December 22, 2010

tree alternative

I love this ornament tree idea from Not Martha. If you love it too you can follow the do-it-yourself instructions. Or you can just admire the photos.

So creative and so simple.

December 20, 2010

crayon projects

As anyone with a toddler will tell you, crayons don't last long. In our house we have a crayon bin that is at least half-filled with broken pieces of crayon. Wondering what to do with those broken pieces? I saw these great do-it-yourself ideas on Ohdeedoh.

Melted Crayon Ornaments or Gift Tags - I love these. You can even draw with them again when you're done.

Crayon Chip Wrapping Paper - from Momtastic. Gorgeous!

December 15, 2010

wrapping paper

I saw this hand-printed wrapping paper on Design Sponge earlier this week and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. Isn't it just stunning?

I love the colors, the intricacy of the patterns and the irregularity of the hand-printing.


December 9, 2010

wall calendars

These calendars take the meaning of wall calendars to a whole new level. I love them all. They are a visual expression of how my brain works. I'm organized to a fault and have a calendar brain.

This is a do-it-yourself project from Martha Stewart. Of course! I wish I had the time and an extra wall.

Dry-erase vinyl wall stickers make up this calendar. This is what my office looks like. In my mind.

Interior design from Pinch Design. Yummy.

Special thanks to my mother-in-law for pointing me to this blog post about calendars. She knows me well.

December 1, 2010

advent calendar

Growing up I loved having advent calendars and counting down to Christmas. Now that I have my own family I'm excited to get the tradition going again.

I came across this one recently from J. Hill Design and I think it's lovely.

I like the non-ordered numbers and the abstract drawings. Also, it's a DIY calendar with a free download with any purchase!