As much as I’d love to be DIY’ing, I’m once again on Dayquil and therefore have napping and surviving my day job as my highest priorities. Fortunately, I happen to know of some really genius DIY folks and decided I’d share a few of my current favorite holiday projects floating around, like these DIY giant balloon ornaments by Kelly of Studio DIY (photo by Mary Costa).
No joke, I literally read Kelly’s post on these babies last Friday and proceeded to show everyone in the room and let them know that I was a proud friend. Don’t judge me, I’d do it for you too.
Can we also take a moment of silence for the unbelievable cuteness that is felt candy ornaments? Molly at The Purl Bee really blew it out of the snow with this one.
And because shimmery gold also counts as bright, I love this DIY golden triangle garland by Almost Makes Perfect, and very well loved Sugar & Cloth contributor!
Anjelika over at Brit + Co. made these adorable Pantone boxes for an advent calendar but I think they’re just as cute as holiday favor boxes or gift wrap, don’t you?
And lastly, super cute and functional DIY hexagon candy boxes by Eat Drink Chic for Oh Happy Day, what’s not to love?
If you’re December has already gotten as jam packed as mine, you probably won’t have the time to spare for making and shipping your own sweets for Christmas gifts as perfect as they may be for long distance family and friends. Don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of extra time to console each other on our chaotic schedules by skipping the kitchen and heading to the good ole’ world wide web for eight of the cutest mail order sweets out there.
Of course, we all know it’s all in the details when it comes to gifts and packaging and these select favorites of mine fit the bill for that too, not just the sweet tooth. Don’t forget though, most require you to order by December 13th to meet the Christmas deadline so jump on it now! Also, if you’re a U.S. resident and Instagram user, you can keep an eye out for a chance to win a gift certificate to The Cravory today! Follow my Insta account for details!
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It’s about that time again! I’ll be hosting another free DIY workshop with Langford Market at their new West Ave. location in Houston next sunday December 15th. We’ll be making these gold leaf ornaments I shared a few weeks ago, plus free drinks, sweets, giveaways and more, what’s not to be excited about?!
Hopefully you all had a lovely Thanksgiving week and survived the Black Friday madness! In case Black Friday mass dangers didn’t appeal to you, I’m happy to announce that we’ve officially kicked off our second annual 24 Merry Days giveaway series for this holiday season! For those of you that haven’t heard of 24 Merry Days, prepare to do your happy dance..
Everyday in December leading up to Christmas you can visit one of 24 blogs to enter a giveaway for some pretty rad things from some of your favorite places like Anthropologie, Swedish Hasbeens, Public Bikes and more. You can visit the 24 Merry Days website which will reveal each blogger and prize everyday of the month. The first prize is on House of Earnest today!
Now, let’s see who can guess which prize belongs to which box..