Make it / Gift it – Hello 2014

December 30, 2013

Make It / Gift It is a new series I’m starting where I’ll be showing you something you can make then gift to friends, family, co-workers… whomever you wish. But it doesn’t stop there. I’ll be gifting whatever I make to one lovely reader!! How exciting, right?! Read further for details…




To ring in the New Year, I’ve put together some “Hello 2014” gift boxes – filling them with things I thought would be perfect to start off 2014! Of course, you can fill yours with whatever your heart desires. These would make wonderful party favors or gifts for friends and family.

| Wooden Box
| 2014 Calendar
| Journal
| 2014 Resolution Cards | Download
| Confetti Packs | View
| Paper Ornament


| Leave a comment – Tell me your goals for the new year or what you are looking forward to in 2014.

| This one will have 3 winners – The first name drawn will receive the box and 2 others will receive the 2014 calendar I designed.

All Make It / Give It giveaways will last 48 hours. A name will be drawn at the end of the giveaway, and I’ll send an e-mail to the winner, therefore make sure you leave a valid e-mail address. Good luck and have fun!

US residents only. Giveaway ends January 1, 2014, 7:00 AM EST.

  • Kadie / DesignbyKadie

    Victoria… this is perfect. I absolutely love the idea of gifting someone a fresh start. How lovely is it to celebrate the turning of a new chapter and welcome in the new year? I can’t wait to see what this year holds for both of us and the pretty things we will create!

  • Rachel Berzins

    LOVE this idea and will definitely have to be making these boxes this year! I’m just excited for another fresh start! I think so many things are already planned for 2014 and I just can’t wait to experience them. 2014’s motto is for sure “get it, girl” and I fully intend to “get it” this year. hahaha

    love your blog and if you ever get bored, head on over to mines mad take a look around!


  • Gena Palmieri

    First off I’m in love this this gift! So darn cute and a perfect way to start off the new year! This 2014 I’m trying to focus my goals on preparing for the ACT, SAT, and college apps. Though stressful, I’m so excited to start a new section of my life!

  • Shelley T.

    What a lovely idea! My goal is to drink more green tea and to snack less at night.

  • Wendy

    Genius idea and beautifully designed! I’m looking forward to the rest of this series!

    I have a theme for 2014 – balance, build, thrive, prosper. These are all things I want/need to do (kind of in sequence). Looking forward to mentally wiping the slate clean and starting fresh.

  • Huong

    Since I haven’t set any goals yet, you really made me think! I don’t want to enter, but I do want to tell you my goals. My main goal for 2014 would be to leave people better than I found them by being a Godly example and help as many people as I can by providing a solution to their problem(s). I have missed crafting so much so I’m going to channel my creative side more this year because I find that making things is so relaxing. My third goal would be to learn how to cook more healthy dishes and one thing I’m looking forward in 2014 is to grow my home-based business and my blog. :)

    I’m curious to know, what are your goals?

    P.S. I’m already in love with this Make It / Gift It series idea! I seriously cannot wait to see what you have up your sleeve! Happy New Year, love!

    • Victoria | Oh So Pretty

      Absolutely adore you and your big heart, Huong! I love your goals for 2014 – being a Godly example and sharing His love is the best thing we can do for others. Creating things is definitely therapeutic for me, as I’m sure you see :) Please share with us the things you make!

      Honestly, I’m not too sure what my goals are this year.. I’d like to figure out what I want to do with my career, I want to design and create more, I want to inspire people, I want to grow this little blog of mine…. OH, I just have so many things I want to do, the list is never-ending really :)

      I know 2014 will be amazing for you dear – Happy New Year! xo

      • Huong

        And I adore you and YOUR big heart! I absolutely will share with you the things I make!

        Love, you are inspiring others already! It’s why I stop by your Instagram and blog everyday. I’m always looking for a new message or thought from you and wonder how I can be inspired for the day/week. :)

        It’s okay not to know your goals yet. I think it’ll come together as your blog and readers grow. I’m not sure if you know about Lara Casey yet, but I found this awesome Take the Challenge worksheets on her and printed them for myself because my list is a never-ending too!

        I know 2013 was tough for you, so 2014 WILL be an awesome year for you and your family. God is in control! Thank you for inspiring me everyday! XO

  • Danielle

    Love this idea! My goals are to start a blog, sell my at/creations on etsy, graduate with my doctorate, workout regularly, and many more :)

    • Victoria | Oh So Pretty

      Such great goals, Danielle! Please do start a blog and open a shop with your art! I’d love to see :) Best wishes as you graduate with a doctorate, may I ask what it’s in?

      Happy New Year!

      • Danielle

        Thank you! I am finishing my doctorate in occupational therapy. I am already a practicing occupational therapist, but I’m ready to be done with college finally. I never took a break so it has been 8 years straight of college. I’m ready to enjoy life a little more!

  • Vivian Huang

    My goal this new year is to stay focused and do whatever I can to pursue my career. I want to be a child life specialist in a children’s hospital and will have to start off by volunteering. I want to be able to manage time wisely and balance school, volunteer hours, and work.. Additionally, I want to make an effort to get out of my comfort zone, make new friends and try new things.

    • Victoria | Oh So Pretty

      Love that you want to work with children – volunteering is always rewarding and I know you will have such a great time. I know you’ll have many opportunities to meet new people and try new things!

      Happy New Year, Vivian!

  • Kory

    Oh my gosh! This is exciting gal! I feel like I have so many goals for next year, but one if them is to grow my business. My ultimate goal after graduating college in May is to support myself by freelancing so I need to grow the biz a little more to be able to do that!

  • Becca M.

    I’m hoping to perfect sewing this year! It’s been a goal and I just now have been getting good enough at it to see a future in it!

  • Karolina Kuras

    Lovely idea! My goal is to learn Spanish, dance more and do a shoot a week/52 week, dance photo project! Yikes! Thrilling and scary at the same time! Wishing you a happy new year and all of the luck with your goals and dreams in 2014!!!

  • Tiffany @ Savor Home

    First off, I found your blog a few weeks ago via Lark & Linen and it is just gorgeous. So light and so lovely. I love the concept of this new series! My word this year is “fearless.” There are so many things I want to do that I have been so scared to do. This year, I need to just do them and not worry so much!

    • Victoria | Oh So Pretty

      Oh, thank you so much for your kind words, Tiffany! I love your word “Fearless” for 2014 – I too want to take a leap and do things I’ve been hesitating to do! Wishing you the best, lovely!

      Happy New Year!

  • Marlana

    My only goal for 2014 is to find a job at home so I can finally stay put in the same city as my husband. Having a long distance marriage is hard especially when your a newly wed

  • Rebecca Kearns

    I plan to take time this evening with a nice hot cup of tea and silence to reflect on 2013 and gather all my thoughts and desires into goals for the new year–personal, career, blog, and Spiritual. I have so many things and people to be thankful for and experiences amazing milestones and life-changers this year, and I know that 2014 will continue to bring blessings and joy in my life and in those I love. One 2014 goal for my blog Darling Cashmere is to step outside of my comfort zone a bit more by setting up a consistent post schedule and focusing on content that my readers will value. I am thrilled to see where that will take me and Darling Cashmere on this incredible blog journey!


  • Kristin @ Reverie

    I love that you are sharing your heart and talents! An amazing way to start the new year. My goal for the coming year is to grow my business by delegating more, and therefore trusting more. Cheers to a wonderful 2014!

  • Angela

    Awwww I love this! Such a beautiful design and photos. Happy new year to you!!

  • Caitlin

    Love this idea! Can’t wait to make this for some of my friends!

    My goals this year are to say “yes” more to whatever life hands me and to eliminate procrastination from all areas of my life. I’m looking forward to graduating college (yaaaay!) and finding a job (ahhhh!). Can’t wait to see where the wind will take me next. Cheers to another year!

  • Alecia

    how cute + such a great idea! Happy New Year to you V! I love your calendar so much :) My new year goal is to really hustle with my blog. I have been lazy with it for far too long :) It is my goal + dream to really create the content that has been locked up in my head for far too long! xoxo

  • tana

    This is such a fun (and brilliant!) idea and blog series, Victoria. I love it and am looking forward to seeing more of this. ;) Hmm my goals for next year are to refine and have more focus in my photography, finish my side projects, and blog more consistently. How about you?

  • Renee

    This is gorgeous! My overall goal for 2014 is to try things I haven’t tried before… To be bold, kind and to always keep it real. Cheers to a happy new year everyone!

  • malika green

    My goal for the new year is to be more creative on a daily basis and focus on maintaining a positive attitude.

  • Jennifer

    I am looking forward to finishing my BFA in graphic design in 2014!! In a year from now, I will have completed a long journey of growth and learning who I want to become. And then, job hunting begins!!

  • Melissa @ Melissa Faye Blog

    My goals are to be more organized, more available to those I love, and to become healthier. I am seriously looking to the beauty that is this next year. CHEERS!


  • Ru

    This is so wonderful! In 2014 I hope to be focused in whatever I do, continue to craft more and practice yoga regularly. xoxo

  • Dani

    This is a wonderful idea, Victoria! I love it. In this coming year, I am looking forward to traveling more and challenging myself creatively. I have a feeling 2014 is going to be a great year! Hope you have a happy new year friend :)

  • Josefine Kilimê Mynster

    My goals –
    are the opportunities rather than obstacles<3


    This is such a cool idea, but I’m not surprised…you are such a clever and creative girl. I have very few goals…check them out on my blog tomorrow, along with a pictorial recap of 2013.

    PS, Have I ever told you Thank you for being so inspiring via the blogsphere.

    Happy New Year!

  • Tracey

    What a fabulous idea! Love love love the simplicity of these gifts which brings me to my resolution …. The New Year is always such an inspirational time to begin fresh. All I want to do is simplify my life.

  • Annette L.

    for some reason, I am always more excited by new years than christmas….I know. it’s weird. but I love reflecting. for 2014 I think I want really try to learn how to cook more. my bf cooks for me all the time (lucky, I know) but it also means I slack off and haven’t really learned to cook many things. I’d also like to make more time to hang out with my friends. it seems like whenever work starts piling up, I get too carried away with stress that I don’t take enough time to have some fun (: happy new year!

  • Jessica (Coco/Mingo)

    What a gorgeous box of surprises! There are your confetti bags! Love them to pieces :) Gosh, I have so many goals for the new year! Travel outside of the country (I have Indonesia plans!), get back to a daily yoga routine, cook and bake more, go on a bicycling adventure outside the city, and my biggest which has been in the works is to finally venture into business this year! Happy new year, V!! xoxo

  • SFLisa

    My New Years resolution is to find strength to face my financial struggles head on.

  • Emily

    What a wonderful idea, V! I have so many goals for the New Years: travel more, spend more time camping + hiking, treat myself well, and finally start a business with a dear friend of mine!

  • Nikkol

    Simply lovely idea! This year I am trusting myself more and (hopefully) accomplishing more of what I really want to do.

  • giulia

    everything you do just blows my mind! this is so pretty!!!

  • Kelli Murray

    What a great idea! I have so many goals for the new year….but the most important being setting aside more time to breathe. For me, that’s more time with family, more time by the ocean and away from my computer…..more time to dwell in the present instead of always looking ahead to the future.

  • Rachel

    My goals for 2014: read a book each month, drink more tea, do yoga regularly, and start grad school!

  • Bethany

    This is SO pretty and such an awesome idea!! My goals for 2014 include getting more sleep, creating more, and finishing p90x3!

  • Sarah

    What a fun idea! I am such a huge fan of your design style so it is no surprise here that I’m also in love with this adorable package! In the New Year, I hope to grow my blog + do one good deed a day for someone other than myself.

    Happy New Year to you! Hope it’s beautiful :)

  • johanna mariel

    This is lovely.

    I’m really looking forward to a healthy new year ahead. It’s been a tough road; my mom passed this year but I know she’s always smiling down on my brother, my sister and I always. Since she passed, I’ve made it a goal to do what I love, even if it’s part-time. Because life is really too short and no one really knows how much time we have on this earth. My goals for 2014 are: to keep on growing and learning photography while having fun and also learn more about blogging : to share more friendship moments with my 13 year old daughter who is growing into such a lovely young lady right before my eyes : to spend more time with my family : to enjoy each day and say “I love you” to my husband at least once a day : to try and see the bright side of things when things don’t go my way : to print more of my photos : to continue to be inspired by other people, places, etc. I love being inspired by others. : to smile and always be myself because there is no point in trying to be someone you are not.

    At least those are my goals for now, I’m sure I’ll add plenty more like eating healthier and reading more books :)

    I wish you lots of health and love for 2014 and beyond!



  • Kelly Brito

    What a fantastic idea. And this looks so cute!
    Can’t wait to see more of this series. :)

  • Latrina | oftreesandhues

    You are so fantastic, girl! I just adore your creations. :)

    I’m pretty excited to see where 2014 takes us. This year has been one filled with so much creativity & new experiences… I hope for 2014 to be the same, but more! :) Lots of explorations, new beginnings, and traditions being made. Lots of laughs and togetherness. :)

    Cheers, my friend! I’m thankful for you and I hope you have a beautiful year ahead!!

  • Sandy

    I really love this gift idea! I’m most looking forward to spending more time with my babies and keeping in touch with longtime friends on a more frequent basis.

  • Milcah

    To better organize my life

  • Cassy Day

    Your Make it/Gift it idea fits right in with my plan for 2014. My new motto is “less is more”. I plan to give more, consume less, and surround myself with the people and things that are really important. I have too many things that aren’t really important to me that need to be given to others to enjoy. A big part of the joy of creating something is passing on that creation to someone who will appreciate it. Just like you, I plan to keep on making and keep on gifting.
    May you new year be filled with peace and joy!

  • Katie

    I love this concept! I’m excited to see more of your features. Your posts & projects are so gorgeous and well done!! (: Happy New Year!

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  • Sue

    Oh my gosh! That is so cute! Love everything! Can’t beleive I forgot to enter the giveaway… :( Congrats to whoever the lucky winner is.

    Hope you’re doing well love!

    Park, Suejin

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