Posts Tagged ‘gift’

DIY Personal Library Kit

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

I am so excited to share my latest project with all of you! This Personal Library Kit would be the perfect gift for a mom on Mother’s Day, as a favor at a book themed bridal shower or a nice treat for yourself. Never lose a book again and keep track of who’s borrowing them. All you need to do is print, cut, staple and you’ve got a nice gift set for any book enthusiast!

The set includes Pockets and Check-out cards for your books, Tabs to keeps the cards organized in a filing system, a Book Jornal to keep track of your favorites, a Band to wrap around the set and lastly a bookmark that doubles as a gift tag! See below to download and get the instructions.

Clear Box or Wooden Recipe Box
Colored Cardstock
Color Printer
Craft Knife
Bone Folder
Mini Pencil

Part I of the Personal Library Kit. PDF contains the Checkout Cards, Pockets and Band to wrap around the box. Follow directions within the template on how to cut and construct. The file contains only brown ink so you could really print this onto any color paper that you like. Would look great in black and white too!

Download Part II of the Personal Library Kit. PDF contains the Book Journal, Bookmark and Dividers. Follow directions within the template on how to cut and construct.

Once you have all the pieces constructed, place inside box with coordinating mini pencil and wrap with the band. I purchased the clear box from the Container Store (not available online) but you can also purchase it online through Amazon. Adorn box with bookmark and voilá, you’ve got a sweet little book-lovers gift! Hope you enjoy!

Sweet Tooth

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Here’s a DIY for you if my other ones were a little too sweet for your tastes. There’s nothing like a gift that will remind your special someone of you twice a day! I can’t think of a better way to start your morning than with a sweet little love note. Simply wrap one of these tags around your loved one’s toothbrush and be prepared for smiles!

I spotted these adorable toothbrushes and they became the inspiration for this Valentine’s Day gift. You can find them online at and Almanders Alley.

The template includes four sayings, a him and a her and a blank one for your own ideas.

Included sayings:

I’ve got a sweet tooth for you.
You’re too sweet for words.
You’re the toothpaste to my toothbrush.
You satisfy my sweet tooth.

Download the template here and enjoy!

Five Days of Felt: No.1

Monday, December 14th, 2009



Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic winter weekend. I have been so in love with all the felt crafts I’ve been seeing lately so I thought I’d  start Five days of Felt, a whole week dedicated to this wonderful fabric!

First up are felt gift bows! I spotted Jessica’s amazing magazine gift bow tutorial on How About Orange and was so inspired! Her directions are simple and super easy to follow. I ended up using felt instead of magazines and the result was perfect! The only other difference was that I used a hot glue gun instead of glue dots.

I was also able to create a bow broach just by adding a pin-back (found at a fabric store) to the back. I adheared the pin-back with a dot of hot glue and then secured it with a few stiches of coordinating thread. For the how-to details head on over to How About Orange and enjoy!