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Foldable Scrapbook How-To. Foldable Scrapbook How-To. Sewing tutorial. I had one of those "where the heck have I been" moments last week, when my nephew brought his Build-A-Fort kit to Thanksgiving - complete with sheets, clips, rope, suction cups, and more.

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The kit was a handmade birthday gift from his friend Joli. When I emailed her, she sent me a link to this tutorial over at BLOOM - thanks Joli! ...How did I miss this? Fort building is a wonderful open-ended activity, because it can be played with in a variety of different ways. I did make one adjustment to the tutorial to cut down on time, and added an accessory bag, but for the most part, my kit is the same. Oh yeah, and I made a custom tag to explain the gift, as well as a matching birthday card using this tutorial. This particular kit was made for a little girl in my son's preschool class.

Now to the Thrifty part of the gift... Here is the breakdown: ... so if my math is correct, that comes to $10.00! To check out the mini-tutorial click the button below: DIY Gift Wrap by Grey Likes Weddings. Categories Tags Vendors Season Style Colors As promised, here is the most incredible gift wrap diy project E-V-E-R, carefully crafted by the fabulous Summer Watkins over at Grey Likes Weddings.

DIY Gift Wrap by Grey Likes Weddings

So the DIY is for the center row image on the left, the adorable fabric pom. Materials: 1-2 yards of ribbon in various tones, about 2″-3″ in width Miscellaneous material, such as burlap, knit sweaters, etc… Twine 1. 2. 3. Images by Jenny Liu Ring a ding ding! Join The Conversation favorite (44) share share (42) tweet (3) pin (1583) share (42) tweet (3) pin (1583) 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5. If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make.

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5

Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. In my opinion they are the best! Jersey Knit Bracelet Lovely! This would make a perfect gift for any of your girlfriends. You can choose the colors and recycle t-shirts that you have around the house. Cheap and cute! Tutorial Paper Clip Earrings Tutorial This is a brilliant idea… and the possibilities are endless. Love it! Printed Candles Who doesn’t love a candle? Think about how many different stamps you could use to customize this project. tutorial Hot Chocolate Art!

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub {for Mom} - StumbleUpon. We all have them {well at least I do}; poor, exhausted, DIY doing, spray painting extraordinaire, crafters hands.

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub {for Mom} - StumbleUpon

I have been using this simple Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub mix for a few years and it is the best recipe to rejuvenate your skin and bring your fingertips back to life. The sugar is an excellent exfoliate to remove the craft leftovers from your nail beds and cuticles too! It takes only minutes to mix and you most likely have all the necessary ingredients sitting right in your pantry. Packaged up just right this makes another inexpensive Mother’s Day gift; a perfect addition to tuck in a little gift basket. Begin my mixing 2 1/2 Cups of Sugar with 1 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This mixture will make enough to fill a 12oz. Mix really well until a gritty paste forms and spoon into a glass container. I have to say I love this mix and use it all the time. {plus not to mention it scrubs away all craft evidence so my hands do not look like a mechanics out in public}Enjoy! How to wrap a gift: Use tissue paper for a...

Photo by Roberto Caruso I’m giving away trade secrets here.

How to wrap a gift: Use tissue paper for a...

You know those beautiful floral looking decorations you sometimes see in magazines hovering over a festive table? Or in a kid’s room, re-invented as a mobile? They’re little more than a few sheets of tissue paper and take about ten minutes of your time to create. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create your own pretty decoration: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. At this point, you can either tie it onto the top of a gift for a big impression. Or try hanging it from a ribbon over a Mother’s Day brunch table.