photos by Jared Smith
Not that dreamcatchers aren’t always a good idea, but when they’re metal and gold like this DIY modern dreamcatcher, I’m totally down! I may be bias since I’ve been dreaming (no pun intended) this bad boy up for a while now, but I think they’d make pretty great handmade holiday gifts, too. I just wish you could’ve seen the trial and error that it took before we got to this version, and by we I actually mean my assistant Tiffany pretty much manned the fort. It may seem easy, but it takes a bit of time to get it just right.
Lucky for me I’m looking for something to distract you from my radio silence while trying to survive this new studio construction, so this works out perfectly!…
Well today marks the day that we take our friendship to the next level, because I’m totally about to let my cat lover flag fly high. Not that it’s exactly been hidden all of these years, I mean, my cat Thomas was Mr. December last year for Kelly’s annual fundraising calendar (not to brag or anything). Plus let’s be honest, Taylor Swift is totally make cats cool again after that Diet Coke commercial, right?
Nonetheless, I decided to hop on the Feastivities train with loud and proud with a handmade gift idea for your fellow cat lover loved ones with this DIY cat trinket dish. This one’s for you, Mom! (she’s actually allergic to cats, I just thought that’d make her proud)…
photo from my DIY xoxo gift wrap
With the holidays coming up, I figured I should go ahead and jump on the gift guide bandwagon early since, if you’re like me, you like to pre-pre-pre plan how to give the perfect gift way in advance. Plus this gives me a great excuse to push my sugar-high tendencies and my love for gold and white on you through my Giftry lists. But let’s be honest, I also need to help my Mom and Dad know what I want for Christmas subliminally through my blog posts, so here we go…
I wish someone would’ve helped me out with some friendly advice in the handmade gift category as a child with things like this DIY floral love sign. Instead I gave my Mom things like painted rocks and the wonderful surprise of cutting up beloved printed photos and putting them in a cut up, teen magazine style collage that even obsessed Beiber lovers across the world couldn’t compete with (sorry about that one Mom!).
All of this to say that even kids can get in on this inexpensive project with a little helping hand, and it’s a DIY gift that’s actually worth saving and won’t cause tears of sadness from years of cut up family photos… don’t judge me.