Before winding up the Wine Bottle Roundup, you may want to quickly put together a mod puffy snowman gift tag/ornament. Made from a houndstooth remnant, dacron, felt and a silver 1/2" grommet, he's a cute little touch of MOD anyone would love. This is fast and easy if you have the materials in your craft stash.
Ordinarily, I'd try to figure out how to make these cozy little sweater pet beds, but when designer, Susan Lowe Heap, owner of WoolyBuddyBeds.com only charges $25.00-$30.00 for her handmade wool felted cat or dog beds, and donates 5% of all proceeds to various animal shelters, I must step back and respect her tremendous creativity and generosity. Susan
Hi everyone, it's me Sara of creativejewishmom.com back again with some inspiring ideas for DIY Hanukkah decorations. If you'd like to read a little about the history of Hanukkah, please see my post from yesterday here. Or continue reading for a bunch of crafty DIY ideas that could easily keep you busy all year!
Hanukkah decorations? What would that be exactly? Between you and me, it could be anything that brings you joy! Not to pop anyone's...
Still haven't gotten around to your Christmas or Hanukkah shopping yet? Don't. Instead, you might want to consider opting for a recession-busting, buy-nothing holiday. However, just because you don't buy anything doesn't mean you wouldn’t be giving your loved-ones gifts. For example...
- For Mom: Make housework coupons. (Here's a free printable that could work.)
- For Dad: Paint a picture of something meaningful.
- For Your Girlfriend: Make...
The Eames House Of Cards is a series of interlocking cards depicting what Charles called 'The good stuff',
first produced in 1952, they're still available today, find them at the Curiosity Shoppe for $35. If you have an MCM lover on you list they're pretty much perfect.
OR you could make some depicting your very own good stuff. There's a tutorial over at Design*Sponge to do just that.
- 32 images that you love
- a printer
- 3 sheets of photo quality ink jet paper
Teacups with saucers make the world more ladylike and dainty and thus brilliant. If you combine teacups and saucers and candles you get either a tea party waiting for a place to happen or these:
Teacup Candles! Guest blogger Kate over at Design*Sponge made these lovely little fellows. So cute, and I think they might be what ModHomeEcTeacher was talking about in her post about repurposing thrift store stuff to make gifts.
I love the idea of making soap but am totally scared off by the complex-science-molten-fat part. These cupcakes are super easy to do, as technically you reshape soap as opposed to making it.
Before we start I have to say that I know the 'icing' on these is pretty lame, certainly no Bakerella creation, but that is more to do with me than the technique. I am infamously horrible at cake decoration. Every cupcake I've ever made has looked...
Maybe you haven’t had time to shop, or maybe a lack of funds has made braving the holiday shopping experience less than fun, or maybe you just don’t know what to buy those hard to buy for types. Don’t worry. Take a deep breath, read the list below and maybe you’ll find the perfect last minute gifts. Bonus: They’re more personal than the ubiquitous ‘gift card’ AND some don’t cost a thing!
- Offer that favorite couple a free night of your babysitting...
If you have a fan of everything modern on your Christmas list and need some gift-giving ideas, you might want to check out Mod Livin’s Under $100 Gift Shop, but don’t worry, there’s plenty to choose from closer to $50. And what’s great is there’s something for everybody! Here’s just a sampling:
Jonathan Adler Gloss Lantern Vase, $44 + $7.95 shipping.
Flensted Flowing Rhythm Mobile, $45 + $4.95 shipping.
Coink Piggy Bank, $38 + $6.95 shipping.