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Posted on 31 October 2012 | Comments Off
Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition.
It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.
In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain.
The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween.
Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating.
In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.
Make a fantastic gift box for Halloween to cheer your friends or family members.
See creative examples here:
Place in your own homemade box
Here you will find the coolest printable little cards with quotes on them:
Posted on 30 October 2012 | Comments Off
Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of “All Hallows’ Evening”), also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows.
According to many scholars, All Hallows’ Eve was originally influenced by western European harvest festivals and festivals of the dead with possible pagan roots, particularly the Celtic Samhain.
Others maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has Christian roots.
Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (also known as “guising”), attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.
People give gifts also on this occasion so why not make a homemade gift box yourself?
See the instructions over here:
Fill it with
and give to your
Posted on 12 August 2012 | Comments Off
As a child, you must have rushed to get your hands on a delicious frozen treat whenever you heard the ice cream truck drive by. Ice cream trucks were a source of frosty happiness.
Vibrant stickers of assorted, frosty ice cream treats were strewn across the truck’s sides, seeming so real and tasty, our mouths watered in anticipation.
There were chocolate nut cones, ice cream sandwiches and assorted ice pops in every flavor. Strawberry Shortcakes, Chocolate Eclairs and Cherry Bombs to name just a few…
And there was an ice cream of all – the Buried Treasure!
It was called the Buried Treasure because you had to eat all the raspberry ice cream to discover the “treasure” deep inside.
An imprint on the plastic stick! It might be a lion, a dog, or even a funny clown. Whatever it was, it was well worth the wait!
Bring back sweet old memories, and make a nice Ice Cream Truck Gift Box for your sister, brother, best friend…
Fill the truck with
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTATIONS AND PERSONAL NOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
You can get the free downloadable template of the truck from Samantha’s site:
The coolest quotes along with pictures to fill the truck with are here:
Adorable gift for birthdays, Fathers’ Day, Sibling Appreciation Day…
The receiver will definitely love it!
Posted on 22 July 2012 | Comments Off
July 22, National Parents’ Day
Happy Parents’ Day!
In the United States, Parents’ Day is held on the fourth Sunday of every July. This was established in 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution into law for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.”
Parents love their children unconditionally and support them to get through the thick and thin of life. They often put their self-gratification aside, in order to nurture their children in a loving and secure environment.
It becomes imperative to dedicate at least a day to the parents, who readily dedicate their whole life for their children. That is why, since the establishment, Parents’ Day is celebrated with gusto.
Parents Day has today become a special day for the parents, their children and the society.
Surprise your dear mom and dad with a pretty DIY gift on this special occasion.
For instance, make an adorable Family Home Box and fill it with
HEARTWARMING FAMILY QUOTES AND FAMOUS SAYINGS ABOUT MOM AND DAD FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Check out the nicest quotes on parents and children relations here:
For inspiration have a look at Melissa’s gorgeous Home Gift Box, and create something similar with family photos on it:
Perfect Parents’ Day surprise, excellent gift idea for Mothers’ or Fathers’ Day, too.
Posted on 9 July 2012 | Comments Off
Butterflies are something unique of a creature in the insect world.
They start out as one thing (a caterpillar) and become a butterfly. They start their lives as caterpillars eating everything as much as they can till they get big enough to start a cocoon.
They spin this web of silk to hide in and as they are hiding in their cocoon they change into a butterfly. When they are ready, they then fight their way out of that cocoon to what we see flying about on wings of pure beauty.
Did you know that if you were to do what you think is the a kind thing and help a butterfly out of its cocoon that it won’t be able to fly? Its the fighting it does to get out of its cocoon that strengthens its wings so it can take to the air.
Now think about that in your own life as a example. We all started somewhere – good or bad, we started our lives somewhere in the world. As children we eat as much as we could till we grew up large enough to leave home. Our families and the world around us put’s us into a cocoon. We fought out of our cocoon that are families put us in to grow up and become the persons we are today…
Make a pretty Butterfly Gift Box to a friend or your mother, your sister. It is a lovely gift idea.
See Gloria Stengel’s beautiful box to inspire you:
Fill this unique gift with
QUOTES ON STRENGTH AND MOTIVATIONAL NOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
The best selection of quotation cards along with pictures can be downloaded from here:
Put them all in your gift box and explain the recipient: 1 day only 1 message is supposed to be picked and read.
Perfect DIY birthday gift idea for her and for him, great handmade gift for kids and adults.
Posted on 8 July 2012 | Comments Off
Why do we love summer?
The sun is what most people are missing the colder parts of the world. We long for summer because it is warm and nice, the nature is splendid and generous.
The question “why do we love summer?” may appear silly. Why?!? Summer time is obviously so great.
Summer heat means tan bodies, sundresses, flip-flops and bikinis. It means soaking up Vitamin D by the pool and watching summer afternoon storms roll through.
It means taking a refreshing shower on a hot day and sitting outside with friends on a warm night. Put on some sunscreen in relish in the summer.
There is always so much more to do in the summertime: concerts, festivals, cookouts – good times! Grab a cooler of your favorite iced beverages and bring along a few friends. There is nothing more you need in order to enjoy those perfect summertime events.
A Colorful Summer Gift Box is a nice handmade gift idea to celebrate a summer birthday.
See Alyna’s bright colored project to inspire you:
Fill this lovely box with
HAPPINESS QUOTES AND JOYFUL MESSAGES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Make the recipient smile with these funny or touching quotations:
Super cute summer craft project, the beneficiary will definitely appreciate the time and effort you put in your gorgeous homemade birthday gift.
Posted on 1 July 2012 | Comments Off
The iconic little dot.
A favorite of the fashion set since in the mid-1700s (when it was worn by late-Rococo aristocracy), spotted prints were christened “polka dots” in the 1840s as polka music captivated the world.
Since then, the popularity of the graphic little dots has only grown.
In 1940, the print was soomnipresent that The Los Angeles Times remarked:
“You can sign your fashion life away on the polka-dotted line, and you’ll never regret it this season.”
One won’t regret it this season either.
Make a fashionable Polka Dot Gift Box for a birthday girl or a birthday boy.
Fill your gift box with
COOL MESSAGES AND UNIQUE QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Such a great summer gift idea!
See this box to get ideas:
The most trendy quotations for girlfriend and for boyfriend are here:
Amazing DIY birthday or wedding favor gift, cute and creative.
Posted on 26 May 2012 | Comments Off
Many speak about what puppies bring to our lives, including joy, happiness, love, and a good dose of therapy when we need it!
Whenever you are having a bad day and you just need a little cheering up, or maybe you just want a laugh, then funny cute puppies are definitely going to make your day!
‘Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.’ /Gene Hill/
Whenever someone gets a pet it’s like bringing home a new baby.
So that’s why we have this project, this Little Dog House Gift Box for you to congratulate someone on their new little one.
See Melyssa Connolly’s craft here to inspire you:
Lift the roof of the little dog house and insert
SWEET FRIENDSHIP AND FAMILY QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS.
The best quotations along with illustrations can be downloaded and printed from here:
The recipient should read only 1 message a day!
Posted on 17 May 2012 | Comments Off
The bond you have with your puppy begins the moment he comes into your life and never stops growing.
You can nurture this bond though affection, training, grooming, playtime, general exercise and participation in various activities.
Puppies are highly social animals and spend most of their waking hours interacting with either their mother or littermates.
Many dog owners do believe that that their adorable little puppies can laugh, although the experts tend to argue about whether or not canines actually have the physical capacity to display happiness in this particular manner.
Dogs may “laugh” by breathing a certain way and making certain noises, and they may also appear to smile while they’re “laughing”.
A Cute Puppy Gift Box is a nice gift idea for any dog lovers and fun to make. See here how Rebecca Ednie has made one:
In your own box you can place
PROMINENT QUOTES AND SAYINGS FOR 365+1 DAYS
and your fantastic present is ready.
Quotes can be found here:
The beneficiary of your unique present should read only one message of yours each day.
Posted on 3 May 2012 | Comments Off
If you are a real crafty person and like to work with acrylic paint, shiny stones and wood, here is a great project for you:
Do It Yourself Bent Wood Gift Box
Everything you need to craft a beautiful bentwood gift box, either round (4 inches in circumfence and 2.5 inches deep) or cylinder (8 inches by 4 inches), it all comes in a kit.
This gift box kit is great as an additon to your gift making adventures – they are great for many gift giving ideas.
Simply make your choices of kit bellow on the website of Bajidoo:
On the site itself you can find demonstrated video tutorials as well.
These boxes are just so beautiful!
Perfect to fill them with
QUOTATIONS AND LOVE NOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Little cards with quotes and illustrations on them can be downloaded from here:
Great idea for any gift giving occasion: Valentine’s Day, Christmas, birthday…