Creative Holiday Wrapping Ideas

For me, wrapping Christmas presents is bittersweet. I love coming up with the plan and color scheme (Yes, I plan out my wrapping scheme.) I enjoy the act of wrapping, and I love giving gifts. However, being the procrastinator that I am, I usually wait until the last minute to wrap, and all that joy […]

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DIY Holiday Art

IBC readers know that I love good DIY / craft projects. This time of year I love them even more. To me, there’s just something about homemade that adds an extra special touch to the holidays. When doing a DIY project, I prefer a craft that is practical and useful. I don’t like to make […]

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How to: Polish Brass

Okay, it’s no secret that brass and gold are coming back in when it comes to home decor. Anyone who reads IBC knows that I have a tiny obsession with the trend. I really have been doing my best to control my urge to put gold and brass everywhere. While gold and brass are trendy […]

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DIY Clay Cactus Garden

The other day I came across these rather large ceramic cacti created by artist Lina Cofán. At first glance, I assumed they were miniatures. I thought they would be cute on a shelf or coffee table as a little decorative accessory. However, upon further investigation I realized they were actually large ceramic sculptures so they […]

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DIY Wool Felt Ball Coasters

Hello, friends! Today I’m back with a fun little DIY. Right before the holidays I came across an image of felt ball coasters. You may have noticed that these little felt balls have been popping up all around craftland. I saw lots of them this past holiday season in garlands and ornaments. Wanting to get […]

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DIY Pencil Holders

Yes, I’m showing you how to make a pencil holder today. No, we are not back in kindergarten. When I wrote the title of this post, that’s what I immediatelycame to mind. Remember when you were little and wrapped a soup can with construction paper and then decorated it with ties or tools for Father’s […]

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