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One of Ralph’s requests for his birthday was skinny ties. They are surprisingly hard to find — either too long or too expensive for a 13-year-old’s wardrobe. So a few weeks ago, I had an idea: I would buy some old fat ties at a thrift shop and take them to a tailor to have them altered.
<img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/banner_madefordad.gif?w=629&h=100" width="629" height="100" alt="CRAFT: Made for Dad" /> <img alt="" src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/etchedfathersdayglasses_main.jpg?w=629&h=629" width="629" height="629" class="mt-image-none" style="" /> By Jennifer Perkins Like most red blooded men out there, my husband enjoys an ice cold beer from time to time.
I’ve always thought that the sign of a healthy relationship is a couple that’s stronger when they’re together than they are individually. There’s something about being with Mr. Eggplant that brings out the best in me and challenges me to grow. I like to think that the theme of our relationship can be wrapped up in two words (and coincidentally one song by Jack Johnson): Better together.
Homemade gifts in a jar are easy and cheap to make! To make these homemade gifts in a jar simply layer the ingredients per the recipe, add a ribbon and cute tag for a practical and stylish gift. These homemade gifts in a jar are also perfect gift-giving ideas for any occasion throughout the year.
Why not spruce up the way you serve coffee or (iced) tea? Last night I played around with sugar a little and made my own sugar cubes. It’s really easy to make and so cute to look at! You should give it a try! What you’ll need:
In gift wrap emergencies when you've got the present but need some wrapping, here's an idea for turning a magazine page into a bow. There may be better ways to stick this thing together, but I used what I had on hand: staples and adhesive glue dots . Double stick tape or brads should work, too. Cut a magazine page lengthwise into 9 strips, 3/4" wide. Leave 3 of the strips full length.
I saw an idea like this a long time ago. I don't remember if it was in a magazine or on the internet, but it was prior to me blogging, and documenting sources. I've been wanting to try it for years. Inside the above ornament is a wedding invitation. I made it for a friend as a keepsake to commemorate her wedding.