(Used in this project: Oval Tags in Spring style and Custom.) Last month, while researching ideas for DIY wall art, I stumbled upon this post for pressed botanical specimens from Design*Sponge that was not only perfect for my walls, but would also make a great gift for anyone who loves plants. It just so happens that my mom is fond of ferns, so I decided to gather some extra fronds from my yard to make her a gift for Mother’s Day this year. If you’re interested in making this project … [Read more...]
Mom's Chocolate Cake Mix
(Used in this project: Large Photo Labels and Text Labels in Cherish Hearts style with Paper Tin-Tie Bags.) This year, I am celebrating my mom and the special talents she shares with others, by making this chocolate cake mix recipe that she used to love to make. When I first learned to bake, this was the cake my mom taught me. My brothers and I loved it, and I am certain mom and dad did too, because we had it all the time! I never got tired of it. When I grew up, I made it for my children … [Read more...]
A Special Gift for Mother's Day
(Used in this project: Large Circle Labels and Oval Tags in Briar Rose style with matching Note Cards.) Sometimes the way a gift is packaged can make it just that much more fun. If you have followed some of my posts in the past, I clearly have an affinity for mason jars. In fact, I have a overflowing collection of vintage or unique canning jars that I pick up from thrift shops or garage sales whenever I see them. Some of the jars are just too pretty to be stuffed with salsa and hidden in … [Read more...]
A perfect Mother's Day treat!
With Mother’s Day coming up, I’ve been collecting simple gift ideas that would be perfect for my mom this year. I was struggling to make a decision about what to give her until I remembered that one of my mom’s favorite indulgences is chocolate mousse. That’s why I’ve decided to make it from scratch for Mother’s Day this year, and to package it in little jars so she can enjoy it throughout the week. Fortunately for me, sometimes the simplest recipes make the best desserts, which … [Read more...]
Homemade Gifts in 30 Minutes or Less!
Bath salts are a very easy, very lovely gift to make and give. They use simple ingredients, and can be easily customized to any theme or occasion, depending on your jar size and shape as well as what essential oils you choose. I love giving mine as bridal shower or baby shower gifts. Packaged in smaller bottles, they can easily be made into wedding favors too. What You Need: • 5 pounds Epsom salts (can be found at your local pharmacy or health store) • 50-100 drops of essential oil such … [Read more...]
A Mother's Day Gift Idea...
(Used in this project: Small Rectangle Labels, Large Circle Labels and Diamond Tags in Aunt Lorraine style with White Organza Bags.) Over the past few weeks I've been trying to come up with gift ideas for Mother's Day. Thinking of a unique gift was easier as a child when I could make her some cool macaroni art or tissue paper flowers and she would love it! Now that I'm an adult, those simple kid crafts no longer apply. Instead of buying her real flowers or jewelry (typical mother's day … [Read more...]
Heart-shaped baked goods aren't just for Valentine's Day. You can prepare them throughout the year to let your friends and family know that you love them. In fact, Mother's Day is right around the corner, and this recipe for heart-shaped handheld pastries is the perfect gift to express all of the gratitude you feel toward your mom this year. If you don't want to make the crust from scratch, you can purchase pre-made pie crusts from your grocery store (the kind that comes in a box), and cut … [Read more...]
Mother's Day is just around the corner. I love Mother's Day because my kids and husband love to spoil me! My favorite gifts are always things that are homemade. And if the gift is designed to pamper me? All the better! This lovely collection meets both of those criteria. Plus, once you know how to make the bath salts and soap, you can make them anytime at all. You could even make them for yourself! Shhhh . . . don't tell! This is a fun gift to make, especially with friends or for … [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...]