You might know I’ve spent some time over the last year creating free printables and it’s something I love doing (you can find a bunch of free printable goodies on the Free Gems page). I’m not a graphic designer, but I love experimenting with different design elements together. I’m getting back into it again, and I’d love to share a pretty cactus freebie with you! This one is special because it’s one that will be sent to my newsletter subscribers with their monthly newsletter.
Not all gifts have to be wrapped–sometimes all you have time for is a gift bag from Target and that’s okay! This week’s wrapping tip for Wrap It Wednesday is just that—a gift bag!
If you saw last week’s feature, you’ll know that I needed to wrap gift for a new baby with Seattle Mariners fans for parents. I couldn’t find anything great in those colors (that teal is hard!), so I decided to look at what I had in my own craft stash. I ended up coming across some watercolor pages I painted and the colors matched perfectly, so I made some gift tags out of them. Check out that DIY here!
I’ve become a gold foil fanatic. And a planter fanatic (see a DIY roundup here!). So it’s only natural that those two would get together and I’d make a gold foil planter. Or two. Or maybe four or five. But the gold foil process is easy and pretty quick–and the best part is that you can’t screw it up. You really can’t! And that is the best kind of crafting!
This week’s tutorial for a gold foil planter will give you the basics and show you how to create easy designs using painter’s tape. Consider stripes, polka dots, squares, whatever you want. You could even foil the entire pot! Read More
Hey guys! I know it’s been a little sparse around here–May was so busy! But I’ve got tons of DIYs and home decor stuff coming down the pipeline for you! Woot! I’m sharing a different kind of wrap tip this week for Wrap It Wednesday—DIY watercolor gift tags! Make a bunch and have them on hand for quick gifts—put them on a wine bottle, add them to a simple kraft paper gift, or add to a gift bag to take it up a notch.
Backstory: I needed to wrap a Seattle Mariners baseball baby gift in Mariners colors. Naturally. But it proved harder to do than I thought. Months ago I had played around with watercolor and painted a bunch of sheets that were just hangin’ around. I came across the stack a few days ago and a few of the sheets matched the Mariners colors perfectly! So I made a bunch of gift tags and added them to a simple gift bag (look for that in next week’s Wrap It Wednesday feature!). Easy peasy.
- Watercolor paper (I love this kind from Target—affordable but also awesomely thick!)
- Watercolor (check out this affordable set from Joann)
- Gift tag template
- Twine or ribbon
- 1/8” hole punch, Joann
Lovely Minted, the amazing online marketplace of online designers that sells all kinds of paper goodness like stationery, holiday cards, wrapping paper, art prints, fabric, and more(!), has something new that I’m excited to share with you! They have a line of waterproof customizable labels in several sizes and tons of beautiful designs.
The labels are are sort of superhero labels–they’re machine washable and dishwasher safe!! You can stick them to all kinds of things and they can get wet but won’t smear or fall off. Label clothes, lunch boxes, water bottles, anything you think your kids (or you!) might lose. Read More