A last minute gift wrapping DIY!

Wreath 5With Christmas Eve just around the corner we have been busy wrapping up our gifts and getting prepared for the holidays surrounded by loved ones and too much cheese.

Wreath 1I am a firm believer in brown paper packages, but decided to add a little flare this year with some really simple wreath decorations! All done up to the soundtrack of made for TV Christmas movies, gift wrapping is definitely one of my favourite parts of the holidays!

Wreath 2For this easy DIY all you will need are some Rosemary Sprigs, Red Balls (could use berries, pom poms, you name it!) and a glue gun!

Wreath 3A little gentle bending will shape those rosemary twigs into little wreaths and a bit of glue connecting them should hold everything right into place.

Wreath 4

Happy Wrapping!

Wishing you and yours a holiday season full of love, light and beautiful moments together.

xo L&S

L&S: Advent Calendar DIY

Advent Calendar - FinishedThe kind folks over at reached out to us to see if we could whip up an easy DIY Advent Calendar  for an upcoming feature and it seemed the perfect excuse to get a head start on some holiday cheer!Advent Calendar - SuppliesSupplies:

Craft Tins from Local Craft Store (I got them at a Dollar Store)
Chalkboard Spray Paint
Paint or Chalk Pen
Advent Calenda - Spray Painted Lids
Remove lids and spray with chalkboard paint (if you prefer a more uniform look, the entire tin can be painted)
Arrange bottom of craft tins in a circle to resemble a wreath
Glue bases of tins together with hot glue gun or any strong adhesive by using a small dab of glue on all touching sides and holding for a few second to ensure it is secure. If the lids overlap the base, make sure there is adequate space between the bases to ensure there is room for the lids to fit on. Small spacers can also be used to create the necessary gaps.
Advent Calendar - Writing the numbers
Using your chalkboard or paint pen, write the numbers on the lids
If the tins need some extra support to stay together, popsicle sticks can be glued on the back between the tins to help keep them together.
Place notes, toys, treats and surprises inside each tin and hang on the wall!
Advent Calendar - Close Up with Lid Off
To see the full gallery of awesome Advent Calendars, click here!