Friday, December 6, 2013

2013 Holiday Gifts Under $50

{1.Fossil owl zip coin, 2. Oliver ivory ceramic owl table lamp - Lamp Plus, 3. Owl golden moon coffee cup and saucer - Madrab, 4. Swedish Dishcloth Owl - Scandinavian Shoppe, 5. Chubby brass owl bottle opener - High Street Market, 6. Owl Bookends - zgallerie, 7. Bamboo owl bookmark - Lily and Charlie, 8. Nature inspired cards - Sarah Trumbauer, 9. Square storage boxes - Burkedecor}

{10. Indigo floral owl vase - Kirklands, 11. Owl salt and pepper pots Paperchase, 12. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris, 13. Owl Wall Decor - Tilly's, 14. Oliver owl napkin ring & placecard holder - tag2u, 15. Filled Owl Candles - West Elm, 16. Retractable Owl Earbuds Headphones - Streamline, 17. Evening Song Necklace - Modcloth, 18. Nude owl knitted gloves Dorothy Perkins, 19. Cavallini rubber stamps flora & fauna, 20. Owl brooch Dinabijushop, 21. Black owl flats}

Also check out - Gift Guide For Her and Gift Guide For Kids and Gifts to Keep You Warm.

Owl Holiday Ornament Tutorial

This easy and quick tutorial by Heather of Humble Beads teaches how to make holiday owl ornament to hang from your tree or to use it in a table centerpiece. It's a perfect diy for those who like personalized, handmade gifts for their friends and family. For step-by-step instructions with images and the entire tutorial click here.

Things that you'll need for the project:
- Polymer clay
- Acrylic paint and brushes
- Pencil
- 2" brass headpins
- Pewter bead caps in different sizes
- Waxed linen
- Paper towels
- Alphabet stamps
- Wire cutters
- Round and chain nose pliers

Thursday, December 5, 2013

December 2013 Desktop Wallpaper and Calendar

'Funny Owl Waiting For Holidays'

'Winter Time'

Have you dressed up your desktop for the holidays! These desktop wallpapers will instantly transform your desktop into something a little more festive. Available in several resolution with and without the calendar for free from Smashing Magazine.

Printable Christmas Wishlist + Gift Tags

Every holiday season the web gets flooded with more new Christmas goodies and sometimes we miss the cute stuff like these printables by Lulabird. They designed the christmas tags sometime ago (which I just discovered) featuring sweet graphics of an owl, whale and reindeer. I love the subtle holiday color palette combined with bright green and blue. Download them, print, punch and put a string  or use some washi tape. There is also a free printable wishlist which will definitely come in handy! Downloads available here.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Gift Wraps + Christmas Packaging 2013

{1. Barn owl rustic christmas gift wrap by HandmadeandHeritage, 2. Snow owl gift warp, 3. John Lewis origami Owl gift bag, 4. Fox And Owl Christmas Gift Wrap by Matalan, 5. Festive Forest Gift Wrap by Madison, 6. Owl gift tags by Papyrus}

{7. Lilac Coast vintage owl christmas gift wrap, 8. Owl and other animals gift wrapping paper by Gimmoka, 9. Container store owls on blue gift wrap, 10. Winter woodland christmas gift wrap by Moobaacluck, 11. Forest friends wrapping paper by PaperAndPresent, 12. Owl gift tags by illustratorlaura}

{13. Winter owls gift labels by World Market, 14. Owl gift tags by sunshinegirldesigns, 15. Christmas Round Envelope Seals by HighberryDew, 16. Owls in winter gift bag by Papyrus, 17. Christmas animal tattoo wrapping paper  by SophieParker, 18. Owl wrapping paper by New Internationalist}

P.S. - Don't forget to enter the giveaway to win three prints of your choice by Ashley Percival. 

Free Printable Gift tags

Today's another freebie is by the team behind We Love to Illustrate. They have created 6 very cute sets of holiday gift tags featuring owls, santa, reindeer, christmas tree, snowman, penguins and more. I have picked out some of the tags to share with you here for rest of the goodies go to their website through the link above. 

More printable tags can be found here and here.

Printable Christmas Planner

Use this printable Christmas planner by Lovely Living to stay organized for the holiday season! The planner includes - card checklist, decoration inventory, christmas order and layby planner, gift planner, to do list, christmas day and boxing day menus, craft planner, craft calender, events calender, christmas baking planner and family tradition planner. You can print one or more, and share with your friends. Available for free (suggested donation) download from here.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Rachael Ray: 3 Hoot Dinnerware Sets

Rachael Ray is back with adorable owl collection for the holidays. I have found not one but three lovely dinnerware sets which will add a lot of fun and a little bit of whimsy to your family dinners this holiday season. The first dinnerware set, which is my personal favorite, is called "Rachael Ray dinnerware Holiday Hoot featuring owl, snowman, wreath, tree and sledge patterns. The design is available on round platters, mugs, dessert plates and bowls. All the pieces from the collection can be viewed here.

"Rachael Ray Hoot's Decorated Tree" is the second cute dinnerware set that features owl on decorated christmas tree and a cheery red band with a green, white and red polka dot motif. This set consists of plates, bowls, mugs and more, available here.

Last but not the least is the super cute "Rachael Ray dinnerware little hoot and the snowman" featuring owl perched on the snowman's arm with wintry background design which can be found on plates and mugs. And, then there is the "Rachael Ray little hoot flatware" set which can be used with any dinnerware pattern. These festive season  inspired sets are perfect to bring cheer to your holiday table or to give as a gift to your hostess.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Giveaway: Ashley Percival

Happy December! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones and enjoyed great food! The feasting hasn't ended in my home. It's my birthday today and I'm looking forward to another family dinner. Gobble, gobble :)

Remember the surprise I mentioned in my last post? Ashley Percival has generously offered three prints to a lucky winner. The winner can pick any three prints from Ashley's online store for themselves or for someone special as a Christmas gift! This giveaway is open to everyone on the planet earth.

To enter:
Please leave separate comments letting me know that you liked and shared the post.

Winner will be announced sometime on December 9th.

Update: Nini is our winner. Congratulations!