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10 Cyber Monday Ideas: Why Shop When You Can Craft

Cyber Monday is just around the corner, and everyone is prepared and excited! Hundreds of articles online are telling people what to buy and what not to buy—home decor, kitchenware, furniture, gadgets, and of course, Christmas ornaments. But as helpful as these articles are, anyone knows that a great deal can make you re-think all that decision-making! I know this all too well. Every year I stop myself from splurging on almost everything, but I end up going home with more than what I can carry! But every year I find that there are still so many things I didn't get to buy.

10 Cyber Monday Ideas to Help You Save Your Money

Judging from last year's deals, I know the things I've been eyeing are going to be sold for a good bargain this year. But I've decided to retreat from the Cyber Monday craze. Passing up on all the great bargains is definitely going to be difficult. But I've found a way to recreate the things I want, and I'm here to share them with you! These DIYs will show you how to get what you want on this year's Cyber Monday by making them with your own hands and for a much cheaper price! Who knows, maybe next year you'll be asking yourself the same question: Why shop when you can craft?

*In addition, if you're looking to expand your reach – learn to sell these crafts and other homemade projects on Etsy!

 

1. Festive Christmas Wreath

Cyber Monday Ideas

It goes without saying: most of our Christmas shopping is done during Black Friday and Cyber Monday—and for good reason. For the Christmas staple that greets your guest, you'll want only the most pleasing. Even on Cyber Monday, a good wreath, like this one from What A Mesh by Diana, may cost you up to $85. Head over to this wreath tutorial on how to make your very own stunning wreath for much less.

 

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2. Magical Christmas Angel

Cyber Monday Ideas

Pair your wreath with a Christmas angel that could go by on the front door or at the top of your Christmas tree. If you want more options, here's a list of DIY Christmas ornaments so you can perfect your Holiday home add that magic to the Christmas air.

 

3. One-of-a-kind Candle Holder

Cyber Monday Ideas

Scented or not, candles spell the atmosphere of a room—from mood and ambience to lighting and temperature. Recreate these candle holders from Medium Moments with an exquisite twist: use vintage teacups!

 

4. Lifelike Faux Flowers

Cyber Monday Ideas

Maintaining an aesthetic can be time-consuming. No need to avail of those Cyber Monday bargains because these faux flowers are an investment. With this DIY guide, you can make your own set that rivals Heart to Heart's.

 

5. Vintage Glass Bottle Flower Bud Vase

Cyber Monday Ideas

Your lovely flowers should be accentuated by an equally lovely vase. This guide shows you how to emulate the style of V-More Vase to achieve that calming effect.

 

6. Rustic Picture Frame

These Huckleberry Vintage picture frames are great, but you want to make sure moments retain their nostalgia. These rustic picture frames should do the trick.

 

 

7. Stylish Ladder Bookshelf

Something that takes up so much space should make a statement. Taking its cue from this well-built sturdy and stylish bookshelf is this quaint and ingenious reclaimed ladder shelf.

 

8. Modern Table

Cyber Monday Ideas

Who knew it was possible to create something with even more functions than this product? This DIY modern table sits horizontally and vertically, conveniently and easily accommodating more stuff.

 

9. Functional Hampers

Cyber Monday Ideas

Laundry day doesn't have to be dragging drudgery especially if you got these Water Hyacinth Laundry Baskets. Both available in West Elm and Amazon, you can forego this bargain and have more fun with this foldable wood hamper with a reversible bag!

 

10. Chic Tassel Earrings

Cyber Monday Ideas

The chic tassel earring, like this one from Kate Spade, will undoubtedly be the toast of stylish Cyber Monday deals. But by creating your own, there's just more room for personality in your accessories!

 

Watch this video from Rachel Talbott for more ideas you can make on your own instead of purchasing during Cyber Monday!

Crafting these DIYs that are just as good as any Cyber Monday deal! With the surge of consumers and purchases on this special day, it's guaranteed your creations will be like no other!

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