At this point in the month, you might be finished with the shopping and have moved on to the gift wrapping (which is actually my favorite part). Make your gift wrap stand out under the tree with these gift wrap ideas that will make the wrapping just as fun as the buying! Whether you want to DIY or just wrap up a fun wrapping paper, there's an idea to fit your style and aesthetic. From gift toppers to tags to paper patterns, these cute gift wrap ideas are as fun to wrap as they are to open!
If there's one thing that I think needs to be personalized for everyone in the family, it's Christmas stockings! Come Christmas morning and everyone is swapping stockings, it's the perfect way to organize whose stocking belongs to whom (and to make sure that Santa doesn't get confused, of course). With this simple embroidery stitch, it's easy to personalize stockings for only $5! Whether you're sewing your own Christmas stockings or buying your favorite color at Target, the personalized embroidery makes them elegant but cute for everyone in your house!
I thoroughly enjoy woodworking, and I know that I'm not alone. There are tons of women out there that enjoy the craft! Spoil your mother or the lady in your life with one (or all!) of these cool tools!
Holiday season is creeping up quick! Looking for gift ideas for the at-home cooks in your life, but don't want do bust the budget? We've dug up 18 of our favorite cooking stuff finds, all on Amazon, and all for under $40. Keep reading for awesome gift ideas for chefs!
Themed gift baskets make amazing, affordable, and memorable gifts. The key is to pick the items carefully and to pay attention to the presentation. Here is a complete list of our very favorite gift basket ideas for everyone on your list, plus money-saving tips and tricks on assembling DIY gift baskets!
Do you ever wish you could make a blanket yourself, but don't feel like you have the time to? Then a DIY arm knit blanket might be just the project for you! A chunky knit blanket can be completed in about an hour, and it's PERFECT for beginners. But what is "arm knitting," you might ask? Basically, it's regular knitting, but instead of using needles, you use your arms. As you can imagine, arms in needle terms are big. Really big. And that's exactly why we can whip up a DIY giant knit blanket in under an hour.
Terrazzo has recently come back in style and I'm here for it! Because it's a very old flooring material, the newer versions of terrazzo appear more colorful and versatile. To recreate the speckled look of terrazzo for my home, I made a set of simple clay terrazzo-inspired coasters with a variety of colors that fit with the decor of my home. They're easy to make, and you can customize them with your favorite colors!
Macrame has recently made a comeback, so I was excited to learn some of the basics for making macrame pieces myself at home. It's surprisingly easy to make these twisted macrame keychains with colored beads and a fringe bottom, and you can whip one up in as little as 15 minutes. Customize them with colorful wooden beads and make this beautiful twisted look simply by repeating the same knot!
If you're struggling to figure out what to get Mom for Mother's Day this year, take a page from your childhood self and make something for her, with your own two hands. I'm not talking about macaroni art or a homemade card written in marker, here. These are adult gifts that she will actually use (and enjoy). Here are 20 DIY gift ideas for mom this Mother's Day.
There's an old saying in the art world, "If you can't make it good, make it big". While that rings true some of the time, it's definitely possible to make it good AND make it big. Case in point: these giant paper flowers!
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and while hiding treats in super cute mailboxes each day is a swell idea, maybe you'd like to surprise your gift recipients with one big bang of a goodie bag! We've rounded up three of our favorite DIY Valentine package ideas that are easy to make and sure to delight!
It's office month, as you know, and what's more office-y than paperclips?? (A stapler, probably...) We realize you can buy paperclips in bulk, but wouldn't it be cooler to have your own custom paperclips to attach to greeting cards, gift toppers, or those pesky TPS reports*?
I wanted to say something about this fleece "hot water bottle" giving you warm fuzzies, but I just couldn't. Or could I? Oh snap, I just did. Now that that terrible pun is purged from my system, let's get on with this heart-warming how-to. (I'm so sorry, I can't stop.)
Holy cow, it's December 22nd and you don't have a gift for that person who has everything!! First, take a deep breath; fret not. And then bust out some basic sewing skills and make them a two-toned gadget case!
These simple leather journals or sketchbooks would make great holiday gifts for the writers, doodlers, list-makers, or note-takers in your life. I don't know about you but I want to make a hundred of these and give them to everyone I know!
Sure, we've shown you how to make actual tree stump coasters, but isn't everything better in cozy cutesy felt form?? At the very least, this won't require a saw or have any potential for serious bodily injuries (unless accidentally poking your finger with a fat embroidery needle counts). So, ready to get the faux tree stump party started? Read on!
This DIY project has "Scandinavian Modern" written all over it! It's also one of those "why didn't I think of that?" ideas. The white and wood combo is at once classic, modern, and trendy. For color lovers like myself, I'd suggest experimenting with bold hues - maybe even neon if you're feeling crazy!
Valentine's Day will soon be upon us, so it's high time we bust out some gift guides! If you've got a modern male on your sweetheart list, here are fourteen gift ideas he's sure to love.
Megan, whose thriftastic office we featured last week, has created some of the most clever - and prettiest - magnets you've ever seen!