Posts tagged with homemade gift wrapping
Posted on 24 December 2012 | Comments Off
“Oh holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn…”
O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel) was written by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to “Minuit, chretiens” by Placide Cappeau (1808-1877), an amateur French poet. This Christmas favorite that recalls the birth of Jesus, has become a standard carol for solo performance.
As an interesting fact, it seems that O Holy Night is the first piece of music to ever have been broadcast on the radio. It was on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1906, that Reginald Fessenden, a Canadian inventor, broadcast the first AM radio program, that included himself playing “O Holy Night” on the violin.
While decorating the Christmas tree, still there is time for a quick homemade Christmas gift project.
Make a pretty Xmas Tree Shaped Gift Box, and fill it with
NICE WISHES, CHRISTMAS MEMORIES QUOTATIONS, AND WELL-KNOWN INSPIRATIONAL SAYINGS FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Downloadable Christmas Tree Templates are here to print:
Quotations along with illustrations for 365+1 days can be found here:
Sweet thoughtful gift idea for any family members or friends!
Enjoy the presence of your loved ones around you and have a peaceful Holy Night!
Posted on 23 December 2012 | Comments Off
Have you ever looked at a snowflake and wondered how it formed or why it looks different from other snow you might have seen?
You may have heard that no two snowflakes are alike, but did you know snowflakes can have one of about 35 different shapes!
Several factors affect snowflake formation. Temperature, air currents, and humidity all influence shape and size. Dirt and dust particles can get mixed up in the water and affect crystal weight and durability.
What are the common snowflake shapes?
Generally, six-sided hexagonal crystals are shaped in high clouds; needles or flat six-sided crystals are shaped in middle height clouds; and a wide variety of six-sided shapes are formed in low clouds.
Colder temperatures produce snowflakes with sharper tips on the sides of the crystals and may lead to branching of the snowflake arms (dendrites). Snowflakes that grow under warmer conditions grow more slowly, resulting in smoother, less intricate shapes.
What a beauty! And what an excellent holiday season gift idea! Prepare a stunning Hexagonal Snowflake Gift Box, fill it with
PRINTABLE WISDOM QUOTES ON LIFE, LOVE AND FRIENDSHIPS FOR 365+1 DAYS,
and present it to your loved ones as a homemade Xmas gift craft.
You can get the free downloadable box template from Elaine’s blog:
You can get the most popular quotations ever from here:
Perfect Christmas gift idea for men and women as well!
Posted on 3 August 2012 | Comments Off
Siblings are the people we will know the longest during our life span. They are the people who at least saw what it was like growing up, even if they were not treated the same. They remember the best and worst times in our lives.
Often we go too long without telling those we love what they mean to us. Time flies, it seems too mushy, or we just forget.
We find our own lives cluttered with more ‘important’ issues, we move away, or we work too hard and become too tired.
Your sister has always been there for you, in good times, great times, sad times, and devastating times.
Now, on Sister’s Day (5th August) it’s your turn to tell her how much you love her.
Make an impressive handmade gift to show your feelings towards her.
Create a pretty gift box and fill it with
SENTIMENTAL FAMILY AND SIBLING QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS.
Get inspired by these lovely gift boxes:
The most impressive famous quotations along with illustrations can be downloaded from here:
It is one of the top Sister’s Day gift ideas, long-lasting and memorable. Your sis will definitely adore it!
It is perfect for her birthday or Christmas as well.
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 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 15 May 2012 | Comments Off
Did you know that…
In the beginning, cupcakes were sometimes called “number” cakes, because they were easy to remember by the measurements of ingredients it took to create them:
One cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, four eggs, one cup of milk, and one spoonful of soda.
Clearly, cupcakes today have expaned to a wide variety of ingredients, measurements, shapes, and decorations – but this was one of the first recipes for making what we know today as cupcakes.
Make a delicious cupcake for a birthday to celebrate, and a pretty Cupcake Box along with it.
You can find and print the product from Hazel Fisher’s blog:
Fill this perfect present of yours with
WELL-KNOWN QUOTES AND LOVELY PERSONAL MESSAGES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
You can download them from here:
Special gift idea to celebrate any gift-giving occasion, perfect for birthday, Christmas, Father’s Day…
Posted on 2 May 2012 | Comments Off
Happy Sibling Appreciation Day!
Siblings are truly a special blessing that we probably all too often take for granted. They are often our best friends and supporters through life.
While we have spent a lifetime with our siblings, getting to know every quirk, trait and annoying habit that they have, we often don’t stop to think of the real impact that our sisters and brothers have on who we are and how we act.
Whether it’s the order you were born in or all that good-natured (or bad-natured as the case may be) ribbing to which you subjected each other, our siblings can have an intense and long lasting effect on our lives, influencing everything from our health to how we interact with others.
Today (2nd May) is Sibling Appreciation Day, a special day to appreciate and cherish your brothers and sisters.
Did you forget? Well, it’s still not late. Here is a quick DIY gift idea project for you to prepare something nice and memorable for your siblings.
Make a Quick Cylinder Gift Box and fill it with
365+1 MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES AND HEARTWARMING MESSAGES.
The Gift Box is basically a Pringles tube wrapped around with some pretty scrapbooking paper. See Jen’s creation here:
Unique messages can be downloaded from here:
Your sibling should read only 1 message each day. It’s one of the best affordable gift ideas for brothers and sisters, brilliant and easy-to-make project for anyone.
Posted on 29 April 2012 | Comments Off
Did you know that…
The cat was seen as a sacred animial in ancient Eqypt, and the history of domestic cats dates back to as early as 8000 years. Ancient Egyptians shaved their eyebrows in mourning when their cats died. And if someone killed a cat, he or she could get the death penalty.
Cats are some of the smartest animals and can interpret a human’s mood and feelings.
You might think it’s disgusting when your cat brings you dead prey (like a bird or mouse), but you should thank her anyway. She thinks that she’s bringing you a present. Our cats don’t think of themselves as small humans. Rather, they think of us as large cats.
A sweet Cat Box is a nice present for any cat lovers. It is very simple to create, just check out the printable template over here:
In your cute gift box fill
365+1 POSITIVE OR WISDOM QUOTES AND MESSAGES.
Famous quotes can be downloaded from here:
Fabulous gift idea for any occasions, cost-effective and gorgeous! The receiver is supposed to read only 1 message a day, and he or she will love it, for sure!
Posted on 28 April 2012 | Comments Off
Did you know that…
Pigs are very intelligent and learn quickly. They pick up tricks faster than dogs. Pigs rank #4 in animal intelligence behind chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants. Piglets learn their names by two to three weeks of age and respond when called.
Pigs are very social animals. They form close bonds with each other and other species. Pigs enjoy close contact and will lie close together when resting. They use their grunts to communicate with each other.
Pigs are much more tolerant of cold than heat. Pigs have no sweat glands, so they can’t sweat. They roll around in the mud to cool their skin. The layer of dried mud protects their skin from the sun.
A Piggy Box is a great gift idea for New Year or any other gift giving occasions, concerned bringing good luck to the house.
Simple to make, just print the template and the instructions from here:
Fill your ‘piggy’ with
SAYINGS AND GOOD LUCK MESSAGES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Famous quotes and humorous messages can be found here:
It’s a wonderful gift idea, the beneficiary will love it, for sure!
Posted on 27 April 2012 | Comments Off
Did you know that…
Our cute squirrel friends are in fact part of a huge family of Squirrels (Sciuridae) which also makes them cousins of prairie dogs, the woodchucks, the amazing flying squirrel and both tree and ground squirrels.
Aside from the famous love of nuts, the facts are these furry friends of ours can also dine on small insects, roots, tree bark, leaves and acorns.
Squirrels will typically gather and save a lot of their food all year round but this is definitely true when it comes to the autumn time. After they have buried all of their food and when winter comes and goes, the squirrel will wake up out of hibernation and go look for the food they buried!
Do you want to know how to surprise your girlfriend with a gift box? Prepare a homemade Squirrel Box for her that she will love! It is not difficult to make, just print out the template from here:
To make your lovely gift even more adorable, fill it with
LOVELY NOTES AND LIFE QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS.
Print little cards with inspiring quotes and stunning illustrations on them from here:
It is the best cheap birthday gift for brother, sister, the top romantic DIY gift idea for girlfriend, boyfriend…