Gifts to Make

Valentine Ribbon Treats

by Kathleen Ballos

When I saw these miniature heart boxes at Target, I couldn’t help but scoop them all up. Have you decided on what you’ll give your friends and loved ones this Valentine’s day? Try your hand at these DIY prize ribbons – you can fill the heart compartment with candies, small toys, or love notes!

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DIY Rock & Mineral Cookies

by Kathleen Ballos

Do you have any rock collectors or nature nuts in your life? If so, this edible rock and mineral chart makes a really fun and unique gift! You could even make a few for the dessert table at your next nature/science themed party. (Looking for more edible DIY projects? Try these cookie cakes!)

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DIY Anniversary Gifts

by Kathleen Ballos

Did you know that there is a specific material assigned to each year of marriage? I thought it would be fun to use the list as inspiration for DIY anniversary gift packages. For this post I focused on paper (1 year), wood (5 years), and silver (25 years) but wouldn’t fruit & flowers (4 years), cotton (2 years), and lace (13 years) be fun to do as well? It’s a lot of fun coming up with creative and affordable ideas to fill each package – let us know if there are any other cute gifts to include!

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Pom Pom Mini-Trees DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Mini-evergreen trees in candy-land colors are just so cute, cheery and festive. They can be used for place cards, cupcake toppers, or general holiday decorations on a windowsill or a mantel. Here is an inexpensive (and fast!) version inspired by those beautiful bottlebrush trees.

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Chocolate Necklace DIY

Today I’m partnering with Lindt to bring you the DIY for these fun little holiday party necklaces. I’m a big fan of making festive decorations that your guests can wear (remember these and these?) These necklaces are even more awesome because they double as favors (or hang them on each chair for a dinner party for your guests to enjoy later.) Lindt LINDOR Truffles are perfect for these because their packaging is so shiny and colorful like jewels (I love the LINDOR Truffles and how they melt in your mouth!) They also make great gifts for co-workers and neighbors and can double as holiday garlands around the house. Last month I went to the Lindt Chocolate factory in New Hampshire where I got to see the process and high Swiss standards of their Master Chocolatiers. I’ve been a fan for years so it was really impressive to see. Click through below for the full instructions!

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