The holidays are here, and while I'm tempted to hit the mall and do some serious damage, I've decided to reign in my spending and have some fun with DIY gifts instead! One of my favorite projects so far has been these DIY painted ornaments - I've made some for just about everyone on my list, from a chic hostess gift to a thoughtful December birthday present! I found the ceramic ornaments at Michaels for just $1.99 a piece. Regular acrylic paint went on easily! Here are four designs to inspire you to reach for a paintbrush and create your own masterpiece - family and friends will appreciate the time you took to make a personal and thoughtful gift. Who can put a price on that?
1. For a Christmas-Themed Girls' Night
Every girl loves a pink Christmas. In my dorm room one year, my roommate and I hung pink stockings and pink lights. Be festive and help out your hostess by bringing the perfect décor for the girls’ night party!
2. For Your Boyfriend’s Family Dinner
Score brownie points with your boyfriend's family by gifting them a homemade ornament featuring their favorite team's colors. It's football season, after all, and they will love an ornament to show their team pride during the holiday season.
3. For the December Birthday Party
For the December birthday girl, a one-of-a-kind monogram ornament will make her feel special during the Christmas month. Leave a special place for this ornament on your friend’s tree to show how much she means to you!
4. For New Year’s Celebration
Just because Christmas is over does not mean the holiday décor has to come down. This "2014" ornament will keep the festivities going and ring in a sparkly new year!
What fashionable DIY gift will you be making this winter?