TODAY | November 30, 2012
>>> on holiday's gift guide, how to do it yourself. three crafty bloggers ready to help us add that specialized personal touch to seasonal gifts and decor starting with brit, good morning to you.
>> impressed but a little intimidated but we're doing trees.
>> this year is all about the holiday diys. the first tree here is a wall tree, made completely out of this patterned colorful tape shaped into triangles and here's adhered on the wall, works on doors, walls, any blank space.
>> where do you find this.
>> craft store, target sells it, walmart.
>> this is quite perfect actually.
>> do you get a ruler out to make it look that good.
>> the other thing with trees, can be expensive and need to pick up pine needles every other day another solution, a book tree. found all these books around my house and sorted them from widest to narrowest and you literally start stacking your books and turns into a pretty spree shape. put the star on top, one for my husband, recipes every man should know, halfway through it.
>> and the base of it is just some books as well. takac took me maybe five minutes.
>> kids should be able to do that, too.
>> wreaths made out of cardboard, dig through your neighbor's recycling bin if you need to, some glue and all of your gift bows that you probably have lying around the house, extra gift bows, also like $1 at most dollar stores , discount stores , stock up after christmas, they go on massive sale. here's this creative, beautiful, colorful ornament garland, made out of streamed ribbon through a cluster of ornaments and hang it on your garland. took me less than ten minutes to do.
>> looks beautiful.
>> and a little stained glass effect. one of my favorite of the bench. stained class vases and votives, made into peppermint shape. never believe what we used. glue and food coloring .
>> you mix them together just like this, and to create this, we used electrical tape , and you just start painting away. once your done painting, do a couple of coats, spray it with shellac and when you are done, rip off the tape and voila.
>> happy holidays to you.
>> home to style, donna is behind the website and book "p.s., i made this." good morning. how to add sparkle to the holiday season , including the necklace around your neck.
>> all like to sparkle and shine all year long. these are rings that i had at home. all have tons of jewelry, i know, you do. running out the door for a holiday party, all you need is a punch of rings rope or ribbon.
>> no hot glue or sewing.
>> slip them on, easy, breezy and tie it around your neck.
>> you can go to a flea market .
>> vintage stores, can you find those rings.
>> these are even from party city , these fun ones, nobody will ever know.
>> it's great. i like the look. i love it.
>> a quick fix for the holidays.
>> over here, another big trend, pearls, lots of multi-strand necklaces.
>> chunky is in, statement necklace is the best statement to make over the holiday season . now pearls are something, you doesn't have a long strand of pearls.
>> not as edgy as you would like them to be.
>> pearls come in all different tone is and don't even need to be real, go and get the cheap strands.
>> what we're going to do is gott this, fold this in half and i've got fun color ribbon. we've cut the ribbon and we're going to loop it three on both sides, knot, it one side. something anybody can do at home. this is a great gift to give people.
>> a great idea, running out to a party and here's your necklace in seconds.
>> sometimes you can add a broach.
>> you're wearing one here, put it on a jacket, on a necklace, that's great.
>> really quickly over here, we've got some other ribbon detail. you're adding some -- we're still keeping the sparkle. we've got some ribbon and fun gems that you can pick up at any craft store.
>> got a hot glue gun .
>> gem and glue, we'll dab it on, one more.
>> this is going to be like a belt. convertible accessory, headband, a two for one.
>> thank you. we're out of time. let me throw it over to you, willie.
>> diy gifts for almost everybody on your holiday list. kate albrecht is the creator of the blog called mr. kate .com.
>> good morning.
>> you've given me permission to call you mr. kate .
>> please call me mr. kate .
>> old ratti t-shirt to beautiful necklace.
>> either the t-shirt scarf or necklace depending on the climate you live n.
>> we cut off the bottom of the t-shirt and you take your tube and cut one-inch strips and here's the fun part, are you ready. you pull this. get your aggression out, there you, and look, let go and it makes this cool tube and seals the edge and we end up with something like this.
>> leave it connected.
>> you gather that one side and decorate it with leather scratches or broaches.
>> the old leather jacket came in handy.
>> and on the theme of recycling, this is plaid shirt and we're making an iplaid.
>> i get it.
>> tablet case that you can put your other tablet, and these are glue guns for fabrics specifically, right, so we can glue it. i use the back of the shirt. cut it up into sections
>> i want to use the glue gun which is why i really did the segment. just go crazy.
>> what i love is this is no sew.
>> while i'm doing that, wine glasses here. these are chalkboard wine glasses , and a really great gift for adults, maybe, obviously wirngs and the base of it, dip this into the chalkboard paint.
>> get it in any hardware store .
>> there you go, and then i figured out that here's a good little drip. you can try it by setting it on two pieces, don't want to put it down. we dry it by resting it like this and write the name with chalk.
>> personalize it and flu season , no germs. everybody's glass is there and then you've got to wrap up the gifts, diy gifts and put them in diy wrapping. these are cardboard, not cardboard, but these are paper bags from the grocery store .
>> and you stamp them out.
>> this is a potato stamp, isn't that cool.
>> mr. kate , awesome stuff and thank you for giving me permission to use the glue gun .