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!

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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!

DIY Monogram Stockings

So, it's happened. Christmas is over! If you're like me, you're sadly putting away your decorations until next year, while simultaneously scouring the stores for new discount Christmas decor and supplies. Plain stockings are abundant, but what can you really do with those? Well, how about adding a monogram for every member of your family!? Aside from being stinking adorable, these stockings make great place settings at the dinner table. Just tuck a few utensils in them, or use them for a crafting party. The options are endless!

Plain stockings are abundant, but what can you really do with those? Well, how about adding a monogram for every member of your family!? Click for the full tutorial.
Plain stockings are abundant, but what can you really do with those? Well, how about adding a monogram for every member of your family!? Click for the full tutorial.

You will need:

Plain stockings are abundant, but what can you really do with those? Well, how about adding a monogram for every member of your family!? Click for the full tutorial.

White Stockings
Acrylic paint (here)
Foam Brush (here)
Stencils (here)
Tassels (here)
Pom poms (here)
Needle & thread
Painter's tape or washi tape
Scissors

Directions:

Plain stockings are abundant, but what can you really do with those? Well, how about adding a monogram for every member of your family!? Click for the full tutorial.

1. Decide which style of letter you want to use, and collect the letters you need for your stockings.

2. Place your stencil on the stocking and tape it in place.

3. Using a foam brush, paint on the letter. My stencil didn't lay 100% flat, so I had to press it down while I painted so paint didn't seep through. Once you've made sure there are no missing spots, carefully peel off the stencil.

4. While your letters dry, start making your pom pom tassel charms. Take a needle and thread, and string it through your pom poms. Then, add a tassel charm, and sew back up through the pom poms.

Plain stockings are abundant, but what can you really do with those? Well, how about adding a monogram for every member of your family!? Click for the full tutorial.
Plain stockings are abundant, but what can you really do with those? Well, how about adding a monogram for every member of your family!? Click for the full tutorial.

Voila! That's all you need for these adorable monogrammed stockings. Mine are mini sized, but you can definitely get a set of larger ones to hang by the fireplace!

DIY Colorful Jewelry Ornament

Ok guys, two very exciting things for this month. 1, Christmas is coming. And 2, I launched a jewelry shop!!!! Now you can wear gorgeous statement pieces just like me! They’re perfect for adding a pop of color to any outfit. I especially love wearing them to dress up a simple tee shirt and jeans (basically my go-to outfit), or to spice up your party outfits. And, they’re especially glam for all those holiday parties and events you have to attend this month! Swapping out your jewelry can give your dresses a whole new look. Since these jewels are so affordable, they’d be an amazing gift for friends. What if you put them in a super cute package tied with a bow?! These earring ornaments are way more fun than regular ho-hum packaging, and they’re super easy and affordable to do!

These earring ornaments are way more fun than regular ho-hum packaging, and they’re super easy and affordable to do!
These earring ornaments are way more fun than regular ho-hum packaging, and they’re super easy and affordable to do!

You will need:

These earring ornaments are way more fun than regular ho-hum packaging, and they’re super easy and affordable to do!

Plastic Ornaments (similar here)
Cardstock (similar here)
Embroidery floss (similar here)
Styrofoam circle or similar (here)
Scissor (here)
Earrings (here)
Pencil (similar here)
Glue gun

Directions:

These earring ornaments are way more fun than regular ho-hum packaging, and they’re super easy and affordable to do!
  1. Open your plastic ornament and trace a circle onto the back of your cardstock.
  2. Cut out the circle. 
  3. Place the cardstock circle against the inner edge of your ornament. Trace around the excess and trim
  4. Place your cardstock on a styrofoam circle or something similar and press your earring through to the other side. Try to keep it centered.
  5. Add the back of your earring to secure it.
  6. Add a string of embroidery thread in a similar or contrasting color so you can hang your ornament
  7. Glue your cardstock onto the ornament to hold it in place. You can either use only one side and glue it on all the way around, or use both halves and use a few dots of glue along the inner edge. 
These earring ornaments are way more fun than regular ho-hum packaging, and they’re super easy and affordable to do!

These earring ornaments are way more fun than regular ho-hum packaging, and they’re super easy and affordable to do!

Now you can place it in a box, or hang it on the tree until Christmas! I think it looks so glamorous and fun, especially with the pops of pink.

These earring ornaments are way more fun than regular ho-hum packaging, and they’re super easy and affordable to do!

These earring ornaments are way more fun than regular ho-hum packaging, and they’re super easy and affordable to do!

These earring ornaments are way more fun than regular ho-hum packaging, and they’re super easy and affordable to do!
These earring ornaments are way more fun than regular ho-hum packaging, and they’re super easy and affordable to do!
These earring ornaments are way more fun than regular ho-hum packaging, and they’re super easy and affordable to do!

Pssst- all these pieces (and more!) are available in my jewelry shop! Head on over to see the full collection!