We usually give a little personalized gift to my daughter’s favorite teachers from the previous years. This year, we decided on hand-drawn glasses.
Using Pebeo Vitrea markers, my daughter drew some fun designs and plain pint glasses. We then made them into summer drink kits by filling them with straws, rock candy stir sticks and cold brew iced tea bags.
I needed a quick and easy centerpiece for a graduation lunch and stumbled upon a paper fan one on It’s a Horvath’a Life.
The fans were simple enough to make using plain paper, skewers and glue. I then used a big lollipop to fill out the “bouquet.” Floral foam kept everything in place.
Craftbits has an easy last minute Valentine’s gift idea. Make a speech bubble love sign.
Here’s a quick valentine to whip up. I have a lot of googly eyes for some reason, but you could just as easily print on eye.
After seeing this comic on Hana’s World and then finding a pattern for the Giving Bunny, I decided to combine them and make fencing giving bunnies since my kids have started fencing.
The weapons are made from Sculpey. The masks are from window mesh I bought at the hardware store for another project. I just cut ovals out of felt and mesh and sandwiched the mesh between the felt.
For a fun project that would also make great little gifts, check out Ms. Toi’s tutorialon making lipstick using crayons, castor oil and shea butter. You might even try adding a little essential oils to your blend. Just make sure the oils are safe to use on lips.
Images: Ms. Toi
Irrelephant has a tutorial for a wonderful gift idea. Use gold leaf for a Silhoutte instead of regular old black. Pop one in a nice frame and you’ll have an amazing, personal gift.
Jenny at The Sweetest Occasion made these fabulous glitter gumdrop ornaments that can also be place card holders. I’m seeing garlands.
Photo: Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion
To go along with my son’s ninja costume, I decided to make some throwing stars. I followed this tutorial on WikiHow. I used copy paper and added a layer of foil on top to make them more realistic.
Minieco made these fantastic looking candle holders using paper and an accordion fold. I thought they would be perfect jack o’ lanterns.
Not hard once you figure out the folds, but you’ll definitely want to print out the template Minieco created and follow the tutorial to make things a lot easier.