$20 or Less DIY Hostess Gifts

      Interior Designer, Lora Coburn, is also a master DIY'er! She stopped to show three easy projects you can make this weekend -- all under $20! Lora says all three make great hostess gifts.

      You'll find more great ideas from Lora on her Coco Designs blog.

      1. Hand Stamped Linens

      • Take premade tea towels and cloth napkins from the craft or second hand store and customize them with hand stamped designs.

      • Simply put fabric paint on a stamp and stamp the fabric any way you like.

      2. Paper Mache Catchall Bowls

      • Make all different shapes and sizes for your bedside table, bathroom, or front door catchall.

      • Place newspaper strips on an inflated balloon and glue down with Mod Podge. Repeat until the bowl is the shape you want.

      • Let dry completely before removing bowl from balloon. Trim edge with scissors.

      • Paint optional

      3. Fabric-wrapped Candles -- a perfect project for using up your material scraps!

      • Cut fabric to fit around candle. Leave a little overhang for the bottom.

      • Use a hot glue gun to attach ends of fabric to candle

      • Trim bottom.

      • Make sure you are in the room when you burn these. They are a potential fire hazard