When are you planning on decorating for the holidays? Or have you already started? I'm in the already started club. I LOVE the holidays so much, and can NEVER wait until after Thanksgiving. It's just not possible. :)
I created another free printable that you can incorporate into your decor if you wish.
I designed a fun printable for you today. I hope it motivates you like it does me (sometimes I need an extra little push to keep on trucking). It even ties into the DIY project that I'm going to show you too...bonus!
Now onto the DIY... Last weekend I went on an unplanned and very quick little DIY project frenzy, and it was kinda awesome. Ted and I both decided to clean the guest rooms to prepare for our family, who will be visiting for Thanksgiving. One guest room (also doubling as his "man room") had been a little ignored lately. He got the room back to working order and the sheets washed. I did the same with the other guest room (which used to double as my craft storage room, but now is mostly just ignored - I mean look at this atrocious closet), haha. Yeah...
I already regret showing this pic, but just being real. Anyone want to buy a nice Konica Minolta color duplex printer? :) I digress. We've put off updating these two rooms of our house because we haven't had the time. They don't need much...painted trim in both, fresh paint and a new light fixture "my guest room," (which I already have....see one of my early blog posts here, teehee). The two guest rooms share a jack and jill bathroom, which also needs a DIY facelift. Aaaanyway....as I was cleaning I was also doing lots of random projects left and right (Vivi was a great helper). Made and hung a no sew (modern) curtain valance using some extra fabric Spray painted a lamp base Spray painted a stool/side table Styled book shelves Hung some printables on the walls Moved and rearranged furniture Made an easy framed bulletin board/wall art ...And finally that leads me to showing you this super easy DIY bulletin board project. I found a large frame and cardboard backer in my basement.
And spray painted it gold.
I took some extra fabric that I had left over from Vivi's DIY teepee project, and used it to easily wrap the cardboard backer like a present. I wrapped the cardboard with the fabric, and super crazily taped it on the back. I mean, wow. I'm sorta embarrassed to show you the back, ha. I didn't want to cut the fabric incase I wanted to use it on something else down the road. In my past life I was a great depression baby or something. :)
I like to get shit done quickly, and if it doesn't show, it is most likely ghett-ooo. :) Here's the pretty side.
It could work as wall art by itself. If you want to use it as a bulletin board, the cardboard backer makes the perfect tack cushion. I'll show you more of this guest room when it's a little more styled and put together, m'kay?! xoxo
The holidays are upon us, and that means it's time to start thinking about gift giving.
I've found some super affordable, fun, and uniquegift ideas that would work for practically anyone on your list. Almost everything is way less than $50. At that price, you might even deem it necessary to treat yo'self.
And don't you fret...every gift you see below can be purchased online, so you can keep those comfy, stained sweatpants on while you shop. There really are no excuses now.
More information: 1 / I'm obsessed with these awesome glasses from Easy, Tiger. They're so fun and glam all at once. $11.99 - 14.99 2 / We all know faux taxidermy is everything right now. This is a small gold magnet version, but it would totally work as wall decor. This lil guy would work perfectly in a gallery wall grouping. $12.95 3 / This gorgeous pillow in warm scallops really adds a nice pop to your decor. Read my review here. $19.84 - $27.77 4 / This is one of my most favorite pillows that I own - a whimsical tribute to Moby Dick. You can read my review here.$19.84 - $27.77 5 / I adore these cute hand embroidered wall art hoops from Athena and Eugenia's Etsy shop. There are lots more to choose from. 2 for $32 6 / These brushed gold and copperbud vases are gorgeous. Enough said. $9.95 - $10.95 each 7 / Adding an unexpected element to your decor is always a great way to fun up your space. This book end is definitely a conversation starter. $29.95 8 / This Prize Candle in Provance Lavender smells AMAZING! And even better, there's a ring hidden inside every single candle ranging from $10 - $5,000. I found a $10 ring in mine, but am pretty tempted to go buy lots more for a chance to win a real stunner. :) $24.99 9 / I have a lovely home office, but I'll admit it...I spend most of my evenings working on my lap desk on the couch. This desk is so comfortable, handy, and helps enable my background TV binge watching sessions. $23.39 10 / Buy Me Brunch makes the most hilarious apparel. Lots to choose from, and most items are profane, which is the main reason I love them, ha. $32 11 / This large, gold plated wishbone is the perfect gift for a very lucky recipient. It would look amazing styled on a coffee table or shelf. I love it! $48 12 / Daily Dishonesty is the perfect coffee table book full of hilarious hand lettered illustrations by the talented Lauren Hom of Hom Sweet Hom. $10.29 13 / If you can't get enough of her book, Lauren Hom also sells her Daily Dishonesty art prints individually. These prints will fun up your space in an instant. $20, $37 framed 14 / These golden scissors make the task of cutting anything a glamorous experience. They are limited edition items, so hurry over to Target and get yours. $16.99 15 / I'm obsessed with mid-century modern everything...especially chairs. I found these miniature Eames chairs and fell in love instantly. I must get one to hold my business cards ASAP! $34.45 16 / And if you get those gold scissors, you have to have the (limited edition) matching stapler. Am I right? $15.99 17 / These leather tassels from B Heart B would make a perfect key chains or purse embellishment. Of course I love the mint one. So pretty! $18 PS. I own a lovely gold one from the Sutter Sisters. $12.50 18 / These turquoise tea light holders are perfect! I love the vintage feel and beautiful rich color. $12 each