 Sew Special Gifts. Even if sewing isn’t your specialty, you’ll find a wide assortment of projects here for many on your list . . . including yourself!

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