DIY GIFT CARD SWEATERS
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Who doesn’t love an ugly Christmas sweater?  Or better yet, who doesn’t love an ugly Christmas sweater with a gift card inside!?  I actually would wear either of these sweater designs in real life….so I’m not sure “ugly” applies here, but you get the idea.  I’ve teamed up with Target for this fun holiday DIY.  I know for me, some people in my life are SO hard to shop for.  A Target GiftCard® is always a sure bet, but going the extra mile in how you present it will make it feel much more personal and thought out!

This DIY is super simple and just takes a little bit of creativity.  Supplies needed are a paintbrush and watercolors, watercolor paper, scissors, a sewing machine (or a needle and thread to hand sew), scissors, and of course, your Target GiftCard®

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Steps:

1.  First thing you’ll want to do is paint your sweater.  Make sure that the body of the sweater is a little bit wider and a little bit longer than the size of your gift card.  About 2.75″ x 4″.

2.  After you are finished painting, measure 3.5 – 4″ past the end of your sweater and mark with a pencil.  Cut out your sweater + the rectangle you’ve created below.

3.  Cut a half circle notch at the bottom of the rectangle and fold to the back.

4.  Sew each side shut with a sewing machine.  Customize the back side with a “to and “from” or personalize with a note.

5.  Punch a hole in the top shoulder and attach a string.  You can add these to a packaged gift or gift them as-is!

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We partnered with Target to bring you this slice of holiday cuteness as part of their #GiftCardCheer campaign.

Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.


FREE PEOPLE SAN DIEGO DIY EVENT
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Hello, hello!! I am still alive! Sorry I have been absent from this blog for a while!  Life has been so busy and I have been so pregnant…and the two combine to make one really bad blogger! :)

One of the things I’ve been busy with is this DIY event that I am hosting THIS Thursday at the grand opening of the Free People store in Fashion Valley mall!  I am so excited to be collaborating with one of my all-time favorite brands and hope some of you San Diego readers can come out and join me!  We will be making a bunch of these pretty yarn wall hangings (pictured above) and there will be giveaways and refreshments!  Thursday, July 10th from 6-8 PM.  You can RSVP to the event and get more details HERE.

Hope to see you there!

 


DIY Cake Pops + V-Day Printables
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I am over on 100 Layer Cakelet today sharing the recipe for these Valentines Day Cake Pops.  Come to find out, making a cake pop is way harder than it looks!  Give yourself some time and patience with these…..but I promise the outcome will be well worth it!

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I also designed these free printable tags for you to add to your finished pops, or any Valentine’s Day gift for that matter.  (for personal use only)

You can download them HERE >>>

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DIY friendship bracelets
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I thought it’d be fun to create a simple DIY that Rylee could gift her friends on Valentines day.  I decided on braided fabric friendship bracelets.

The only supplies you will need are scrap fabric or yarn (in shades of pink / red preferably) and a pair of scissors.

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Cut your fabric and / or string into three strips.  Two strips should be about 3 inches longer than your child’s wrist diameter, and one strip should be about 5 inches longer.  Knot the shorter strips around the longer strip and braid until you reach the end.  Create another knot at the end.

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Tie the long fabric ends together to create the bracelet.  Or, if you are feeling crafty, take apart an old necklace or bracelet that you never wear and repurpose the hooks for this bracelet.

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Using heavy kraft cardstock, I cut out several 2.5″ x 4″ rectangles.  I used this as my base to wrap the bracelet around.  I added a white doily heart sticker to the top and  hand wrote each child’s name on the bottom.

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