Anyhow, today is Dare to DIY Give Handmade! Kim, Michelle, Rachel and I have been working on our projects....
(Vintage mug planters via Primitive and Proper, Winter knit infinity scarf via NewlyWoodwards, Simple pajama pants via Maybe Matilda , Good dog treat jar via Decor and the Dog - TODAY'S HOSTESS )
And if you head over to Decor and the Dog you can link up your own home made gift ideas! Linking will also enter you in a giveaway Royal Design Studio!
Now I'd love to share my quirky little project for you. Admittedly, this is not for everyone, but I would dig it if someone gave it to me. Just saying.
I found a couple of these vintage Toby mugs at the flea market a month or so ago and immediately had my idea upon seeing them! I knew they'd be perfect filled with succulents! So this gift isn't super hand made in all honesty, but the idea behind it is creative, so it counts. :) And if you want to make your own, I did a search and found several Toby mugs on etsy. Of course they are not quite the bargain that mine were, but.... anyhow.
Here are the mugs I started with...
I purchased some little succulents from Home Depot and put one in each of these. One of them needed a little more "filler" so I added red gravel from our frog's stash to the bottom and then on the top.
I also created tags using ivory paper, a large paper circle punch, a regular circle punch, and distress ink to age it. I came up with clever sayings for each of these that suit the recipients.
That second one is my personal favorite for someone special. :)
Now make sure you head on over to Decor and the Dog to link up your own projects!
Also, don't forget today starts the Blogger Stylin Home Tours Christmas 2013! I am sharing mine on Thursday, but each day there are numerous awesome bloggers sharing their homes! Be sure yo check it out!
Can't wait to see all the awesome DIY gift ideas and the amazing home tours! Happy Happy Monday!