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39 DIY Gifts You'd Actually Want To Receive. Paint chip greeting cards. Like most of you, I’m sure, I tend to go through a lot of paint chips when trying to decide on a color to paint a room.

Paint chip greeting cards

And when the project is done, I toss the paint chips into a box I keep in my craft room. They are the perfect “I’ll use these one day” items, right? Well I stumbled upon the box a few days ago and realized just how many I’d collected over the years. Oh the memories this pile brings back! There are the numerous shades of tan that I went through when painting the kitchen. No matter how I got this collection, I knew it was time to finally do something with them. Can you believe those were made from plain white cardstock and boring old paint chips? First I cut some ordinary 8.5″ x 11″ white cardstock in half crosswise, then folded it. For the square mosaic design, I grabbed a bunch of smoky blue paint chips and cut them into 1 inch squares. For the green card, I cut all my green paint chips into strips of random widths.

Recycled Pillow Box Favors. You know that I save toilet paper rolls.

Recycled Pillow Box Favors

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? Not martha - to make: papier-mache easter eggs - StumbleUpon. For Easter I made papier-mache polka dotted eggs.

not martha - to make: papier-mache easter eggs - StumbleUpon

I created them using small water balloons and tissue paper then I filled them with candy and toys and sealed them shut. The egg can hold a surprising amount of candy and the tissue paper seems delicate making for a delightfully heavy and yet fragile object, much like real egg. Also like a real egg you have to break the shell to get at what’s inside.

I like things you have to destroy to open. You’ll need: water balloons (they make the egg-iest shape)white tissue paper (one sheet will make about three eggs)colorful tissue paper (one sheet will make many eggs, so you don’t need much)a 3/4 inch hole puncha paint brush you don’t care much aboutliquid laundry starcha sturdy shot glass to hold your egg while you’re working with ita way to hang the balloons to dryenough time to let these dry overnight, and a few hours to let them dry after filling and sealing them (you’ve been warned) Note: I tried a few variations on the starch. Why the loop? Fun fun fun fun - clikr - StumbleUpon. Alphabet Crayons & lifeingrace - StumbleUpon.

If you’re new to the ’12 Days’, you may visit the previous days by clicking on the day you like: Day 1 Crayon Roll Day 2 Zippered Pouches Day 3 Appliqued Placemats Day 4 Quilted Potholders Day 5 Camera Strap Day 6 Embellished Dish Towels Day 7 Bean Bags Today’s guest poster needs no introduction to my readers.

Alphabet Crayons & lifeingrace - StumbleUpon

I am so happy that Edie asked me to be a part of her 12 Days! My name is meg duerksen. I blog over at whatever. i do not use capital letters because it’s easier not to. i am a mom to five goofy kids. i am a photographer. i love to do crafts with my kids. i love to sew. i love mr. duerksen. i love movies. but that’s enough about silly me and all the things i love….lets get crafty. Happy Valentines Day! This year I made this adorable gift for my boyfriend.

Happy Valentines Day!

On a deck of cards, I thought of 52 reasons why I love him soo much (I could have easily come up with 1000 <3) I typed them out and cut them up. Some cards I glued the white paper on and cut out patterned hearts. The other cards I backed the white paper with the same patterned paper and glued them on. Both designs looked great together. It was a super creative, super personal gift from the heart.