Category Archives: DIY gift ideas

Bus Stop Breakfast Gift Bags

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

Donuts…..always a welcome surprise for breakfast!  This is especially true with school starting soon and crazy mornings where a sit down breakfast is not in the cards.  For today’s project, I used the Sizzix—Jen Long Donut Card Fold Along Die to create a fun card to attach to some mini donut holes for a quick out- the- door snack.  Add a happy and encouraging message, and your kids will start their day on a positive note.

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Beaded Earrings

If you were to stalk my Pinterest right now you would see that I am a little OBSESSED with beaded fringe earrings right now, and was so excited to give them a try. I can’t lie, I was a little nervous at first, but was pleasantly surprised that they really aren’t that hard to make. So grab some beads, and let’s get to making!

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Wood and Resin Pendant

DIY your own natural and minimal pendant with balsa wood and resin

I’m a sucker for minimal design. I love a natural wood and simple lines. It can get a little boring in home decor, but small trinkets like this little pendant make a big impact to me. I love the juxtaposition of the hard plastic resin against a soft and natural wood. I added a tiny clay mountain in there for good measure.

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Galaxy Star Dishes

Create your own dreamy dishes to hold rings, office supplies, and other trinkets

I recently went to a good friend’s wedding that was so beautiful, I was totally inspired. They’re both aerospace engineers who work for a company that builds rocket ships, so there was a lot of space themed things going on. The tables were each named after constellations and the place markers were little star cookie cutters. I decided to make use of those cookie cutters and create these space themed jewelry dishes.

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Soap Making

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Every once in a while, my mom and I get together and make soap using the cold process method. It’s very precise and would definitely be frustrating if I attempted it by myself, but I love making the soap as a team. If you’re not up to the complication and the chemicals, there is so much you can do with melt-and-pour soaps! Here are some great ideas.

Geo Soaps

Geo Soaps

Make some colorful soap that looks like a geode! It’s a super easy method that doesn’t require any special molds, just some plastic cups!

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