Jessica of J Sorelle was shopping the Pottery Barn catalog from the comfort of her own couch when she saw a Waiting for Santa page that caught her eye, particularly the adorable Santa bag under the tree. However, the bag was $79. That’s probably more than the present you would put inside! Jessica shares on […Read More]
If you love a good handmade wedding gift, here’s an adorable idea to store away from Katie at View from the Fridge. Katie shares at My Crafty Spot how she made these Mr. and Mrs. dishtowels for only $1. Yep, that’s right – a buck! And if it’s not enough that these personalized dishtowels are […Read More]
Bonnie from BonnieProjects shares at Teal & Lime how she added a fun, personal touch to her bed with striped pillow shams. Bonnie had been eyeing West Elm’s shams for some time and had even gotten close to buying them despite the hefty price tag. One thing holding her back was the fact that there was a three-letter limit on monograms. Bonnie says, “So what do you do when you can’t get what you want? Make your own!” Bonnie’s workmanship on these is impeccable, and the sweet nicknames on the front are the icing on the cake!
There’s not much that melts a Grandma’s heart like her grandchildren, and most grandmas will go gaga for a gift personalized with their names. Last year I created this framed wall art for my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day. At Infarrantly Creative I walk you through the process to make your own custom printable using a free online program. I promise it is super quick and easy and sure to bring a smile to Grandma or Mom’s face!
Now that the presents have all been unwrapped are you wondering where you are going to store them all??? Desiree from Camelot Art Creations made this rolling storage bin to corral all the toys that threaten to take over her living area each day. The beauty of this piece is that it allows her children to be accountable for cleaning up themselves since it requires simply throwing the toys into the crate. Desiree built her crate for free using pallet wood, but if building’s not your thing, you could also doctor up an unfinished crate from the craft store.
This morning I shared some pretty monogrammed soaps that Amy from The Idea Room carved up herself. I love the idea of pairing the soaps with a DIY monogram hand towel for Mom. Amy tells exactly how easy this project is: “This project literally took me about 15 minutes to complete and I had all the products already on hand…Love it when that happens!” Even if you don’t use a Silhouette or their sewable fabric interfacing, you could still easily pull this off by tracing and cutting out your own letter and adhering it with Heat ‘n Bond.
If your mom is a regular coffee or tea drinker, she will love waking up with a pretty monogrammed mug like this one by Andrea at The Cottage Market. Andrea simply added an initial to a decorative mug with a porcelain paint marker and then cured it per package directions. She says, “Add some yummy tea bags…some fresh coffee beans…maybe a vintage spoon and wrap pretty…a perfect gift for anyone!”
Natalie from Sophisticated Yellow showed her dining room table a little love this holiday season by dressing it up with this lovely monogrammed table runner. All it requires is a few yards of fabric, some stencils, and two straight seams on the sewing machine – nothing to it! Natalie also points out that it would be make a “stylish and heartfelt” gift.