I’m always on the lookout for crafty ideas, in case you couldn’t tell from my Pinterest board. I love checking in with some of my favorite craft blogs for new projects – especially if they’re cheap and easy! Handmade gifts are always special to me - both giving and receiving.
I happened upon Under the Sycamore’s DIY category and immediately fell in love with her tutorials. Check out the pallet bed, shadow box display, hairpin vase and woven bracelet – all ideas I’ve bookmarked!
Then I stumbled upon her free printable for a mini journal called Best of My Days and I printed out a few copies right away.
This is a great way to think about your day and highlight a specific area without committing to writing a lot. It’s kind of like what we do at the end of the day with the kiddos: at dinnertime or before bed, I ask Gwen and Josiah what their favorite parts of the day were. It’s always interesting to see what they say!
Raw edges appeal to me, so instead of cutting out the cardstock with clean lines, I ripped them along the side of a ruler. Then I cut holes in the corners and attached them with a metal ring. I love how she decorated hers with recycled cardboard coffee sleeves, doilies and colorful ribbon and yarn in her 2011 version. I didn’t have all of these things but I did find some of what I learned is upholstery webbing, scraps of lace and green ribbon that I ened up not using for Gwen’s mermaid tutu. So I layered these altogether with my trusty glue gun; I love how they turned out!
If you need a quick gift idea or stocking stuffer this would be fabulous! There’s a stripey version that would be suitable for guys, too.