Tag Archive: gift

Crafty April: Packaging Ideas

I think that how a gift is wrapped is just as important as the gift itself, so I paid special attention to all the packaging for the craft items I made for the… Continue reading

Madame Verte’s Easter Basket Picks — For Grown Ups

With the Easter holiday still a few weeks away, I have been thinking pastels, bunnies, eggs, lambs, and candies lately.  Which also brings me to the subject of Easter baskets. Usually mon mari… Continue reading

Seeing Red at Home

Red is one of my favorite colors, both to wear, and to use in decorating.  I find that I am naturally attracted to warm, vibrant colors, especially reds, oranges, yellows, and browns, with… Continue reading

Love Mitts

This craft project is reminiscent of a cooking mitt, pot holder, or a glove. I used a wooden, Scandinavian ornament leftover from the Christmas season to mimic a pot holder and painted it… Continue reading

Waste Not, Want Not

The surfaces in my home office tend to get a little crowded sometimes. This is due to the fact that I usually keep a lot of old paper and packaging for use in… Continue reading

Love-Themed Wine Charms

These are festive, little wine charms that are simple to create with a few metal-rimmed marking tags with metal key rings [available at office supply stores], scissors, colored paper, and glue or tape… Continue reading

Customizable Tea Bags

Here is an easy way to customize a tea bag, and add a little personal-li-tea! These tea bags would make fun place cards perched in cups or mugs with the label hanging over… Continue reading

DIY Decorative Picks for Houseplants

Perhaps I was thinking a little too long about wooden skewers yesterday, but I started coming up with other ideas to use up a large package of skewers I initially bought for grilled… Continue reading

DIY Monogrammed Hats

Several years ago, I made three monogrammed hats for some friends as a Christmas gift.  They were affordable, practical, and adorable! For about $12 per person, I created wonderfully personalized winter wear and… Continue reading

Holly Berry Gift Tag/Ornament

I came up with these holly berry gift tags made out of felt to adorn odd-shaped gifts like tubes and bottles, or generic-looking presents and gift bags.  These tags are simple to create,… Continue reading

Quick Cardboard Gift Tags

I recently purchased a set of cardboard gift tags made by Paper Magic Group and the simple design of them got me thinking that it would be easy to recreate additional tags at… Continue reading

Holiday Wine Charms

As the Thanksgiving holiday nears, we prepare to visit the homes of relatives and friends for lavish dinners, flowing drinks, and general merriment.  Here are some holiday-themed wine charms that I whipped up… Continue reading

Baby Tags

Lots of my friends and family seem to be welcoming new additions to their families lately.  In the last few months, three friends have had babies with different “E” names. When I give… Continue reading

Adding Interest to Paper…With Tea!

I must say that this blog topic combines two of my favorite things: tea, a delicious beverage, and paper, the medium of writers, records, history and literacy. There is something so homey about… Continue reading

Great Kitchen Tools: Mini Spatula/Spoonula Set

One of my favorite kitchen tools is this children’s mini spatula/spoonula set I got at a discount store. The set came with two small spatulas and one small spoonula. These little tools are… Continue reading

Pretty Paper Bows to Make a Present “Pop”

The other day, I was wrapping a gift and the end result was a bit, blah.  I was fiddling around with some paper scraps and thought maybe a paper bow would help.  Usually,… Continue reading