I discovered this genius idea from How About Orange and it is one of my favorite crafts so far. I love that you’re able to search through old newspapers for articles or cartoons (anything that suits the giftee you’re making for) and personalize each bag while saving money by reusing both the newspaper and old cardboard clippings. I used a newspaper my dad had lying around and an old cereal box that was in the recycling bin for the cardboard support. I didn’t include my in-the-process pictures, but I followed the blog step by step and it worked out perfectly.
I’ve seen these homemade ribbon dispensers everywhere lately, and decided it was time for me to have one too. This was SO easy and makes crafting with ribbons easier and leaves less of a mess. I used an old tea box and covered with wallpaper I bought at a thrift store (hot-glued it on), using a hole-puncher to create the holes. Pull the ribbons through the holes and you’re set. The only suggestion I have is to use a box-cutter to create larger entries for the ribbons, as some of my larger ribbons got smushed in the process.
I ventured into candle making this past week and this is the first one I made. Though a little more expensive, I went for soy wax because it has a lower melting point, is natural, non-toxic and biodegradable. This was super easy and I glued some lace material I found at a thrift store to spruce it up a bit.
I found this idea from the blog from glitter to gumdrops and made it for a coworker/ great friend for a Christmas gift following her October wedding. She loved it!
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