Perfect Presents

Add a little extra something to your presents this year! Include pine sprigs, ornaments, ribbons and even lights. How to do it: Wrapping Paper, Satin, Ribbon, Bell OrnamentHow to do it: Wrapping Paper, Twine, Pine Sprig, Pinecone, Hot Glue (to hold it all together) How to do it: Wrapping Paper, Twine, Cookie Ornament How to do it: Wrapping Paper, Tinsel, Ball Ornaments How to do … Continue reading Perfect Presents

Local Gifts (Pennsylvania)

As many of you may know I live in Philadelphia and I am constantly on the hunt for local goods. If you live here, even if you don’t you should check out some of the best local goods you can get! Walking Olive Felted Dogs $25-$45, Walkingolive.com Rachael Amber Patches $7.50, Rachaelamber.com Room Shop Vintage $12-$25, Roomshopvintage.com Clarissa Eck Ceramics $30-$65, Clarissa-eck.com Heavy Slime Shirts … Continue reading Local Gifts (Pennsylvania)

DIY Felt Envelope Advent Calendar

There are many ways to create your own advent calendar. One slightly more time consuming way is a hand-sewn version. For this year I thought little felt envelopes would be cute. Plus, felt is cheap and easy to come by. Materials Red Felt White Felt Red Thread Stamp and Stamp Pad (Optional) Velcro dots (Optional)   Directions Cut the red felt into a 18″ x … Continue reading DIY Felt Envelope Advent Calendar

Make it Yourself Monday: Tea Towels

Tea towels are great because they are so easy to make, completely customizable and make amazing gifts. Supplies 1 Yard Muslin Ruler Pencil Fabric Scissors Pins Sewing Machine Thread Fabric Paint Stamp(s) Directions Fold muslin in half and with your pencil and ruler draw a 26″ x 18″ rectangle Cut out the rectangles and pin them facing each other Sew fabric together half inch from … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Tea Towels

Make it Yourself Monday: Wrapping Paper

Of all the “Make it Yourself Monday” posts it’s quite possible I had the hardest / best time with this one. While I am very aware I could have printed the wrapping paper and saved myself all of those hours; to me something hand-painted shows your friends and family that they mean enough to you to invest some serious time. Supplies Kraft Paper Acrylic Paint … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Wrapping Paper