Friday, December 27, 2013

Color Series: Red



I wanted to finish up this fun holiday month with the color red! Red is such a strong color and makes such a dramatic effect in a space. It may be a bit vibrant for some but I love it! You can also use it in small doses for a splash of color in your space.


Design is Mine

Design Hunter

red chairs next to a white table

House Beautiful







Design Hunter


micasaessucasa:<br /><br />(via Modern Light Bulbs by Plumen: designer lighting | Captivatist)<br />

Stephanie Gracie


When searching for cool red interiors, I found a popular trend, red in kitchens and bathrooms!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

DIY Girls Gift Exchange



My friends and I had another DIY gift exchange. The rules, you must make it and it must be under $10. You bring the number of gifts for the number of people that will be there, so in the end you get around 8 gifts if there were 8 people there. We did this last year and it was so fun seeing everyone's creativity! If you are looking for some quick inexpensive gifts to make, here’s some inspiration!


1. Vanilla extract


Made with vodka and vanilla beans


2. Chalkboard frame


Painted back of frame with chalkboard paint


3. Seashell airplant magnet


Hot glued a magnet on seashell, added airplant


4. Mini canvas flower art


Painted canvas, applied button and pieces of paper in flower design


5. Carmel corn in cute jar


Made carmel corn, attached recipe and added gingerbread man


6. Natural potpourri


This has orange, cranberry, and cinnamon to add to stove and simmer on Christmas morning


7. Infinity scarf


Sewed an infinity scarf! I’m in love with this!


8. Burlap mason jar candle holder

This is what I made for my friends and I will give you a quick tutorial.

  • Clean out old jar, remove label, and if the expiration date is on the glass use a copper dish scrubber  and hot water to scrub off the numbers
  • Cut burlap to fit around the jar
  • Cut lace to fit around jar on top of burlap
  • Hot glue burlap and lace onto jar, be careful since burlap and lace has an open weave the glue easily comes through and can burn your fingers
  • Cut a piece of twine and tie it around the jar in a bow
  • Put a candle in the jar and you are done!





Hope this gives you some creative ideas for those last minute gifts!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Peterson’s Perspective DIY Holiday Roundup



Check out all my past posts on things to make for holiday gifts, cards, tags and decorating ideas.

Reindeer Beer



Christmas card display



Make your own holiday wreath


DIY ornament wreath


Christmas printable art



Gold glitter deer artwork



Easy holiday cards

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DIY gift bags, tags and cards


Handmade coasters


Customized Candles


Customized liquid hand soap and bath fizzies


Make your own soap



DIY gift tag roundup

Holiday 11 Gift Tags


DIY washi tape gift tags



DIY gold polka dot vase



I hope this gives you guys some last minute ideas! I love making gifts for people, I always have fun and it creates such a thoughtful gift. Happy holidays!

DIY Ornament Wreath

I got invited to a pinterest party last week and we made the cutest ornament wreaths! The host picked up all the supplies, had delicious drinks and snacks and even an adorable nail polish to take home. We didn't really follow specific instructions on how to make this wreath, we just figured it out and helped one another. You basically start with a foam wreath, remove the hanger type piece from the ornament and sort of dig the ornament top piece into the foam. Then you take hot glue and put it at that location on the wreath and apply the ornament and hold until the glue dries. It gets harder the fuller the wreath gets but you want to have your colors and textures evenly spaced, your ornaments positioned at different angles, and you want to create different layers using different sized ornaments. It was really fun because we had such a variety of ornaments to choose from and everyone created something different. We all agreed that they all looked amazing! It takes some time but it’s really easy to do!


Here are some more photos of my wreath when I was at home.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

DIY Gift Tag Roundup


I have seen so many cute printable gift tags around the blog and pinterest world! Click the links below to download and print these super cute tags!


World Label


Creature Comforts Blog


Holiday 11 Gift Tags

Sass and Peril


Kelli Murray


In case you list my last post, here are my cute gift tags I made!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

DIY Gift Tags



I had a blast making these easy, inexpensive and adorable gift tags! I picked up some supplies at the craft store and gathered some existing craft stuff I had and went to work. These gift tags add such a personal touch on your presents and look 10 times cooler than traditional tags. I used two kinds of washi tape, stamps, glitter snowflakes, blank gift tags, and bakers twine. That’s all you need! With the Christmas stamps I had, I was able to mix it up and create different looks on the back of the gift tags.






Stay tuned for the gift tag round up I will be posting soon!