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DIY Gift Card Envelope

DIY Gift Card Envelope DIY Gift Card Envelope
This envelope makes giving gift cards much more personal! Customize the envelope with pretty paper or fun stickers for the perfect present.

Things you’ll need:
Graph paper
Cardstock
Felt stickers
Scissors
Glue stick
Ruler

Things to do:
1. Start by making your pattern. The shape should be 7 ½ inches wide and 6 ½ inches tall. After you cut the rectangle, cut down ¾ of an inch 2 inches from the side. *See photo
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2. Trace the pattern onto a piece of cardstock and cut it out.
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3. Fold the flaps into the center, creating an envelope. Secure the folds with glue, leaving one edge open so you can slip your card inside.
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4. Decorate the front of the envelope with a felt sticker.
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How to Make a Crepe Paper Flower Garland

Crepe Paper Flower Garland How to Make a Crepe Paper Flower Garland
Crepe paper is such a classic party decoration. I remember having streamers at my childhood birthday parties and getting to pick out my favorite colors to use as decorations. This DIY is bringing streamers back in a super trendy way, leaving you with a beautiful garland for decorating your space. Use different colors and kinds of string to create the perfect look for your party.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Jute
Scissors
Embroidery Floss
Yarn Needle
Crepe Paper
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Start by cutting at 6-foot piece of crepe paper and folding it in half.
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2. Thread a needle with embroidery floss and stitch along the bottom of your crepe paper. The stitches should be roughly ½ inch.
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3. Once you’ve stitched the entire length of crepe paper, pull it onto the embroidery floss.
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4. Trim the embroidery floss and tie a tight knot, creating a circular, flower shape.
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5. Use a drop of hot glue to attach both ends of the crepe paper.
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6. Open up the flower by press down the outer edges of the crepe paper.
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7. Make several crepe paper flowers and use a yarn needle to thread them onto a length of jute.
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Quick and Easy Onsie Gift Tags/Cards

January 12, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under Party and Special Occasion

Onsie Gift Tags Cards Quick and Easy Onsie Gift Tags/Cards
Is it just me or are there new babies everywhere these days? New babies, baby showers, baby christenings, they seem to come in waves in our lives and when they do, of course, a card or gift is the thing to do (on top of a whole bunch of cooing and smiling!). These little cards can be made in a variety of sizes depending on your punch and can work as a tag, card or even a bunting. As a general rule of thumb, your paper square should be about three times as big as the diameter of your punch for the best proportions.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: Less than 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Cardstock squares
Circle punch
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Along one edge of the square, punch a half circle out at the very center. This will now be the top and the “neck” of your card.
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2. Using your scissors, cut out “sleeves” about 1 punch lengths the way down each side and about ¾ a punch length in toward the center as shown in the photo. Trim down to the bottom at this width to form the body of the card.
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3. At the bottom edge, punch along the corners to create the “leg openings” of the onsie.
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4. Finally trim the “sleeve” lengths to your desired length, add a message and you are set!
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DIY Light Tulle Garland

DIY Light Tulle Garland DIY Light Tulle Garland
This simple craft is perfect for the holiday season, or any other time of year that has you wishing for a little extra sparkle. Just a few supplies can transform an ordinary string of lights into something magnificent. Grab your girlfriends and enjoy crafting a festive garland for your Christmas tree, dessert table, or banister!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 45 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
White string lights
Tulle
White pipe cleaners
Scissors
Wire Cutters

Things to do:
1. Cut your chenille stems into 2-inch sections.
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2. Wrap tulle around the string of lights, carefully bunching the fabric. Use a 2-inch piece of chenille to secure the fabric.
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3. Continue bunching fabric over the lights until you’ve covered the entire strand.

DIY Dried Lavender Gift Bag

Dried Lavender Gift Bag DIY Dried Lavender Gift Bag
This lavender gift bag makes the perfect “thinking of you” gift for birthdays or other special events. Make several and keep them in your closet to replace traditional birthday cards. Any woman would love to receive this sweet-smelling sentiment.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Burlap bags
“Happy Birthday” Rubber Stamp
Scissors
Small pinecones
Dried Lavender
Coffee Filter
Inkpad
Jute
Paper gift tags

Things to do:
1. Stamp “Happy Birthday” onto a gift tag. Firmly press the stamp onto the inkpad, to ensure the stamp transfers completely.
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2. Fill the burlap pouch with dried lavender until the bag is halfway full.
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3. Stick a coffee filter into the top of the pouch and leave ½ inch exposed. Tighten the drawstrings of the pouch.
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4. Cut a piece of jute and attach a pinecone by wrapping the jute around it.
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5. Attach your “Happy Birthday” gift tag to the jute and tie it around the top of the burlap pouch.
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6. Trim any excess jute.
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How-to Make a Paper Chalkboard Flower

Paper Chalkboard Flower How to Make a Paper Chalkboard Flower
This versatile project has so many fun uses! Write a sweet note and use the paper flower in place of a bow on a birthday present, or hang it from your Christmas tree. However you choose to display this project, you’re sure to love the finished result!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Old Book Pages
Scissors
Jute
Chalk Ink Pen
Chalk circles
Ruler
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Bone folder (optional)

Things to do:
1. Tear out two pages from an old book and accordion fold them with ¾ inch folds. Try to keep the folds crisp and straight.
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2. Once you’ve folded both of your pages, the next step is cutting an inverse “v” shape on both sides. Sketch the shape with a pen and use scissors to make the cuts.
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3. Now, we want to connect the pages. Fold each page in half and use a piece of jute to tie them together in the middle. Use a double knot to ensure they stay together.
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4. Draw a line of hot glue down the center of each fold and attach the pages at all loose seams, creating a circle. Let the hot glue dry before moving on to the next seam.
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5. When you’ve finished creating your flower shape, add a decorative element by gluing a chalk circle to the front. Apply a drop of hot glue to the back of the circle and secure it to the middle of the flower. Write a sweet note on the chalk circle and enjoy!
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DIY Small Pillow Gift Box

Pillow Gift Box DIY Small Pillow Gift Box
These little boxes are great for stuffing with candies, goodies or little gifts, and they are so easy and fun to make! Your giftee will never guess they are made from recycled paper towel roll tubes! You can scale these up to make longer boxes with wrapping paper tubes (perfect for gifting posters!).

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 20 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Paper towel roll tubes
Scrapbook paper
Bone folder
Scissors
Glue stick
Tin can

Things to do:
1. Flatten out your tube.
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2. Using your can, line it up on the edge of the flattened tube and use the edge of the can and your bone folder to score an arc along the end of the tube.
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3. Cut a piece of decorative paper the width of your tube and a little longer than the tube is around. Using your glue stick, glue the paper onto the tube, overlapping the end and being sure to glue down all the edges.
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4. Rescore the arc on your tube and then gently crease to fold the ends in to close.
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Washi Edged Square Tags

Washi Edged Square Tags Washi Edged Square Tags
While these square cardstock tags are handy and cute, just as they are, a little washi tape can take them from fun to fabulous! Trimming tags with washi tape is a quick and high impact way to take your gift-wrapping up a notch. Color coordinates the washi with your wrapping paper, the season or a favorite color to make your gifts extra special. For best results you’ll want to cover both sides identically in washi so the tag looks great no matter which side is up!

Time required: Less than 5 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy

Things you’ll need:
Washi tape
Square tags
Scissors
String or twine

Things to do:
1. Line up the edge of your washi tape to the edge of your tag and smooth the tape down well.
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2. Repeat this process in the same spot on the other side, smoothing the tape together where it meets.
3. Trim the excess tape off along the edge of the tag so that there is no overhang.
4. Add ribbon, string or twin for attaching to the package.

DIY 3-D Tree Tag

DIY 3D Tree Tag DIY 3 D Tree Tag
Get into the gift-wrapping spirit this season with some fun tags that will take your presents up a notch and fill your giftees with glee. These little square tags, while cute enough on their own, are even better with a little 3-D tree detail. Choose a double or single layer of trees for different looks and decorate with glitter, seed beads or leave the trees as is. Either way they’ll look fabulous on your packages and parcels.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Square tags
Green cardstock
Bone folder
Scissors
Craft glue

Things to do:
1. Cut a square of green cardstock out that is 1/3 smaller than the tag. Using the square, cut out an equilateral triangle. You’ll want two identical triangles for a double layer tag.
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2. Run the edge of the bone folder down the center of the triangle to crease and fold it in half.
3. For a single layer tag, glue the folded edge onto the center of the tag. For a double layer, glue the folded edge onto the second triangle and, once dry, glue both onto the tag. Add ribbon or string to tie.
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Fancy Tags with Washi and Stamps

Fancy Tags Fancy Tags with Washi and Stamps
I’m something of a tag-a-holic when it comes to the holidays. I really prefer a good tag over ribbon (although I usually choose both!) so I like to have a whole stash ready for the gift giving season. This fancy tag is perfect for smaller gifts where there might not be room for tags and ribbon, and with a little bit of decoration, you’d never notice that the ribbon was missing!

Difficulty level: easy
Time required: 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Tags with two holes
Hemp twine
Washi Tape and/or Stamps and Stamp pad
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Decorate your tags. If using washi tape, either wrap all the way around or trim at the edges for the most polished look. With stamps, center the stamp on the tag.
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2. Cut two pieces of twine long enough to more than wrap around your package.
3. Fold one piece in half and thread the ends through one hole, and then through the loop created from the fold. Pull the two ends tight to form a knot. Repeat with the other hole.
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4. Place the tag on the top of the box and tie the two sets of twine together at the back. Trim away excess twine.
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