Friday, December 27, 2013

Adorably Simple (and cheap) Gifts

How to make an adorable gift- great for many occasions, not just the holidays- with a few items. Here is what you need:
Small candle (These candle are from Bath and Body Works- on sale 3 for $10!)
Flat Snowflake ornament or tissue paper*
Washi Tape
*(of which you probably have laying around- otherwise the Dollar $tore is your friend)
Here we Gooooo:
 Remove the string from the ornament. Remove the front label (don't worry it still tells you what scent the candle is on the bottom) and then wrap the washi tape around.
Like so:

Before, during and after progress shot.
Set the candle on top of the ornament and tie a ribbon around both to keep them in place.
OR fold a small piece of tissue paper around the candle and tie with a ribbon bow.
TADA- bonus, the ornament is now a cute little candle "holder."
And, wouldn't these even make cute favors?!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

DIY Holiday Cards

Now that my cards have been sent, I can share with you all my cards!

Inspired by this find on Pinterest I decided to make my own cards. Easier said than done, but I'm pleased with the results none-the-less.

The Original

What you need:
A Cup
A paint plate
Paint- greens or blue/yellow to mix
Something for the ribbon (I used sparkly paint)
It took me forever in Michael's to find cardstock that I liked. I went in hoping to just get 5x7 cards- apparently those are hard to come by without envelopes. So in the end I decided on round cardstock- which I thought would be cute with round wreaths.

I opted for a simple hand written message on the back- I'll sign them all later....

I leave you with this message:

Soooo fellow crafters- whats on your holiday craft list?!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Brotherly Love- Living with Pets

So, you may or may not know, rabbits run our house. Recently, we've been trying to get our two to become more comfortable around each other. At first, it wasn't going well.

Indy, who is almost 5 years old (middle aged), has been an only bunny for the better part of his life.
He's kinda spoiled.

Nero, a rescue approximately 2 years old (teenager), wants to not be an only bunny.

This is how tonight's interaction went:

Running, scuffling, lounging, thumping. All somewhat OK until Indy decided he wanted to check our Nero's corner of the apartment. Nero comes running right over to me/us on the sofa, looks up and Thumps! Thumps! Thumps! Hilarious I tells you! This is a huge milestone in our relationship, he recognizes us and knows who takes care of things when they get out of hand. Anyway, guess its ok for him to be in Indy's business but not the other way around.

Other than that, Indy spent a good portion of the evening at my feet. He knows who his momma is. =) But hopefully we are on the right track to allow them to spend more time together and less supervised.

Everybody is back in their respective "rooms" and winding down for the evening.
What crazy antics do your pets get up to!?