If there’s one DIY technique I fell in love with this year, it’s working with temporary tattoos. With so many cute designs out there, it’s possibly the easiest way to add a fun design to common items, especially if you’re not an artist. Instead of hand painting mugs, and being bummed with the results, I added a temporary tattoo and was done with the project in under ten minutes. So if you are looking for the perfect last minute holiday gift– this is it! Here’s how:
Two weeks ago I shared how to make these DIY photo ornaments, but I realize that some of you don’t have space in your home for a tree. If you still want to display your memories from the year, and are limited with floor space, then this DIY photo wall tree is the perfect solution! Plus it’s super easy to make. Here’s how:
Time: 30 minutes
Materials: photos, wooden dowels, scissors, double sided tape, string, sandpaper
Now that cold weather is finally here, it means it’s officially hot cocoa season. That’s right, for the next few months we can all enjoy all the cocoa we want, guilt free! If you plan on entertaining during the holidays, or are just looking to make some quick stocking stuffers, these DIY hot cocoa favors are the perfect stress free project. Plus they look much cuter than an ordinary bag of cocoa. Here’s how you can whip up a set in about ten minutes:
Time: 10 minutes
Materials: hot cocoa, test tubes, funnel, tablespoon, marshmallows, twine
I recommend using plastic test tubes instead of glass because the last thing we all want while crafting is to clean up shards of glass (take it from me). Plastic tubes will also help make this a kid friendly craft if you’re looking for a fun teachers gift project.
Okay, so have you ever been on your way to a party and realized you didn’t have any gift wrap on hand (and no time to get to the store). I think we’ve all been there. Here are three last minute gift wrap diy ideas you can make with what you have in your home right now!
Time: 3-15 minutes, depending on design
Materials: paper bag, stamp pad (or acrylic paint) Q-tips Cotton Swabs and Precision Tips, glue gun
Making polka dot wrapping paper is BEYOND easy! Take your Q-tips Cotton Swab, dap it on your ink pad and then dot on your paper. You should be able to get 2-3 dots per ink dip. Continue adding colors until you’ve covered the paper. If you’re a super perfectionist, it helps to then wrap the gift and then go back in to add a few more dots (so you can be specific about the placement). Continue reading…