May 3rd, 2013 § § permalink
I’ve always been a big fan of making handmade Mother’s Day gifts. Granted I did used to make them out of sheer necessity in school because I had no money (sorry for the hand-painted rocks, Mom!), but now I like to add a handmade touch to pair with my store bought gifts just to show that I took the time and care.
This DIY bath sachet gift set and is quick and simple enough to add to any gift, or could be easily transitioned into party or wedding favors. Who couldn’t use a fresh chamomile or mint infused bath every now and then?
- Card stock
- Rectangular coffee filters
- Freshly ground lavender, mint, chamomile or other herbal scents
- Martha Stewart craft glue (c/o)
- Martha Stewart flourish frame layered craft punch (c/o)
- Martha Stewart scoring board (c/o)
First, we’ll make the sachets. Lay a rectangular coffee filter flat, and place your scents of choice in the midway on the right side. Then fold the filter like a hot dog, and folding the top and bottom flaps inward.
Then fold the sides inward about a half an inch, and staple down.
Next, cut 1 inch thick strips of card stock just long enough to make a band around your sachets.
Use the Martha Stewart craft glue to adhere the band to itself. This way the band slips off before using the sachets in water.
Use the Martha Stewart layering hole punch to make labels by cutting a solid color backing, and then switching to the border setting and cutting a patterned card stock.
Glue the two pieces together, label your sachet with each scent, and then glue the tag to the band around your sachet.
Using the Martha Stewart scoring board, make a matching card to fit with the gift set and personalize it with a monogram!
Now your gift is ready for your favorite lady of any age.
May 2nd, 2013 § § permalink
I swear I have some of the most talented blogger friends, like Kelly of Studio DIY, the talent behind this pretty little fresh flower banner DIY for Mother’s Day. Seriously, how cute is this? Not only is it the perfect touch for a handmade Mother’s Day, but it could easily be made into wedding, party, or evening soiree signage!
Read the full tutorial, here…
March 28th, 2013 § § permalink
In case you’re the lucky lady hosting the Easter meal this year, these super fast DIY color blocked egg place cards are the perfect addition for your table (just don’t try and say their name really fast five times). Also, when I say “perfect”, I’m really just assuming that you procrastinate as much as I do and need something cute that only require about ten minutes of effort.
- Martha Stewart all-purpose craft paints
- Martha Stewart twine
- Card stock flags (or card stock to cut your own)
- Hole punch
To color the eggs, pour various colors in their own cups, then dip the eggs in one side and let dry.
Once they’re dry, write each name on a flag, hole punch, and then tie around the egg. It seems harmless enough, but tying twine around an egg is no small feat, so do this just before placing them at each setting.
To get you started, here is a thirty percent off your entire purchase coupon for Martha Stewart Crafts at Michael’s!
March 25th, 2013 § § permalink
I really, really wanted to name this post EGGcellent, but I resisted the urge. What I can’t resist, though, is a good excuse to decorate real life polka dots with pastels and pretty designs. So I put together six simple and colorful Easter egg DIY’s for this year…
clockwise left to right – sweet nothing eggs by Sugar & Cloth // decorated egg cups by Paper & Stitch // painted pastel eggs by Paper & Sitch // ombre eggs by Sugar & Charm // watercolor letter eggs by Oh Happy Day // calligraphed eggs by Oh Happy Day //
March 21st, 2013 § § permalink
It goes without saying that I’m down for pretty much anything that includes confetti and some sort of sugar, and after yesterday’s rant, I could use a little sparkle in just about any form. Today that form happens to be Easter eggs.
I don’t have a whole, whole lot of patience for tedious egg designs (although I totally admire it from others), so I’m more of the “throw it all together and call it a party” type of Easter egg goer. All of that being said, I created these sweet nothing Easter eggs that take all of 5 seconds to make and they’re full of about as much cuteness as you can take. Edible glitter, confetti, macarons… if you can dream it up (and it fits in an egg), then you can put it in your sweet nothing eggs.
To make these, I filled each egg with colored crinkle paper, confetti, edible glitter, and a macaron! Let me just tell you, I would squeal with excitement to receive one of these babies. In fact, I did squeal and I even made them… mostly it was the macarons, but still.