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August 31, 2015
Cranberry White Chocolate Jar Cookie Mix Gift Idea #MakeAmazing

Cranberry White Chocolate Jar Cookie Mix #MakeAmazing

I absolutely love to make jar cookie mix gifts for those times when an easy, thoughtful gift is in order, and today, I’m teaming up with Scotch to share one of my all-time favorite jar cookie mix recipes. Around here, we have always called these yummy cranberry white chocolate chip cookies Cranberry Hootie Creeks, but […]

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August 24, 2015
School Supply Gift Tote for Teachers #MakeAmazing

School Supply Teacher Gift Idea #MakeAmazing

With children heading back to the classroom, surprise a special teacher with a gift he or she is sure to put to good use! This supply gift tote idea is made quickly and easily by upcycling a standard beverage container and then personalizing it with supplies from Scotch. The end result is a fun organizer […]

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June 3, 2015

DIY Instagram Photo Magnets

Turn your favorite Instagram photos into fun magnets to enjoy even when you are away from your phone and computer screen. I’ve shared my Instagram photo magnet how-to over at the Darice blog, Live. Craft. Love., and you are sure to be happy when you see how incredibly it is to make a set of […]

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August 26, 2014
This adorable apple softie features a cute little pocket to tuck notes inside. Perfect for a special teacher! Free pattern pieces + tutorial.

Apple Softie Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Stitch up a sweet apple softie to give as a gift to a teacher or simply to use as festive fall decor. Using my free sewing pattern and tutorial, these little guys are as easy as (apple) pie to make! Read on for all the details. (more…)

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August 15, 2014
Adorable DIY apple bookends from Positively Splendid. #MichaelsMakers

DIY Apple Bookends #MichaelsMakers

Heading back to school means it’s time once again to hit the books, and today I’m sharing a fun back to school craft project I’ve made with the help of Michaels Stores to keep books organized in adorable fashion. Featuring a sweet pencil eraser “stem,” these cute apple bookends can be made in just minutes, […]

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June 4, 2014
Hanging phone charging station pattern and tutorial. These would make great gifts!

DIY Fabric Phone Charging Station

Chances are, if you have a smart phone, you’ve found yourself at one point or another struggling to find a safe place to charge it. When staying in hotels or others’ homes (or in dorm rooms for college students), it can be a challenge to find an outlet next to a raised surface, so phones can […]

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May 16, 2014
Easy yo-yo clips by Positively Splendid

Easy Yo-Yo Clips

I am always on the lookout for fun little craft projects I can whip up quickly to add to my gift-giving stash to pass along to someone special at a moment’s notice. This easy yo-yo clip craft idea is a perfect project to keep important papers organized in style, and these clips couldn’t possibly be easier to […]

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May 5, 2014
The ultimate round-up of handmade gifts for women! More than 40 great ideas perfect for moms, teachers, graduates and more.

40+ Handmade Gifts for Her

Looking for a unique, thoughtful handmade gift idea for a special woman in your life? I’ve rounded up some of my very favorite ideas, many of which can be made with minimal time and on a shoestring budget. These gifts are terrific for mothers, teachers, graduates, neighbors or anyone whose day could use a lift […]

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April 30, 2014
Dove chocolates, free printable tags and a Mason jar turn into a sweet and memorable Mothers' Day gift! Love this! #SharetheDOVE

Mason Jar Mothers’ Day Gift with Free Printables #SharetheDOVE

Today’s post is brought to you by DOVE via MomTrends. Moms really deserve our appreciation, don’t you think? Thinking of my own mom, it is incredible to think of all the ways my life is better just because of the amazing woman she is. This Mothers’ Day, I have come up with a gift idea […]

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December 12, 2013
So yummy! Orange hot fudge sauce makes a perfect neighbor gift! #SwellNoel

Orange Hot Fudge Sauce Gift Idea with Free Printables #SwellNoel

Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout November and December, some of my favorite blogging friend have stopped by Positively Splendid to share some of their best holiday ideas in the third annual Swell Noël series. You can stay up-to-date on all of the fantastic ideas shared throughout the series by following the Swell Noël 2013 Pinterest board, and also […]

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