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Gift Ideas For The Poor Uncreative Souls. Valentines. Handmade Gifts. Cards. Mother and Fathers Day. Stitched Map Art. Stitched Map Art, photo from Martha Stewart Living Maybe it’s the weather (or all those delicious fall smells), but I’ve been feeling mighty nostalgic lately.

Stitched Map Art

Anyone else feeling wistful these days? I was reminiscing about past adventures just recently when I spotted this great little DIY art and gift idea from Martha Stewart Living. Celebrate and remember family vacations or road trips with friends by hand-stitching the route on maps and framing them—brilliant! It’s sentimental without being too cheesy; handmade without looking like a summer camp craft you made in the 4th grade; and inexpensive without looking cheap or last-minute.

I already have a few stitch-friendly road trips in mind, including one that would make a great anniversary gift (shh, don’t tell). DIY Map Pendants. Posted on April 25, 2012 by Christina DIY map pendants require next to zero skill to make.

DIY Map Pendants

But your guests don’t have to know that. In fact, judging by how gorgeous these pendants are, your guests will think you are one crafty genius. DIY map pendants are perfect for destination weddings. Decorated Paper Letters. Letter Photo Art. Hey everyone!

Letter Photo Art

To keep up with all of our Christmas posts make sure to FOLLOW us on Instagram! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We did for sure! I am always trying to think of thrifty, unique and thoughtful gifts to make my family and friends each year. I love making custom pieces that they wouldn’t receive from anyone else. Banner. Polymer Gift Tags. By Mitsy of ArtMind Today (well this month), we're in for a treat!

Polymer Gift Tags

Mitsy of the lovely shop and blog ArtMind will be sharing some of her fabulous tutorials with us. If you haven't visited her site, it's a must see, as not only does she make beautiful wares, she has an amazing tutorial section. Click here. Today she is showing us how to make polymer gift tags, perfect for a valentine!

Here is what you need: Metal stamping letters/numbers set, polymer clay, acrylic paint, flat wooden sticks, ceramic tiles or glass, cookie cutters, rolling pin, embossing tool or fat needle, paper plate, paintbrush and a cloth. Take a piece of polymer clay and soften it while kneading. Put the flat wooden sticks on the ceramic tile (makes it easier to transfer to the oven) and roll with the rolling pin over the clay so that it's nice, flat and even. Recycled Toilet Roll Tube Favours. You know that I save toilet paper rolls.

Recycled Toilet Roll Tube Favours

They can be made into so many things — mummies, rockets, Uncle Sam hats, flower party favors………………. even cute pillow boxes perfect for a little favor! Fold in one side of the end. Then fold in the other side. Repeat on other end. Open back up and give the toilet paper roll a bit of paint. Give it a nice shine with a light coat of clear spray paint. Fill with candy and treats, fold back ends. How about some for Halloween? 20 Printables Designs. I spotted some wonderful printables last week while working on the *bespoke* newsletter, and it inspired me to put together this grand list of lovely things!

20 Printables Designs

In this post you’ll find 20 useful, cute, fun, and inspiring things to print out and use, and – best of all – they’re all free! 1. Sweet little fruit stickers from Funkytime! Each one is a cute little pun. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 101 Crafty Gifts. 101 Crafty Gifts. Foam Printing. I loved this idea because not only can you recycle these horrid polystyrene containers, but the process is really simple.

Foam Printing

You could even use tracing paper and trace your design so you don't even need to be able to draw. You could make a whole series of cards like this or just a colorful print to hang on your wall and cheer up the place. Materials needed: Foam or polystyrene container pencil paint or ink small roller 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. How to Recycle Tic Tac Box. Hi stampers!

How to Recycle Tic Tac Box

In a small effort to go green, reduce, recycle, reuse. I am going to take this old TickTack box. Marble Magnets. I finally gave in and made marble magnets.

Marble Magnets

Not surprisingly they are quite fun, smooshing the glue out to make a perfect little magnified image is very satisfying. Here, in order of appearance, are the places I referenced: paper candy instructions with pictures (this is the first place I saw this project) dogmestic with instructions and pictures photogeek pictures ugly green chair cute ladybug magnets – pictures with packaging threads at Glitter:onetwothree I bought all of these supplies at Michael’s, including the glue I went back for since I got the wrong kind to start with. I bought 1/2″ and 3/4″ round (strong) magnets (in with the frames, near the corks); 1/2″ and 3/4″ clear flat glass marbles (in the fake flowers aisle, check the mosaics section too); silicon sealer made by the Crazy Glue people (in the glue aisle).

These are great packaged in those Altoid-sized tins, I’ve seen them in office/gift shops like that.