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Five Beautiful DIY Gifts

DIY Gifts

Five Beautiful DIY Gifts

This year, I decided to make beautiful, handmade gifts for our friends and family. More than ever, this Christmas made me refocus that gift giving shouldn't be on materialistic things, and that there are other ways of sharing gifts in a meaningful way. Things made by hand can help make this Christmas special for everyone on your list. Below I've listed the gifts I made this year: Family Postcard and Photobook Gifts I created our Christmas family post card this year and had them printed through Vistaprint. I also created a year to date photobook of our baby to give...

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Learn How To Add Calligraphy To Your Clear Ornaments

Christmas DIY Ornament

Learn How To Add Calligraphy To Your Clear Ornaments

Give a one of a kind gift this year or celebrate a personal milestone by learning how to add calligraphy to a clear ornament! It'll feel special every year it's placed on the tree and will be a gift everyone is sure to love.What you'll need: Paper and a printer Scissors Gold Paint Sharpie Marker Clear fillable ornament What you'd like to fill your ornament with (I used feathers) Ribbon Hot glue and a glue gun First you'll need to type up and print off what you'd like your ornament to say. For example, I was making ornaments for our...

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Create Your Own Faux Snow

Christmas DIY

Create Your Own Faux Snow

Sometimes all you need is a little faux snow to play with the little kids or use in your Christmas crafts! I really didn't want to buy a big bag at Michaels and never use it again, so I tried to figure out a way to make it with simple ingredients you have at home!  What you'll need: Baking powder Conditioner Cornstarch Glitter (Optional) Mixing bowl and spoon I needed to make a small batch to fill some ornaments, so I was able to figure out an approximate ratios of ingredients.  Faux Snow Ratio: 1/4 Conditioner 1 Cornstarch 1 Baking...

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How I Wrap My Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gift Wrapping

How I Wrap My Christmas Gifts

Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year, probably my most favourite! One of my favourite things are getting gifts for people and also personalizing each one to them with something cute and festive on the gift wrap.  If you know me, you know that I love to wrap my gifts each year with kraft paper, tying it with a bow and leaving something nice and Christmasy on top. Little did you know, it all started because I heard that gift wrap with any type of foil, glitter or velvet couldn't be recycled. Kraft paper is an awesome solution...

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DIY Wooden Garland

Christmas DIY Garland

DIY Wooden Garland

I always love adding wooden elements to any design, especially when it comes to Christmas. It adds so much warmth and natural tones to every detail, that's why I wanted to create a wooden garland and share it with you! What you'll need: 600 Pieces Of 10mm Natural Wooden Beads Thicker Elastic Jewelry Cord This DIY is incredibly simple and will get you the look of high end stores! All you need to do is pop on a Christmas movie and sit down and thread through all beads! At each end, tie a double knot around the last bead and...

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