I’m either an awesome, crafty parent or a really crappy one. It depends on how you look at.
I made a bunch of DIY gifts for Mia’s Preschool teachers this year, and while I got “ooo’s” and “ahhh’s,” from them and “how do you find the time?”, only I knew that I had whipped them up last minute and DIYing was the best I could come up with…
Still stumped on what to get dad for Father’s Day? You would think it would be easy, but sometimes coming up with the perfect gift for a man can drive me nuts. I always want to come up with something special, and I usually overthink it; which then leads to procrastination… which is why I have yet to get anything for my husband for Father’s Day. Oops.
So I gathered up some ideas for items that I know he would like. I’m pretty sure that he would be thrilled with any of these picks, so I’m not sure why I make it so hard on myself.
So because I’m in my own little world, it wasn’t until Tuesday morning when I woke up and starting checking my social media streams that I realized it was National Teacher Appreciation Day… oops. So I dropped my daughter off at Preschool and started brainstorming what I could pull together to bring with me three hours later when I picked her up.
In searching for “teacher appreciation gifts” on Pinterest, I came across a plant and tag that said “thanks for helping me grow…” and my wheels began to turn.
Bwaaaaahh! It’s the weekend before Christmas – even scarier, it’s 4 days until Christmas! Yesterday I found myself scrambling for last minute gift ideas to give to neighbors, friends, and teachers. Clearly, I did not plan ahead…
But if you’re in the same boat, don’t worry! I found some great last-minute ideas that you DIY in a couple of hours. They won’t add much more to your (most likely) depleted Christmas budget, but they are still full of love and super cute.
It’s no secret – grandparents love pictures of their grandkids. But there’s no reason to give them an album for every holiday when there are so many creative ideas out there for sentimental gifts they are sure to love.
Here are some of my favorite (and on my list this year to DIY):
I don’t know about you, but my husband loves himself some baseball. As luck would have it, so do I, and we have lots of happy memories of attending Dodger games together (most of them before we had kids).
I couldn’t really help but swoon when I saw this adorable photo of dad and baby cuddled up in a football blanket. It got me to thinking how adorable it would be as a Father’s Day gift or for a new dad.
It’s available for purchase on Teamees.com, but it would be sooo simple to make (sorry Teamees)! I’m thinking some super-soft brown and white chenille would do the trick. Then you get to watch Daddy and baby snuggle in a manly way every night.
If you’ve ever stopped by my blog before, you know I’m a huge DIY gifter. Not only do do-it-yourself gifts save money, I also find them to be really thoughtful. Every holiday I scour the internet for good DIY gift ideas – i.e. something I would actually be proud to give to someone and something that suits their personality/lifestyle; not something cheesy that I’m giving just because it was free or cheap to make.