Here’s a gift that gives twice - once your giftee finishes off their delicious smelling, body loving peppermint sugar scrub - they can use their pretty, glittery jar to hold flowers, ribbon, pens…
One day I will have a big, beautiful house with something I’ve always wanted… a foyer! I always get jealous when I see people with beautiful entrance rooms with big comfy chairs, hat stands, side tables with mirrors, and multiple hooks. An organiser’s dream. But until that day, I think I’ll need to make do with the wall next to my door… and maybe this awesome multi-coloured hook organiser! I love all the bright colours and it’s fantastic for all those bits and pieces you need to take with you before you leave the house.
There are so many great ideas here for parties that I couldn’t decide on just one pic to share - I thought the water balloon ice blocks were really cute, the frozen strawberry stars were fantastic for dressing up champagne and lemonade alike, but the one I was the most excited about was the trick for keeping flies away - lemons with cloves in them! Flies are not welcome at my Christmas Day feast!
Though I like this project, I love the styling of this mantle piece! It’s so bright and fun, and I love those Christmas trees. The marquee lights in the middle just make the whole thing. Spray them a colour to match your decor, or try using multicolour lights in your marquee letters!
Of all the Christmas foods, I think gingerbread is my favourite. Honey biscuits come in a close second (I don’t know why but I seem to only have these at Christmas). And I also love donuts. So it makes sense that I would love gingerbread faux donuts! Maybe not Christmasy, but you could use Christmas sprinkles!?
One of the nice things about living in Australia is the ability to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine on Christmas day! Actually almost all of Christmas events end up being outside (unless it’s stinking hot). These giant ornament balloons would be great for decorations under the patio! So fun and so easy to make, and if they don’t get popped you can keep them for New Year’s eve - just add tassels and glitter!
As a little girl I loved putting out the nativity scene and positioning all the shepherds, wise men, animals, angels, etc. so they all had a good view of the manger. I was pretty bossy about it! Haha. My niece loves setting out the nativity too, but she doesn’t have one of her own, I think she would love colouring and setting this up. Also great for y’all who have littlies who love playing with the nativity scene but don’t want it broken!
It’s funny how these days people seem to be trying to take our modern technology and make it old fashioned in style. We have rotary phones with iPhone jacks, wooden computer keyboards, even typewriters that you connect to your iPad! Though i love all these things, they do end up being pricey (it’s expensive making the new old!) Though as Ceci points out you won’t be chucking out your Bose sound system with this gramaphone, it’s so sweet and fun and it looks great! Plus it’s not that expensive to make (though you do need a good drill). I know my Dad would love this - but he has the drill… hmm.
These labels are so pretty and warm, perfect for all your food gift giving. You can edit them for whatever it is that you’re giving.And not just for food - but some great labels for wine - great for dressing up a bottle for a hostess gift!
OK so these little fellas might be a little fiddly, but they are so cute, I think they would be totally worth the time! I especially love the little ‘skating tracks’ in the icing. All your guests will be clambering to eat/Instagram these!
Have You Heard Of? | Pecan Pie In-A-Jar
We finally have a Williams Sonoma in Australia, and when clicking through I saw this amazing idea - Pecan Pie In-A-Jar! All you have to do is mix the brown sugar laden pecan mix with some butter and eggs, pour into a pie shell, bake and then decide if you’re going to tell people that you made it from scratch or bought it… decisions, decisions…
I know Christmas stockings aren’t really as popular as they once were, but I still love them. They’re great for filling with little presents, which is great for little ones (and little ones at heart!). And handmade ones can be passed down for generations, which makes for a nice Christmas tradition! As my ‘theme’ this year is Woodland, these motifs are perfect. Don’t worry about wonky toes or deformed bears - Martha’s got you sorted with templates!
After writing a long post, I realised I had already re-blogged this wreath. Well I guess I love it that much, so hell, I’m re-blogging it again! I think it might be because though it looks expensive, it will cost you the price of a couple boxes of gold thumb tacks, a styrofoam ring and some pretty ribbon. Simples! Ok, so it might take you a while to thumb said tacks, but it’s worth it.
Confetti Pop has many awesome Christmas DIYs, but this one is my absolute favourite! Pinatas are already awesome, but individual pinatas?! Yes please! And make sure to check out the rest of Confetti Pop’s Chrissy projects.
Mr Printables is the kind of website I wish was around when I was a kid (also, the internet would have been great, but that’s another thing). I would have been all over this amazing paper, most probably wallpapering my wall with it, drawing butterflies on it, etc. Now I’m grown up, I still have lots of plans for this paper - wrapping presents with it, making swing tags from it, using it to line drawers. Download and be inspired!