Friday

Christmas DIY Gift Guide

So you want to DIY all of your own Christmas gifts, right? You DIY all year, but maybe you're lacking in the idea department? And you want to make stuff that you're loved ones will actually, well, love? Look no further. Here is your Holiday Guide to DIY. These suggestions would make great presents, OR, if the person you are gifting to is DIY oriented, why not put together a little project kit? I know I love being given project supplies!
Canvas Slip-ons (Target $16.99), Glitter (Hobby Lobby $2.99)
First up: some really rad glitter slip-ons, inspired by Anthropologie, without the Anthro price tag. Glitter is trending (as it should be) so why not use the holidays as an excuse to break out the glitter and bedazzle some shoes? Perfect gift for the fashion forward person in your life and inexpensive enough to make a pair for yourself too! If you need some guidance, check out this tutorial on A Beautiful Mess.
Fabric (Joann Fabric $7.99/yd), Emroidery Floss (Joann Fabric $.74)
Second: who doesn't want a handmade quilt in their life? A bold floral fabric makes this quilt pop, perfect for chasing away the winter blues. Use a bright thread or embroidery floss to stitch haphazard lines. Quilts can seem daunting, but by using one fabric for the front and one for the back, it minimizes the sewing involved and creates a rustic, charming quilt.
Mug (Crate&Barrel $7.95), Nail Polish (Essie $8.50)
Third: how about a gift for the coffee, tea, and hot cococa drinkers in your life? These simple watercolor mugs can be made with dollar store mugs and whatever nail polish you have lying around. The artistic splash of color is sure to please. How fun would it be to give sets in personalized colors? Checkout the tutorial on Poppytalk.