by Jenny Batt
One of my favorite things to do is to peruse vintage books. I found some danish bell ornaments and thought we could punch it up a bit. Add some metallic hot pink and I think we have something. I don’t think they look much like bells but more of a fun holiday forest.
I’ve been busy making lots of wreaths and garlands for my family and friends so I thought I would put up a little wreath 101 post. Here are three types of easy wreaths you can make at home. I am not a trained florist but simple wreaths are something anyone can do. The materials I bought from the flower market in San Francisco but if you don’t live near a flower market (or don’t grow your own) you can order greens like this through the internet or through a local florist. There are so many types of wreaths to make but these are some basic skills and supplies you need to make any type you want.
Click through for the full steps. (more…)
ps: Here are my Favorite Experiences to Give.
This post is sponsored by Safeway stores-Safeway, Dominicks, Tom Thumb, Vons, Randalls. Tastier for the holidays!
by Alexis Birkmeyer
I love a good gingerbread house but I thought it would be fun to do do a modern one instead of the old traditional type. Here are instructions how we made this little modern house that any design lover could get excited about. There is a free template below that makes this project super easy. Click through for the full photos and instructions.
I like to have last minute gifts on hand this time of year. Here is a little trick I learned a few years ago that works perfect for that kind of thing. I just print a design directly onto a little paper food bag and you’ve got awesome packaging for a homemade gift. We made a free download below. Just print, and stuff with goodies for your neighbor. Easy as pie.
Materials Needed: White Bags 5.75″ x 7.5″, Printer, Free Download. (A tip: If you’ve never printed on bags before you’ll want to feed the bag with the closed end into the printer. Image orientation will depend on what kind of printer you use, we’ve included both in this pdf.)
Photos by Stacy Wichelhaus
Artwork by Jordan Ferney