DIY Gift Idea: For your MistleTOES!

Happy Monday!

Today’s post is the perfect little gift for co-workers or girlfriends. A couple of years ago, I made this for my female co-workers. I always like to put a little something together for the girls in the office that I’m close with–in most jobs, especially sports, you spend a TON of time with one another and they’re all such great people. It’s the least I can do to thank them for the vent sessions or the help or advice for an event!

When I plan for gifts in the office every year, I always want to get something that can actually be used. Food is always a good option, too, but I usually prefer to do a gift for the ladies (we all know the guys prefer sweets!). This DIY was my gift two years ago and last year, I did a set of wine charms (DIY coming later this week). Hopefully, the girls think they’re useful! This would make a great hostess gift, too — you can always include multiple bottles of polish!

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Here’s how I did it:

Supplies

-Bottle of nail polish (I got mine for $1 a piece at Ulta on Black Friday – they were holiday-ish colors!)

Glitter pens (I use these and LOVE them; they’re great for nail art, too!)

Clear plastic bags

Jingle bells

Thin red ribbon

Blank gift tags

Fake snow

Red shredded metallic paper (Found this online, but I usually just buy it at Michael’s)

Instructions:

1-Make your tags. You’ll want to include “For your MistleTOES” on it somewhere, but put your spin on it. I used a Sharpie to write the message and then used the glitter pens to highlight ‘TOES’ and the heart.

2-Fill the bag about 1/3 full with the metallic shredded paper.

3-Add the nail polish bottle.

4-Lastly, sprinkle a little faux snow in the bag to give it some sparkle.

5-String the tag and tie it around the top of the bag once.

6-String your jingle bell on next and tie a double knot before tying the rest of the ribbo in a bow.

Easy, right? This idea was on Pinterest a few years ago and my co-worker and I both did it for everyone! Haha! But, you can never have too much nail polish, right?

What gifts do you give your co-workers? What’s your go-to DIY gift? Would love to hear more ideas!

Have a great day!

-Lindsey

 

Wish List Wednesday: Office Dreams

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Well, I might have gone a LITTLE overboard with online browsing for today’s post! Over the weekend, I was thinking that I may swap with Jason and make his office my closet/workspace. Three seasons ago, Jason spent one year as an area scout and worked out of the house a majority of the time (when he wasn’t on the road). Now that he’s back in the office, I’m wondering if maybe we should swap since Jason was sweet enough to give me the walk-in closet in the master. As much as I LOVE working on the couch, it’d be great to have a designated workspace – it would get all of my crafting materials out of the garage, too!

With that said, I couldn’t help but start looking online at some fun pieces to make the office a bright, inspiring room. Right now, it’s a bright blue, but I’d probably change the color to a very pale, pale blush or a light grey.

It’s hard to pick a favorite piece, but I was happy that Gal Meets Glam x Bauble Bar debuted today because a few of the items immediately caught my eye. I think my favorite is the Geo Metal Picture Fame (11) — so pretty! I love the depth of it!

I also chose a small loveseat/bed so that, if necessary, this room could be a guest room in a pinch. Ikea has such inexpensive options — Overstock had a great one, too, but it was about $200 more!

You may notice there is one thing missing: art (with the exception of the rhino –LOVE — and the gold flowers. I first saw those on Southern Curls and Pearls in yesterday’s post and really like them. I’d previously only seen white, but the gold is so pretty.  If I’m able to make the switch, I’m hoping I can make some DIY art pieces.

Hope you like some of these picks– I’d write more, but I’m feeling like I’m coming down with something and I’m pretty beat. There’s a bug that has been going around the office, so I did my best to get some extra rest last night.

What are some of your favorite/must-have office accessories?

Have a great day!

-Lindsey