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Last-Minute Luxury Gifts for Her

We are getting down to the wire here, with just a little over a week before Christmas. It can be hard to find the perfect gift, but it doesn't have to be. With online shopping, you can find some really great items she'll love, and ones that  don't cost a fortune either.

Etsy can be a great place to find something beautiful and unique. Some items on Etsy have a longer processing time, but some, particularly the jewelry and candle shops, tend to have things ready-made. Thus you're bound to find some very beautiful and unique gifts. You just have to check the deadline for Christmas in each shop's announcements. Some will even work with you on rush orders, so it never hurts to ask! Pictured above: Chevron Kite Dangle EarringsModern Chevron Kite Laser Cut Earrings



First up on today's gift guide for women is a jewelry shop on Etsy calledLucky Tree Studio. At Lucky Tree, you can find gorgeous, one of a kind bamboo jewelry. With intricate laser-cut designs, this isn&#…

DIY Fashion Print Wall Art for Girl's Room


I often use prints from art books and calendars to create DIY wall art that looks expensive but is actually very affordable. I've been redoing my daughters' room this summer from shabby chic to something a little more modern. As my oldest daughter inches towards her tween years, she is becoming more and more obsessed with fashion. When I saw this Barbie calendar at a home decor shop, I snatched it right up to turn it into matching fashion prints for her walk-in closet. The project took less than an hour and cost me a total of $15.00. To make your own prints simply follow the instructions below and refer to the supply list.

Supplies Needed:
  • four 8" by 10" picture frames
  • one art or photo print calendar
  • scissors and a pencil


Tip: Pick inexpensive frames. I got mine for a few dollars a piece. Sometimes it's best to invest in something that will last a long time. However, whenever you're purchasing something that isn't going to get daily wear (other than hanging on a wall), it isn't necessary to pay more for durability.

Instructions:

Start by taking the insert or mat out of the frame. Use that as a quick guide to trace over the images you've picked then cut each one out.






Clean the inside glass on the picture frame before placing the print inside the frame. Pick a frame in which the back rest lays flat behind the outer frame so the picture will hang perfectly flat against the wall.


You can use many different prints to achieve this low-cost artwork in other rooms of your home. Browse the clearance books at Barnes & Noble for large art books. I turned a $15.00 Gustav Klimt book into professional, expensive-looking framed prints, and in my bedroom I hung prints from an Alexander McQueen calendar I got at the Savage Beauty exhibit at the Met in New York. With this simple DIY project, you can add beautiful art prints to your home decor for under $20.00.



*Stay tuned this month for the reveal of their room and a guide on how I organized my girls' walk-in closet and how I finally managed to organize all of their books, toys, and craft supplies.

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