Gift Giving

Paper Flower Bouquet DIY

Today I’m so excited to share a special DIY I designed for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. If you’ve ever visited a child in the hospital, you know that bringing in gifts or decorations can be tricky. Many hospitals have restrictions on what is allowed  into the pediatric floor  – no plants, no flowers, no latex, no food or candy, no stuffed animals, no used toys. So, this DIY is a great solution! It’s perfectly safe and will brighten up a hospitalized child’s room. It breaks my heart that this year one million children will spend Christmas in the hospital. So I love that CMN Hospitals is encouraging everyone to donate $5 in honor of these kids. To give, just click here and follow the steps. All donations to CMN Hospitals stay local and each hospital can choose to spend the funds however they need them most. CMN Hospitals raise funds for 170 children’s hospitals in North America. Together, they provide $3.4 billion in charitable care every year.

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Hexagon Candy Box DIY

by Amy Moss

This project combines three of my favourite things: Papercraft, holiday decorating and candy! Create some really cute mini holiday decorations with these candy shaped hexagon boxes.  Settle in with some festive holiday music and a glass of bubbly and get your craft on!

Here are some ideas for what you can do with these cuties!

  • Attach some twine to the back to create cute hanging decorations
  • I’ve used gold, but you can use any other accent color or metallic you would like. Try an assortment of candy colors! Or use red for a more traditional Christmas theme.
  • Could be used as holiday gift boxes for miniature treasures or treats!
  • If you wish to make gift boxes suitable for larger gifts, use a photocopier to enlarge the template to the desired size.

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Nautical Favor Boxes

by Kathleen Ballos

Even though summer is behind us, all things nautical don’t have to be! Craft these simple nautical boxes to hold favors for your next party or keep a few stashed away for those times when you need to dress up a small gift in a hurry. With the holidays coming up, I always like to have a few small gifts ready for those “I can’t believe I forgot!” moments and paired with a small gift these boxes are just right.

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Wrapping Money

by Joke Vande Gaer

Money is probably my least favorite gift to give. My kids are still young and don’t ask for it yet. But, my nephews are really getting into asking for money for their birthdays to save up for something big! I love the pass the parcel game and this wrapping idea is inspired by it. There are different layers of wrapping paper with a little more money in each layer.  No need to pass it around, all layers are for the birthday boy (or girl!)

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Free Printable Cloud Greetings

by Amy Moss

My obsession with glitter paper continues in my latest printable – Cloud-shaped greeting cards!

Here are some ideas for what you can with these cuties:

  • Brighten up someone’s day with a ‘Rainy Day’ care package
  • Use them as candy bag toppers for party favors.
  • Hang them up as party decorations- perhaps cloud bunting!?
  • Send birthday greetings
  • …or anything else you fancy!

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