With Christmas just weeks away and family coming in and out of town over the next month, I really, really wanted to get our guest bedroom in order. In fact, I meant to get it done when we had all our friends in Atlanta back in October, but I ran out of time. Story of my life.
Luckily though, thanks to some help from Overstock.com, I was finally able to carve out some time to get that room into shape for holiday guests. And there’s even a Christmas tree, for good measure. Click through for the full reveal, including the (very) basic beginnings / before photos, etc…
Last year, I got so many holiday cards from friends and family in the mail, I didn’t know what to do with them all….my fridge isn’t magnetic (gasp) but I didn’t want to throw them away.
So, this year, I’ve come up with a way to display all those holiday cards (and other stuff – like prints, notes, etc that I want to keep handy) on a geometric bulletin board of sorts, that easily converts back to a non-holiday inspired shape after Christmas is over.
I’ve partnered with Mpix, an awesome photo lab and printing service that I’ve used many times (and genuinely love) – remember when I partnered with them on my living room reveal, to share this holiday inspired two-in-one DIY.
When I was a little girl, I would ask my mom if I could wrap EVERY single gift under the tree. Including my own, whenever she would let me (she’d just wrap my gifts in old wrapping paper or newsprint ahead of time and then give them to me to wrap over with new wrapping paper) because I’m crazy. And to this day, years and years later, I’m still pretty fanatical about wrapping gifts during the holidays.
Which is probably why every year, I come up with a handful of new DIY gift wrap ideas to throw into the mix. I just LOVE it. Clearly, a little too much. ANYWAY, this year I’m kicking gift wrapping off with a whole different way to package gifts. I swapped out the wrapping paper and tape for a sewing machine and hand cut sheets of felt.
This color blocked pouch packaging idea is super fun for smaller gifts around the holidays (or any other time of year)….just nestle mini-sized presents between two pieces of felt, sew them together and you have a peek-proof color blocked gift pouch. Click through and I’ll show you how to make ’em. They’re really easy…
I love giving and receiving gift cards for the holidays, but I always like to dress them up a little bit more than an average gift to make them feel more thoughtful. So, I partnered with Maurices to share 3 unique DIY ideas for making gift cards feel extra special for friends and family.
Each idea is super easy and quick too, so you won’t have to spend hours carefully crafting anything for this one.
Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! I wanted to check in this morning to share some of my fave Black Friday deals, in case you’re doing any shopping this weekend. I rounded up my faves from each shop with sales, to get you started too…