Friday, November 8, 2013

DIY Advent Calendars

Well it's getting close to Christmas so time to start thinking about making some Christmas craft.   I have come across some great Advent calendars which look so much better than store bought ones and you can put your own little surpise in each day.

Some easy ideas from bunting, pegs, boxes and a shoe organiser.   

Advent Bunting via Mousehouse

Shoe Organiser Advent Calendar via eighteen25

Peg Advent via Home Ideas Mag
Hanging Advent Calendar via Small fry & Co

Box Advent Calendar via Ideas Mag

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

DIY Gift Bags

Here are a few gift bag ideas using old book pages or sheet music.    Simply by sewing up the sides or using glue you have a quick handmade gift bag which looks nicer than a store bought one.

Bird gift bag via Vintage with Laces

Music sheet gift bag via The other side of me

Book page gift bags via Sally Ann

Monday, October 7, 2013

Party Bags

For your next party why not grab some kraft bags or paper and make your own cute party or gift bags.  I love the first one which you can use different coloured ink to stamp on and then different coloured cotton to sew around the edges, then your guests just need to rip it to find their treats.

Thanks party bags via Make It & Love It

Treat bags via A Little Sweetness

Printed bags via Perfectly Imperfect

Doily Bag via Hostess with the Mostess

Monday, September 23, 2013

DIY Gift Ideas

There is nothing like a gift that has been handmade, so here are some easy ideas you can whip up to give for gifts.  The main ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, all you then need are some pretty bottles and jars to put them in.

Body Scrub via Martha Stewart

Flavoured Sugar via Country Living

Bath Fizzies via Martha Stewart

Infused Olive Oils via Just Putzing

Monday, September 16, 2013

Gift Packaging Ideas No. 6

Some more lovely gift wrapping ideas using brown paper or boxes.  Just add some washi tape, twine, stamps, buttons and ribbon and you have a beautiful gift to give.

So simple but so cute!

Box with Washi Tape via En casa de tia Gretel

Stamped paper with button via Craft and Creativity

Brown paper & twine via French Kissed

Monday, September 9, 2013

Mason Jars

I recently came across some mason jars in my local supermarket so set about finding what could be done with them, here's a few ideas.

Soap dispenser, vase and adding a door knob on the jar for decoration all make for some easy DIY.

Soap Dispenser via A Pretty Life

Mason Jar Vase via Cupcakes & Couture
Decorative Jars via That's What We Said

Monday, September 2, 2013

Washi Tape Ideas No. 2

Here are some more clever things to do with washi tape.   Cute bird house key hooks, easy gift wrap, tags, bows and some easy no sew bunting to make.

Bird house key hooks via Torie Jayne

Washi tape wrapping paper & gift tag via Poppytalk

Washi tape bows via I am Doe

Washi tape and Fabric Bunting via Tatertots & Jello