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Baby Spider Plant Housewarming Gifts

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If you have a healthy, well-fertilized spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) growing in your home, you are already likely aware of its tendency to send out long stems with developing baby spider plants in the summer when the days are bright and sunny. Fortunately, those baby spider plants are easy to propagate with just a little water, a few planting pots, and some good garden soil. For an excellent guide on propagating spider plants, read this detailed guide by Amy from Get Busy … [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 burlap labels' because they incorporate lovely texture in the the design. Here they resemble burlap which … [Read more...]

Simple Gift: Popcorn In A Jar

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Happy January everyone! Since this is National Thank You Month, I thought it would be fun to share one of my favorite favor ideas for saying thank you to your friends, family, and co-workers. I first came across this idea over on Jac O’ Lyn Murphy, and thought it would make a perfect gift for January meetings, parties, and weddings because it’s simple to throw together, and lets your guests know how much you appreciate them. If you want take it a step further, just pop the popcorn and … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Style Clasp Favor Boxes

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Guess what? My Own Labels clasp boxes are now available in the color Kraft! I'm in love with our new kraft clasp boxes and its been exciting coming up with fun ways to style them for different occasions. There are so many things you can do with our clasp favor boxes and here are 5 simple ways to dress them up to get you started. 1. Mini Pom Pom Make a mini tissue pom pom in any color to match or compliment your personalized labels to instantly add some character. See this tutorial on … [Read more...]

Photo Thank You Cards

For Friends and Family

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(Used in this project: Photo Note Cards.) Make a gift of thank you cards for family members or special friends. This is so fun and easy, you can cross off everyone on your Christmas list if you plan ahead. Now is the time to start thinking about it, because this involves taking photos of whatever it is that makes their home - or them - special: flowers in the yard, vegetables in the garden, a feature like a gate, a doorway, or a bowl of fruit on the kitchen counter. Or the home itself at a … [Read more...]

Herbal Foot Soak

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(Used in this project: Circle Labels and Scallop Tags in Kashmir style.) Whether your feet contend with high heels, hard floors, and long days or get a workout in runners and gardening clogs, they deserve a little pampering, right? When I come in from the garden in my very favorite gardening flip flops I'm sure to leave a dirt trail behind me. But even after a hot shower and a quick sweep, my feet still ache from the pounding they just took. I made up a herbal foot soak just to pamper my … [Read more...]

Apple Cookies

A thank you gift for teacher

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(Used in this project: Diamond Labels and Small Circle Labels in Tiny Hearts style with Medium Cellophane Bags.) Teachers are worthy of serious praise from all of us. A little of my personal time spent on making a special gift for them, is the least I can do! I finally found a reliable and easy recipe for flooding cookies, and I’m excited to pass it along. For these cute cookies, you can choose an array of cookies bases to start with. The only ingredients I do not suggest are chips, nuts, … [Read more...]

Saying Thank You

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Writing thank you cards is the final task for newly weds. The wedding is over, you're home from your honeymoon and now it's time to say thanks to everyone who helped make your special day a success. So take time to remember all the memories each person helped you create and write them a special note with your love and gratitude. Sending a thank you to your best friend or family member? Look through your wedding photos first to find a photo taken of the two of you at your wedding! Print it … [Read more...]

Simple Gifts: Packaged Chocolates

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It seems like this favor created itself. I had no idea what I wanted it to be, but I found an adorable product while browsing a canned food outlet - these little boxes of chocolate squares - which were very inexpensive and cute, and there were dozens of them... and the very best part is, I discovered that My Own Labels label shape 04 fit them just perfectly! This is how it came about: when I found the little boxes of chocolates I saw they would be a good candidate for favors if I could find a … [Read more...]

Homemade Coffee & Berry Liqueurs

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Spring is a great time to start crafting a homemade liqueur. The bottles can age for a few months and be ready for a summer wedding, or for a few months longer and be perfect to hand out during the holidays. The recipes we've included are surprisingly simple and provide a good excuse to spend an afternoon in the kitchen... and several evenings doing taste tests! Served in (or given with) tiny glasses and paired with chocolate, these liqueurs become special gifts for loved ones, or festive … [Read more...]