Gallery: 14 Eco-Chic Gifts You Can Make Yourself (DIY Tutorials)

TIE ONE ON

Help your favorite l'll mister clean up nicely with a dapper bow tie that's as much a cinch to make as it is to tie on.

+ DIY Bow Tie

+ Delia Creates

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MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES

Add instant oomph to an ordinary pair of pumps or flats with a set of shoe clips that fickle pickles can swap at will.

+ DIY Ruffled Shoe Clips

+ Capitol Romance

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TIE ONE ON

Help your favorite l’ll mister clean up nicely with a dapper bow tie that’s as much a cinch to make as it is to tie on.

+ DIY Bow Tie

+ Delia Creates

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ZIP IT GOOD

Busted zipper? Upcycle it into a wrist cuff that’s one part Park Avenue socialite, one part biker chick.

+ DIY Zipper Bracelet

+ Study NY

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KODAK MOMENT

For would-be paparazzo in your life, a camera-coddling wool wrap is the money shot you’re looking for. Bonus points if you get ahold of a Pendleton wool remnant.

+ DIY Camera Wrap

+ Wood & Faulk

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STONE COLD FOX

Don’t know much about geology? For less than $10 and under an hour, whip up an attention-tugging cocktail ring that looks like a million bucks.

+ DIY Geode Ring

+ Dismount Creative

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SIGHT FOR SORE EYES

Enough with the Christmas-themed neckties. Press a retired foulard back into service as an eyeglass case for your No. 1 fella.

+ DIY Eyeglass Case

+ Olive and Love

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NATURE CALLS

Diamonds and rubies are so overrated. Give Ma Nature her due with an acorn-cap necklace that recalls fall trails and mulled cider.

+ DIY Acorn Necklace

+ Songbird

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ALL BUTTONED UP

Not all buttons are destined for the coat rack. Turn a standout pair into ear adornments that are as cute as…well, you know.

+ DIY Button Earrings

+ Pierogi Picnic

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BLAZING SADDLES

Transform a vintage saddle blanket into an of-the-moment jacquard clutch—no sewing machine, required.

+ DIY Blanket Clutch

+ Swellmayde

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LET’S DO THE TWIST

Store-bought baubles can’t compete with this braided beauty, which makes one helluva statement no matter what you’re wearing.

+ DIY Braided Necklace

+ Eighteenth Century Agrarian Business

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ALL CHOKED UP

No need to get hot under the collar over Miu Miu’s fancy lapels. Make your own detachable version for popping over and under your favorite sweater.

+ DIY Detachable Collar

+ Wear the Canvas

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WRAP PARTY

One rule about bracelets? The more the better. Stack ’em high with a phalanx of colorful wristlets you can make with your eyes closed.

+ DIY Wrap Bracelet

+ Honestly WTF

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GOSH YARN IT

Lower your knitting needles and back away slowly. These mittens require little more than a couple of preloved wool sweaters, felted in the wash for tip-top toastiness.

+ DIY Sweater Mittens

+ Mossy Mossy

Originally published on November 21, 2011.

2 Responses to “14 Eco-Chic Gifts You Can Make Yourself (DIY Tutorials)”

  1. capitolromance says:

    thanks for sharing our DIY shoe clip post!

  2. Pierogi Picnic (@pierogipicnic) says:

    Thank you for featuring my DIY Button Earrings post! Happy holidays – and happy crafting!

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