Funny story: this post was originally going to be title 10 Must-have Golden Holiday Entertainment Items, but somehow that turned into fifteen and that’s only because my collage skills aren’t honed enough for twenty. All of that to say that I’m obsessed with all these gold, as proven by my home tour and just about every other DIY I make (like yesterday).
Luckily for all of my family members, I just did their Christmas shopping for them by rounding up these fifteen golden items you should purchase (for me) right away. –
west elm gold servingware // west elm gold flatware // U.O. prisma golden wall decor // C wonder polka dot cake stand // C wonder Ikat dessert plates // kate spade salt and pepper shaker // anthro ginkgo leaf candelabras // anthro golden cocktail shaker // anthro gold confetti paper napkins // anthro monogram mugs // patterned champagne flutes // CB2 pinch bowls // gold striped straws // scalloped baking cups // west elm gold napkin ring set
If you regularly read Sugar & Cloth, than I think it’s safe statement to make that we all love DIY. It’s either that or I’m so witty and charming that you’re willing to overlook 98% of everything I talk about, which I highly doubt. So, to keep our DIY love affair alive, I’ve rounded up five ways to give the gift of DIY this season for day six of #12earlydaysofchristmas.
Wander + Hunt, kits for the DIY fashion lover // Brit + Co, DIY starter kits for those who need supplies from the ground up // Make Your Day DIY, a darling DIY eBook by Chelsea Costa & Chelsea Andrews with DIY’s for everyday // Whimseybox, a monthly DIY subscription or by project service with just about any topic you can think of, like this “Blogger Scissors” kit (ha!) // Darby Smart, Have you seen a project you just loved by a fellow blogger? You may be able to buy a kit for it, like this one my friend Brittni at Paper & Stitch!
Also, not to be forgotten is For The Makers, and with a name like that, it’s a gift that doesn’t get much better for your favorite DIY’er.
I don’t think I’ll ever tire of the golden animal trend. Look at them! Can you blame me? These DIY animal memo holders are the perfect quirky, yet professional gift. I made them as thank you’s to take with me as I head to New York again this week, and I’m so excited to gift them!
They’d also make for cute hostess gifts or stocker stuffers for those of you thinking ahead! Here’s how–
I’ve been trying to
- Plastic animal
- Alligator clip
- 1/8 inch dowel rod
- Super glue
- Drill and 1/8 drill bit
- Spray paint (I used primer, paint, and gloss)
First, drill a hole into the top of your animal, then squirt a little drop of super glue in the hole and insert the dowel rod. The rod should fit snug, if it doesn’t, your drill bit is too big.
Next, super glue an alligator clip to the tip of the dowel rod making sure to squeeze the edges of the clip tight around the rod.
If you’re animal has a shiny finish, it’s best to used spray primer before painting your color of choice. If it’s not, go ahead and spray paint it and then it seal it with a glossy finish if you’d like. Now just add a memo, and you’re done!
I have a tendency to get bored with things somewhat easily, and I usually try and move things around and/or switch everyday items up to keep things fresh. Obviously this means that no 8 month old business card is safe around here, so I spruced up my business cards before for the Better Homes & Gardens stylemaker event in NYC this Thursday.
It’s the same packet that I made for Alt this past January, but I also made “I heart DIY” magnetic cards and kraft bags to go with it. Can you really have too many hearts or too much DIY? I think not!