Handy, free and just in time for the holidays! We've rounded up a few of our favorite resources for box template generators, our favorite tutorials for making your own gift boxes, PLUS some free printable downloads that we've created just for you! That's a lot of gift-wrap magic!
My wife and I will be buying a house somewhere in the near future. Whenever she asks me what kind of neighborhood I want to live in, I just say, "One within walking distance of a coffee shop." That's my only criteria, because that's how much I love coffee. Right now we live in an apartment in a busier part of the city, so most of my coffee is to-go, and grabbed on foot. Which is where this DIY leather coffee sleeve come into play...
It's almost Valentine's Day! I love this holiday because: A. love is a lovely thing, B. exchanging cards or little gifts is always fun, and C. chocolate! What's not to enjoy? You know what else I'm totally loving right now? Enamel pins (hello 90s fashion - it's nice to see you again!). If you're looking for a cute gift to give to your friends, coworkers, or gal-pals, these faux enamel pins are quick and easy to make.
As the time comes to wrap up Christmas gifts this season, why not try something different? Skip the ribbons and string this year and opt for 3D paper bows instead! They're unique, customizable and reusable...not to mention recyclable. There are at least THREE different techniques for making paper bows at home, and they're all very easy to complete with or without templates. Mix and match paper patterns and colors, and prepare to up your gift wrap game!
I've been a vegetarian for over 13 years now, and there aren't many meat-eating rituals that I feel like I'm missing out on. I don't crave hamburgers, I don't really care for barbecuing, and carving a turkey isn't my style either. Free wishes, though...that's something I could use more of! This quick Thanksgiving decoration is as close to a wishbone as I'm getting, and after the holiday I'll be ripping a few in half so I can make a wish anyway.
As nursery trends change, the traditional pinks and blues are slowly being pushed out in favor of current, updated looks. Parents are experimenting more and more with bolder hues, playful patterns, or simply less of it all. It's easy to see why the minimal nursery look is gaining in popularity. There are fewer elements to worry about, there aren't any color-related gender-indicators (which makes styling ahead of time a breeze), and the color palette is almost non-existent. If you're looking to decorate a minimal nursery or want to give a gift to a no-fuss parent-to-be, you can craft this sweet planetary mobile quickly and easily.
Whenever my husband gets one of those "Scratch and Win!" things, he's all over it with his loose change, and if he doesn't win, he scratches off everything anyway. That's why I can totally see him loving this DIY valentine idea.
There's no cheesiness in this food-inspired Valentine- it is all fruit.
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and often times we are all so exhausted from the winter holidays that we neglect the holiday of love. This year I decided to decorate a bit for my kids' sake, but I have to admit I've fully enjoyed having some love-filled reminders around the house. We've kept things simple, like the fuzzy ball garland by Anna at Noodle-head, above, and I've rounded up a few more simple and endearing projects for a sweet Valentine's Day.
This month, we're giving away a free series of useful PDF tutorials that are perfect for the holiday season. We're calling it "Curbly Essentials", and today's download is a set of nine printable, cut-out-able paper snowflake templates. These sweet-looking things are modeled after photomicrogaphy of real snowflakes (if you have a minute, look at some of these images, they're amazing).
Read on to see how to get today's download: Curbly...
Jessica from How About Orange features these FREE papercraft creature designs from Dutch "paper engineer" Marshall Alexander. I love the Retrobot and Zombie George. Fun and free! Get folding!
Thanks Jessica for the link and the photo!
Getting in on the cruelty-free deer and antler craze has been a task for your credit card, not your X-acto knife.
Until now, that is. In May, Chronicle Books will release Dorm Decor, a collection of ideas to spice up college students' nine-months-of-the-year abodes. And their sneak peek project: a brightly colored faux deer head, handmade with foam core and wrapping paper.
Emily of Orange Beautiful has designed and made available via Daily Candy the template for this darling little Valentine box. Just download the free template on 8.5 x 11 card stock; cut it out and color in the designs. After you glue up the tabs, your ready to fill your Valentine Box with candy–or better yet, jewelry. Via Craftzine.