Holiday gift pizazz on the cheap

I have been scouring the Internet for gift ideas and I thought I would share some links. I won’t say if I will be using all, some, or none of these ideas, lest my readership include potential recipients.

First, on the decoration. I think I will make something similar for the front door:

http://micheleravendesigns.blogspot.com/2010/09/book-page-wreath.html
I really like it with music sheets
http://micheleravendesigns.blogspot.com/2010/09/vintage-sheet-music-wreath-by-primp.html
I found the links in the comments here:
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/entertaining/upcycled-paper-wreaths-simple-joys-paperie-133709
Looks like I can make it myself for a few dollars or buy one for $50 or $60!! Hmm, let me think about that for awhile!

For a computer lover, how about a wallet made from computer keyboard innards:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Wallet-made-from-a-computer-keyboard/

Or these adorable bugs made from computer parts
http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-Bugs/

Greenhouse in a jar is very cute for the gardener
http://www.instructables.com/id/Greenhouse-in-a-Jar/

Ambitious but really cool
http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Rubik-s-Dice-Cube/

If you need to give your reader the gift of storage and have some old encyclopedias (or your thrift shop does for cheap)
http://www.instructables.com/id/A-bookshelf-made-of-encyclopedias!-YAY!/

I have to make a plug for my friends awesome blog. On the side panels, you will see lots of links to lovely craft and gift ideas
http://goddesshobbies.blogspot.com/

Dollhouse 1:
http://blog.jugglingfrogs.com/2007/07/camp-mommy-foam-core-doll-house.html

Dollhouse 2:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5738146/simple_shelftype_dollhouse_thats_easy.html

Puppet theaters:
http://www.essortment.com/hobbies/doityourselfh_sbnl.htm
http://www.childhood101.com/2009/10/diy-kids-tabletop-puppet-theatre-for.html

And some puppets to go with it
http://www.savvyhomemade.com/homemade-puppets.html

I will continue to add to this post until Christmas, so keep checking back. And please post your own ideas or links in the comment section.

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