Feb 15 2021

Valentine’s Day Dollar Store Craft!

Dollar spot DIY!

When I saw these chalkboard signs in the target dollar spot this week, I knew we needed to make something fun with them

Perfect for a vday craft that can be used all year.

Check out our “crafting” highlight on IG stories for how we created these. Also check out our Amazon “Crafting List” for links to the blush INSTAX camera, the photo clips and another version of the chalkboard hearts.

Hope you have fun creating your photo displays!

 

 

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Sep 16 2014

DIY Ideas: Add Some DIY Flaire To Your Travel Gear

I really couldn’t live without my Reisenthal Travel Tote, it folds up in a suitcase as a the perfect backup for shopping excursions or in our case gift shlepping trips. We wanted to try to glitz things up a bit and inspired by the applique sweatshirts of a recent #instafav, Bow and Drape, we decided to DIY our travel tote with some sequin letter appliques.

All you need are some Glitter Sequin Appliques & some Fabric Adhesic.

DIY Glitter Applique Gift

The Gift Insider Glittler Appliques

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DIY Gift Idea

 

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Mar 26 2014

DIY Ideas // Super Easy DIY Sharpie Mugs

I decided to test out all of the DIY Sharpie Mugs I’ve been seeing on Pinterest lately for one of our lovely Gift Insider colleagues.  I’m always a little hesitant to try out handwritten crafts, because I’ve never been very fond of my penmenship and was worried it might turn out like a middle school art project…

But, with a little out of the box thinking I figured out a way… I used stickers as stencils to make amost perfect letters.

How to Make a DIY Sharpie Mug (w/ stickers)

1. Place the letter stickers on clean mug and trace around with a sharpie (I used silver since i loved the look with the Spring Starbucks cups)

2. Place mug in the oven (do not pre-heart) and heat up to 350 for 30 minutes

3. Take out of oven, let cool, take off stickers and you’ll have perfect letters and a totally customized mug

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