DIY Boombox Music Valentines

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and I am still sorta in shock- wasn’t it Christmas 5 minutes ago?! Well, don’t worry- there’s still plenty of time to prepare some Valentines for the kiddos! While you can really easily purchase a stack of Minnie Mouse valentines at your local drugstore, I think it’s way more fun to make your own! Especially if you relate to every parent out there with a nostalgic boombox valentine. The full post is over on the Giggles Galore blog.

Looking to make something a little bit different this Valentine’s Day? Try these DIY boombox music valentines! They’re the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for a music lover, especially when paired with an iTunes gift card!

I think these would also be great if you paired them with an iTunes gift card for your kids or family members. Gone are the days when you needed to hang out by the radio with a cassette tape inside, waiting for your favorite song to play!

Looking to make something a little bit different this Valentine’s Day? Try these DIY boombox music valentines! They’re the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for a music lover, especially when paired with an iTunes gift card!

These cards are SUPER cheap to make- all you need is a pack of cardstock and some washi tape. That’s it! Some paper punches with make things a bit easier, but you don’t even need those. So, head on over to the Giggles Galore blog to see the full post!

DIY Holiday Cards Scrapbook

If you’re anything like me, you have a stack of holiday cards from friends and family that you don’t know what to do with. Keep them? Throw them away? So, they usually end up in a pile on the coffee table until April when I stuff them somewhere that I’ll probably never see them again. But, what if there was a better way to keep those cards so you’d actually get to enjoy them, year after year? And what if it was fun and easy to do?! Pop on a Christmas movie and grab your glue gun- we have a book to make!

*This post was sponsored by Pinhole Press, but all ideas and opinions are my own.

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This is perfect to make in the days between Christmas and New Year’s. I find that I’m a little sad that the holiday fun is over, and my life feels a little bit empty. This is a perfect excuse to prolong the holiday fun a bit longer, and watch all those Christmas movies you didn’t seem to have time for! Head on over to the Pinhole Press blog for the full DIY.

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Seriously the cutest! I’m planning to make mine this week, now that we are taking down our Christmas decor.

Head on over to the Pinhole Press blog to see the full DIY!

DIY Easy Painted Gift Tags

Are you a “sharpie on the wrapping paper” type of gal? I used to be, but I’ve discovered that gift tags are way prettier, easier to read, and more fun! Why run out and purchase gift tags when you can make your own? It’s easy-peasy with just some paint and cardstock. It’s even easier if you have some paper punches, but honestly some scissors will do the trick too!

*This post contains affiliate links.

Don’t be a “sharpie on the wrapping paper” type of gal! These tags are easy-peasy to make, with just some paint and cardstock. Click to see the full DIY.

You will need:

Cardstock (here)
Paint (similar here)
Circle punch (here)
Embroidery floss (here)
Paintbrush
Tape or glue gun
Scissors

Directions:

Don’t be a “sharpie on the wrapping paper” type of gal! These tags are easy-peasy to make, with just some paint and cardstock. Click to see the full DIY.
Don’t be a “sharpie on the wrapping paper” type of gal! These tags are easy-peasy to make, with just some paint and cardstock. Click to see the full DIY.
  1. Punch your circles out of cardstock.

  2. Paint designs onto your gift tags.

  3. Tape or glue a piece of embroidery floss in the back to hang it. Add the name of your recipient.

That’s all folks! Seriously, it’s the easiest DIY ever. If you want to save time OR have your kids help out with less mess, have them paint the full sheet of paper, then cut the circles out. You can also use a regular tag shape if you prefer, but I thought the circle was more fun. You can even use these as little tree ornaments too!

I LOVE making gift tags, so be sure to follow me on Pinterest to get the newest DIY projects, including gift wrap!

DIY Holiday Gift Pouch

Can you believe we have less than 2 weeks until Christmas? *Runs around to do all the things.* I’ve been spending my days on the couch with a baby in one arm and a remote in the other most of the month, but I did manage to do a few Christmas-themed projects! So, let’s talk about these gift pouches and why I love them. First off, they’re super affordable. Second, they’re adorable. And third, they’re so easy to make that the whole family can get involved. The full DIY is on the Pinhole Press blog.

This Easy DIY holiday gift pouch is a perfect alternative to gift wrap! It’s eco-friendly and reusable. Plus it’s colorful and cute! Visit partyhardiy.com for more info. #giftwrap #christmasdiy #giftbag #christmascrafts #christmasgifts

So, what can you use these pouches for? The possibilities are endless! I’ve used them for gift cards, mini wine bottles, stocking stuffers… you could put a cute pair of socks, makeup, sprinkles, or even cookie mix!

This Easy DIY holiday gift pouch is a perfect alternative to gift wrap! It’s eco-friendly and reusable. Plus it’s colorful and cute! Visit partyhardiy.com for more info. #giftwrap #christmasdiy #giftbag #christmascrafts #christmasgifts

They’re the perfect size to hold your smaller goodies and you can paint them in any color! I used my fave modern Christmas palette of pink, red, aqua blue and emerald green.

This Easy DIY holiday gift pouch is a perfect alternative to gift wrap! It’s eco-friendly and reusable. Plus it’s colorful and cute! Visit partyhardiy.com for more info. #giftwrap #christmasdiy #giftbag #christmascrafts #christmasgifts

So head on over to the Pinhole Press blog for the full how-to so you can make these bad boys for yourself!

Last-Minute Colorful Thanksgiving Ideas

As you probably know, I had a baby this year and things have gotten super hectic! I don’t really have tons of time for Thanksgiving blog posts (or projects!) which makes me super sad. However, snuggling this little baby takes some of that pain away ;) Since I’ve been blogging for a few years now, I’ve accumulated quite a few Thanksgiving blog posts, so I figured this year I can do a roundup for you with some great colorful Thanksgiving ideas! You can go back in time to the very first Thanksgiving (or… back to 2016 to Party HarDIY’s first Thanksgiving) and see some really fun ideas to take your Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) to the next level!

Last-Minute Colorful Thanksgiving Ideas

Plan a Glam Friendsgiving Dinner

If you like colorful pumpkins, sequins, and flowers, you’re going to love this glam friendsgiving dinner post! It’s full of simple advice so you can get your dinner all glammed up without too much effort on your part. You can also see my… unique… photos from 2 years ago! I’ve definitely improved since then (thank goodness!) but hey, we all start somewhere right?! If you’re interested in improving your photos too, check out these blog posts.


Roundup: The Best Colorful Thanksgiving Printables

Once you’ve got your table set up, you need to add some cute printables! These are all free, and include items like food labels, a menu, placemats and even games! They’re sourced from some of my favorite bloggers, so go on and snag some freebies for your table!


9 Tutorials to Help You Build the Best Thanksgiving

With this post, we’ve got some really fun and colorful Thanksgiving ideas so you can have a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving dinner!


DIY Pretty Floral Pumpkin

Dress up your table with a centerpiece featuring this floral pumpkin! You can purchase the supplies with a quick trip to Michael’s. Your guests are sure to love it!



Easy Colorful Thanksgiving Placecards

Give everyone a seat at the table with these easy placecards! There’s 3 awesome mix-and-match designs to choose from, and they can be customized in any color!



DIY Colorful Leaf Garland

Take your decor to the next level with this fun and colorful garland! It’s super easy to make. For a last-minute edition, swap out the fabric leaves for real leaves so you don’t have to wait for shipping!

Last-Minute Colorful Thanksgiving Ideas

DIY Fall Faux Leather Drink Markers

The newest DIY to join the bunch! These DIY drink markers are SO easy to make, and they’re super cute! They’d make a great keepsake for your guests, so they can always mark their drinks in style.

DIY Mini Faux Pinatas

Perfect for the kids table, these faux pinatas can be filled with candy or prompts for the kiddos to say what they’re thankful for.

Colorful Fall Pumpkin Wreath

If something quirky is what you’re after, check out this colorful wreath! It’s got pumpkins, yard AND pom poms for a fun and colorful pop to any door.

Looking for more ideas? Be sure to follow my Fall and Thanksgiving Pinterest board!