8 Easter Gift Ideas to DIY or BIY

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Every holiday has its themes and colors and Easter brings to mind pastels and bunnies and baskets. I have been thinking about what to get for my loved ones for this upcoming holiday (yes, still thinking about it even though it is only 5 days away) and have been browsing the world wide web for some inspiration. While there are the usual go-to gifts, such as candies and flowers, I was searching for things that were not candy related or too obvious. Here are a few of my favorite ideas. Do you celebrate Easter? What are some of your favorite gifts to give or get?

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These painted branches look like a fun project to recreate. You can hang them on a wall and perhaps add some nails to them so you can use them as jewelry holders to hang pretty necklaces and other trinkets.

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How adorable are these bunny DIY crayons? They would be so fun to gift and would look pretty in a bowl as decor.

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These hot air balloon animals in a bag are so cute. I would add confetti inside the balloons as an extra surprise.

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I have never attempted to make bath bombs at home, but these DIY egg-shaped ones are tempting me to try them out.

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These popsicle sidewalk chalks look good enough to eat!

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I’ve been seeing these dipped painted wooden spoons around the blogosphere and would love to try to make them myself.

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I cannot have enough bowls around the house as they are so useful, not just in the kitchen, but in every room in my home. I may have to take a trip to the thrift store to see if there are any wooden bowls so I can try to recreate these.

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My fascination with miniature things runs deep and I just about gasped when I saw these mini pastel locks.

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Tuesday Treasures | 10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas to Give and to Get

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Whether you are a fan of Valentine’s day or not, I’m sure we can all agree that being on the receiving or giving end of special tokens is always a good idea, yes? I’ve rounded up some special pieces below in case you feel like being generous (to someone special or yourself — everyone can always use a bit of lovin’). Hope you enjoy and let me know what’s the best/most unique/ordinary/sweetest gift you’ve ever received or given. I’d love to know!

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I love receiving handwritten mail. It’s such a nice break from the day-to-day business of regular mail (bills/renewals/junk). You could make your own, or check out Garance Dore’s collection. She makes beautiful and stylish stationary.

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I always say you can never have too many scarves. They are so versatile and useful. Isn’t this heart print one from Leif Shop just adorable? Such a great color and it’s not too saccharine sweet (if you know what I mean).

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Who doesn’t love a vinyl record? Especially when it’s a 7-inch red heart-shaped one, which can be found at Poketo. Alas, this sweetly packaged record is not all roses, it’s actually about a heartbreak (A side) and the regret of it (B side), by Mayer Hawthorne. Well, at least it looks pretty.

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Chocolates are a given. Compartes chocolates? Absolute heaven in your mouth. Feel free to judge this “book” by it’s cover. The packaging is not only pretty, but the taste is delicious.

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Candles may seem clichè, but I was given a Voluspa candle as a souvenir once and I’ve been hooked ever since. These candles are made from coconut wax and the smell is out of this world.

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I don’t need another bag said no woman EVER. How adorable is this heart clutch by Christian Louboutin?

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How fun and flirty is this tumbler from ban.do? So fun, it’ll probably have you drinking the recommended daily ounces of water!

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This is the sweetest tiny heart ring you will come across. Catbird NYC always makes such great accessories for the minimalist at heart.

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What a sweet print (by Jen Ramos of Made By Girl) to add to an art collection.

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Flowers never go out of style. How about going for a different color, like pink or yellow or vintage lilac roses?