12/19/14

6 Holiday DIYs to Try This Weekend

There’s less than a week left until Christmas, so this weekend is as good a time as any to finish up any last minute holiday DIYs before family starts coming into town. Right?

Here are a handful of my favorites right now to get you started…

1. typographic gift toppers from me (for Curbly)

2. woven stocking DIY from Rachel for A Beautiful Mess

3. DIY ways to wrap gifts from Natalie for designlovefest

4. merry and bright wall art DIY (an oldie but goodie)

5. giant color blocked DIY wall ornaments (these are one of my faves right now)

6. last minute holiday ornaments project (done in under an hour)

Hope you have a great weekend! I’ll be popping in on Monday with another holiday DIY, so be sure to check back for that. It’s food related and yummy.

-Brittni

12/18/14

DIY Holiday Ornaments in Under an Hour

Remember that DIY Easter eggs project I did earlier this year, with permanent markers?

Well, I happen to have a few extra ornaments lying around this year, so I thought I’d turn them into a Christmas version of the Easter eggs, for fun.

These DIY ornaments would be a great weekend project, since they’re so quick and easy. And they’d also be a cute last minute gift for friends, if you’re headed out to any holiday parties this weekend. Here’s how you can make your own batch in less than an hour…

DIY Holiday Ornaments in Under an Hour

Supplies:

round ornaments // flat finish spray paint // styrofoam // popsicles sticks // permanent marker

How To:

Grab some basic round ornaments and your favorite (flat finish) spray paint, then head outside to spray paint these puppies up. Before you spray paint, be sure to remove the metal hooks from each one, popped a popsicle stick in each one, then turned ‘em upside down and stuck the popsicles sticks into the styrofoam to keep them semi-still while spray painting.

Once painted, give them a good amount of time to dry to the touch. If they’re drying in the sun it really shouldn’t take more than 10 to 15 minutes for them to be completely dry. Then, grab a black permanent marker and draw little designs on each one: gemstones, triangles, hatch marks, squiggles, etc. Pop the metal hooks back on, add a string, and they’re ready to hang.

DIY Holiday Ornaments in Under an Hour

DIY Holiday Ornaments in Under an Hour

 Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff // Assisted by Linda Jednaszewski

Have any plans for last minute holiday DIYs before Christmas rolls around next week?

12/17/14

DIY Fabric-Wrapped Holiday Gift Idea

I’ve had a few of Jeff’s old button down shirts sitting in a topple-worthy pile of fabric for, no exaggeration, at least two years now. Eeee.

Soooo…instead of letting those old shirts continue to collect dust in my craft closet, I decided to wrap some holiday gifts with them.   And the best part is, you don’t even need any tape! Just an old shirt and a pair of scissors. You could just as easily use plain fabric if you don’t have any shirts to recycle at the moment.

You can check out the full tutorial over on Momtastic, where I shared the full step by step process, for wrapping presents without tape.

DIY Fabric-Wrapped Holiday Gift Idea

P.S. These presents are so soft to the touch, you could nestle ‘em right up to your face. If you have an interest in that sort tof thing. Try doing that with regular wrapping paper. Not gonna work.

Curious to know… Are you incorporating any DIY wrapping paper ideas in your gift giving this year?