Community posts tagged with 'DIY crafts'

10 Great DIY Mother's Day Gifts

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and there's no better way to say "thank you" than to handmake a gift from the heart. We scoured the crafting blogosphere to find some of the most inspired, adorable, creative crafts out there. Take a look at what we found, and be sure to check out these great blogs, too:

1. Fabric Flower Bookmarks

Little Birdie Secrets has an idea for your book-loving mom ... or make and give it as a teacher-appreciation gift!

2. Shower Curtain Planters

For moms who love gardening, check out all the cool ideas for turning ordinary objects into planters, from MacGyverisms. We especially love the shower curtain variety.

3. Mother's Day Vase

Another great planter idea from Snapguide. Customize a terra cotta pot with little feet turned into a butterfly!

 4. Handprint Art

Mod Podge has a great idea for taking handprints and turning them into beautiful works of art that Mom will love.

5. Copper Herb Garden Containers

Every cook loves to have fresh herbs at the ready. Get a garden going from Mom by upcycling tin cans and turning them into super cool copper pots with chalkboard tags - great idea from Homey Oh My.

6. Sheet Music Jewelry

Crafts Unleashed shows you how to make delicate-looking jewelry for your music-loving Mom.

7. Photo Jewelry

Saving With Sarah has an inexpensive jewelry gift idea that you can customize with photos of family members.

8. Jewelry Box

Mom will need somewhere to store all her new jewelry! How about this super-sweet idea from Mod Podge?

9. Fabric Flower Paper Clips

Brighten Mom's work day with some one-of-a-kind paperclips from A Pumpkin & A Princess.

10. No-Sew Ruffle Tote

Hard to believe, but this tote from Scattered Thoughts of  Crafty Mom actually requires NO sewing! 


Whip Up Some Festive NYE Hats

When just any ol' party hat won't do, gather up some of your leftover craft supplies (or grab some new ones), like glitter paint, party hats, white feathers, snowflake embellishments and some rhinestone trim

Make a fancy hat to match your outfit, or give the kids some glue and let them go to town with some colorful embellishments of their choice. Makes for a great birthday party craft activity, too!

Give Your New Year's Eve Party a Personal Touch

We were super inspired by the creative folks over at Lily & Val and decided to make all these cute New Year's Eve crafts using free printables. Here's how we did it:

1. Print out the free template
2. Cut out the images
3. Use a glue stick to apply to the bottom of the kisses candy
4. Repeat for the bottles and confetti (we added the names to personalize the party)


Happy New Year!

Make a Kneeling Cushion for the Gardener in Your Life

Our UK friends over at RedShed always come up with the most clever and handy ideas. They recently shared a great project, a kneeling cushion, with us. Check out the how-to video below with super crafter Debbie Shore. What a great gift idea and excellent way to use old pillows.