Monday, December 21, 2015

DIY CHRISTMAS WRAPPING

Something I enjoy about Christmas other than buying gifts for my loved ones is wrapping them. I love to put as much effort in the actual packaging as I do looking for the perfect object to gift. Truth is, since I buy everything last minute I always get stuck buying ugly wrapping paper. This year I decided to diy my own wrapping paper. I was snooping around on pinterest and found a gorgeous wrapping paper, but almost had a heart attack when I looked at the price. You don't need to spend much money when wrapping a present to make it look good, with a little effort and imagination you can have beautifully wrapped gifts in no time.



Things you will need:

  • Kraft paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Tape
1. I got my sister a makeup bag and a few makeup products to go with it, since I wanted everything to be in boxes so the wrapping part would be easier, I found an old Disney box and wrapped the makeup bag with the items in tissue paper and stuck it inside the box.
2. Wrap the box with the kraft paper, using it as your decorative wrapping paper. Grab your markers and scribble away.
3. In my house I found leftover Christmas decorations my mom used for a garland and our tree, since they were going to be thrown away I decided to put them to good use. I found a cardboard file folder and cut out different shapes to use it as name tags.
4. I also found some twine and wrapped it around the box, glued the Christmas leaves and taped the name tag.

I hope you enjoyed a little quick diy and have a super Merry Christmas
Valeria <3

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS DIY FUR PHONE CASE

We're a few days away from Christmas and if you're anything like me, I'm sure by this point you have absolutely bought nothing. Unfortunately, I am a lazy couch potato who waits till the last minute to buy everything that I need, which makes Christmas shopping a hassle since I can't find anything I actually need. This year I decided to take matters into my own hands when I found out I could not find a cute and girly phone case. Thanks to my very low paycheck working in retail I cannot afford to spend a whole lot without going broke, so I am going to show you an affordable way to bring joy to someones Christmas this year, or you can make it for yourself ;)



You will need:



  • Cheap phone case for a base
  • Faux fur
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Decorative beads or stones of your choice
To make your phone case:

1. Grab the fake fur, scissors, marker and phone case. I suggest using a good quality fake fur, or at least one that doesn't shed, mines did and it didn't look good on my clothes.
2. Place your phone case facing up on the back part of your fur to make the outline. Make sure you outline even the sides and don't worry if the outline is way bigger than the fur, you can trim it later.
3. Once you cut it, put your case back on the piece you cut and trace the holes for the camera, headphones, etc.
4. Now glue the fur to your phone case being careful to fit it in the right place
5. Trim the excess fur
6. Wait for your case to dry and bedazzle it however you like it.

And there you have it, easy and affordable gift. You can even let your imagination flow and use different fabrics and designs, this is just an idea.

If your make it, show me, I'll love to see what you guys come up with. 

Valeria<3

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