Category Archive: Handmade Gifts

THE MEANING OF THE CANDY CANE

Need some help remembering the reason for the season?  Or do you want to help others remember?  Well, this is a sweet and simple gift, appropriate for kids and adults that do just that.   Now if this looks familiar, it is a new take on The Legend of the Candy Cane tags that we …

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HOW TO MAKE AN ADVENT CALENDAR – Out of Recycled Gum Containers

  It’s that time of year to count down the 25 days til Christmas, so get your advent calendar out or if you don’t have one just follow us step by step to make your own!  As if the kids weren’t excited enough, they have been eye-balling (and believe I saw some shaking too) these …

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FREE DOWNLOADABLE Trick or Treat Sucker Cards

Want to do something cute for those adorable and goulish trick or treats but don’t have a lot of time?  Or do you need some cute inexpensive Halloween party favors?  Well then I think you are in the right place with our semi homemade Halloween treats!  Just download our FREE trick or treat sucker cards …

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HALLOWEEN SPIDER CD SCRAPBOOK

Are you looking for a really fun Halloween craft?  Well look no farther because we have a special treat for you with our Halloween Spider CD Scrapbook made with recycled CDs, pipe cleaners, scrapbook paper, ribbons, and our digital dye cuts from our Halloween collection. This was so much fun and the kids enjoyed it too. Ready …

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HALLOWEEN GOOP Spooktacular Halloween Treat Tags

Gather up your favorite Halloween treats…gobblin goobers  & spider eggs, gummy worms & zombie legs!  Or maybe you prefer scarecrow teeth & monster scales or witches warts & Frankenstein’s nails.  Well, whatever your goolish appetite desires, check out our spooktacular Halloween mix and original Halloween Goop Tags! We had fun creating our mix and then …

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HOW TO POUND FLOWERS 101- OUR COLORFUL ATTEMPT

Inspired by my mom’s beautiful blooming garden, we decided to try flower pounding – our attempt to hammer flowers until we have art. 🙂   In true Nana Lin fashion, my mom had everything set up for us including ice teas with fresh mint – what fun!  Our copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccinos would be a great addition …

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Mackinac Island Photos Keepsake- Create a Stand Up Mini Scrapbook

  Create your best Mackinac Island Souvenir with your five favorite vacation photos and our stand up scrapbook!  This is so simple yet so cute!  Don’t keep all your photos in albums or left on your phone!  Print out your favorite five Mackinac Island photos, grab some paper and glue, and take an hour to …

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Exploding Pop Up Mackinac Island Scrapbook

As I have said before, I just cannot get enough of this exploding scrapbook project, whether I am making one in a new theme for myself or another gift.  So I thought I would share with you how to make an exploding scrapbook featuring three basic pop ups and our new Mackinac Island Scrapbook Clip …

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How to Make Sugar Scrub – SPA PARTY FAVORS

This is so easy, I cannot believe how much I have paid for sugar scrubs in the past!  Not only did we save oodles by not buying a bunch of body scrubs for everyone at Bath and Body, we were also able to customize and match the scrub and packaging with her party them and to top …

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How to Make FLAX SEED EYE BAGS

I am amazed at how much more relaxing it can be to lie down with a flax seed filled eye bag resting gently on your eyes.  Not only does it block out light but the weight of it is rather soothing and relaxing.  I also love having lavender in mine so that I can enjoy the …

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How to Make an Exploding Book with Pop Ups!

    Are you ready to have lots of fun and impress all your friends?  Well check out the latest version of our favorite paper project…the Exploding Book with Pop Ups!  This was so much fun and once I figured out how to add three heart pop ups it took me under one hour to make …

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VALENTINE COCOA- Strawberry White Chocolate Cocoa Mix & Packaging

I love pink, strawberries, white chocolate, and packaging gifts in baggies and jars, so I am thrilled to share our Valentine’s Cocoa Mix and packaging ideas with you!  This is simple to whip up, requiring only a few necessary ingredients with optional topping!   LET’S START WITH OUR VALENTINE COCOA SINGLE SERVING PACKAGES… Decide how many …

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