Anthropologie Inspired: DIY Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Years have come and gone without a white Christmas, but the holiday always feels more festive with a blanket of snow covering the ground outside. We definitely are not lacking in snow up in Wisconsin this year, but it felt like it took a while to arrive. Therefore, when I looked up at the calendar and realized Christmas was less than a week away it took me by surprise!

DIY Christmas Ornaments

We’ve barely made a dent on our holiday to-do list and I feel like I’m running out of time! Christmas cookies have yet to be baked, presents need to be wrapped and last minute DIY’s need to be made!  Normally I would set aside time on the weekend to check off all these items, but that ship has sailed and I have to make the most of my evenings. Therefore, I’m forced to be efficient and Pinterest fails are not an option!

DIY Christmas Ornaments

If you are in the same boat as me, this easy Anthropologie inspired holiday bauble is just what you are looking for. All you need to do is run to the store, pick up a few white Christmas baubles and sharpies – then you are ready to decorate! You can personalize the baubles our draw your favorite design. These are sweet stocking stuffers and look beautiful tied on top of presents.

DIY Tea Towels

DIY Tea Towels! Perfect hostess gift or wedding present!

My godmother is one of those people who overflows with creative talent. I remember spending summer nights at her house sitting around the kitchen table painting sun catchers, cross stitching, and learning how to crochet. Therefore, when it comes to wedding presents, it is no wonder that she is known for her embroidered tea towels. My mother received a few over the years and I was overjoyed to receive a set of my own on my wedding day. It was one of those moments when you realize – I’m all grown up! Crazy how a set of tea towels can do that!

DIY Tea Towels! Perfect hostess gift or wedding present!

Ian and I have a few weddings to attend this summer and I wanted to add a touch of my godmother’s homemade charm to the gifts we picked off the registry. My embroidery skills need a bit of practice, so I opted for a fool-proof option – fabric pens! I chose to write on the towels, but you could also decorate the towels with a cute design!

DIY Tea Towels! Perfect hostess gift or wedding present!

Quick Tip: Use light strokes so the fabric pen ink won’t bleed! Let the ink dry, then trace over your work to achieve a more saturated look.