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11/26/2012 03:11 pm ET

Homemade Gift Ideas: Hand-Carved Monogrammed Soaps

A monogram is a great way to turn an ordinary gift into something special. And today's homemade gift idea from The Idea Room shows us how adding a simple letter can take a bar of soap and make it a present that is as unique as the receiver. Check it out:

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Photo by Amy from The Idea Room

It might take a couple practice tries to perfect (so buy a few extra bars), but it will look great once you get the carving down. Plus, simply dressing up the packaging with pretty paper will make this inexpensive drugstore item look like it was bought in a specialty shop. For the full tutorial, head over to The Idea Room.

And, check out some more DIY projects that would make great gifts this holiday season.

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