Category Archive: Gifts

Initialed Cork Coasters

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These initialed cork coasters were fun (and easy!) to make and made for perfect little stocking stuffers. Supplies: Cork coasters Peel away alphabet letters (my favorite, as always) Peel away stickers (from the… Continue reading

Hiatus for Holiday Gift Crafting

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Please excuse our brief hiatus from posting as all of our current projects are for Christmas gifts– we don’t want to ruin any surprises! We promise many new ideas will be posted once the… Continue reading

Guy Approved DIY

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It often feels as though I have scoured the farthest corners of the internet in search of the ever elusive “Guy Approved” DIY craft project. Especially with Christmas around the corner, I find… Continue reading

Pots and Succulents – Can’t Get Enough

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It often seems that I can’t drive past a Home Depot without ending up with at least a dozen more pots & succulents to go in them… Below is a slideshow of photos… Continue reading

Tile Coasters

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During Katie’s visit to Chicago and a trip to Home Depot, we ended up with over 20 plain tiles figuring that we would be able to come up with at least something to do with… Continue reading

Sprucing Up A New Patio: More Painted Pots

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 Katrina moved into a new apartment with an awesome porch that has a great view of her Chicago neighborhood and is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine at night or reading a… Continue reading

Lettered Word Necklaces

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Last week I posted a funky word bobby pins DIY that was super easy and really cute! So I decided to see what else I could use alphabet pasta to make. I thought… Continue reading

Springtime Present: DIY Bracelet

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Everyone loves getting packages–especially when they are from your best friend! Check out this adorable bracelet that Katie sent me last week as a “just because” present. I was having a tough week… Continue reading

Knitting Loom Scarves

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  I have a new obsession: using a knitting loom to knit infinity scarves. It has basically become my new form of mediation. (And was a perfect for lounging on the beach during… Continue reading

Shrinky Dink DIY Earrings

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Made using Shrinky Dink plastic, permanent markers to trace the flowers I found on a pretty notecard, a hole punch, jump rings, and earring hooks. See another (very different) pair made the same… Continue reading

Painted Plant Pots

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   My apartment is basically covered in potted plants, I love the way that they brighten up the home and make it feel so much more welcoming! I have been growing succulents and… Continue reading

Christmas Themed Wrapping Paper

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  This year I decided to create handmade wrapping paper, I love the look of it and it just seems to make the gift that much more special! Being my first year attempting… Continue reading

Initialed Necklaces and Keychains

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Made with Shrinky Dink plastic, color sealed with Mod Podge “Dimensional Magic,” then add a jump ring and either black twine (to make it a necklace) or a keychain ring.

Champagne Memories

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Katie made these for me as the perfect little token to remember our NYE 2014 together–and yes, they are actually from the champagne that we drank. — Katrina

Letter Keychains

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1. Simply print out whichever letter you want in a favorite font (make sure it’s BIG) 2. Trace it onto Shrinky Dink plastic 3. Color with permanent markers 4. Don’t forget to punch a… Continue reading

DIY Bracelets

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Simple DIY bracelets using a silver chain, jump rings, and any type of “charm” you want! — Katrina