To Buy or to DIY
the feather trim dress
Not just your average gift guide. In fact, you can’t buy anything on this list. In this gift guide, you will find DIY gifts you can make in less than an hour with minimal crafting experience. Giving a homemade gift is always so special. Why? It’s an easy way to say, ‘hey, I think you’re one-of-a-kind’.
It’s not a secret that I like to make stuff but I really love to create gifts for my friends and family. Of course, I do my fair share of spending this time of year as well. But, when time allows I prefer to create. It’s a skill that I’m proud of and able to share with those I care about during this season of generosity.
Wreaths are so signature to the season. That’s why when I found a pinecone wreath with my roommate at Michael’s last week, I fell in love. However, even on sale, the price tag made me stagger. We’ve also looked at live wreaths. Gorgeous and even better smelling, live wreaths too can be expensive and dare i say, disposable (when they require yearly replacing them year after year). I wanted to prove that all the means to deck your halls could cost less than $5. I collected these beauties from my parent’s front yard And got to glueing. *Pro tips to removing sap also included*
This week on “to buy” or “to DIY” I’m showing you how to make these cute velvet bow hair ties. They are a cute an easy addition to any outfit and add a festive twist with a personal flair. I made the most basic version, but you can dress them up with gems or patterns for a personal flair. This is a tutorial for all skill sets, you just need some ribbon and a hot glue gun!
Hey everyone! Instead of making you all gift guides this year, I’m going to be having a series of ‘To Buy or DIY’. Consisting of your holiday favorites: should you buy them or can you DIY them? I’ve tried to keep it simple, so that no matter your skill set, this is something fun and easy you can do. I can’t wait to show you what I have in store in the coming weeks!