Friday, December 13, 2019

Yarn Wreath Ornament DIY

Here's a super quick and easy diy that would make the sweetest gift topper! I like using the chunkier yarn and  vintage buttons for a cute retro look!

What you will need:
Chunky yarn
Embellishments such as ribbon, buttons, mini sisal trees, mini pompoms
Hot glue gun

Step 1. 

Start by cutting a circle out of cardboard, about a 4 in radius. Cut another circle inside, about 1 1/2 in. Doesn't need to be precise, this circle will be covered soon anyways. After cutting both circles, you should have a donut shaped piece and you are ready to start wrapping!

Step 2.

Add a dab of hot glue to the cardboard and gently press the end of the yarn to the glue. This will keep the yarn in place. Wind the yarn around the cardboard so that the entire little "donut" is covered. Finish it off by gluing a small piece of felt over the end of the yarn to keep it in place.

Step 3.

Now for the fun part! Time to add the embellishments! I added a little itty bitty sisal wreath and I love how it turned out. A wreath on a wreath? Of course!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Gift Guide for Guys

Guys can be so tricky to shop for, it's true. Luckily I'm married to a very nerdy coffee-loving, plaid-wearing man who is actually quite easy to shop for! However, I think most of my hard-to-shop-for male relatives would actually love some of these items!

Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit- Donald loves board games and shares my fondness for Harry Potter too. This is definitely going to be under the tree for him!
Travel mug- Donald has been bringing my "Pumpkin Spice Everything!" travel mug to work every day since August! I figured it was high time I replace with something a little less basic!
Plaid Blankie- this blanket with a streaming service gift card would make a great gift!