I decided to make a mini-book for my mama for Mother's Day (hoping she doesn't see this before then ;)) about "10 Things I Love about You." I decided to name this post "DIY Tuesday", since it's not really a tutorial, but more of a, well, a project that you can do-it-yourself :) *Edited to add (5/2/12): I changed the file so there is no longer a specific date on the "Happy Mother's Day" card at the end of the set. Now it can be used any year :) Enjoy! I made it pocket-size, 2"x3.5" (also business card size). I made a list of 10 things (of course there are way more than 10:)) that I wanted to include in the book. I designed some cards with the numbers 1-10 on them (see below) and then went through my stash of paper, old magazines, etc. to find images/papers to cut out to also go in the book. Want to make your own? All you need is: + Cardstock to print the cards on + A hole punch + A binder/jump ring (available at your local craft or office supplies store) -- or your could use ribbon!
Papīra puķesCrafts | Handmade Gift Ideas | DIY Projects - Craftbits.comSurvival Kit - FriendshipPurchase a small gift bag and fill with these items along with a label explaining each token. Make this creative gift for a friend. What you need See List Below Instructions Friendship Survival Kit Toothpick – Pick out the good qualities in everyone, including yourself. Band-Aid – To heal hurt feelings. Gum – A reminder that friends stick together Life Savers – A reminder that sometimes our friends need our help. Cotton Ball – To cushion the bumpy roads ahead. Eraser – To remind you always start each day with a clean slate. Happy Face – Smiling is contagious. Candle – Remember to share the light with others. Sticky Tape – To tape your lips when you have nothing good to say. Rock – To remind you of the stability of your friendship. Rubber Band – So you can be flexible when dealing with friends.
Very Special BoxThis project is a great little all occasion gift. You can add a small magnet onto the bottom of small boxes to pop onto the fridge. I have made 100's of these for school fetes and fundraisers. What you need Small gift box Ribbon Wrapping paper Glue Card Instructions Take a small box and wrap it up with gift wrap. Wrap the box up with ribbon and print out and attach the following poem. This is a very special giftThat you can never seeThe reason it’s so special isIt’s just for you from me.Whenever you are lonelyOr are ever feeling blueYou only have to hold this giftAnd know I’m hugging you.You never can unwrap itPlease leave the ribbon tiedJust hold the box close to your heartIt’s filled with hugs inside.