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Easter Gift: Carrot Snack Bags

A simple tutorial for an Easter gift your kids will love.

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As Easter approaches, I find myself once again trying to come up with healthy alternatives to candy to fill the kids’ baskets. I try to limit the amount of sugar I give them, and holidays are no exception. I have seen many alternatives to this idea while browsing Pinterest, so I thought I would give it a try. What makes this treat bag unique is the type of bag that I used. You can purchase treat bags already shaped and colored to look like carrots and fill them with anything you'd … [Read more...]

DIY Easter Gift Bags

We love this tutorial for a colorful hand-doodled Easter gift.

How to make DIY Easter gift bags for your friends and family

I love celebrating holidays and getting inspired to make something new each year. For Easter this year, I decided to make gift bags decorated with my own art doodles. I plan to fill them up with candy and strategically (and secretly) leave them for my friends and family to find. I hope these little surprises will brighten their day! Easter Gift Bags Supplies: • Muslin gift bags (I ordered mine online from Celestial Gifts on Etsy) • Fabric markers • Personalized favor … [Read more...]

DIY Mason Jar Sewing Kit

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My Mother-in-Law loves to sew. It's inspiring what she can make with a sewing machine and some creativity. Given that her four children have showed no interest in her passion, she warmly (and hopeful, maybe?) prepared a large sewing kit as a gift for me one birthday. There were so many mysterious items in the kit, ones that I had never seen before, and sadly that I have never had need to use. There were things, however, that I have found endlessly useful such as thread, scissors, needles, … [Read more...]

Wildflower Seed Favors

The perfect favor idea for springtime gatherings.

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What better way to head into spring than by hosting a flower arranging class! There is something so soothing, nurturing and creative about experimenting with the many colors of blossoms, petals, stems, and foliage. To me, it is like a blank canvas, awaiting the rich and vibrant hues and textures, ultimately making a masterpiece. In connection to this flower arranging workshop, I will utilize this opportunity to share thoughts about “Nurturing From Within” and “Blossoming from the … [Read more...]

Homemade Box of Chocolates

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Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand-in-hand perfectly, so this year I’ve decided to make several homemade boxes of chocolates to give to my friends and family. Whether you fill them with one type of chocolate, or a wide assortment of homemade and/or store bought varieties, your DIY gift will make your loved ones feel extra special. For my boxes of chocolates, I decided to fill them with homemade chocolate-coffee truffles using one of my favorite recipes. Homemade fudge or … [Read more...]

Blowing Kisses Your Way Valentine

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Please welcome guest blogger, Stacy Dutton. Stacy is the Jr. Art Director at My Own Labels/Evermine. She is a new mother and lover of stationery, pie, and dark chocolate. Today she is sharing her latest idea for her son's first Valentine's Day! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I knew I wanted to do something for all of my son’s classmates at his daycare since it’s his first Valentine’s Day. A typical classroom Valentine involves a cute card with some sort of candy … [Read more...]

4 Cute & Easy Kid Valentine Ideas

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'Tis the season for sharing love and cuteness! When coming up with clever ideas for classroom valentines, simplicity is key. Here are 4 fun ideas that your kids will love both making and giving to their classmates this Valentine's Day: 1. Sealed With A Kiss Decorate Hershey's kisses with personalized labels. Pour a handful into heart clasp favor boxes and decorate with a fun Circus style label. Items Needed: • Hershey's Kisses (I chose the caramel flavor) • Small Circle Labels in … [Read more...]

Budget-Friendly Nougat Bar Favors

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Big Hunk Nougat Bars, sold in bulk, make a delicious, budget-friendly favor idea. You can even heat them in the microwave for 12 - 15 seconds and you have instant melt-in-your-mouth, gooey sweet nougat! For a elegant favor idea, I repackaged the bars in flat cello bags with a vintage looking burlap label that matches the hues of the nougat. I am completely hooked on the 'Vintage Museo labels' because they incorporate lovely texture in the the design. Here they resemble burlap which … [Read more...]

Plantable Paper Heart Favors

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When you order heart-shaped tags, they come on a carrier sheet with each tag punched and ready to pop out. After you pop them out, you have not only tags, but the carrier sheet with a bunch of heart-shaped holes in it. There must be something you can do with this. After mulling it over for a while, I remembered the Christmas cards I made last year with my own homemade paper. I had made a paper rectangle mold to use as a guide so all the pieces of homemade paper were the same. That’s when I … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve Party Favors: Midnight Kisses

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The perfect New Year's Eve party calls for the perfect favors. These Midnight Kiss party favors are both clever and fun to make. Pass them out to all your guests as you count down to midnight! Midnight Kiss Party Favors Supplies Needed: • Cardboard tubes • Tissue paper • Ribbon • Custom rectangle labels • Chocolate kisses Wrap each toilet paper tube in tissue paper and secure with tape. Gather one end and tie closed with ribbon. Fill the tube with chocolate kisses and … [Read more...]