My husband and I both love playing games, especially board games. We have a games bookcase that's full of our favorites, but the one we play the most is Go. One of the reasons why we love Go so much is because we made our own game set. We wanted to be able to toss the set in our pockets or my purse and go to coffee shops or the park to play. It was one of the easiest projects we've ever done, and also one of the most useful. Here's how we did it.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of gifts posts.
Do you have some record album sleeves left over from your record-melting crafty-fun-times? Are some of those records you picked up at that garage sale looking awesome but not sounding so great? Here's how to upcycle those old album covers into a new life as 3D boxes that hold all kinds of things! Prezzies! Foods! Toys! What will you put in yours?
A lot of you Homies might remember our long-time sponsor SimpleRegistry from when we've talked about them over on Offbeat Bride. SimpleRegistry is changing the way engaged couples (or non-engaged individuals with needs) create and share a registry. With cool tools that make registering for gifts fun and personable, y'all can create a registry that is reflective of your personality, instead of the latest inventory of the big box retail stores.
And since we last talked about SimpleRegistry, they've made quite a few awesome changes y'all might be interested in…
While browsing the web and day dreaming of a sewing adventure actually turning out awesome for once, I found a no-sew pattern for a baby blanket. After a few size modifications, I was able to make one that actually fits a king size bed.
It's incredibly cuddly and very easy to make. The project takes about an hour and a half (without any kitty interruptions) and it can double as a homemade gift for friends.
How do you shop for all the special unicorns in your life? If your person's hit parade of awesome isn't on the typical "Gifts for…" lists, here are some tips for building your own. Remember: when you're giving, whatever and to whomever, it's the thought that counts! To help you think it out, we've got lots of clicky link love — for ideas and inspiration — and examples of these tips in practice.
All last week we brought you gift guides for the people on your holiday gift-buying lists. If you STILL haven't found that perfect thing for those special someones, our sponsor Flower Muse has the ULTIMATE holiday gift solution: FLOWERS! We're not talking the traditional poinsettia plants and evergreen wreaths that are everywhere. Flower Muse has some truly unique flower offerings for those hard-to-shop for folks on your list. AND they're offering them at a special discount for the Homies…