Posts tagged with diy gift ideas for women
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 7 August 2012 | Comments Off
The flip flop originated from the sandal which was the first footwear humans ever invented and it has stood the test of time through the centuries.
People over the years used various materials like leaves and straw to give a better hold and add more wear ability to the flip flop.
From the first Egyptians who wore flip flops to their spread in the Western world, the humble flip flop’s popularity remains undiminished.
The name originated from the “flip flop” sound they made as you walked in them.
The words that come to mind when you think of flip flops are comfort and practicality. For that hot summer’s day at the beach nothing is more wearable than the flip flop which protects the sole of the foot and also gives the cushioning comfort to protect against different surface textures as you walk.
Create a cute Flip Flop Gift Box to celebrate a summer birthday. Excellent homemade gift idea, unique and pretty.
Read the instructions here:
In your gift box enclose
MOTIVATIONAL MESSAGES AND FAMOUS QUOTES ON LIFE FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Get the best selection of quotations along with pictures from here:
Crafting is truly fun. Give this special handmade gift to someone you love, and explain to them: 1 day only 1 messages is supposed to be read.
Posted on 31 July 2012 | Comments Off
Having a sister in your life can be a wonderful experience.
If you have an older sister and you are a girl, she can often show you how to navigate the way through some of the more difficult areas of growing up.
This is also true if you are a boy. Your older sister can help explain to you how to interact with the opposite sex.
Younger sisters are a joy as well. They often worship their older siblings and it can be a nice experience to be admired.
Relationships with sisters, like any relationship depend on the people involved.
Treat your sis on Sisters’ Day (5th August) to a stunning homemade gift.
Make a handmade Love Box and fill it with
HEARTWARMING SISTER QUOTATIONS AND SAYINGS FOR 365+1 DAYS.
Here are the best quotation cards for you to download:
That was the easy part.
Now create your own DIY Love Box. See this gorgeous heart box of Jodie from Oz to inspire you:
Beautiful, isn’t it?
Insert your notes into your box, and explain to your sister: she is supposed to read only 1 message a day.
Your sis deserves the best Sisters’ Day gifts, and it is definitely one of them!
Posted on 30 July 2012 | Comments Off
Many parents justifiably worry about the seemingly endless fighting between siblings. No worries – the fights give children a chance to learn how to make up and to regain control of their emotions, skills that come in handy down the road.
“Having a Sister Makes You Happier”: that was the headline on a recent article about a study finding that adolescents who have a sister are less likely to report such feelings as “I am unhappy, sad or depressed” and “I feel like no one loves me.”
Why? The usual answer is that girls and women are more likely than boys and men to talk about emotions.
Statistical analyses show that having a sister protects adolescents from feeling lonely, unloved, self-conscious and fearful. It doesn’t matter whether the sister is younger or older, or how far she lives.
Surprise your sweet sister on Sister’s Day (5th August) with a thoughtful gift.
Make a pretty gift box for her, and fill it with
TOUCHING SIBLING QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Find here the greatest collection of life quotations:
Lacey Stephens has crafted a beautiful container, click here to check out her work to inspire you:
Perfect Sister’s Day gift to make or good sister’s birthday present. She will definitely love it!
Posted on 24 July 2012 | Comments Off
Did you know that…
The default direction of the sunflower head is to point east towards sunrise (the location of the sun when it rises over the horizon in the morning.)
During the day motor cells in the sunflower stem tilt the flower bud to try to receive a maximum amount of sunlight. By evening, the sunflower head is pointing west, towards sunset (the location of the sun on the horizon just before it is no longer visible.)
This causes the sunflower to basically trace a 180 degree arc, tracking the sun’s position throughout the day, from horizon to horizon, sunrise to sunset.
Overnight, the sunflower will reset to its original eastward positioning and wait for the morning, ready to follow the sun’s path once again.
Once blooming however, sunflowers no longer exhibit heliotropic behaviour, and the stem is generally frozen into an eastward-facing position.
Make summer last forever with a pretty Sunflower Gift Box made using FIMO soft modelling clay.
Get detailed instructions from this website:
Fill your delightful round container with
POSITIVE MESSAGES AND HEARTWARMING QUOTATIONS FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Get the best collection of quotes from here:
Perfect gift for summer birthdays, Mothers’ Day, Sisters’ Day or just because…
The recipient should read only 1 message a day and each days of the year will be delighted.
Posted on 23 July 2012 | Comments Off
July 23, Gorgeous Grandma Day
Happy Gorgeous Grandma Day!
She may be the inspiration behind your family’s greatest secret recipes. Or maybe your grandma rides a Harley. The holiday for women in their 50s, 60s and 70s, who, according to Gorgeous Grandma Communications:
Wants to get the most out of every day of her life. Cherishes herself as much as she cherishes her loved ones. Loves life – and lets everyone know it!
Gorgeous Grandma Day is a day honoring women who age, date and mate with style.
We all know a gorgeous grandma… But chances are high we never told them so… The kind things they did for us. The great cookies they made. The way they made us feel and laugh.
Grandma is a very special type of person. Treat her to an unusual homemade gift on this occasion.
Make her a wonderful gift box, and fill it with
THOUGHTFUL AND THANKFUL GRANDMA QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Here are the best quotations available on the net:
To make your unique gift box, have a look at Kim Score’s stunning container to inspire you:
Sweet thank you gift for grandmothers for any gift-giving occasions. She 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 20 July 2012 | Comments Off
Parents’ Day (fourth Sunday in July) is significant because it honors parents everywhere who are vital to the developments of future generations.
This day has been celebrated to show our honor and express gratitude to the two most important people of our lives.
This special day is a tribute to the efforts of parents and encourages everyone to show appreciation for their own parents.
In 1994, the U.S. Congress unanimously passed a bill to create a national observance for parents.
On October 14 of that year, President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law, thereby establishing National Parents’ Day.
Parent’s Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July each year. On 2012, this special day will be celebrated on 22nd July according to Gregorian Calendar.
Whatever be the occasion, Mother’s day, Father’s Day or Parents’ Day, we try to convey our love and regards to our parents with some special gifts.
You could make a handmade keepsake box for your mom, and insert
TOUCHING QUOTES ON FAMILIES AND MOTHERHOOD FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
See Terri’s pretty gift box to inspire you make your own:
You can find the best family quotations here:
Tell your mom to open and read only 1 message a day.
Lovely Parents’ Day gift idea, perfect for mom’s birthday or Mothers’ Day as well.