Friday, December 12, 2014

Gift Guide 2014: For Her

Here're some of my favorite things hand-picked to share with you. These are perfect gift items to give to a special lady in your life, hostess, a friend or even to yourself. Enjoy!

1. Fossil owl bifold wallet, 2. Mama and baby owl tea light holder by Partylite, 3. Vintage Gold Owl Pendant Necklace - Chairish, 4. Hand-painted owl vase - Anthropologie, 5. Hoot canister - Anthropologie,
6. Brass tie backs - High Street Market, 7. Wide eyed owl bookends - SPI Home, 8. Owl white ceramic lamp - Lamp Plus, 9. Gilded animal plate - West Elm, 10. Peugeot women's watch.

11. Natural histories owl jounral - AMNH, 12. Hoot hoot owl scarf - Rustic Vogue, 13. Owl umbrella - The San Francisco umbrella co., 14. Ittala Taika platter, 15.Cosy owl slipper boot - Accessorize,  16. Owl hat - BCBG Max, 17. Owl wire cage planter - Kirkland's, 18. Brass owl box by Jonathan Adler, 19. Compact mirror - Forever 21, 20. Crystal bangle - Betsey Johnson, 21. 2015 Wooden Critter Desk Calendar by Night Owl Paper Goods, 22. Lord and Taylor Owl LED, 23. Owl napkin rings - Pendleton.

Freebie: Christmas Owl Candy Wrapper

Today's freebie is this cute owl candy wrapper that you can download from Katie's blog for free. These wrappers are big enough to fit over a king size Hershey's bar or an individual popcorn package. There is a blank space on the owl's tummy to write a note or a season's greeting. So, go ahead print a bunch of them to dress your favorite candy bar because these will make the most adorable stocking stuffer!

14 Owl Gift Wrapping Products

Giving gifts is fun but for me what's even more fun is to wrap'em. I have complied this feature with the most adorable as well as elegant owl gift wrapping products that will infuse your gifts with lots of love and a little bit of quirkiness. From all the jolly designs, I hope you find something to wrap your gifts in style this Christmas. Follow the links below to get to the source of the products you like.

1. Happy Owliday by Jillson Roberts
2. Owl and fox bag - Papyrus
3. Owl gift tags - Papyrus
4. Felt owl bag - Papyrus
5. Cavallini Papers & Co. glitter Christmas owls gift tags
6. Woodland animals wrapping paper by AlexiaClaire
7. Owl & snowflake ribbon by Bertie's Bows
8. Winter woodland gift wrap by BuzzandFlutterShop
9. Woodland pegs by Paperchase
11. Lilac holly and owls Christmas gift wrap by MorellisDesignLondon
12. Owls gift wrap - SeaUrchin
13. Holiday stickers - FromTheSeeds
14. Peaceful owls gift wrap - Smudge Ink

Thursday, December 11, 2014

18 Christmas Owl Ornaments

[1. GrannyKstreasures, 2. Jay Strongwater, 3. Christopher Radko, 4. NorthwoodsCarvings, 5. Kate Barnett, 6. Jamali Garden, 7. Ikea, 8. Glak Love, 9. PaintMyDream, 10. Gisela Graham, 11. Lenox, 12. NozomiCrafts,  13. Tea Pea, 14. EziBuy, 15. BooKeeSue, 16. Anthropologie, 17. PoofyDove, 18. Ikea]

Last week, I shared a round up of DIY Christmas ornaments. Today, I've prepared this post by gathering my favorite Christmas ornaments from the wonderful online stores in case you have been procrastinating and need last minute help. This feature is a great mix of ornaments handmade by artists and quality ornaments that can be ordered online to get them delivered to you at your door step. Just look around and see if you like something to decorate with. There's still time!

4 Free Christmas Printables

Download these adorable owl printables for free! I have blogged Stacey's printables a few times previously. Once again she has shared holiday themed freebie that can be printed for personal use like frame them to give as a holiday gift, scrapbooking, card making, home decor etc. There are total of four printables with the perfect Christmas greetings. To get'em, go here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

3 Desktop Wallpaper calendars

Desktop wallpaper with December 2014 calendar #1.

Desktop wallpaper with December 2014 calendar #2.

Desktop wallpaper with December 2014 calendar #3.

It's never too late to dress up your desktop for holidays! This christmas update your system and gadgets with these adorable winter themed owlies. You can find the link to the source to the desktop wallpapers just below each of the images. Enjoy, and do share which one did you end up downloading.

Printable Christmas Planner

Here's a Christmas planner that'll keep you organized and stress free this holiday season. Maria of Krafty Card Etc has designed the Christmas planner and generously shared it on her blog for free download. This functional and super useful holiday planner includes gift planner, stocking stuffer planner, Christmas to-do list, Christmas week planner, Christmas menu planner, shopping list, Christmas dinner planner,  Master checklist and more!

You can print the ones you need to have everything right at your fingertips so you can enjoy holidays more. Remember, the same printables can be re-used year after year, if you like, you can save them or bookmark this post.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

'Snowy Owls' Kitchenware for Christmas

Bring Christmas in your kitchen with this adorable collection "Snowy Owls" featuring hand-painted owl in lovely seasonal color palette. There are functional pieces in the range which you can bring out for the Christmas dinner with your family and to prepare your kitchen to make it holiday ready!

The items included in the collection are:

Eddy Cobiness

'Snowy owl family'

'Bear and moose'

'Quail family'


'Mother beaver with young'


'Grouse nesting'


'Raccoon family'

'Three bison'

I recently discovered the amazing work of a Canadian artist Eddy Cobiness. He was an Ojibwa-Indian who worked in oil and acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, and colored pencil.

He started his career as an artist by illustrating realistic village scenes, then gradually his work evolved to more abstract forms, often depicting provincial wildlife. Cobiness was well-known for his stylized images of animals whose essence he could capture by only a few brush strokes. His flowing lines and sparse use of colors creates a harmonious visual effect. The dot like shapes are recurring in his animal paintings, sometimes appearing as eyes of an owl and other times appearing on the body of a bison.

{Images via Red Kettle}

Monday, December 8, 2014

Owl family Christmas Cake with Tutorial

This has to be the cutest owl Christmas cake ever! If you are looking to bake something for the holidays that'll be loved by both kids and adults then look no further. To make your own owl cake go to this website for step by step instructions and more images. The website is in Italian, but if Italian is not your language then  you can easily translate the page with the help of Google translator. It's completely worth it!

How adorable is this little guy in santa hat and a scarf. All set for the holidays! 

Make the entire owl family - papa owl wearing top hat, mama owl, the sleeping owlet and the wide awake baby owl - following the instructions from the link given above.

Assemble the snow covered tree on which the owl family perches.

Add some more snow!

And, finish!

10 DIY Owl Christmas Ornaments

This Christmas deck your tree with some fun DIY owl Christmas ornaments which are not only cute but also have a personal touch which store bought ornaments lack. I have gathered together few of my favorite DIY ornaments from an ocean of owl ornament ideas. I hope they inspire you to create some joyful handmade Christmas ornaments to add to your decorations this holiday season.

Check out some more tutorials that I shared in the past and which are still super awesome! Here, here, here and here.