Don’t have much cash to spend on presents this year? No problem. Whether you’re sorting a mate’s birthday present, a gift for your soon-to-be-married friend or already thinking about Christmas, spoil your friends and family with these crafty gifts in jars. Simply save up some pasta jars and stuff them full of treats, crafts or things to do. Got some more ideas for gifts in jars? Tweet us at @YahooStyleUK.
We’ve put together a collection of adorable DIY projects to inspire you this Valentine’s day. Because nothing says “I love you” better than a handmade gift straight from the heart.
Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just enjoy DIY crafts, you may have a collection of wine corks lying around. If you don’t have enough corks, check with a local bar, they might have a bunch that they’d be happy to unload for free, and you can always purchase them at local craft stores. Get inspired by these five ways to use up saved wine corks.
Don’t want to panic you, but it’s almost Christmas. And if, like us, you’ve done sweet FA (and have a perilously low bank balance) then it might be time to think about getting a little creative and making some of your gifts this year. If nothing else, it saves you from facing the crazy last minute shoppers. Want to share your DIY ideas? Tweet us at @YahooStyleUK.
Want to hang onto your kids’ doodles but don’t have any space on your walls? Ikea recently launched their Soft Toys for Education fundraiser, a series of plush toys inspired by children’s drawings that are being sold to benefit organizations like UNICEF and Save the Children. While only 10 drawings were chosen to be part of this specific project, there are a number of other ways parents can create one-of-a-kind gifts using art made by their own kids. ALSO SEE: IKEA lets kids design their own toys for charity driveClick through the gallery above to get some ideas and let us know if we’ve missed any by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA.
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This is how it starts: it’s three days before Halloween and I’m armed with a sharp knife, a large pumpkin, and an artistic vision. Sure, I’ve tried this jack-o-lantern thing before, but this year is going to be different. This year is going to be the year I finally nail it.Two hours later, my hands are curled into my palms, cold from prolonged exposure to wet pumpkin goop, and cramped from holding a dull carving knife against the slippery sides of an obstinate gourd. The table is covered in pumpkin innards, my toddler is melting down from his candy-induced sugar high, and the jack-o-lantern is challenging me with its smug, triangle eyes. Turns out the “Nightmare Before Christmas” panorama was Just. Too. Much. Sound familiar?Thank goblin the Internet is a crafty place, and it has the solution for those of us who consistently try and fail at pumpkin carving. Just stop. Seriously, put the knife down and try these tricks instead.Bonus: this doubles as a fun craft for kids (and clumsy adults) without concerns of sacrificing lives or limbs.Click through the gallery above and let us know which no-carve solution is your favourite by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA.