Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday Gift Giving ~ Gifts from the Heart

It's here! The first day of the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash from Simply Sweet Home. Jen, from Tatertots and Jello is the first to host. I just love Jen. If ever there was a woman full of amazing crafty talent and ideas, it is she! Today she is sharing homemade gift ideas, and we are encouraged to share our own. What fun!

One of our favorite homemade gifts around here is hair clippies. We're girly girls, what can we say? And with so many girl cousins and friends, we're never short on someone who could benefit from a little hair "candy" :) Sierra, Makenna, and I recently made holiday hair clips, but we enjoy making these all year round for all different occasions.



Click HERE for a hair clip tutorial ;)

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Need a little something to put those clips in?

The other day I was looking for gift boxes for a few necklaces I was making as gifts. Of course, I couldn't find a one! I didn't want to have to order more. For one, I don't need 150 of them {or whatever the minimum order would be}, and secondly, I couldn't really wait for them to arrive. I needed them NOW. I remembered a super easy way to make gift boxes out of old Christmas or greeting cards, or a little cardstock or scrapbooking paper. We used to make these by the dozens when I was in middle school.

{I apologize ahead of time for the quality in pictures AND box. I was in a hurry, so neither turned out well, but I think you can at least get an idea}.

Simply locate an unused card.

Fold each side in toward the middle, and crease. {Fold bottom up to the midway point, top to midway, then unfold. Then fold sides in to midpoint.} Unfold all and lay flat. {I've drawn lines to show where you should see creases.

Next, cut up the each side just until you touch the middle rectangle.

Fold tabs in, and fold middle over {I use a bit of tape to secure}, and voila!

Repeat these steps for the bottom of the box, except fold in just a tiny bit further so that the box is a tiny bit smaller :)

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And what's a gift without a super cute tag to accompany it???


Searching for more heartfelt gift ideas? Go see Jen!

14 comments :

Catherine Anne said...

You are so crafty! Love your ideas!

Foursons said...

You are good girl. G.O.O.D.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Your hair clippies are too cute! Too bad I don't have a little girlie to wear some...or I would be making them too! I love the box idea too!

jenjen said...

Your hair clippies are so so cute! I haven't made any for Christmas -- you have inspired me!

And what a good idea, making boxes out of old cards. I love it!

Thanks for linking up Liz! You are too sweet. I think YOU are the crafty one. Have a great day!

XOXO
Jen

Rhonda said...

What cute ideas! I may have to make some hair clippies for my nieces. Love the box idea too!

~~Mel~~ said...

You always have the coolest (and cutest) ideas!!! I wish I was crafty like you...

Anne said...

I love that gift box idea! I'm definitely going to be making some of those.

jennykate77 said...

I love the idea of turning the card into a gift box!! So cute!

Sarah said...

LOVE those little hair clippies...too many boys around here to appreciate them...maybe I'll just make them for myself!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Thanks for the box idea, it could come in handy. And, the hair clips are very pretty - I have four girls, who would all love those in their stockings!

He & Me + 3 said...

That is just awesome. You are so good! Amazing!

Sherry said...

What a great idea for little boxes! Love the clips too!

Sherry said...

What a great idea for little boxes! Love the clips too!

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by yesterday from the party. These are really cute gift ideas.. Have a great week.

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