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Great Ideas — 23 Handmade Gift Ideas to Make for the Special People in YOUR Life!!

23 handmade gift ideas

It is that time of year when a CUTE, creative gift is needed for those special teachers, mothers, fathers, & friends in your life!   Here are 23 AWESOME gift ideas that you can share with someone special!  Be sure to take a look at all of the fabulous ideas that have been shared this week! DIY Mother's Day Canvas @ My Blessed Life  Teacher Appreciation @ makoodle Mentos Teacher Gift … [Read more...]

Make a DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Gameboard (tutorial)!!

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{{{Happy Valentine's Day}}} Hello Tatertots and jello readers - Jen here from CraftOManiac and I am soooo tickled to be here on TT&J today.  Today I am sharing with you guys my  "DIY Tic-Tac-Toe game board" You can play it with your two favorite treats anytime of the year and the winner gets to eat his/or her treats! Just don't play to many rounds you may get a tummy ache. winks. If … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 DIY Valentine Gifts to Make!!

20 diy valentine gifts to make

Make DIY Valentine gifts for those important people in your life -- from your sweetheart, neighbor or co-workers, even your child's teacher. There are so many great DIY Valentine gift ideas this year, here are 20 of my favorites: Peg Doll Valentines @ Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line Valentine Date Jar @ PaperVine Cute as a Button Gift @ 30 Handmade Days … [Read more...]

Make DIY Snowman Votives out of wine glasses!! (great teacher or neighbor gift)

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Only 10 Days 'til Christmas!! Today I would love to share a fun and whimsical gift idea -- Snowman Votive Holders made out of Wine Glasses!! I found some glasses at Ross for $4 for a set of 4. Then I bought some snow medium and some glitter from my local craft store. Seriously, this project couldn't be easier. … [Read more...]

Make DIY Wood Votives — great neighbor gifts for under $1.50/each!!

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It's almost time to start handing out your neighbor gifts. Here's a little gift idea I came up with – DIY Votive Pillar Candles. Who couldn’t use a cute candle holder in the cold winter months, right? And, this project is super inexpensive. Each pillar candle ends up being about $1.50. Yes, $1.50 for a neighbor gift isn’t too bad! And if you really like someone, you can give them a set of three … [Read more...]

Make Personalized Covered Button Jewelry!

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I think a handmade gift is so much more personal and special than something picked up at a store. Here’s a handmade gift idea that is simple, easy and inexpensive to make, yet shows that you care. And the best part – anyone can make these. {Ella, my 6 year old, made some} Personalized Covered Button Necklaces I know I have an addiction to pretty fabric. I just can’t get … [Read more...]

Giveaway Monday — $40 to Rosie Posie Designs {custom platters and more!!}

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UPDATE -- Winner of the giveaway is #145 -- April. Happy Monday!!  We are filming our webshow today. Eeek - so exciting.  Meanwhile, I have a fun Monday Giveaway from one of my favorite etsy shops: Rosie Posie Designs {Can you guess how much I want this cell phone cover?? Love.} This cell phone cover is so cool … [Read more...]

"Summer Social" Guest Project — Make an Embellished Grocery Bag Container!! {great item to keep in your car}

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Jen is my bloggy bestie.  We run The CSI Project together, Crafterminds, and we are doing a web show together in the fall.  Yet I have never guest posted on her blog.  I wanted to have the perfect project before I posted here.  Well that day of perfection will never come. However, I did come to share with you a fun little gift to give yourself or a friend for the summer…an embellished grocery … [Read more...]

Make a Beachy Rosette Button Necklace {tutorial}

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  Here's my Summer Necklace #2. I have loved seeing all of those pretty Rosette necklaces around, I really wanted to make one for summer. So I took some of the material left over from my Flirty Summer Button Necklace #1 and made some rosettes. {I have a Rosette Tutorial here if you want to learn how to make the rosettes.} Beachy Rosette Button Necklace … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Father’s Day "Tee-rrific" Gift Idea! {and free printable}

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Hi Everyone!  I am so happy to be here guest posting today! I have been a fan of Jen's for a long time and LOVE all of her great ideas!  My name is Lindsey, and I blog over at Inspiring Creations.  I have been crafting since I can remember and I love inspiring others to be creative.  I use my blog to share crafts, tutorials, recipes and I also host a weekly linky party! Today I am … [Read more...]