Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas Under $30



TGIF y’all!!!!!! Are you guys as ready for Christmas break as we are?

It’s such a crazy time of the year and I wanted to bring you some easy last minute stocking stuffer options in case you need a few more goodies to fill those stylish stockings.

All of these gifts are under $30 and most of them can still be shipped to arrive for the big day!

Umm…I think I need those pajama leggings and fruit infusion pitcher like now! Oh and I must say the Downton Abbey tea is pretty awesome :)

OB-Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

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Green Journal // Downton Abbey Tea // Candle // Measuring Cups // Mugs // PJ Leggings // Slippers // Pompom Beanie // Fingerless Gloves // Baby Beanie // Men’s PJ Pants // Monogram Tray // Book Letter // Kate Spade Stud Earrings // Faux Fur Scarf // Starbucks Card (Email Delivery) // Fruit Infusion Pitcher // Stag Bottle Stopper // Gold Leaf Dish //


Now I’m off to do a little last minute shopping myself!

Cheers to the weekend!


A DIY Christmas

Hi Guys! How’s it going?

I wanted to bring you more details on some of our Christmas DIY’s and as I as writing and uploading pictures I couldn’t believe how many things we made on the teeniest of budgets. You guys, you DON’T have to spend a ton of money to have a beautifully decorated holiday home! All you have to do is inventory what you have and think a little bit outside of the box.



To start, I like the tree skirt we have however it wasn’t working with my vision this year but I didn’t want to ruin it. I had to come up with a solution that was both cheap and easy to revert back to the original.


I found this white fabric and adorable navy blue pom pom trim (perfect) at our local Habitat Restore for $1 per yard. I flipped the tree skirt over, cut the white fabric to fit and simply hot glued the fabric to the skirt. Then I hot glued the trim around the edge. In case you didn’t realize it hot glue works really well on fabric :)

I only hot glued the edges so if should be pretty easy to remove the trim and fabric it I want to go back to the original.



I did a similar thing with the stockings. I had bought a bunch of red stockings from Walmart on sale two years ago (for about $1-$2 per stocking if I remember correctly) but again the red wasn’t what I had in mind. Luckily I had just the right amount of leftover fabric from my faux fur stool makeover to cover the fronts of the stockings.

Also the fresh garland on the mantel is leftover trimmings from our tree.


I cut the faux fur and glued it directly to the fronts of the stockings.



For the ornaments I used ones we already had from previous years (bought on sale after Christmas) and we made the navy blue yarn tassels and the salt dough starfish. For the tassels I followed this tutorial and for the starfish I used this tutorial.

We used the glass ornaments filled with sand from last year’s organic coastal Christmas tour as well as the gold tipped feathers that we made this fall.

Pinterest is an amazing thing isn’t it?





These are the only ornaments I bought this year. They were around $3 for 6 from the Habitat Restore.


The DIY no-sew place settings were so fun to make using more of the $1 fabric. You can find more details on my nautical Christmas table post.

I also make the striped candles with dollar store tapered candles and gold spray paint. I had already made these for another project. You can see how I make them here.




Another Habitat Restore find transformed into this fun and unique nautical wreath. You can find the full post here.



And of course our easy last-minute advent calendar.



Last but not least we used simple kraft or packing paper from the Dollar Tree and I wrapped them with simple twine and string that we had on hand. The striped paper was a HomeGoods find from last year. We also found the fun gift tags in the Target dollar bin. I believe the snowflake trim was also from the Target dollar bin last year.



I mean I couldn’t believe how much we did on such a tiny budget. And, the great thing about it was little man and I got to spend some QT getting our hands dirty and having some creative fun!

TOTAL COSTS $50 (including the tree)

Live tree from Food Lion $29.95

Tree topper from Walgreens $3.99

6 ornaments from the Habitat Restore $3.00

Fabric and trim from the Habitat Restore $10

Wrapping paper from Dollar Tree $1

Gift tags from Target dollar bin $2

Obviously if you didn’t have enough supplies (glue sticks, etc) or any leftover decorations from previous years you may have to spend a little more but $50 including the tree made my wallet very happy!


Here are some of last year’s Christmas DIY posts: 

DIY Pom Pom Garland


DIY Christmas Card Holder

DIY Starburst Mirror Card Holder

DIY Oyster Shell Christmas Tree

Oyster Shell Tree

DIY Advent Calendar

DIY Advent Calendar

DIY Marshmallow Christmas Tree

Marshmallow Christmas Tree

DIY Neighbor Gifts

DIY Neighbor Gifts

DIY Kids Art Gift Tags

Kids Art Gift Tags

What are your favorite Christmas DIY’s? Let me know if you need any last minute DIY ideas because I have tons up my sleeve :)

Have a great rest of the week friends!


Our Christmas Cards

Hello everyone! Did you guys have a good weekend? Christmas is really creeping up on us now isn’t it?!?!

Do you know my sweet friend Mallory of Charming In Charlotte? Well, not only is she an awesome designer, stylist and blogger but she’s also an amazing photographer! Just check out her blog and see.

I begged kindly asked Mallory if she would take a few photos of me and my little man for our Christmas cards this year and I was thrilled when she agreed! I’ve always sent out cards with just my little man on them so I decided this year I would make one with both of us.

I always order our cards from Walgreens because I’m always last minute and they print them in a matter of hours. The quality is actually pretty good and they also have tons of designs to choose from. But the best thing is they always offer a 50% off promotion this time of year. The total for 40 cards with envelopes was $39.98 but with the discount I only paid $19.99. You can’t really beat that! So if you guys are like me and still hoping to whip together some last minute cards then you’re in luck.

Oh and this is not a sponsored post by any means I just LOVE Walgreens!








 And now for some BLOOPERS! Out of the hundreds Mallory snapped I think 90% were fails because I’m working with the silliest 6-year-old on this planet :)

I promise there were no threats or bribes involved!







Once I weeded through all of the silliness I let little man choose which pic he wanted to use for the cards (out of the top choices of course) and this is what he went with! I think he picked a good one don’t you?



Mallory, I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to capture these beautiful and silly moments for us. You are truly the best!

Have a beautiful day friends!!!


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