Year: 2012

How to make a DIY stud bracelet

how to DIY studded bracelet

// Learn how to make a DIY stud bracelet in today’s post from new contributor Stephanie Gerber of the blog Henry Happened.  She’s wicked talented and you’ll know how-to make a DIY bracelet before you even know what hit you. // Hi! I’m Stephanie of Henry Happened, and let me introduce myself by saying that I’m a bit of a magazine hoarder. Ever since my first subscriptions to Sassy and YM checking the mail has been one of the highlights…
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2012 what did we learn this year?

2012 what did we learn this year

2012 is almost over, (thank everything) so let’s talk.  What did we learn this year?  What did YOU learn in 2012? Is there anything you’d like to do-over in 2013?  My list is huge, but I guess every year we live and learn and try again to do it bigger, and better, and kinder than the year before. 2012 was a rough year for me.  I tried hard to make it a healthy one, but you know.  Some years Stupid…
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Giving the gift of art to ones you love

giving gifts of art

Have you ever thought of giving someone you love the gift of art?  I’ve done it a few times in small ways; a print of painting by a favorite artist, a beautiful photograph of a happy memory or wonderful vacation. I have yet to meet someone who wouldn’t love to receive such a thoughtful gift, have you? I’ve wanted to turn some photos of my family’s favorite travel moments together into canvas and hang them in a gallery all along…
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Make your own DIY hex earrings

// Make your own DIY hex nut earrings with a tutorial from new Petit Elefant editor Stephanie. // Hi! It’s Stephanie from Henry Happened. Still looking for Christmas gift ideas? I’m so far behind on my shopping it’s not funny! Today I’m sharing how to make your own super simple pair of earrings that involves one of my favorite crafting activities – a trip to the hardware store! You can make this project in bulk and whip up several sets…
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WIN an amazing Canon camera this season

Canon DSLR camera giveaway

This season I love you a little extra. Not that I don’t totally love you every.single.season of the year, but this season is something special for me. For all of us really. It’s the holiday season! which means in addition to the giving of yourself, your time, your heart, and your special cookies/toffee/dipped chocolate you only make once during the holiday season, today it’s time to give the gift of awesome to YOU.

Which is why today I’ve teamed up with 9 TOP bloggers to bring you an amazing giveaway. As a way of saying thank you to our awesome readers, together we are giving away a >> Read More


Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

Pick a bag and fill it with fun jewelry

pick a bag and fill it with jewelry

Need a fun gift idea? Pick a bag and fill it with fun jewelry for the people in your life you love the most. New teen-beat editor Lindsey shares her gift idea today just in time for a little last minute shopping. This holiday season I am absolutely loving the fun fill a bag idea. The whole point of this gift is to buy a functional and cute purse, then fill it with different types of jewelry. The reason I…
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A weekend romantic comedy to see

The weekend is here guys, thank the heavens above. Who’s off to see a movie this weekend?  A little something to take the stress off all the holiday prep I know you’re doing right now.  The holidays can be a little nuts, so I hope you’re taking care of yourself right now, for reals. I mentioned it a few weeks back Playing for Keeps opens today, so go get a mani/pedi with your girls and hit the movies to see…
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How To Make A DIY Lip-Gloss

how to make a DIY lipgloss

Here’s how to make a DIY lip gloss, which would make a perfect gift for the girls in your life, anytime, anywhere.  The best part about this lip gloss is the fact that a) you’re now a superstar for knowing how to make your own makeup, and b) the lip gloss is all kinds of natural: coconut oil, beeswax, essential oil?  What’s not to love? So, you probably want to  know how to make this lip gloss already, yes?  Here’s…
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Wrapping presents with simple felt balls

wrap presents with simple felt balls

Today, a simple present wrapping (tutorial) with felt balls today, an easy how-to from DIY contributor Steph!   December is officially here! Can you even believe it? Holiday shopping time is quickly dwindling and presents need to get wrapped. This week’s project is a fun and simple way to wrap your presents for your friends and family using felt balls. Wrapping presents with simple felt balls   Materials Needed: Felt Balls: You can purchase these at most craft stores, or…
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