504 Main by Holly Lefevre: christmas gifts
Showing posts with label christmas gifts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label christmas gifts. Show all posts


Wreath Gift Topper (Quick, Easy, and Cheap DIY)

I am not the best gift wrapper - by a long shot!
But every year I try to come up with a fun way to embellish the Christmas gifts.
The last time I made paper flowers and I saved all of them.
(because I save everything)
I have used them over and over..but this year I wanted something different.
So for 2013 it is miniature wreaths adorned with satin ribbon or bakers twine.

Wreath Gift Toppers by 504 Main


Family...I Mean Dad's Rules (Family Rules Giveaway)

My parents are hard to buy for...
they have what they need...
they know how to spend money
(I inherited that from someone!)...
And well this year, with no one in this house having a real paying job,
holiday gifts are of the more DIY and sentimental sort.

I totally want that baseball scoreboard 
or the other baseball decor for my kids room
 I think her signs are fun and fabulous!

Recently she offered to let me try out her DIY Printables and to host a 
Family Rules DIY Printable Giveaway.
These DIY Printables are great not only for Family Rules, but what about
"Craft Room Rules"
"Kitchen Rules"
the possibilities are endless!
I mounted mine on a wood plaque but for a quick gift, just grab a frame and frame the print. It will look great and you  will look thoughtful!

I was so excited.
I got to thinking about our family rules
and only came up with a bunch of sarcastic ones...
and then it hit me - I need a present for my Dad!

My Dad loves his garage/driveway/outdoor area...
(you can read more about what he taught me if you want)
so why not create a little something for him
(I already had an idea for my Mom.)

I headed over to Signs By Andrea to work on my 
I have NEVER done anything like this...but guess what I was amazed at how easy the process is. And in no time at all, I had a fun an personal gift...for a great price!

First you select a title for your rules.
Then, add your rules or use some of the provided ones.
Select a style for you rules.
Choose a text and background color.
(I played with some different styles and colors until I found what I liked)

Once you have that done, you can select a
DIY Printable that you can download and print out at home,
a poster print that is professionally printed in a large format,
 A wrapped canvas for a super cool look

I selected a DIY Printable
(and that is what the giveaway if for too)
Then my printer stunk it up...
so I saved it to a disk and printed it out at FedEx Kinko's.
(Thank you Kinkos! Still may savior after all these years!)  

I did manage to print out a copy on canvas paper - love that look!

I then painted over a wood plaque I picked up a goodwill, cut and mod podged the printable on, finished the edges with some washers (it is going in a garage!) and hung it with a Dischanger.
 I am sure it will go well next to his Dink's Hot Rod Garage sign
and his license plate collection

Runs from 12/12 to 12/17/12
Entries must be done using rafflecopter.
You can use your facebook log in or your email

FOR THE OPTIONAL PINTEREST ENTRY, here is a sample of the pin
There is a pin it button right above the family rules graphic.
This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

disclosure: I was provided with a family rules printable for myself and one to giveaway.