Thursday, November 13, 2008

Let the Gift Ideas Start Rolling

I know we still have Thanksgiving to get through, but honestly, Thanksgiving doesn't require the hours upon hours of making, buying, and wrapping gifts to get through the holiday like Christmas requires. Therefore, I've already completed/started making some gifts for some of the loved ones on my list!

The first completed is for my mom's birthday (unfortunately my family has several birthdays coinciding with the holiday season) which I have to mail out next week.

In this gift box is:

  • A covered composition notebook for scriptures, quotes, anything else she wants to save.
  • A ribbon-beaded bookmark
  • A small pocketbook to match her favorite colors and her favorite animal
  • A beaded pen: to do this, I used double-sided tape to cover the pen, rolled it in seed/small beads, and then covered with decopage medium to seal the beads on.

These were simple to make and can be customized to every person on your list!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Here's a wonderful tutorial for an amazingly 'green' Thanksgiving centerpiece!!! did an amazing job with the tutorial - it looks very easy! The tutorial can be found here.
Please share your past/present/future centerpieces with us!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jazzy Jack O' Lanterns

To get you all in the Spooky Spirit for Halloween, here are our carved pumpkins. The one on the left is a witch, the next has WSU and a cow (my friend lives at the WSU Beef Center!), a pair of creepy eyes, a very dimly-lit skeleton, and last, my favorite, my Michael Myers silhoutte, from the Halloween movies!

There are more great ideas over on Tip Junkie's "Talk to me Tuesday" -- go check it out!!

Halloween Gift

Isn't it cute? I sent this out to relatives for Halloween. This is a covered chocolate bar, an idea taken from Crafts 'n Things Magazine, quite possibly the best craft magazine out there -- I highly recommend it to anyone!

To do this, just take the outside wrapper off (leave the foil cover on), wrap with burlap (found on the bolt for cheap at Walmart), print/stamp the "Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat" saying, and I added a tri-jack o'lantern stamp on top! Then simply back with scrapbook paper and attach using ribbon! Ta-da!

Get the "Creative Juice" Flowing!

Hi all!

I'm totally new to this whole blog thing, but I'm totally into crafting... which as you all know needs plenty of inspiration and new ideas!

In preparation for the 2008 Holiday season, I really hope for this to be a place to share ideas, tutorials, great gift/decor links, etc!

Let's get crafty!!!!