Friday, December 19, 2014

11 Free Christmas Printables with 2015 Calendar

With Christmas only a few days away, I decided to do a post with a compilation of some of festive and cheerful printables that can be downloaded for free! The printables include gift tags, wall art, cards, holiday banner, gingerbread house and more! Oh, and there is free 2015 calendar that you can customize and download from here. It'll make a great stocking stuffer and a present for your family and friends. 

Here're some of the links for the weekend:

- Easy and beautiful DIY gift ideas.

- Wreath decorations that'll inspire you to get creative.

- For lovely gift wrapping products go here.

- Christmas eve and day planner that you can download and print, here.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

10 Simple, Beautiful Handmade Gifts

Clay owl tray - eHow Crafts

Owl Macrame (necklace/key chain?)- CSL Designs

Sock Owl - Craft Passion

Easy Owl Organizational Clips - Mommiez on a Mission

Coasters for Christmas - Boxy Colonial

DIY Owl Pillow - Life Ann Style

Owl Dream Catcher - Nem Graphisme

Owl Heat Pack, a great stocking stuffer! - 30 Handmade Days

Owl Collage Art - Thoughts From Alice

Why settle for store-bought gifts when you can hand-make beautiful owl gifts that your loved ones will love to use everyday! I've got some really great Christmas gift ideas in this post that are not only simple to make, but are truly a joy to give and receive. Find the one (two, or more) that you know your family and friends will love and follow the link below it for the entire tutorial. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DIY Christmas Owl Wreaths

Woodland owl wreath from HGTV

Yarn wrapped owl wreath - My So Called Crafty Life

Woodland themed holiday wreath - Mom Endeavors

Yarn and felt wreath - Home and Dry

Christmas owl wreath - Florence Finds

Owl holiday wreath - Lacquer and Linen

Holiday rag wreath - Kindred Spirit Mommy

Adorn you home this holiday season with handmade owl wreath. Wreath on the front entrance makes the house look warm and inviting. These 7 wonderful DIY Christmas owl wreaths are easy to make especially if you have a long list of tasks to finish before the guests start arriving. Get inspired to create your own version of wreath or select your favorite and go to it's list of materials to get started. Most of the things that you'll need can be picked up from your local crafts store like Michaels or can be found at home.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gift Guide 2014 For Hostess

With the holiday invitations piling up here's a gift guide for the gracious party hostess. Whether it's a get-together with the close friends, family or co-workers, it's a good idea to have a few hostess gifts on hand ready. Here're some of the gorgeous as well thoughtful gifts that will make any hostess feel appreciated.

1. Patch NYC Owl Eau De Cologne
2. Papaya Art owl cosmetic pouch
3. Ninox modern ceramic owl decorative jars
4. Animal wreath napkin set Coral and Tusk
5. Brass owl dish Jonathan Adler
6. Owl filled candle - Marks & Spencer
7. Giesswein women's Grein slipper
8. Lacy owls cup and saucer - 222 Fifth

You can also find Gift Guide for Kids, Gift Guide for Her and if you need any help wrapping them up.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gift Guide 2014 For Kids

1. Trend Lab owl bamboo clock
2. Carter's Too Cute To Hoot toddler set
3. Owls Usborne First Reading
4. Give a Hoot pencil case
5. Owl knit mittens by Blossoms & Buds
6. Sleeping owl beanie San Diego Hat Company
7. Breganwood Organics kids hooded towel
8. Kikkerland owl suction cup toothbrush holder
9. Owl rug from The Rug Market
10. 3 Sprouts owl storage bin
11. Night owl wooden puzzle by Discovery Toys

Giveaway: $100 Gift Card by Ashley Percival

To celebrate the holiday season, I have an exciting giveaway to share with you today by Ashley Percival. Ashley Percival is a freelance illustrator from UK.  He graduated from the University College Falmouth in 2010 and since graduating his wonderful artwork licensed for a wide range of products like clothing, home-decor, homeware, wall art, stationery, app's, books and watches. His clients include Ikea, Papyrus and Monsterthreads to name a few.

In his artwork, animals are the primary subject matter. The quirky characters are often seen riding a bike, dressed in bright sweaters or skateboarding. I particularly love how simple drawings are brought to life with a pop of bright colors and patterns. Perfect for a nursery, kid's room and a grown-up room. He shared: "my favorite and most popular art prints are my owls."

Now you have a chance to bring these creatures home through this giveaway. One lucky reader will win a $100 gift card that can be used towards buying anything from Ashley's online store. So what are you waiting, go ahead and enter to win because who doesn't like an extra cash for holiday shopping!  This giveaway is open internationally.

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

You can join Ashley Percival's Facebook page for discount and latest updates here.

Winner will be announced sometime on Dec. 18th.

Update: Our winner is DK. Congratulations!