Day #4 of DIY Holidays: Gifts with Holiday Flair

#1) Flashy Chalkboard
If you haven't noticed yet - Chalkboards are in. Wow, you see them everywhere.  The greatest part about chalkboard projects is that it is so easy to turn any flat surface into a chalkboard. I often see entire chalkboard walls featured in kitchens, craft rooms and play areas. This tutorial, provided by the The Gaines Gang, is so easy and quick. Stop over to check out the step by step directions by clicking here. Also, the best part of about this gift is that it can be re-purposed all year round! 

  • Frame
  • Old mat or picture 
  • Paint for Frame
  • Chalkboard Paint 

#2) Holiday Wreath

I love, love, love this wreath from Naptime is the New Happy Hour.  How gorgeous!  From the tutorial, it seems to be rather easy. For detailed instructions from Naptime is the New Happy Hour, check out the site by clicking here

  • Wreath Form
  • Mesh Ribbon
  • Embellishments (old holiday lights, ornaments, berries, etc.)

#3) Christmas Tree Decor
Beautiful meets easy in these simple, but elegant winter trees. Putting on the G.R.I.T.S. provides you with all the information on finding the supplies and piecing these lovely items together. I think they will definitely be on my Christmas to-do list. Check it out here

  • Candle Sticks
  • Styrofoam Cones
  • Tissue Paper, Yarn, Ribbon or Glitter 
  • Glue 

#4) Mod Podge Coasters
So I must admit that I have a thing for beautiful papers (stationary, napkins, plates, etc. - you name it!). Beneath My Heart shows you how to make a coaster set using your favorite papers. In fact these Santa coasters were made from napkins. How wonderful!  To see her full tutorial, click here
  • Tiles (buy from any home improvement store)
  • Pretty Paper (napkins, scrapbook paper, computer print outs, wallpaper, etc.)
  • Mod Podge 
  • Cork Board
  • Glue 
  • Sponge Brush
  • Acrylic Sealer 

Whew! After sharing all these ideas, I feel the need to get crafting.   

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