Category: Handmade Gifts

HOW TO MAKE A NO SEW MUSTACHE PILLOW

What do you get when you are invited to a mustache birthday party?  Hummmmmm…. why not make a no sew mustache pillow out of duck tape?!  This is such a fun and easy project, you should make one even if you are not invited to a mustache party!!! Don’t you want one! Well then, let’s see… …

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KNOCK OFF MACKENZIE CHILDS BIRD FEEDER

Brighten your garden or any corner of the yard with a whimsical bird feeder.  If you have been at Joyful Daisy for any length of time, you know that I just love the whimsical designs of Mackenzie Childs, however I don’t always love the prices.  For instance, the adorable Mackenzie Childs bird feeder shown below can be your for …

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RECYCLED JEAN BACKPACK

I have seen a lot of cute jean bags over the years but this design using the inseams for straps and an old sweater ribbing for the top is truly ingenious!  I can brag a little about this because it is not my design… this is another idea my mom woke up with!  She is so …

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How to Make a MINI SCRAPBOOK CARD

This is a perfect card for any occasion.  With a small fold out insert to add photos, or pockets for gift cards, this mini scrapbook card makes an adorable presentation and is a really fun project to make.  It isn’t quite as impressive as the exploding book but it is a quicker project and still …

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ULTIMATE CARAMEL CHOCOLATE PRETZELS

Bet you can’t eat just one bite!  This is one of my mom’s specialties.  In fact she sends them literally cross country and cross the world at Valentine’s Day and I fear if she ever stopped there would be major consequences for her:)  However, don’t wait for Valentine’s Day, treat someone you love – yourself …

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ADORABLE TEACHER GIFT CARD HOLDER

This could possibly be the cutest way to give a gift card and to thank your child’s teacher for a job well done.  After all, they have taught and nurtured our children all year long so it is nice to say goodbye with a little gift.  So perhaps this teacher gift card holder will be perfect for your …

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DUCK TAPE GIFTS FOR THE GARDEN

For under $30 and an afternoon, you can create this wonderful assortment of duck tape garden gifts and it is so much fun!  Not only are these duck tape gifts adorable, they also are very functional!  I mean just look at how easy it is to spot those garden tools with bright yellow handles.  When I garden, …

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Knock Off Mackenzie Childs Cookie Jars and Lids

I admit that one of the most attractive features of a clear cookie jar is visible yummy cookies, however, these plain silver lids with plastic brown knobs needed a makeover really bad and since I just found these adorable porcelain coffee knobs the timing was perfect!  I mean look at these from Mackenzie Childs cookie …

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Recycled Jean Accessory Orgaziner

Hats off to my mom for this original design!  I had fun doing all the embellishments on the pockets and hanger but the overall ingenious design for this hanging accessory organizer featuring the screen for earrings, recycled belt loops for scarves, recycled jean buttons for necklaces, and recycled denim pockets and zippers for bracelets, sunglasses, …

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Mackenzie Childs Inspired Accent Lamp

  This little Mackenzie Childs inspired accent lamp adds a bit whimsy to our guest room décor.  I just painted the pot in my favorite Mackenzie Childs check and then added some floral foam, a candlestick lamp, a few silk flowers, and then topped it all off with a petite pleated shade in cranberry red.  Follow …

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PAPER NOTEBOOK COVER TUTORIAL & TEMPLATE

This is such a fun and quick project!  It is not quite as addictive as my exploding book but this paper notebook cover with notepad makes and adorable thinking of you or thank you present.  I am also planning to make some in school colors to stick in graduation presents next month.  It would also …

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Knock off Decor- MacKenzie Childs Enamel Board & Whimsical Magnets

I have loved or shall I say drooled over MacKenzie Childs home décor for years.  I just love looking through their catalogs and savoring each whimsical detail as if the catalog itself is a Belgian truffle.  I must admit that while I love their furniture and home accents, I do not love their price tags and that is probably …

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