A Pinterest Christmas: 12 DIY gifts that cost less than your rent

by Madison N Nunes

The season of love, giving, and unadulterated stress is upon us. You empty out your wallet and watch as the last piece of lint drift to the floor like a snowflake. In the background you can hear Bing Crosby crooning Christmas tunes, but there is no joy to be had in the land of poor college students and post-grads.

Before you sink to the floor with a notepad, tissues, and possibly some Kahlüa to figure out how you’re going to buy Tiny Tim that gift, check out this round up of D.I.Y. gifts  found on Pinterest. None of the projects will land you in the holiday poor house. Plus, all of the crafting you’ll be doing will go really well with Christmas re-runs and your electric band saw-if you don’t have a band saw just substitute it with more Kahlüa. 


1.) Marbled Clay Ring Dish from A Beautiful Mess

2.) Cut Canvas 

 3.) Hammered Floral Scarf from The Merry Thought 

4.) DIY Pour Over Coffee Stand from The Merry Thought 

5.) Metallic Brushed Purse from Studs and Pearls 

6.) DIY 90’s Band Tee from I SPY DIY 


7.)  Metallic Lace Bracelet from Verily 

8.) Leather Wallet from The Merry Thought 

9.) Leather Sketchbook from The Merry Thought 

10) Painted Mug from The Merry Thought 

11.) Easy Photo Transfer to Wood 



12.) Sprinkle Candles from Beth Cakes


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