December 18th, 2012
Well, this week is crunch time. Time to get all of those presents in order and ready for the holidays! Every year I love wrapping gifts and it’s definitely my favorite part of gift giving. I came up with four simple (inexpensive!) gift wrap ideas that are easy to DIY. First, here are the supplies I used…
-grocery bags (You could really use the back of any grocery bag but I love using Trader Joe’s bags because they’re already so festive and perfect for wrapping)
-vintage label maker (I found mine on Etsy but you could certainly use a modern label maker or create something similar)
Ok, below are the four ideas!
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December 14th, 2012
I’ve got to be honest, I ran out of energy for the gift guides. But today I’m sharing the last one : for the little ones in your life! They might be my favorite to shop for…there are just so many cute choices.
Hope you enjoy and get some ideas! Time to place those last orders real soon, right? ;)
P.S. Yesterday I was on la la lovely sharing my favorite presents this year…check it out!
LINKS: Cashmere baby blanket from J.Crew $228 (a splurge, but I’m pretty sure that would make for a pretty happy baby), felt veggie set from Land of Nod $39, Joli Dotti Sand shoes from BRIKA $39, red handmade seahorse from BRIKA $15, bunny mittens from Oeuf $40-48, Oeuf baby glasses sweater from J.Crew $84, wooden toy camera from Little Sapling Toys $29, DwellStudio skyline pillow $40, Little Darlings prints from Animal Print Shop $25+
December 11th, 2012
A while ago I came across pretty gold dipped feathers on Pinterest and fell in love with the idea. I thought it would make a cute DIY for the holidays, and the colors also last through winter and beyond. I decided to make a garland, and it turns out it’s been done before, but I still love how it turned out! Here’s how I made it…
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December 9th, 2012
Here’s my latest post for The Neighborhood: a simple handmade gift idea! This body scrub is perfect for winter and has a fresh, invigorating scent to help wake up in the morning (I love the combination of peppermint + coffee!).
Head on over to The Neighborhood for the full post and get the easy instructions.
Happy gift making! :)
December 5th, 2012
As a lover of paper, I couldn’t let the season slip away without sharing some of my favorite paper goods for the holidays. There are so many beautiful choices and the fabulous Rifle Paper Co. always makes the list, but here are a few more finds. I’m a firm believer of the details and wrapping gifts might be my favorite part of gift giving. Whether it’s screen-printed wrapping, a beautiful little gift tag, or a sweet card, these are sure to make an impression!
Which one is your favorite? Happy Wednesday, friends!
P.S. Later on I’ll be sharing some simple DIY gift wrap ideas, too. :)
LINKS: Darling Clementine note card set, Wit and Whistle Rudolph card (shop reopens 12/6), Keri Herer peace photograph & print, Shanna Murray chestnuts card from Terrain, C’est Noel card by Molly Jacques, Screen printed pine wrapping paper by Rifle Paper Co., Kaleidoscope wrapping paper from Anthropologie, Paper Society Co. Peace, Love, & Reindeer Games Card on Etsy, Rifle Paper Co. Rudolph gift tags from Anthropologie, Sugar Paper From Santa gift tags, Rifle Paper Co. Nutcracker Cards from Anthropologie, Sycamore Street Press Let it Snow Card, Pom Pom wrapping paper from Anthropologie
December 1st, 2012
Well I know it’s December 1st, but have you made an advent calendar yet? It’s not too late! Here is the advent calendar I made this year as part of a post for The Neighborhood. The calendar is a fun twist on a traditional advent calendar in that each day features a different act of service! It’s a simple way to make sure you give back this season and I had fun coming up with all of the ideas.
Plus, I designed it as a free printable so head on over to The Neighborhood to check it out and download!
Besides the printable, all you need is a bulletin board (or something to display everything), mini kraft envelopes or sacks, and white card stock. I also painted the frame of the bulletin board white and lined the back with black paper so that the envelopes really stand out. There are so many other ways you can personalize it to your fancy. :) I love that the stripes on the printable and numbers make it a little graphic and modern.
Hope you’re inspired!
P.S. The Neighborhood has been cooking up some great DIY ideas for the holidays this year, so be sure to head on over to get inspired!