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Macrame Wreath | DIY

Do you ever have projects on your list just waiting around until you get the time to make them? These macrame wreaths have been on my DIY list since last December! The Holidays are the busiest time for my shops and our little family, so it leaves little room to work on new things. Luckily, these were so easy to whip up so I could make them in the midst of shipping orders! They were made in about 20 minutes each from tree trimmings and I think they look great in my workspace.

Supplies: Wreath metal hoop, 10 yards of cotton piping, tree trimmings, floral wire, scissors  
Process: Measure 6, 5 foot strands of cotton piping and cut. Fold each strand in half and loop through the bottom of the wire hoop. Repeat with the five remaining strands of piping. Create a square knot design with the cotton piping strands until you've reached a desired length. Trim the ends of the piping. Now, finish out the wreath by adding tree trimmings to your hoop with floral wire. You can make this as minimal or full as you like!

Supplies: Wreath metal hoop, 10 yards of cotton piping, metal pipe (found at Hobby Lobby), tree trimmings, floral wire, scissors  
Process: Create a wreath using your floral wire and tree trimmings like above. After your wreath is as full as you like, flip it over and attach your metal pipe to the back using floral wire or heavy duty glue. Cut 6, 5 foot strands of cotton piping and attach to the pipe by looping it around the pipe. Create a square knot design as far down as you like. Trim the piping once you are finished!
Hang them and enjoy!



Etsy Holiday Gift Guide 2016

This is my fourth holiday season selling on Etsy. I can't believe it! Etsy is a one-stop shop for all your gifts because there is seriously everything. From vintage to customized, there are so many amazing shops that are filled with unique and beautiful products. I feel gifts handpicked from Etsy automatically become more special, since most products are customized to fit the recipient. Here are ten of my favorites (and yes...I selfishly included my own)! 

For the maker: Crochet Hook- chunky crochet projects are perfect for beginners and make it easy to whip up a blanket in no time!
For your best friend: Dog Bed- who doesn't love a dog bed that also looks good?!
For the homebody: Boho Pillow- the homebody can never have too many pillows!
For the minimalist: Concrete Necklace- the necklace they'll wear everyday.
For the coffee snob: Copper Pour Over- this pour over is pretty enough to keep on your counter.
For the traveler: Passport Cover- to take with them on all their new adventures.
For the free spirit: Macrame Wall Hanging- the free spirit can never have too many macrame wall hangings.
For the adventurer: Falsa Blanket + Leather Strap- a thoughtful gift to encourage new adventures.
For the plant lady: Geometric Vase- this would look good in anyone's home!
For those who have it all: Personalized Leather Key Ring- personalized is the best way to go to make a gift thoughtful!

Looking for even more inspiration? Check out the Editors' Picks on Etsy! Have fun shopping, I know all the loved ones on your list will enjoy something handpicked for them from Etsy.



The Tire Cover Shop!

Yesterday was a big day, I launched The Tire Cover Shop! If you've been following my blog for a while, you may remember this DIY.  I've always wanted to turn my designs into tire covers to offer to customers and readers, but a month turned into a few months which turned into a few years before I found the perfect way to have the covers printed. I'll save you the long story, but it has been a journey until now and I am SO excited to have this out there!

So if you are looking for a gift for the jeep lover in your life, or a friend with a spare tire on the back of their vehicle...we opened just in time!