It’s the FINAL DAY of Gifts in a Tin week! In preparation for Christmas and simple and fun gift giving, I’m putting together some easy gift basket ideas for you. In case you missed Thurday’s Date Night in a Tin, here it is. Today’s gift basket idea? Craft Night in a Tin!
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It’s November and my brain is starting to think in “Christmas mode” again. I truly love the season, and I always try to give as many handmade gifts as I can. My Gifts in a Tin ideas from last year were so well loved (as of today, almost a million Pins!!) that I thought I’d kick off November again with another week of gifts in tins! This week, I’ll share with you some ideas for creative gift baskets that you can give to your friends or neighbors for Christmas (and some will work for any time of the year). Each gift in a tin idea will come with free printables so that you can make your gift look extra special! Today, you can also find some more DIY Christmas gift ideas from my fellow Canadian blogger friends at the bottom of this post. Today, this week, and this entire month will be filled with handmade gift ideas galore! Woohoo!
The first gift in a tin idea is this Mom’s Day Off In A Tin. Mom’s need a break, and what better way to encourage a special mom in your life to indulge in one than to give her a kit with everything she needs! [Read more…]
It’s day 5 and the final day of Gifts in a Tin week! In preparation for Christmas and simple and fun gift giving, I’ve been putting together some easy gift basket ideas for you. In case you missed yesterday’s Spa Day in a tin, here it is. Today’s gift basket idea? Christmas Baking in a Tin! [Read more…]
Now that it’s November, my brain is already starting to think in “Christmas mode”. I truly love the season, and I always try to give as many handmade gifts as I can. My Snow Day Survival Kit Christmas gift idea from last year was so well received that I thought I’d kick off November with a fun series – a week of gifts in tins! This week, I’ll share with you some ideas for creative gift baskets that you can give to your friends or neighbors for Christmas (and some will work for any time of the year). Each gift in a tin idea will come with free printables so that you can make your gift look extra special!
The first gift in a tin idea is this Winter Cold Survival Kit. There’s no escaping cold and flu season once the kids start school and the weather turns chilly, so why not cheer your friends up with a selection of comforting items packaged in a pretty tin? [Read more…]
Not able to go out with your loved one for Valentine’s Day this year? No problem! Make this V-Day “Date Night In” In a Tin and enjoy a cozy date for two at home, slippers and all! [Read more…]
A couple of weeks ago, we visited a beautiful greenhouse nearby and we stumbled across the most adorable little fairy garden. I hadn’t thought too much about fairy gardens in the past, but when I heard both of my daughters audibly gasp when they saw the one at the greenhouse, I knew that we had to do some fairy garden projects this Spring! With Mother’s Day coming up soon, I thought some mini fairy garden gifts would be a great way to give this new & adorable little art form a try with my girls. We rounded up a bunch of suitable supplies we had on hand, made some others, and came up with a couple of absolutely sweet DIY mini fairy gardens in tins that will be a fun gift to give to moms for Mother’s Day this year! These would also make unique teacher’s gifts or gifts for friends too! Here’s how we made our mini fairy garden gifts.
Our original house plan had a “servery” nook between the kitchen and the dining room. When I saw it, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that it had to become a special little nook just for me – with COFFEE. I’m a huge coffee lover, and a dedicated space for a good coffee maker and a nice coffee and tea collection was a “must” for me. [Read more…]
It happens every Fall without fail – the dreaded back-to-school cold season. We’re already in the thick of it this month, and it’s no fun at all! After enduring several Fall cold seasons with my 3 girls, I’ve found there are a few things that really help us make it through. Even better, I’ve come up with a cute & simple way to put a few comfort items together for my girls when they’re experiencing their Fall cold. With the help of Boogie Wipes, this cute Fall Cold Kit in a Tin is a great way to help your kids feel better when they get their next cold, too! [Read more…]
Happy, happy Sunday, friends! It’s craft, DIY & home decor link party time – welcome to The Creative Corner! I’m excited for another week of linking up your favourite projects.
Thanks so much to those of you that linked up your projects last week. So many of you are linking up and sharing your creations, and I love seeing all of your projects. Thanks for the inspiration!
If you’re planning to spend Valentine’s night IN like me and my hubby are, it doesn’t make sense to ogle over fancy dresses or 2 inch heels. Me? I’ll be kicking it in some casual clothes all day and night this Valentine’s, but I admit I do like to dress a little for the occasion! Here are a couple of casual, comfy Valentine outfit ideas for the petite curvy mama like me. [Read more…]
I used to think it was going a little overboard to decorate your bedroom for Christmas, but now that we have a master bedroom that I’m madly in love with, I don’t think decorating it for the Holidays sounds silly at all! In fact, I thought it sounded so appealing that I grabbed my tabletop Christmas trees, all of my favourite faux greenery, and I got to work turning our master bedroom into a Christmasy wonderland. Here’s our French country farmhouse bedroom decorated for the season, plus some tips on how you can decorate your own bedroom for Christmas!
‘Tis the season for homemade gift giving! Edible gifts are some of my favourite kinds of gifts to give to neighbors, teachers and friends. Better yet? A DIY edible gift! This sugar cookies in a jar gift is one of my favourite things to give. Give it on its own, or add it to a gift in a tin for a unique Christmas gift this season. [Read more…]
If you love giving beautifully wrapped gifts as much as I do, you’ll enjoy these unique DIY gift wrapping ideas! I’ve teamed up with Rocky Mountain Soap Co. and created some pretty ways to wrap their lovely Vanilla Candy Cane Gift Set. Let me show you how to make the perfect, full bow, how to wrap a gift with a blanket scarf, and how to make the perfect gift basket. [Read more…]
These sweet, vintage rustic Christmas gift tags are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face! The best part? They’re free to download as a gift from me to you this year! Enjoy printing them out, and tying them with ribbon onto your gifts. [Read more…]
I’m a sucker for romance and romantic looking home decor and crafts. There’s just something about lacey, flowery things that I just love! Another one of my favourite things? Christmas. So why not combine romance with Christmas? Let me show you some romantic, shabby chic inspired ways you can wrap your Christmas presents this year. Plus, if you love DIYing with ribbon, make sure to check out more beautiful crafts you can make with ribbon from my blogging friends at the end of this post. [Read more…]
Raise your hand if you’re a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to school-related things in June. Anyone? Anyone? Is it just me? I feel like June is so tricky for kids and parents alike. You’re THISCLOSE to summer break, so everyone is a bit antsy, a bit exhausted, and I’m sure feeling SO not on the ball about anything right now. Teacher gifts? I’ve only just realized I need to have those ready for tomorrow and Tuesday. Jeepers creepers! (Or “jeepahs cweepahs”, as Baby B would say.) Well, I’m sure happy that I know my way around Adobe Illustrator and love a good pun so that I could quickly come up with some printable gift card holders for our wonderful teachers. I’ll pick up a couple more pretty travel mugs, a bunch of candy, some coffee shop gift cards, and… voila! We have our teacher’s gifts ready to go in no time. [Read more…]
Valentine’s Day is coming soon, and it’s my girls favourite day of the year! They love helping me decorate our home with hearts and pink, and we also enjoy coming up with Valentines for their classmates together. We thought up these love bug valentines for this year, and my daughters were totally smitten with these little guys! These DIY Valentines would make sweet gifts for classmates and friends and they’re a great non-candy Valentine idea!
Welcome to day 4 of Gift Guide Week 2015! I’m putting together my favourite gift ideas for those hard-to-shop-for people on my list and sharing them with you this week. I hope you find these helpful as you finish your Christmas shopping this year!
Today, we’re focusing on that the home decor lover in your life. For me, this is my mom and a lot of my good friends. These gals love all things home and hosting related, so I’ve scoured the internet for my favourite unique and handmade home decor items… with a rustic spin. Have a happy homebody on your list too? Here are some unique gift ideas: [Read more…]
Welcome to day 3 of Gift Guide Week 2015! I’m putting together my favourite gift ideas for those hard-to-shop-for people on my list and sharing them with you this week. I hope you find these helpful as you finish your Christmas shopping this year!
Today, we’re focusing on that wee one who loves collecting little toys. For me, this is my 6 year old and 4 year old daughters. They LOVE all things Shopkins and My Little Pony, so I’ve scoured the internet for my favourite little collectible toys and the fun handmade accessories to go with them. Have a little toy lover on your list too? Here are some unique gift ideas: [Read more…]
Welcome to day 2 of Gift Guide Week 2015! I’m putting together my favourite gift ideas for those hard-to-shop-for people on my list and sharing them with you this week. I hope you find these helpful as you finish your Christmas shopping this year!
Today, we’re focusing on that technology lover in your life. For me, this is my hubby and my brothers. I find them quite hard to buy for, so I’ve scoured the internet for my favourite little techie toys and the fun accessories to go with them. Lots of these are budget-friendly gifts that won’t break the bank, but they’re all rather impressive! Have a computer lover or a “tricky techie” on your list too? Here are some unique gift ideas: [Read more…]
Welcome to day 1 of Gift Guide Week 2015! I’m putting together my favourite gift ideas for those hard-to-shop-for people on my list and sharing them with you this week. I hope you find these helpful as you finish your Christmas shopping this year!
Today, we’re focusing on that DIY enthusiast in your life. For me, this are a lot of my close friends – they love to craft just like me. I’ve scoured Etsy for my favourite little craft supplies and accessories perfect for a DIYer. Have a “DIY diva” on your list too? Here are some unique gift ideas: [Read more…]
I’m always trying to create interesting ways to wrap edible Christmas gifts. I think homemade cookies and breads are such an easy and heartfelt gift to give to neighbors and friends, don’t you? Today, I want to share with you a few fun ways to package your Christmas baking gifts this year. Then, scroll to the bottom of this post to see more Christmas gift wrapping ideas from my blogging friends & enter to win your own Tiny Prints goodies!
Why should the adults have all of the pretty decorations on their table during Christmas dinner?! We often have a “kid table” at our holiday gatherings that’s especially for the little ones. I think it’s a lot of fun to make this little table a special and interesting place to sit, so here are some ideas that will make it just that! (Make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter to win an adorable Christmas party pack from Stuck On You!) [Read more…]
Aren’t cupcakes the cutest little treats ever? I’ve always loved them. I make them for every party we have, and I also like giving them as gifts. Here’s a fun way to give a cupcake to a friend this Christmas – in a sweetly labeled mason jar! Once you’re done checking out this easy DIY Christmas gift idea, make sure to scroll to the end of this post to see 15 more beautiful DIY Christmas gift ideas from my blogging friends. [Read more…]
How’s your Christmas gift making / buying coming along? I still have a lot to do, but I’m steadily plugging away at my list. When I saw this metallic pouch from Anthropologie the other day, it inspired me to make my own handmade zippered & lined metallic pouch for gift giving this year. Zippered pouches are so versatile, and a shimmery one is that much better! Make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for 11 more handmade Christmas gift ideas from my Canadian blogging friends. [Read more…]
‘Tis the season for whipping out the old sewing machine and plugging away at handmade Christmas gifts! One of my favourite gifts to give is STILL a DIY infinity scarf. They’re so quick to make (about 15 minutes), and it’s a lot of fun to find unique fabrics that will make your recipient happy. I made a new video tutorial for my infinity scarf technique, and I hope you enjoy it! Also – scroll down to the bottom of this post to find 9 more amazing DIY gift ideas from my Canadian blogging friends! [Read more…]