Showing posts with label gift. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gift. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

CELEBRATIONS: Valentine Soap Gifts

Valentine Soap Gift ~ diy wrapper via homework | carolynshomework.comNeed an inexpensive gift idea for Valentine’s Day? Stock up on pretty soaps at your local gift or discount store then make them extra special with your own diy soap wrap.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

UPCYCLING: How to make a faux wood tin from a candy tin

Candy Tin with Wood PaperFather’s Day is just around the corner and if you have a Dad or guy in your life who has just about everything, it’s always fun to make something. These upcycled candy tins will be great for holding little objects like candy or paper clips and they were super easy to make.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

HOMEWORK {Reading}: Holiday Issue Martha Stewart Living & a Giveaway

There’s still time to create handmade or homemade holiday gifts and these ideas from the pages of the holiday issue of Martha Stewart Living are amazing. This story is titled Partners in Craft. I love that title because I love to share ideas and feel like the creative community is all about partnering. The projects featured in the story and in this post were created by members of the Martha Stewart extended family – colleagues, friends, current and past contributors to the magazine.

Cookie Snow GlobesALL STORY PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANNA WILLIAMS

These cookie snow globes are darling. We’ve all seen hundreds of variations of the mason jar snow globe but these take things to a new level. Everything in the jar is edible. Homemade gingerbread cookies, royal icing and little trees made out of hard candy are nestled in a snowy field of icing.

Monday, December 1, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Dollar Store Coffee Mug Sock Cozy

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We’re officially in the holiday season. O.M.G.!! I have a million things still to do. If you’re like me and need some quick and easy gift ideas, this dollar store coffee mug sock cozy couldn’t be any easier or easier on the wallet.

Monday, November 24, 2014

INKLING: The Cinch–DIY Spiral Notebooks

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Guess what I’m going to be making for Christmas gifts? Lots and lots of pretty spiral bound notebooks. And it’s super easy now that I have a Cinch by We R Memory Keepers. The Cinch is basically like a comb binder but with nifty features that make it easy to create pretty notebooks.



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SHOW & TELL: Homemade Gift Round Up

Homemade Gift Round Up  via carolynshomework.comIn a few days Halloween will be behind us and we’ll need to turn our attention to the major holidays that are around the corner. I’ve been thinking about some homemade gift ideas and thought I’d share some things that I found. None of these gifts take major crafting, cooking or sewing skills. I think they’d all be pretty easy to create but would make a big impact. I love homemade gifts and can’t wait to start creating some of these.

Monday, September 15, 2014

INKLING: Lifestyle Crafts Embossed & Die Cut Recipe Cards

Lifestyle Crafts Embossed Recipe Cards - homework (7)I’m trying to be organized this year and get ahead with some unique and handmade gift ideas for the holidays. I thought these letterpress and die cut recipe cards using my Lifestyle Crafts Evolution would be perfect.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

EXTRA CREDIT: The Practical Photo gift {Shutterfly Giveaway}

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Hey, friends! Last week, I shared with you my fun Sport Gift Bag that I’m planning on giving to the moms of my son’s teammates.

Shutterfly Canvas Tote Bag via homework5I ordered the bag from Shutterfly with an action shot and added some fun personalization. Over the past two weeks, you may have seen a number of other bloggers sharing about their own experiences with Shutterfly gifts this holiday season. If you missed some of those, be sure to check out LooksiSquare tomorrow for a very special collection showing you a variety of gift ideas for everyone on your holiday list!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

ETCETERAS: SPORTS GIFT BAG

This post is sponsored by Shutterfly in conjunction with Looksi Square. I received product compensation, but all opinions are my own.
Shutterfly Canvas Tote Bag via homework | carolynshomework.comMy son has played sports his entire life. When he was younger he played football, basketball, volleyball and baseball. It was a never ending cycle of sporting events. I lost count of how many times I was the team mom.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Celebrations: honey facial mask {easy mother’s day gift}

Honey Facial Mask via homework (7)Facial scrubs and mask are always popular and recently I’ve been seeing so many pretty diy homemade scrub ideas for Mother’s Day. One of the recipes that caught my eye was based on honey and I loved the idea – mainly because I had everything I needed in my cupboard.

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Dirt: an inspired herb pot

I’ve been brainstorming holiday gift ideas lately and created this pretty blue herb pot that was inspired by a picture I saw recently.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Dirt: dollar store steamer to flower basket


 
Here’s a fun and budget friendly idea for a Mother’s Day gift {or any occasion gift}. 




I found this wire steamer basket at the dollar store. You could do so many things with this basket. Hang several for kitchen storage, use them for ribbons or scraps of fabric, or actually use it to steam vegetables.



I decided to use mine as a planter for a Mother’s Day gift.



I lined the basket with moss and gave it a good soaking. 



The steamer basket handles double as legs. Or, you could hang the basket using the handles. 



Once filled with potting soil, I planted Forget Me Not seeds. 



Forget Me Not flowers are so pretty and delicate. I love the gorgeous blue color and the cheery yellow center. Here’s how legend says the flower got it’s name.

According to Wildflower Information.org, legend says that the forget me not received its name when a medieval German knight picnicking with his true love along the banks of a river decided to gather some blue flowers at the water's edge. As a flash flood appeared and swept him away, he threw the bouquet to his lover and cried, "Forget me not!"

 
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I can’t wait for my basket to start growing and I’m envisioning an abundance of pretty blue flowers like the ones above. Fingers crossed!




In the meantime, this dragonfly plant stick will stand guard over my seeds. 


P.S.
{One week later...}
 



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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Celebrations: father’s day fire starter kit

Now that we’ve gone from indoor fireplace to outdoor fire pit weather, what better gift for dad than a mini fire starter kit.

Sure those long butane lighters are handy but there’s something about starting a fire the old fashioned way with newspaper, twigs and matches that makes you feel all rustic.

Father’s Day is coming up and this fire starter kit is easy to make and very easy on the wallet. Gather a few twigs and shredded newspaper and bundle them with some twine.

Add a few match boxes - I covered mine with picnic patterned paper. Place your items in a box nestled in dried moss. You can include more items like, grilling spices and ingredients for s’mores.

Dad will have all the items handy to start the next fire pit, barbeque or camp fire.

 


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