DIY ornament ideas, anyone?! There are only three weekends left until Christmas. Do you have your tree yet?! I put together a list of some of my favorite DIY ornament ideas to send us all into the weekend with a few DIYs to try.
With all the family and friends that come into town during the holidays, I thought a DIY luggage rack would be appropriate for the season. I’ve always liked using them when I’m in a hotel, and I think it’s a nice touch for guests to feel like they have a spot for their luggage while visiting, etc.
To make things interesting, the canvas for this DIY luggage rack is hand-sewn, hand-stamped and only costs a few dollars to put together. Click through to see the before and after. I also included a block printing on fabric tutorial, since that was a big part of the project.
I’ve always loved giving and receiving calendars and planners as gifts for the holidays. So I wanted to put together a 2018 calendars and planners roundup early this year, in case you want to get a jump start with me. There are some really good ones on this list…lots from Etsy too. Click through for all 36 of my picks for 2018 calendars and planners.
I’m all for adding texture for the fall / winter months, and since I seem to be a on a bit of a faux fur kick lately (remember the faux fur DIY stockings), I have a faux fur pillow tutorial to share today.
I used an inexpensive faux fur pink blanket from Target, leftover from my tiny holiday party post. AND it took less than 20 minutes to make because it’s was only two lines of stitching! I’ll explain after the jump. Click through for the step by step instructions.
Just got back from Austin and Houston a couple of days ago and I have been catching up on work stuff. This weekend, Jeff and I are going to get our Christmas tree (yay!) and getting started on some holiday decorations for the apartment, etc. What are you up to? Do you already have a tree? Are you all decorated already?!
If you have time for any DIYs, I have a handful of suggestions for you! Click through for all 6 weekend DIYs to try!
I love the idea of adding simple embellishments to staple clothing pieces to make a statement. And fringe, especially, has been on my list as of late. Don’t get me wrong, patches and embroidery projects are good options too. But I thought fringe would give this stiff jean jacket a lot more movement.
And now that’s it’s finished, I want to fringe ALL of the things! You really can’t even tell that the fringe was added on after the fact because it’s tucked into the seams. Click through for the simple sewing hack that made the fringe look seamless with the jacket.
Growing up, opening up gifts from our stockings in front of the fireplace was my favorite part of Christmas. My mom individually wrapped every single thing inside, so that we’d have more to open. And my brother and I would take turns unwrapping everything. The presents usually ranged from typical stocking stuffers like candy and lip gloss to ‘bigger’ items that were more personalized or special. Oh the memories of Christmas as a kid!
To keep that magic going this year, I’m sharing some fun stocking stuffers, with a little help from CVS. AND there’s even a DIY stocking tutorial to go with it! Yes, those faux fur stockings are a DIY project.
To make things interesting, I’ve challenged myself to base the stocking AND the stocking stuffers inside on a theme – pop art, Andy Warhol style. Hence the furry flower pattern for the stockings, based on Warhol’s flower series. Click through for the full breakdown, along with the tutorial for this furry pop art stocking situation.