Above Lily's crib hangs her name made from basic white letters dressed up with ballet slipper pink ribbon. This is an excellent way to personalize a nursery with affordable, easy-to-find materials. A similar look can be achieved with metallic house letters or numbers found at leading home improvement stores.
Remove soda bottle labels and replace them with personalized labels to congratulate the grad. Choose their favorite soda or sparkling juice and decorate a bottle carrier to match the color theme, whether it’s their favorite color or school colors. Top the bottles with a mini graduation cap and tassel as a finishing detail.
Give presents the personal touch with unique wrapping. Plain white boxes and bags are available from paper and crafts stores, and can be stencilled to great effect. If you don’t have time to stencil, wrap boxes with a light fabric paper.
To keep with an underwater theme, Kate Landers suggests seashells as party favors. To personalize the seashells, she added name tags with velvet ribbon and put the shells in a bucket filled with sand. The seashells can be used as paperweights or simply as memorabilia. Photo by Open Shade Studios
A traditional shower would bestow the bride-to-be with kitchen wares and gifts from the registry, but for this smaller, more intimate gathering, consider asking guests to bring gifts to pamper the bride, like a gift certificate to a spa, lingerie, bath and body products or even a pair of sunglasses to wear on her honeymoon. Another way to make the event more personal is to ask each guest to write the bride-to-be a letter for the bride to read on the night before her wedding. This is a time when brides will be grateful to have a collection of words of encouragement and comfort from her dearest friends.
Give your child a special spot in your great room with a pillow featuring his or her name and birthday. In addition to providing lumbar support, this will designate a comfy place to perch or cuddle up with Mom or Dad.
As seen on HGTV’s Fixer Upper, host Joanna Gaines created a personalized piece of art for this living room using a metal letter “g” framed with an old screen door. A slipcovered white chair and country blue window treatments enhance the room’s French Country style.
A black, white and gray color scheme keeps with the contemporary feel of this apartment living room while adding sophistication to the space. Sleek shelving surrounding the TV displays carefully curated art and decor, making the room feel personalized and homey.