Happy holidays from all of us at Design Next Door and Inteplast Building Products. We will be taking time off until the New Year. Enjoy your holidays!
Hello fellow DIY devotees, Martin here, and I’m uber eager to share some of my favorite projects from years past that make amazing holiday gifts for your near and dears. The good news is, these projects aren’t overly complicated at all so you still have plenty of time to get them made, wrapped, and under the tree, and they all use Inteplast’s moulding and trim products.
This necklace holder is the perfect gift for your wife, girlfriend, mother, or sister, or you can give it to anybody to use as a key rack or a dog leash holder, and it’s doable for even a beginner DIYer. Using Inteplast’s casing and moulding products in a wood grain or white, which you can find at Lowe’s or online at Houzz.com, you can make it any length you want. You can find all of the instructions and materials you’ll need here at our original post.
Bottle Opener Cap Catcher
We’ve all got that person on our Christmas list who loves craft brew beverages (like me!). This PVC bottle cap opener and catcher is the perfect gift to outfit a special someone’s deck, patio, or outdoor entertaining space. This DIY favorite uses Inteplast’s white trim product. Check out this post for instructions and materials.
Picture Frame and Kid’s Frame and Storage
I made these gallery-inspired frames using Inteplast’s prefinished moulding for my sister last year so she could show off my niece’s budding artistic talents. The best part about their prefinished moulding is that it’s easy to wipe clean without getting splinters!
Flower Vase Holder
This is one of my favorite projects. I made it for my mom for Mother’s Day and my Aunt Janie fell in love with it, so guess what she’s getting for Christmas this year (hope she doesn’t see this post). This flower box with Coca-Cola® glass bottle vases is made out of Inteplast Building Products PVC trimboard product. I love working with their Trim products because they’re the perfect sustainable wood-alternative, which means Aunt Janie can put poinsettias in these vases for years to come. This project might be a bit more detailed, but it’s still doable for all skill levels. You can find the instructions and materials list here.
We’ve made so many great projects in the past, there’s no way to feature them all. Here are some other great handmade gift ideas like a dog feeding station, wine rack, or a picture rail. Check out all of our inspiring projects on Design Next Door.
Hope you make out ok with the project. I’m always ready to talk shop, so let me know what projects you’re working on. Thanks for reading.
Martin (and Harley)
If yours is anything like mine, the kitchen is the social-hub of the house; especially the kitchen island. It’s that inviting space where we all gather around over a glass of wine and make plans, laugh at each other’s stories, and talk about our days—or in our case weeks since I don’t get to see my kids as often as I used too—while sharing the common task of preparing dinner. And there is no more special time to be in the kitchen together than the holidays.
Every year we host family and friends for Christmas dinner. While some folks get stressed out at the thought, I absolutely love entertaining and sharing my kitchen space with crowds of people. Of course, a couple of years ago that wasn’t the case when we moved into a new house that had an outdated kitchen island. I won’t go so far as to say it was hideous, but it was just plain boring—very similar to this island below. You know what I’m talking about—early 90’s, light stain, white laminate countertop, no character. So with just days to spare, and some prefinished moulding and wainscot from Inteplast Building Products, you can quickly and easily handle a kitchen island makeover before the family ascends.
Using prefinished, Crystal White moulding, which can be painted any color you wish using an interior latex paint, and some PVC wainscot, which can also be painted with acrylic or urethane-based latex exterior or interior paint, you can painlessly transform your kitchen island into a holiday show stopper. Here are the numbers key notes to help you visualize how easy this makeover is.
1 – 292 Cap in Crystal White
2 – PVC Wainscot
3 – 620 Base in Crystal White
4 – 107 Quarter Round in Crystal White
Kitchen Island transformations are such an inexpensive, easy makeover that can simply add charm and character to your kitchen. There are some really great seasoned DIYers out there on the web who’ve done some amazing island transformations. Check out Shaunna’s kitchen island makeover at Tempting Thyme blog as she goes through the process.
One of my inspirational go-to sites is Houzz.com. I can spend hours on there before I start any project. They have a ton of photos and suggestions for kitchen island makeovers here.
For those DIYers out there who like to think outside of the box, you can’t forget Pinterest. Check out these DIY island gems.
Well, happy islanding and happy Holidays. I’m Jen, thanks for reading!