DIY: Upcycled (& original) Holiday Gifts

I have always liked giving functional presents for these holiday season as well as for birthdays. And most of the years I make some time to create the gifts myself, maybe is only the wrapping (not that I create the gift per se) but something that makes it unique and more personalised. I have collected some ideas, a few but quite not so common, that I hope they inspire you.

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Painted Rocks as paper weights. Check their 40+ Gifts Kids can Make for Grown-Ups ideas!
Beer bottles cut to create beer glasses!

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Here is a quick image tutorial on how to turn an empty beer bottle into a drinking glass.

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Old Shirts as pillow covers!

💚 Find more ideas to reuse old shirts here

Here is another way of making pillow covers out of men’s smart shirts (VIDEO).

💚 Find more ideas to reuse old shirts here!

Old jeans as pillow cover + pocket for the TV remote control!

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I love this! Make yarn with old shirts and create a no-sew head band.

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Here is a quick image tutorial on how to make yarn from old shirts, quite easy!
Following the use of a shirt to create yarn, you can also make a beautiful fringe necklace!

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Or a different kind of necklace, also from shirts! (Portuguese)
Or this one. For more old shirt yarn necklace variatons click here
I can imagine you can make this with a washer. I find plenty on the street out of nowhere. What do you think? Unfortunately I don’t find the source to this image, but check these bracelets made with washers on Etsy!
Here is a different necklace: black leather, washer & hex nut (no tutorial, unknown original source)
Following the washer idea: Here is a Washer Necklace With Map {Etsy}
Here is a gift idea for your pet: How To Make a Denim Doggy Bed.

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Or this idea for your dog: A dog toy out of old shirts! (creating yarn, see ideas above)
Fabric beaded necklace. I personally made two necklaces with washed balls from roll-on deos wrapped in fabric.
Same principle here: You can use giant beads or the balls from roll-on deodorant (very well washed)
Here is another tutorial. I loved this idea because finally I found a way to reuse the deo balls from roll-on. If you have any other ideas, please let me know on the comment box below!
What about an old jeans beaded necklace? Blue Denim Fabric Bead Necklace. This is quite original!
Moving on with the ideas, I recently had a nephew and I wanted to make something special, not just buying some outfit he will end up suing just for a couple of months. I found this idea perfect! Baby bibs out of shirts!

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Here is another tutorial to make baby bibs out of old shirts
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