I love the holidays and I love all the gifting associated with them (picking out and wrapping gifts is my favorite thing to do!), but I’m not going to lie…it’s definitely a bit overwhelming! I make sure I include everyone on the list from the BFFs, the family membz, and the UPS dudes, to the Secret Santa/white elephant partygoers, and it is a lot.
To alleviate some of the gifting stresses this season, I’ve been getting my DIY on, crafting gifts like a madwoman!! I’m going to show all the projects here on a fun “12 Days of Easy DIY’s” and the best part is that they’re $5 and less. Woo hoo, they’re totally budget friendly and easy which puts a big smile on my face! Let’s begin!
On the 1st day of DIY my true love gave to me. A partridge in a (pair of gloves) tree!
DAY 1: Metallic Pom Pom Gloves
I LOVE this project because it not only picks up on the pom pom trend…
…but it adds a little bit of holiday glamour to the wardrobe! Keep reading to find out how to make these easy gloves!
I created another post for HelloGiggles that I wanted to share here because it’s so super easy to do and makes you feel like an artist. No joke – I totally felt like a Pollock-in-the-making!
After catching a few episodes of the “Sex and the City” prequel, “The Carrie Diaries”, mostly to check out the 80s wardrobe, I saw the perfect DIY – the personalized purse that young Carrie wears to her coveted Interview mag internship. Yep, I knew I just had to make my own!
I received this lovely polka-dotted number from reader Cathy in NC.
The polka dot dress is one that I’ve kept for a while, although it is very dated with the padded shoulders, peplum skirt, print, etc. I really loved wearing it to church, weddings, etc. It was always fun so I know you’ll do something very fun with it. A hat was always a great accompaniment for this dress. Take care and keep posting!
She sent it my way to allow me to work out some upcycling magic on it!
There were three tiered layers as the skirt. The top one that felt super peplum-y to me…
…and the bottom two that went down below my knees.
I was still trying to figure out what I was going to do with the bottom, but I knew right away what I was going to do up top!!
I reworked this beauty to wear to a fun event I had over the weekend…
I’m editing the photos now and will have the remake up later today! Thoughts on which direction this will go? I have to say, it turned into something that I can’t wait to wear again!
My final piece that I brought to Costa Rica with me…
I was obsessed with the colors – a little bit of orange, red, and pink?? Sign me up!!
I wanted something to wear as a beach coverup since I’m so fair. I’m always wearing layers at the beach, so I thought this could work out perfectly as beachwear!
Time to get to work!!