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Posted on Dec 14, 2015

16 Gifts To DIY With Stuff You Already Have Laying Around

This stuff is probably collecting dust in your closet. Transform it. Give it away. Feel like a badass.

1. Felted Sweater Mittens

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So you shrunk that sweater. It was on purpose (shh). Now you can make these mittens. Tutorial here.

2. Chip Bag Apron

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Binge on a couple dozen bags of chips late last night? Turn your regret into a handy apron gift. Tutorial here.

3. Leather Wallet Turned Leather Catchall Tray

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Perfect for the man who has everything. In his pockets. Tutorial here.

4. Strawberry Rose Bouquet

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All you have lying around is a couple dozen perfect strawberries? Gift them in this delicious bouquet. Tutorial here.

5. Folded Book Art

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The best books to receive are those that only say one really big word. Tutorial here.

6. Lampshade Vases

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When you need a DIY gift more than you need a functional lampshade, make these. Tutorial here.

7. Craft Caddy

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What do you make for the person who makes everything themselves? A craft caddy, of course. Tutorial here.

8. Cork Trivet

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Nothing says, "I love you almost as much as wine," as a trivet made from wine corks. Tutorial here.

9. Dry Erase Marker Bouquet

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Tutorial here.

10. Coffee Ground Candle

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Usually you only find old candles mingling with coffee grounds at the bottom of your trash can. No more. Tutorial here.

11. T-Shirt Market Bag

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No one will guess it used to be your t-shirt. Tutorial here.

12. Egg Carton Ring Holder

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She'll love this egg carton ring holder. She'll love it even more if you include the ring. Tutorial here.

13. Jack Daniel's Soap Dispenser

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Drink. Wash your hands. Repeat. Tutorial here.

14. Sugar Salt Bodyscrub

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Sugar, salt, a little this, a little that, and boom! you have a silky smooth DIY gift on your hands. Literally. Tutorial here.

15. Clothespin Trivet

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Make this if your gift recipient likes cooking more than doing laundry. Tutorial here.

16. Ceramic Mug Bells

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Ding-a-ling — Your gift is ready. Tutorial here.

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