The end of the school year is approaching and for some, graduation! My friend's daughter is a senior in high school this year - kids grow up so quickly! This time next week she'll be handed her high school diploma and take that giant leap into adulthood. As a graduation gift, I decided to give her a pack of her favorite grape soda personalized just for her. I soaked off the labels and added custom labels in her school colors from myownlabels.com. For the finishing touch I topped each bottle … [Read more...]
By now it should come as no surprise that our coasters are new and improved. Extra-thick and completely customizable with different styles and colors, My Own Labels coasters are sure to hold up in any situation but also create a wow factor at the same time. It's the little details that count so I've assembled five of our favorite coaster ideas for adding personalized touches to your next gathering, celebration or simple gift. 1. Birthday Celebrations Surprise a friend or family member for … [Read more...]
My younger brother Dan and I were born eight years apart. In a few weeks, he will be graduating from high school and I can't believe it! It doesn't seem that long ago he was running around in diapers, playing with his Batman action figures (yes, as his big sister, I have to embarrass him!). Now he's all grown up and it's time to celebrate! Music is an interest that runs through my family. My dad played guitar, my sister played clarinet, and I played the saxophone. My brother Dan is a … [Read more...]
Homemade Gifts in 30 Minutes or Less!
Easy as can be, and easy for giftees to love! Get gift cards to your favorite coffee house, bookstore, gourmet grocery or bakery, then insert them into these little glassine envelopes. Add a label that has a photo of you (or your cat, or your house, or your open kitchen window with a hot pie cooling on the sill) and a few appropriate words. We added a little extra color by cutting cards out of heavyweight paper and inserting them into the envelopes behind the gift card. Nestle the cards … [Read more...]
Candy making seems so mysterious. So difficult. I mean, baking bread? No problem. Cakes or cookies? Got that covered. And main dishes? Well, they've got a whole television network designed to help us figure out what to make for dinner. But candy? Scary! Seriously, they have special thermometers just for candy making! And I've heard stories about people who've had their chocolate "seize" on them in the middle of a recipe. What do you do if your chocolate "seizes?" Call 911? For … [Read more...]
a cute, easy decoration for your next party!
Sometimes finding the right party or birthday decorations are harder than finding the perfect gift! When you find the perfect ones, you then have to hope they don't break the bank. This simple and adorable idea is both easy and inexpensive. Give it a try! Supplies: - Custom My Own Labels Wedding Tags - Colored Cardstock - Paper-cutter or x-acto knife & ruler - Scissors - Glue stick - Hemp string STEP 1: Using a paper-cutter (or x-acto & ruler), cut cardstock … [Read more...]
These are my grandsons! It’s just amazing what a little effort will do. I now have these terrific coaster mementos of my grandsons, Caden and Dylan, which will make great party decorations as well. I made them in about five minutes (of my time) using the new style of the month called “Custom Style”. If you think about “Custom Style” you can become very intimidated because it is totally blank. First you look at all that blankness and think, “maybe some other time” because it … [Read more...]