101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials These simple handmade gift tutorials will make any crafty person’s heart sing with joy! You don’t need special skills or a bunch of time because these can all be done super fast! Simple and cute…that works for me! 50 Treat Ideas for Valentine's Day - Heart shaped macaron with raspberry/ strawberry from Mad Baker - Marshmallow for hot cocoa from The Decorate Cookie Love love love love this idea! - Homemade Valentine's Day mints from Busy Mommy Spray Painted Glass Jars and Bottles I have a real problem throwing away perfectly good glass jars and bottles. To me they are little craft gems waiting for me to transform them. With Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation coming up, I decided to turn some of our recycled bottles into cute gifts for Mom and my sons’ teachers. Before you begin this project, I want to warn you to be flexible. The painting step has the potential to get messed up, but that doesn’t mean the project has to be a failure.
Once Upon A Time... ...I dreamed up a photo frame. It was the perfect display for our instax photos. It would be simple and beautiful. I could hang twine on the empty frame and hang clothes pins from the twine to attach the pictures. I told my husband about my idea and my dream came to life!
Flower Tea Bags Flower Tea Bags painted with tea! Flower Topped Tea Bags make a perfect gift. We started experimenting with tea for Mother's Day and loved the results. Popsicle Stick Bracelets: DIY Tutorial This month's Etsy Fort Worth Upcycle THIS! Craft Challenge 'secret ingredient' is popsicle sticks. I have been making popsicles like crazy (and eating them like crazy) so I could use the sticks for this project...you know, so they would be officially 'upcycled'. I'm really excited about the way these cute little bracelets turned out, and I can't wait to show you how I made them!
DIY Punch Box Advent Calendar Hmm, this project looks awfully similar to the grab box advent calendar… but with a whole other layer of fun on top!! I took a clue from the classic Punch a Bunch game on The Price Is Right (Why yes, I am an 85 year old woman.) and turned a punchboard into a punchbox, the added a bunch of advent goodies and a dash of holiday cheer! Shazam! A punch box advent calendar with 24 prizes hiding in 24 holes and a big ol’ bonus prize hiding under that giant bow for the final day of advent.
Tissue Paper Carnations Today is the start of Flower Week on Folding Trees. Every weekday, I will be showcasing different types of paper flowers. You may be surprised at the variety of flowers you can make using different paper craft techniques! If you know of any amazing flower tutorials I should include in my round-up, let me know! When I had the idea for Flower Week, I thought I would kick off the week with some flowers that I made myself.
Lucky Wishing Stars Tutorial You’ve probably seen these little puffy origami stars before. They are really quick to make, and you don’t need any special materials to make them. You can buy lucky star pre-cut strips from origami stores, but you can just as easily make your own from medium weight coloured paper, e.g. scrapbooking paper, or even strips cut from magazine pages – as the strips are so narrow, the original text or image won’t be obvious in the finished star. Anti-clockwise from top left: pre-cut strips, paper cutter, scrapbook paper, magazine page. Now on to the tutorial! To give you an idea of size, I’ve made stars in 3 different sizes to show you: