It seems like lately I’ve been super obsessed with any and all things DIY, especially gifts and home decor items! I think with the oncoming holidays, I’m trying to think of ways to make gifts instead of buying them to avoid giving generic gifts and also save more money this year.

Here are some of my latest pins (and likes on SU) on Pinterest that I’m currently enamored with!

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[Source: http://blog.stitchawishdesigns.com/2011/06/our-lil-deck-garden/ via Pinterest]

It seems like I’m obsessed with starting a garden and also with the idea of using wine crates…for anything. So these two together, it’s no wonder I’m into it! I just love the look of wine crates. I dunno what it is. Anyone else have a love for that wine crate look?

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[Source: http://346living.com/2011/10/12/pinterest-diy-inspiration/ via Pinterest]

Aside from wine crates, I’ve developed a newfound liking for pallets. Who knew they could be so useful and multi-purpose?

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[Source:http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Garden-Fountain-Out-of-Well-Anythi/ via Pinterest]

I love fountains! Most especially, I love garden fountains, but I would compromise on a small one for my room. I just find them very relaxing and calming. This one is so artsy and lovely, no?

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[Source: http://frenchbydesign.blogspot.com/2010/10/trend-alert-recycling-wood-crates-and.html via Pinterest]

Again with the wine crates! This is just a fantastic idea! Plus, it eliminates my need to ever buy book shelves or shelving units/storage ever again..and I’m really into that idea. Plus, if I move, I have boxes already! I’m just saying, it works.

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[Source: http://thephobia.com/post/3750781935/pride-prejudice-is-my-all-time-favorite-book via Pinterest]

OMG! I love Pride and Prejudice! So lovely and romantic. I think every girl/woman likes this sort of romanticism. It’s simple, elegant and beautiful without even trying. Plus, I love coffee and tea so this is a great idea for me.

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[Source: http://laceyinloveblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/diy-smoothie-packs.html via Pinterest]

I’ve been trying to figure out ways to best make my fruits and veggies last longer. I know a lot of people freeze theirs and I’ve been doing a bit of that, but this really does take things to the next level. Plus, I love the way it simplifies healthy drink mixes. Super easy! All you have to do is pop one out, blend and go!

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[Source: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2HX3X0/blog.landofnod.com/honest-to-nod/2012/02/try-this-hanging-string-balls.html via Stumbleupon]

I’ve seen this type of decor piece on several design sites and, although theirs is usually a more refined store bought piece, I really love this one. It’s simple, it looks really lovely and chic, and it looks like it’d be really easy to do!

[Source: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1rfPdh/www.the36thavenue.com/2011/11/25-handmade-gifts-under-5.html via StumbleUpon]

I was so into this idea I’ve already purchased everything I need to transform a few cream colored candles into a gift for someone I know! I’ll let you know how it goes. 😉

[Source: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1rfPdh/www.the36thavenue.com/2011/11/25-handmade-gifts-under-5.html via StumbleUpon]

I really love this idea, but I’ve no idea where to find paraffin wax nor do I think I would be particularly success in this project. It just seems like something you’d need really level hands for and that’s something I don’t have at all.

created at: 12/07/2010

[Source: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2x5fp2/manmadediy.com/chris/posts/639-how-to-make-typographic-gift-wrap via StumbleUpon]

Ever since I was young, my mom would always make me do all her wrapping at Christmas and, though I never hated it, I really disliked the whole name tag part! It’s such a pain, my penmanship is terrible, and writing so much makes my hands cramp. I know, I sound whiney, but whatever I hated that part. Plus, it always looked horrible with my penmanship anyway so it was all for naught! I love that this eliminates that problem for me and simplifies it into something easy and practical.

So, what do you think of these?

Are there any DIY projects you’re currently loving?

Definitely share in the comments!

Please feel free to follow me on Pinterest @StorybookBeauty!

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