As a first time puppy mom, I got a little carried away buying toys for Hunter. Plushies with squeakers? Check. Classic Kong? Check. Puzzle balls? Check. But after paying $10 for a glorified rope and fuzzy tennis ball that shed into a million tiny choking hazards from a pet store, I became a lot more skeptical that buying toys was the way to go.
If you have ever spent an exorbitant amount of time wondering why is it so hard to find cute laundry baskets that don’t cost an arm and a leg, this post is for you. I was so sick of our ugly plastic hamper taking up precious space in our small bathroom, it was time for a change. I just had no idea sticking the tag ‘woven hamper’ onto a basket would make prices jump $80+.
Instead of sugar plums this year, I had visions of sugar trees dancing in my head. I was going to make 3D, spun trees as show-stopping toppers for the dessert table. Nevermind I had only ever made caramel once successfully for popcorn. I blame watching copious amounts of Great British Bakeoff and Holiday Baking Championship for convincing me I could do this.
These DIY evergreen holiday hair combs definitely feel like the culmination of last year’s holiday hat, foraged evergreen bouquet, and my recent obsession with statement hair combs. But instead of foraged finds, all the greenery you need can be found in a $5 arrangement from Trader Joes! I so wish I had a picture of the bouquet before I deconstructed it, but it pulled all the best of the season into one fragrant centerpiece.
I had bought a few reindeer cookie cutters for sugar cookies and had them out on the bookshelf because of #apartmentlife #nostorage and really liked how minimal they looked with the other decorations. But our apartment isn’t nearly farmhouse chic enough to pull off cookie-cutter decor, so I pulled out the terracotta clay and made the easiest, most minimalist holiday DIY ever. DIY terracotta reindeer.