12 Rooms in 12 Months: My Guest Bedroom Progress + 5 Ways to Refresh Your Guest Bedroom

Peek into the minimal modern guest bedroom of Paper and Stitch founder, Brittni Mehlhoff. And get 5 tips for refreshing your guest bedroom before having guests. #guestroom #bedroom #organicmodern #minimalbedroom #bohobedroom #eclecticbedroom

The holidays are here. Which means chances are pretty high that you’ll have some guests in town sometime between now and the new year. So, I put together some tips for stepping up your guest bedroom game to help.

AND I’m sharing the progress on my guest bedroom to boot, with a little help from Brooklinen and their super soft, stonewashed linen bedding as part of my 12 rooms in 12 months series. And there’s a discount code for you too!

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The Ultimate Guide to DIY Holiday Gifts That Don’t Suck: 89 Really Cool (Giftable) Projects

The Ultimate Guide to DIY Holiday Gifts That Don't Suck: 89 Really Cool (Giftable) Projects
Christmas is a week away! So, if you’re planning to DIY any gifts this year, now is the time.

Which is why, I’ve put together a big list of my absolute favorite DIY gift ideas for the holidays (only the really good stuff) to make it easy for all of us, myself included, to figure exactly what we’ll be making this year.

There are 89 project ideas on this list, so there’s bound to be at least a handful of DIY gifts that will work for that hard to figure out person on your list. Right? Right!

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Ho, Ho, Ho: 3 Unique DIY Holiday Ornament Ideas

Click through for 3 unique DIY holiday ornament ideas (like this one for geo totem ornaments). #diy #holiday #christmas #diyornament #diyholiday #ornament #watercolor #geoshapes #totem

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Each year, I make a couple new DIY holiday ornaments for Christmas to decorate the tree and give as gifts to friends and family. Sometimes I add them as gift toppers to make the package cuter and they serve as an extra gift that way too.

This year though, I may have gotten a little carried away because even though I already had plenty of ornaments, I couldn’t stop myself from making a few more. Honestly though, I’m so glad I did because the ornaments I’m sharing today are my favorites yet! I teamed up with Cricut and their Cricut Maker machine to bring all three ornament ideas to life.

Click through to see all three DIY ornament ideas and download my custom templates to make your own.

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Holiday Hair, Don’t Care: Simple Holiday Hair Two Ways in 10 Minutes

Simple Holiday Hair Two Ways in 10 Minutes #holidayhair #hairtutorial #holidaybeauty #updo

I’ve seen a lot of hair tutorials for the holidays popping up lately, but the ones that look chic are anything but effortless to throw together in a hurry. And I for one don’t have 45 extra minutes laying around to get my hair looking just right before flying out the door for holiday parties, etc. What about you?

So, today’s holiday hair tutorial is simple AND quick… Kind of a no-fuss holiday (or non holiday) hair scenario, two ways in 10 minutes! Click through for the tutorial.

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Crossing the Line: DIY Line Drawing Ornaments

Make these colorful and bold DIY line drawing ornaments for the holidays. They're great gifts too. #ornaments #diy #holiday #christmas #boldcolor #linedrawing #facedrawing #diyornament

Every year, Jeff and I get a few new ornaments for our tree and add them to the collection we’ve been working on since we got together (plus a handful of ornaments from my childhood and his). I love the tradition of adding a couple of new ones each year. The only downside is, that year after year, our tree ends up looking really, really similar to the year before…because we use the same ornaments every year.

As much as I love that, and still plan to use some of the ornaments that we’ve had forever on the tree, I wanted to make some DIY batch ornaments to fill in for a new look. And today is the first one those ornaments! Click through to see how to make these DIY line drawing ornaments.

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(Christmas) Cookie Monster: Easy Gingerbread Egg Nog Cookie Sandwiches for the Holidays

Easy Gingerbread Egg Nog Cookie Sandwiches for the Holidays #cookies #holidaycookies #holidays #christmasrecipe #holidayrecipe #eggnog #gingerbread

I’m getting seasonal in the kitchen this week with a Christmas cookie sandwich recipe that screams holiday vibes. It’s a gingerbread egg nog cookie sandwich recipe that is super easy to make and tastes amazingly rich (in a good way). And to make things more interesting, I’ve teamed up with a bunch of my blogger friends to share their favorite holiday cookie recipes too…it’s a Christmas cookie squad.

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Wrap It Up: DIY Fabric Gift Wrap for the Holidays

DIY fabric gift wrap for the holidays that you can customize for the giftee. #diyholiday #diy #diygiftwrap #giftwrap #stencils

When I was a kid, I would wrap the entire family’s gifts for Christmas…even my own! My mom would just wrap mine in simple paper beforehand so I wouldn’t be able to peek, and then I’d wrap over it. 

So, it probably goes without saying that when it comes to gift wrap during the holidays, I tend to get a little extra, and try to dream up unique ways to present / wrap the gifts that I’m giving. Whether it’s hand painted wrapping paper or custom gift toppers. And this year I’m getting a head start with DIY custom fabric gift wrap.

I partnered with Martha Stewart and Plaid Crafts to create some unique gift wrapping ideas that even the most beginner DIYer can totally nail.

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