Tips for Wrapping a Gorgeous Gift & Plaid Gift Tag Printable

Wrapping TipsCan you believe it’s only a week from Christmas? Perhaps you’re one of those people who had gifts bought, wrapped, and under the tree by December 1st.

I am not one of those people.

I love gorgeously wrapped gifts, but typically find myself scrambling last minute and having to spend the better part of a day on the floor with some Scotch and scissors. (See what I did there?) BUT I do love pretty wrapped presents, especially ones that have a bit drama to them.[Read More]

DIY Feather Wreath

Emerald and gold Christmas mantel 04I’ve got a DIY to share with you today that even a toddler could do. Probably. Maybe a really gifted toddler, but definitely the “craft challenged” adult.

Remember my “epic craft fail” I talked about last week? This DIY feather wreath is the antithesis of that. You guys, it took me less than 15 minutes to make and only cost $20.

WHY DON’T I TRY THE EASY ONES FIRST?!?

I’ve got the instructions you can try below, but I also wanted to show you my holiday mantel this year. I tend to always change things up from year to year. Here’s my Scandinavian mantel  from last year, the green and gold mantel the year before, and the “Merry & Bright” mantel  from the year before that.[Read More]

Epic Craft Fail & Comparison

DIY Modern Christmas village

DIY MODERN CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
This week I’m over on Glitter Guide sharing the DIY instructions for a white and gold Christmas village.  I grew up with a village of ceramic houses being part of our family decor.  I decided to recreate the nostalgic village in a fresh way that worked with my living room colors. (By the way the cost is under $20.) Head over and check it out if that’s your thing.

EPIC CRAFT FAIL
This post was supposed to be about a DIY wreath. It was going to be white and glorious and perfect for my mantel.

Instead I had an EPIC CRAFT FAIL. So bad, you guys.

My grand plan turned into $40 of yarn and shattered craft hopes sprawled out on the floor. I tried to make a yarn Juju hat wreath like this one, and it was a hot mess. After a couple hours of realizing it was doomed, I gave up and ate a sleeve of Oreos.[Read More]

Black and Gold Christmas Decor

Christmas decor on console table | Decor FixTIS’ THE SEASON
Happy Black (and gold) Friday, friends. Today I’m sharing my entry way all decked out for the season in my favorite color combo.

Are any of you braving the crowds and shopping today? It’s not really my thing. I’ve done it before, and it pretty much sends me into panic attack mode. If I could ever master the art of shopping online, I’d never shop in stores again. For real.

My “crazy Christmas lady” comes out in the fact that I decorate at least a week before Thanksgiving. (I’m sure I have some fellow “Christmas crazies” who probably beat me.)

I’ve been in Christmas mode for a while, but somehow the day after Thanksgiving makes it socially acceptable to flaunt it like Buddy the Elf high on syrup. Prior to that you open yourself up to judgement and eye rolls from those who feel badly for Thanksgiving. (C’mon, like it really has feelings?)[Read More]