Gifts : Holiday Wreaths (Pinterest Inspired) from Crystal
This year I thought I would go back to the basics of homemade gifts, they are the best kind! I personally love homemade gifts and in the cheesiest way feel like they are still the best way to show someone that you love them. “Look, Mom, I love you enough that I devoted my entire Saturday making this wreath for you while drinking wine, eating chocolate, and watching Pretty Little Liars.”
I pinned the following four wreaths on Pinterest, clipped some coupons from both Michael’s and JoAnn’s, and spent approximately $30 overall on all supplies (not including wine and chocolate). The second image is my adaptation of the four wreaths that I pinned.
(image via Crystal Zembal)
Like the true DIY-er that I am I didn’t bother to read the instructions for any of the wreaths, I just used them as inspiration. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I think this time it worked out well. I thought it was super easy, but somewhat time consuming. I chose the larger version of a foam circle and wrapped three of the four with yarn. It was the perfect thing to do while catching up on TV and watching holiday movies.
Decor : Holiday Card Displays from Annie
We have a big family so it never fails that we get several Christmas cards and this year with all the weddings and births throughout our friends circles we’ve gotten a bunch more. Each year I plan to do something with the cards, a display that I can use each year but I never find something I really like or have room for. This year I did some looking and I’ve resolved to keep it simple. These ideas were my favorites:
Ultimately the collage won out. Mostly because it’s the last week before Christmas and I need to get them up! I purchased a corkboard from Target for $7 and called it a day. I also like the idea that I can use it year-round and can tack up more than just cards. I have a few special ornaments and pieces of decor I don’t know what to do with so that will work out well. Maybe next year I’ll incorporate my advent calendar into it, too.
What are some of your holiday DIY projects?