Up your gift wrap game. These reusable drawstring gift bags will save you money and time, while helping the environment.
Feel bad about throwing away the pretty greeting cards people give you? Turn them into little gift boxes, and send them back out into the world. It only takes one card and a bit of folding to make a lidded box that’s big enough to hold jewelry or another small gift.
Christmas cards are too pretty to throw away, so I like to turn them into gift tags to use the following Christmas. It takes just minutes to do, and they come out looking every bit as nice as store-bought gift tags – if not nicer.
Whenever we have a party or get-together, I always find myself scrambling to round up enough potholders and trivets to protect our sideboard and table. This is especially true when we host a potluck dinner. So, I decided to solve the problem by making a hot pad table runner.
A simple way to save on Easter baskets? Shrink them down to a reasonable size. This paper plate Easter basket has just enough room for a few pieces of candy and a couple toys. Here’s how it’s made.
I love to wrap presents in strawberry boxes, so I always have a big stack of them in my gift closet. Recently, I decided to turn some of them into Easter baskets. I pulled out my stash of ribbons and trim, and this is the result. Pretty cute, eh? I used green bamboo for the handles (a curb pile rescue), but you could easily use sticks, chenille stems or wired ribbon for the handles instead.
If you love clothespin crafts as much as I do, you better go ahead and add these clothespin Easter baskets to your must-make list. They’re a lot of fun to make – and easy, too. Here are step-by-step instructions.