Gifts are one of those things where the saying “you can’t judge a book by its cover” doesn’t really apply. I don’t know about you but a crappily wrapped gift gives me very little hope for what might be inside. Enter printables to save the day.
I’m not a fan of the rush into “holiday season” right after Halloween. Like, let me enjoy Thanksgiving for a sec before we start singing ‘All I want for Christmas is You’, yes? But also I like to be what I call ‘seasonally prepared’ so I understand why people get started so early. So for the first time ever I’m doing my first Christmas DIY in November!!
I’m trying to switch things up by sending out more thoughtful cards/notes for Christmas to my friends and family, so what better way to do this than by hand making my cards. It’s a very nice personal touch. I’ll be making a variety of cards so I’ll be sure to share the how-to for each one! Read to the end to find out how much this project cost me.
What you need:
- Blank greeting card
- Green cardstock in 3 shades
- Brown cardstock
- Marker/calligraphy pen (not pictured)
Cut 3 different sized triangles out of the green cardstock. Cut 3 different sized rectangles out of the cardstock.
Stick the brown cardstock on your blank greeting card first, then the triangle – so that they look like teeny christmas trees. The tree in the center should be the most prominent.
This is optional but you can also cut out a star (or a circle like I did) from gold cardstock and place it at the top of the middle tree.
Write ‘Merry Christmas’ – or your message of choice – on the front of the card. Letter your card in a style that’s easy for you.
And that’s it! It’s super easy and the tutorial gives room for your own personal style.
How much this project cost:
I had glue and scissors lying around (and this is assuming you do too!) so the real cost came down to the cardstocks.
-Green cardstocks = 60 cents each ( I bought them in a pack at Michaels)
-Brown cardstock = free, yes FREE. There was brown paper in a package I’d recently received so I used it for the project. Look around your home for pasta boxes, brown envelopes etc.
-Blank card = $1.00 from a paper shop in New York
Are you making personal gifts this season? I’d love to hear them in the comments!
I once told someone that gold was my favorite color and they responded that gold is a finish and not a color, apparently. Long story short, gold is still my favorite color. I got bored with my regular champagne glasses and decided to jazz them up a bit – and what better way to do this but to add some gold.
This is a really really easy and budget-smart DIY! You only need one other supply apart from your glasses and this cost me $2.99 at Michael’s (there’s a 20% of sale going on this week!). Read on for the scoop.
What you need:
-Metallic gold dimensional fabric paint
1. Make sure your glasses are clean and dry, then dot the gold paint all over it. The best technique is to squeeze the bottle till a little bit comes out, then touch it to the glass and then lift it straight off. This will ensure your dots are nicely rounded and have a 3D effect.
side note: For an ombre effect I concentrated my dots at the bottom and thinned them out towards the rim of the glass. Feel free to try other designs though!
2. Let stand for about 1 hour to dry completely.
I was so excited with how these turned out guys! You can throw them in a dishwasher or hand wash these still as long as you’re not scrubbing. BRB gonna enjoy my new bubbly glasses!