Hostess Gift DIY #YouGotThis


Well, I just arrived back from a quick trip to Vancouver (less than 48 hours) and the weather has gone from warm to brisk in a matter of a few days. While so many people wish they were still basking in the heat of summer I find myself loving the cool crisp air, its so refreshing! Not to mention I get to break in all of my new cozy knits, which I’ve been dying to do for weeks.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought I’d share with you a quick DIY hostess gift. I like to bring a little something as a thank you to whomever is hosting our family dinner. I know typically people opt to bring a nice bottle of wine but why not do something different? And this is so easy! Check out the tutorial below in photos and a quick video!

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Check out my video below for the DIY hostess gift tutorial and remember, #YouGotThis!



Repurpose a tacky cookie tin into a beautiful hostess gift.


Spray paint the cookie tin in round circular motions, about 12 inches from the surface. I chose to use gold paint but any colour will do. Let dry for 10 minutes.


Fill the tin with cookies or small personalized items for your host. Finish off by tying a bow around the package with modern, thick ribbon. It’s as simple and easy as that!




  1. Alison monaghan
    October 2, 2015 / 11:24 am

    What a great idea! Love the black & white ribbon on gold!

  2. Tania motuzas
    October 2, 2015 / 5:58 pm

    Very Cute, maybe I wiLl invite you over so i
    can get some hehe!

    • October 2, 2015 / 6:05 pm

      I’ll bring you some next time I come up lol they are delish, if I do say so myself!

  3. October 2, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    When are you coming?

  4. October 7, 2015 / 6:22 pm

    How have I never thought of this?? So pretty!

  5. October 8, 2015 / 2:56 am

    I LOVE this! I’ve already pinned it a few days ago cause it’s just FAB! especially with the holiday season coming up, this is a great idea! people don’t realize how easy it can be to turn something tacky that you already have into something fabulous! thanks for sharing, girl! xox

    • October 8, 2015 / 1:19 pm

      Thanks Christine! Glad you love the idea as much as I do 🙂

  6. October 8, 2015 / 8:45 am

    so easy and that striped ribbon makes it so fabulous! This is perfect for our teacher and work gifts this season…love!

    • October 8, 2015 / 1:20 pm

      Totally! I never thought to give it to teachers, I’m going to use your idea haha!

  7. October 8, 2015 / 10:11 pm

    So simple and chic! Definitely a gift I wouldn’t mind getting!

  8. October 8, 2015 / 11:30 pm

    Oh, my this turned out great. aND WHAT A GREAT WAY TO UPCYCLE.

  9. October 9, 2015 / 3:29 am

    Wow, I never would’ve thought of this. So simple but looks so elegant <3

  10. October 9, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    This is brilliant! Such an easy way to transform a tin.

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