Did you know that the total volume of gift cards is projected to reach $160 billion by 2018? That’s a whole lot! Obviously, some of that is composed of digital cards, but that still means that many people are giving gift cards in crappy envelopes or wasting money on buying the metal holders.
Can we all agree that opening gifts is the most exciting part? Let’s make the gift card experience a little more exciting then. Read the whole post
As many of you know, I am a bookworm. I read whenever I have a chance. And not just on the modern eReader, but physical books as well. I’m always thinking about ways to make new bookmarks. It’s a fun hobby.
This are fun too. They take a good bit of time to dry, but the actual execution is quick. Follow my tutorial below to to make some of your own.
Bottle cap bookmark supplies
- bottle caps
- Diamond Glaze
- scrapbook paper*
- 1″ circle hole punch
*Chose a thicker scrapbook paper. Read the whole post
Envelopes are so boring aren’t they? White and lifeless.
Sometimes you just want a fun one. Maybe to go with a wedding or birthday gift. Or maybe just for fun. I’m certainly not going to waste them on bills. (Does anyone even send their bills by snail mail anymore?) Sometimes I want to send a card with an envelope that’s just as exciting.
My boyfriend and I were at a wedding out of state this weekend and I wanted a pretty envelope to go with the card. Read the whole post
It’s tough when you don’t like having a lot of things in your house but you also don’t like to throw stuff away if you can reuse it. That’s the basis for the craft project.
I have a few cigar boxes laying around that I’ve been thinking about upcycling for a while. This weekend, I finally did it. Wohoo!
It’s really easy and prob took less than 30 minutes. Want to try it? Keep reading.
Cigar box organizer supplies
- Paint brush
- Cigar box
- Mod Podge
- Scrapbook paper
- Exactly knife and ruler OR paper cutter
Step 1: meadure and cut
Measure the sides of your cigar box. Read the whole post
As I mentioned last week, my mom was putting together a card shower for my Grandma’s birthday. She asked if I would make a sign for the foam board she was going to display all of the cards on. Sounds like a Make Something Mondays craft, right?
It took some time to get everything together but it turned out well. Keep reading if you’d like to make you’re own. I made a template which is available below for you to download. Read the whole post
Do you like reading? Like, physical books. Not just ebooks. Me too. I also keep a planner to help with organization. That’s why I love the idea of these magnetic bookmarks. Especially since they’re easy DIYs.
Regular, rectangular bookmarks are great, but sometimes they fall out, or it’s difficult to find them in the pages. The magnetic bookmarks are easy to find because they wrap around the top or side of the pages. They won’t fall out either since the magnets hold them in place. Read the whole post
There’s a special person with a birthday coming up! It’s my Gram. My family is throwing her a card shower this year. I had no idea what this is, but apparently you ask a bunch of people she knows to send her a card. (It’s ok, she doesn’t even use the internet so she’ll never know I’m talking about it.)
I’m not a big fan of the holiday card thing unless the card is unique. What value is a piece of paper with a saying from some stranger? Read the whole post
In the past few years, I’ve accumulated numerous cords and chargers, as I’m sure many of you have. I used to store them in a basket, but that got messy quickly. Every time I wanted one I’d have to untangle several. That’s obviously not an effective storage solution.
I decided to upcycle a cardboard box and some toilet paper rolls to design a better option. So far, it seems to be working pretty well. I haven’t had to untangle anything, which is just wonderful. Read the whole post
It’s that time again! The Craft Challenge is Upon us and I’m very excited to start working on this year’s craft projects. I’ve been a Craft Challenge participant for the past 2 years and it’s been a really fun time. I’ve met bunch of new people and have tried a ton of crafts I’ve never thought of making prior to this challenge. You can see a full list of tutorials at the link above if you are interested. Read the whole post
I read a lot. Most of the time, I’m reading 2-3 books at once because I like to soak up a lot of information. Topics change a lot too. Sometimes I want to educate myself but other times I’m in the mood for some mindless fiction. It depends on the day.
Regardless, books in-progress need bookmarks. I love the elaborate fun markers, but I can never justify paying for something like that. So, I make my own. Read the whole post