Sunday, November 25, 2012

Do-Inspire-Yourself #18

The holidays are coming: 
let's make unique handmade gifts this year! 

20+ ideas, inspiration and tutorials using:
plastic bottles

jewelry: ideas, inspiration, tutorials

inspiration by artist Fabiana Gadano

inspiration by artist Tonya O'Hara

tutorial from Alessia @ A matter of style

tutorial @ inspiration&realisation

inspiration by artist Laura Astor on Etsy

inspiration by Gulnu Rozdaglar on Etsy

jewelry components: beads and twisted wires

twisted jewelry wire: tutorial on Wikihow 

make your own beads: tutorial @ the frugal crafter

How-to: plastic flowers

home décor gifts:

make this bowl: tutorial over @ instructables

make a vase - tutorial @ wikihow

garland and curtains installation by Isa Digue

and, made by Isa Diguewith a beautiful video tutorial:

holiday decorations:

A wreath by artist Dale Wayne

with a complete tutorial to make also a fantastic Christmas tree! (click to enlarge)

tutorial: stars decoration @ esprit cabane

tutorial: make snow flakes decorations @ artesan blog

something useful:

tutorial: tiny containers (use them as gift boxes!!) by designer Zitta Schnitt

tutorial: a jewelry organizer @ epbot

yarn organizer tutorial @ inspiration&realisation

inspiration: gorgeous light fixtures

light bubble chandelier @ souda soda

Cascade by artist Michelle Brand

Daisy table lamp by Sarah Turner Eco Design on Etsy

Dig into your recycling and start making unique, handmade, eco-friendly and {last but not least}... cheap gifts!!!

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xox, d.

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  1. Love your roundup. Favorites: yarn storage, crazy wreath and bowl. All very cool! Posted top photo and a link back to your blog and already featured on Tumblr's #DIY tag :)

  2. OMG inspiration overload, there is some amazing stuff in here! Thats so much for showing it all.
    xx Tanya

  3. Brilliant post Donatella! I've been following the links for the last hour! So good to find so many new and truly inspirational ideas... thank you so much for putting it all together. Hugs, Jill x

  4. WOW, great ideas, didn't know that plastic bottle can have so much potential. As always great and interesting post!

  5. The only thing I can write is YOU'RE RIGHT, trueblue, Tanya, Stocki and olga! Well done, Donatella!


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