Buy It Spy It or DIY It – Amazon – Handmade

***This post contains affiliate links.  If you click one and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission***         Did you know that Amazon has a whole category just for Handmade goods?  Yes?  Fine, I guess I’m last to the party. Well, it’s inspired me to bring back an old favorite, Buy It Spy It or DIY It.  Remember this fun game?  You can find other installments here , here, here, here, here or here.  The basic premise is I scour the appointed website for my favorite items and decide whether it’s worth the hard earned money and Buy It, or find that the item is overpriced and I should Spy It somewhere else (usually Homegoods or Target :-)) or, my favorite, decide it would be a great project and DIY It!


Old Books - Book Lovers' Soy Candle - 8oz Jar

Buy It – Do you have a book lover in your life?  I do and she is one of those old fashioned book readers who loves the look, feel and SMELL of real books.  She would just love this.  PS, she’s twelve.  Old soul.

Nebula Bowl - Grande

Spy It – How gorgeous is that bowl?  I was very close to making this a save your pennies and Buy It, but I do believe I’ve seen similar items in some of the nicer consignment stores or estate sales I’ve been to.  This is just too pricey for my blood.  Stunning, however.  If you’ve won the lottery, click over to Amazon and shell out the $220.

Swear Jar Mason Jar Bank - Coin Slot Lid

DIY It – Oh, how perfectly precious is this?  So DIY-able and if you have a potty mouth in your home or office, this is great.  You can save up the money that is paid to the jar and use it for a fun lunch or donate it to a favorite charity.  I love this idea.

Blue Ring dish, Crackle pattern, catch all, soap dish, small plate, trinket dish gift. Melted glass bohemian decor.

Spy It – I love this dish, don’t get me wrong, but I got one from a gift shop during my last vacation for about half the price.  Really pretty dish, though.

Stained glass panels - "Iridescent Peacock" (P-26)

Buy It, if you can’t DIY It – I found some crazy beautiful stained glass pieces. This one is stunning.  I have no idea how to do anything remotely like this, but it’s inspiring me to maybe try some glass art DIY’s.

This Is Not The Door You're Looking For Coir Funny Doormat, Size Small - Welcome Mat - Doormat - Custom Hand Painted Doormat by Killer Doormats

DIY It – What a great gift idea for the Star Wars fan who has everything. This so cute.  You could buy it, but this is easily DIY-ed with some paint and some stencils.

Initial Pillow - Floral Letter Pillow - Pillow with Letter P - Monogrammed Pillow - Custom Throw Pillow Flower Monogram Pillow

Buy It – I know what you’re thinking, this should be a DIY It.  Sadly, I don’t have the skills to make something like this.  It’s special enough and the fact that it’s monogrammed means I would shell out a little more money than I normally like to.

How much fun was that?  So much!  I’m going to be dreaming about that glass bowl and the stained glass windows tonight, people.

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