you’re not too late…

If you’re like me, you’re still not done with Christmas gifts this year and Christmas is less than 2 days away. Don’t panic and take a deep breath. You’re not too late {well, a little}…just make your way to target or walmart, craft store or your closest “carry almost everything store” and make one of these lovely, thoughtful and DIY gifts. Channel your ‘inner-Martha.’

Nail Polish ‘MistleTOES’, Supreme Courtney

Holiday Cinnamon Stick Candle, Paula Deen 

Personalized Hot Cocoa Mug, Mountainside Bride

Grinch Pills, Craft Fabulous

DIY Recipe Book, The 36th Ave

Reindeer Beer {fun party favors for your friends}, friend via Facebook

Money Tree, Then She Made

{images via Paula DeenCraft Fabulous, Mountainside Bride, Supreme Courtney, Then She Made, The 36th Ave}

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I know, I know, the holiday season is everywhere. Tinsel lights. Christmas trees. Ornaments. It can be overwhelming, but I say, “Tis the Season!” The holiday cheer is at Tutto Bella now too. Christmas is my favorite holiday and I love this time of year for so many reasons.

We will have a variety of posts for you this holiday season.
{I’ll fill you in on a little secret…we have spectacular features coming up with fabulous giveaways…Tre Sorelle’s Favorite Things…stay tuned for that because you won’t want to miss it}.

First things first, an Advent Calendar. My parents had one for us girls growing up and I couldn’t wait to see what was hidden in the pocket for me every day. I loved the tradition and the joyful spirit it brought into our home. I wanted to create that same sense of excitement for my kids, so last year I purchased the Santa Advent Calendar from Pottery Barn Kids.

But, if you have the DIY bug in you like I you, you are going to love these unique Advent Calendar ideas from talented DIYer’s across the web.

Santa Advent Calendar, Pottery Barn Kids
{this is the one I bought…I love it}

Baby Sock Advent Calendar, Martha Stewart
{for a full tutorial visit here}

Magnetic Holiday Calendar, Twig and Thistle

White Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar, Love Nordic

Kraft Paper and Twine Advent Calendar, Pinterest
This reminds me of the famous song, “Brown paper packages tied up with string…these are a few of my favorite things…” {nothing like Sound of Music to make me smile…yes I admit, I love that movie}

Daddy’s Advent Calendar, 2 Little Hooligans
{my hubby would love this advent calendar with treats like beer inside}

Barn Wood Advent Calendar, All Things Thrifty
{this would be so cute with a small hook and a variety of ornaments hung next to each number}

I love the idea of using family activities instead of candy and goodies like Kim at All Things Simple did for her family.

{images via Pottery Barn Kids, Martha Stewart, Twig and Thistle, Love Nordic, Pinterest, 2 Little Hooligans, All Things Thrifty, All Things Simple}