The Essence of Giving: 5 Essential DIY Holiday Gifts Made with Essential Oils

November 30, 2018 by  
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10 cool and crafty DIY holiday gifts you can make yourself

December 12, 2016 by  
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Homemade holiday gifts are a wonderful  eco-friendly alternative for anyone looking to stray away from the same old boring presents this year. We’ve rounded up 10 cool and crafty  DIY gifts  that can be customized with unique, personal touches for the receiver and easily crafted in no time. Instead of visiting the big box stores this year, consider making your own gifts for loved ones with upcycled items and simple, budget-friendly ingredients. 1. Cuddly pillows made from old sweaters Who doesn’t love a little bit of quiet, cuddly time on the couch after a long and chilly day? By gifting one of these homemade pillows made from upcycled sweaters, you can help them create a soft, snuggly sanctuary. Take a look through your closet or at a local thrift store to find some unique patterns and follow these easy instructions to make some classy throw pillows with either envelope-style closures or a stylish button hem. 2. Funky and decorative bowl made out of an old LP For the music lover in your life, styling a one-of-a-kind decorative bowl out of an old LP is a wonderful gift idea. The process is incredibly easy, requiring only your record and an oven. By heating the LP for a short period of time, it becomes malleable and ready to be shaped into any funky design you think your loved one might like to have featured on their coffee table. Be sure to pick an LP of their favorite artist or one with a colorful label. Related: 14 affordable green gifts under $50 3. DIY green terrariums for any room You don’t have to have an especially green thumb to maintain a terrarium , making this gift perfect for any nature lover. Follow the tips in this guide for finding the ideal plants for every home environment, planting everything with plenty of room to thrive, and dressing up your displays with miniatures or found objects from the wild. Stones, twigs, acorns, and other plant material make great accents, as well as plastic doll house furniture or animal figurines. The possibilities for customization are endless! 4. Vintage teacup candles Candles are always a great bet whether gifting to the closest of friends or the most extended of family members. But dropping dough on expensive, often single-use, glass candles seems like a waste. This year, try your hand at creating your own unique candle creations using vintage teacups and saucers. You can easily find a variety of shapes and patterns at the thrift store – and for a steal. Personalize your scents and colors and you will have a gift folks will remember for years to come. 5. Personalized cat pillows! We all have that friend who loves their fur baby more than anything in the world. You know they would love to have a soft, cushy clone of their pet to take with them on trips or display proudly on their bed – why not be the one to make their dreams come true? With some sewing skills and iron transfer paper, you can make a pillow representation of a loved one’s cat, dog, fish, or even favorite celebrity. Related: Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Furry Friends 6. Homemade bath bombs, bath salts, and body scrubs Bath and body products are surprisingly easy – and cheap – to make at home, making them ideal gifts for anyone who enjoys a good pampering. Whether you would like to gift one sweet-smelling scrub or an entire basket of bath bombs, bath milks, hand scrubs, and bubble bath, these instructions have you covered. Personalize these handmade goodies by choosing scents best for that special someone who enjoys a relaxing bubble bath at the end of the day, the athlete who needs to soak their muscles after going heavy at the gym, or the early riser who could use the sharp scents of citrus to energize their morning. 7. DIY solid perfume lockets For a gift that looks amazingly classy, but is actually incredibly simple and cost-effective to create, these solid perfume lockets are the ticket. The recipe is completely customizable, allowing you to create the kind of scent combinations that will make your loved ones swoon. By using lockets or pocket watches from the thrift store , you can keep costs down and class all the way up. 8. Homemade pickled veggies Food gifts are some of the very best ways to show your appreciation for loved ones around the holidays. Nothing brings people together better than food, right? Even if you are not an expert chef, almost anyone can craft some stunning jars of pickled veggies. Not only are they both tasty and pretty to look at, but they will keep for a long time. Related: 3 easy, last-minute DIY gifts for nature lovers 9. Hardcover book planter This gift is for all the bookworms out there! If your friend is a combination book worm and green thumb – even better. Take any hardcover book and transform it into an easy-to-maintain planter and instant conversation piece with just a few simple steps. Pick out a friend’s favorite tomes or plant some herbs in a classic cookbook for your buddy with culinary prowess. 10. DIY chalkboard mugs The person in your life who absolutely needs a morning cup of joe before taking on any human tasks would greatly appreciate a customizable chalkboard mug to broadcast their readiness to interact with the world. Even chipper coffee-drinkers will love a cup they can personalize with the seasons. Creating such a gift is surprisingly simple and even dishwasher safe! Images via Shutterstock, Flickr ( 1 , 2 ), GartenKultur , and Public Domain Pictures

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25 DIY gifts you can put together in mere minutes

December 17, 2014 by  
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It’s likely that we’ve all been in situations where we’ve been short on cash at the holidays, or scrambled at the last minute to put together presents for people we forgot to add to our shopping list. Fortunately, there are several fabulous DIY gifts that can be created in 10 minutes (or less), and this infographic lists 25 of them! So, if you’re running short on time but have some cool supplies on hand, you can whip together anything from a body scrub to a recipe book, snow globe , or even a jar full of dog biscuits. Read on after the jump to find some great DIY presents  for your friends, neighbors, and co-workers today. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of 25 DIY gifts you can put together in mere minutes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: body scrub , diy christmas gifts , diy gift , diy gifts , diy presents , dog biscuits , dog cookies , gifts , holiday gifts , holiday presents , infographic , letter , NeoMam , presents , recipe book , recipes , scarf , snow globe , song , treats , video gift , write a poem , write a song

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DIY: Craft an adorable Christmas village from recycled cardboard

December 17, 2014 by  
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DIY: 6 ways to make your own holiday gift wrap

December 14, 2014 by  
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Looking for a fun and inexpensive way to save some dough this holiday season? Break out the apple cider, gather the kids, and make your own recycled gift wrap! Start with plain brown or white paper bags, saved from recent grocery shopping. Here are 6 different ways to customize your recycled grocery bag gift wrap. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: craft , diy kids craft , eco holidays , green gifts , green kids , holiday gifts , how-to , Inhabitots , recycled gift wrap

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Historic UN climate change deal requires every nation to cut emissions—but will it be enough?

December 14, 2014 by  
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Early this Sunday, UN representatives from around the world reached the first-ever climate change agreement that commits all 196 nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Unprecedented in its inclusion of developing nations, the historic agreement was reached after long talks that ran 30 hours in overtime at the Lima climate conference . This diplomatic breakthrough however, is already under heavy fire by disappointed activists who call it “very weak.” Climate scientists also warn that the proposed carbon cuts will not be nearly enough to slow dangerous rates of warming. Read the rest of Historic UN climate change deal requires every nation to cut emissions—but will it be enough? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , climate change agreement , climate change deal , cop21 , cutting carbon emissions , emissions , global warming , greenhouse gas emissions , greenhouse gases , Lima Accord , Lima climate change , UN , United Nations

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DIY Gift Idea: Learn to Make Beautiful, Solid Perfume Lockets

December 5, 2013 by  
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Most of us have a couple of favorite fragrances that we like to daub on ourselves once in a while, so it’s not surprising that  perfume is one of the most popular gifts for any occasion. That said, although there are some spectacular perfumes and colognes out there, it’s incredibly easy (and fun) to make your own scented blends with essential oils, and then blend them with carrier oils and wax to make solid perfumes. Scent can have a remarkable effect on a person’s mood (as can beautiful bits of jewelry), so if you just happen to combine a gorgeous perfume and a beautiful locket, you have a winning gift this holiday season! Read the rest of DIY Gift Idea: Learn to Make Beautiful, Solid Perfume Lockets Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aromatherapy , cedar , Christmas , christmas gifts , Christmas present , DIY , diy gift , diy holiday gift , EO , essential oil perfume , essential oils , grapefruit , hanukkah , holiday gifts , holiday presents , Jewelry , Kwanzaa , lockets , neroli , patchouli , perfume , perfume lockets , rose , sandalwood , scent , solid perfume , solid perfume lockets , solstice , xmas gift , xmas gifts , xmas present , xmas presents , Yule        

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New AirBnB Headquarters Boast a 1,226 Sq Foot Green Wall Over Three Floors

December 5, 2013 by  
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6 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Alternatives

December 12, 2012 by  
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15 Great Green Gifts for the Gadget Geek in Your Life

December 8, 2012 by  
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There was a time when only the rich could afford the latest cool eco gadgets – but now there are so many to choose from it’s hard to know what’s good and what’s not. That’s why we’ve put together a sound list of sustainable gifts that the green geek in your life will love. From foldable eco-speakers to a solar-powered Nokero reading light , a water-powered clock and even a tablet stand and keyboard made from bamboo , these gifts are both fun and sustainable. Hit the jump to check out our nifty guide, and feel free to pass it on if you’re so inspired. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , Amplifiear , bedol water-powered clock , christmas gifts , eco christmas , eco friendly home gifts , eco friendly presents , eco gadgets , eco holiday , eco presents , eco xmas , eco-friendly gifts , eco-gifts , electree solar charger , environmentally friendly gifts , environmentally friendly presents , foldable eco speakers from fashionation , folding electric bicycle , gift guide , gifts for homeowners , gifts for the home , green christmas , green gadgets , green gift guide , green gifts for homeowners , green gifts for the home , green gifts for the kitchen , green holiday , green holiday gift guide , green holidays , green home decor , green presents , green xmas , holiday gifts , holidays , ipad speakers , iZen Bamboo keyboard , mushroom greenzero travel charger , nokero crestone solar light bulbs , nokero reading light , pedal power bicycle generator roller , peddle-powered smartphone bicycle light , solar powered water bottle cap , solar-powered hybrid light , spark tablet case , sustainable gifts , usb cell battery pack , xmas gifts

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