Have you even thought about wrapping your gifts, or are you still scurrying to get those last minute presents? Well, whatever the case, we have some amazing DIY wrapping ideas to spice up your gifts. Year after year we see presents taped up in the comic section or in the traditional christmas tree wrapping paper. Come on guys, let’s be a little different this year and get creative! Your efforts won’t go unnoticed.
You will need: Paint, paint brush, scissors, foam or rubber stamp pad & packaging paper
Cut the foam in half, cut out a pattern with one half and glue it to the other half to create your stamp
Paint your stamp and press it onto the paper. Apply more paint as needed. Let it dry overnight or for a few hours and proceed to wrap your gifts.
Another quick & easy idea is to make your own tags. Find some pretty cardstock from any craft store and cut out tags in any shape you want. I did a traditional style, but you could do christmas trees, stars, circles, etc.
Now its time for you to DIY!
Meet Tiffany & Byron. These two currently live under the same roof in NYC. Tiffany, a marketing coordinator for the NY Knicks, recently received her Masters in sports management from Columbia. Byron is a PR freelancer concentrating on entertainment, pop culture and media. Too busy to dress up? Not even. Both Tiff & Byron maintain their stylish, yet comfy looks with some thrifted, some brand name gear.
We love the roomies. Peep their usual Friday fits & key pieces:
Top: light blue denim vintage button-down, Gap
Shoes: red suede slippers, Bakers
Belt: red weaved belt, H&M
Bag: oversized black zipper clutch, American Apparel
Bottoms: black tights
Shoes: brown loafers
Bottoms: baggy camo print pants
Top: fitted white tee
Jacket: original denim jacket
Sweaters. One of my favorite things to wear – I always have a few in my closet, no matter the time of year. Depending on the style of the sweater, you could wear the perfect one all year around: in the spring with shorts and strappy sandals, in the winter with a scarf and leggings.
Peep a few styles you can rock through almost any season:
You may find similar sweaters at discount stores, like Marshalls or TJMaxx. I actually have the crop top sweater listed as $48 – bought it in black a couple months ago for 20 bucks at Rugged.
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Check out some of our favs:
Owner of ShopJeen.com, Erin Yogasundram, is currently Junior at George Washington University. Originally from NYC, Erin has constantly been surrounded by fashion, but struggled to find that same atmosphere after moving to DC. She decided to start her personal blog her freshman year, and now, a few years later ShopJeen.com was born.
It’s just in time for the holiday season so we recommend you check it out. We promise you will find something you like! Go to ShopJeen.com NOW!
I have seen these oversized envelope clutches everywhere but haven’t found one that I loved enough to spend atleast $20 on. Naturally, I decided to give it a try myself. Easy enough right?
Here’s what I ended up with:
Now you can DIY, but first you will need:
Cut two equal pieces to the size you want the clutch.
Place two pieces of fabric on top of each other so the “right” sides are facing each other.
Make sure both pieces line up perfectly and sew ONLY the bottom part.
Measure two equal lines in the shape of your flap, pin, and sew across.
Cut the excess material off, but be sure not to cut the seam.
Flip the top flap so the leather is showing. Use your finger or gently use the scissors to push the point out. Now its time to sew the bottom half (which should still be inside out as shown below).
Once you have done that, flip the bottom half so the leather is showing.
Voila! Now go DIY!