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Gift Ideas for poor creative souls (6) You know how it goes, a friend calls you and invites you to dinner at the last minute. OMG! What gift can you take?! You scrabble around the cupboards trying to find a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine but find that most of the chocolates have been eaten and the wine has gone. Write a Thank You Note. Loading 350 Kindness Ideas...

Write a Thank You Note

Send a Handmade Card to Someone. Write a Letter to Someone Who Made a Difference in Your Life. Make a Positive Comment on a Website or Blog. 101 Ways To Make People Smile. July 12, 2011 | 1 Comment » | Topics: List 01.

101 Ways To Make People Smile

Call an old friend, just to say hi. 02. Hold a door open for a stranger. 03. Invite someone to lunch. 04. Compliment someone on his or her appearance. 05. 11. (via) Hot Stories From Around The Web Other Awesome Stories.

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Eye on Fashion: DIY lab: to all my sweet readers. Open-ended paper heart box. Ah, Valentines’ Day.

open-ended paper heart box

The 24-hour span responsible for the greatest number of breakups in the year. A day that drips with soggy Hallmark declarations, bursts with the emotion of panicked last-minute lovers in flower shops, rings with the voices of a million untrustworthy women saying, “No, no, you don’t need to get me anything.” Make an Easy Wine Bottle Scarf. Fabric Valentine hearts garland. I have a big aversion to heart-shaped jewelry, but I don't mind me some Valentine decorations!

Fabric Valentine hearts garland

Using some pieces of stiffened fabric, I made these easy folded fabric hearts. Once the fabric is treated (see here for the how to), it folds beautifully and doesn't fray. Start by making a set of paper templates. I layered and cut four identical heart shapes, then progressively shaved more off the sides of each one. Trace the four heart shapes onto the back side of a piece of stiffened fabric and cut them out. How to make roses from maple leaves. Make Sugar Mold. I should have “reserved” this “romantic” post until early next year just before valentines day, but I can’t wait…..

Make Sugar Mold

I can’t wait to show you how many colorful sweet heart sugar cubes I have made. These sugar cubes are just great for celebrating special occasion, or for everyday beverage, even superb as a gift to friends and families. I am thinking of Christmas with star shaped sugar cubes in basic red, green & white now I got the idea of making these sugar cubes after seeing this post. I have put it under my to-do list but later forgot about it as my list gets longer.

These sugar cubes can be molded from cookie cutter or candy mold. Sweet Heart Sugar CubesIngredients: 1. Prepare Wet & Colored Sugar. Knitting Party Invitations. Why yes, those are toothpicks!

Knitting Party Invitations

And no, I’m not out of my mind. Let’s begin at the beginning. On the morning of Tuesday, January 20, 2009, my coworkers and I all crowded into the accountant’s office to watch Barack Obama’s inauguration on a tiny TV set. We listened to the speech about service and being better and making America better, and I spent the rest of the morning thinking about how I could improve the way I spend my free time.

The Shirt. As with all these designs, try to start with a relatively clean, crisp bill. It will make it much easier. All folds should be sharply creased. It helps to go over the fold with a fingernail on a flat, hard surface. Start by folding the bill precisely in half lengthwise. (I prefer to fold in toward the front of the bill. Fold the bill one quarter of the way in from each side lengthwise. Turn the bill over. Turn the bill over again. Fold a little less than one third of the bill lengthwise from the opposite end as shown.

Articles: DIY: Walnut Heart Necklace — By Johnie Gall — Foam Magazine Articles. Tea bag note in Crafts for home stationery and paper for birthdays, anniversaries or dinners. Heart shaped paper clips in Crafts for decorating and home decor. Message inside an egg in Craft ideas for original gifts and presents. The first step to empty the egg is making two small holes in the oposite corners of the raw egg using a needle.

Message inside an egg in Craft ideas for original gifts and presents

Now it's question of patience: the content of the egg will fall when it dumps. If we fail we can enlarge the hole in the bottom and blow through the top hole, being careful not to put too much pressure to avoid breaking the shell. When it's completely empty, wash it gently to remove excess and let dry. Stuffed felt monster in Craft ideas for original gifts and presents. What a well explained tutorial!

Stuffed felt monster in Craft ideas for original gifts and presents

This cute step by step process is sufficient to make this little felt monster by Nina Cuneo. We invite you to visit her Flickr to understand how she did it, with the description of the steps in the foot of each photo. This little stuffed monster is made ​​with felt and foam. Having a sewing machine saves time, but is not required to sew the border around. Heart page marker in Crafts for home stationery and paper for birthdays, anniversaries or dinners.

Button book in Crafts for home stationery and paper for birthdays, anniversaries or dinners. Surprise balls in Craft ideas for original gifts and presents. Thank you cookies in Craft ideas for original gifts and presents. Sock cupcakes in Craft ideas for original gifts and presents. Unraveling a letter in Craft ideas for original gifts and presents. Here’s a fun idea for sending a message to someone you love… stamp it: writing a letter that needs to be unraveled to be read.

Unraveling a letter in Craft ideas for original gifts and presents

This could work for any occasion... weddings, birthdays, just because... What do we need? Materials: fabric or ribbon (length will vary depending on length of message), wooden spool (from craft store or recycled), rubber letter stamps, stamp pad, craft glue. You can find the rubber letter stamps here, here and here.