Print It: Surprise Can Gift Wrap -- UPDATED for 2015

Remember this fun Graduation gift wrap idea from last spring? Well, it's that time of year again, so I'm sharing an updated label just in time for those grad gifts you've got left to wrap!
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Make It: Kids' Art Embellished Keepsake Boxes

Mother's Day is just around the corner, but don't worry because these Kids' Art Embellished Keepsake boxes go together in a jiffy. If you're short on time, look for an already painted box like the one I found. If you don't mind adding a coat of paint yourself before the decoupage step, you can find wood boxes in assorted shapes and sizes at your local craft store.

Children's art is one of my favorite things and when I can use it to make memorable gifts, all the better! Here I found some small painted boxes in the Target dollar spot and decoupaged favorite artwork on the top to make an adorable keepsake box. Wouldn't one of these make great a great gift for mom or grandma? And they're inexpensive too!

What you Need:
  • Painted Wooden Box (mine measures 4 1/8 x 6 1/2" and are 4 1/2" high, $3 at Target)
  • Mod Podge or your favorite decoupage medium
  • sponge brush
  • copies of artwork sized to fit
  • optional: craft paint(if your box is unpainted), decorative paper or fabric, stamps and ink, decorative edge scissors


Make It: Kids' Artwork Pendants

This easy jewelry DIY showcasing children's art makes a great keepsake gift to surprise mom or grandma this Mother's Day.

Moms love kids' artwork, right? Especially work done by some of her most favorite people? (I'll admit I've had a hard time parting with any art my children--and nieces and nephews--have made over the years.) This simple jewelry project showcases a favorite piece of art (new or old) and makes a lovely keepsake gift.

First, select some art. Either commission your young artist to create something new or get your prolific Picasso to select something from their overflowing portfolio:) Then, hop over to The Shabby Creek Cottage to view the complete post.

Thanks for stopping by today!

If you're looking for more Mother's Day ideas, take a look at my Make it for Mom! Pinterest board:


Make It: Color-Wrapped Mystery Braid Bracelet

Hello! Do any of you like to pack up a project or two when you travel? Or maybe you're looking for a few new projects to do at home while the kids are off school? With it being spring break season, I thought I'd pull out this fun bracelet idea that I first shared last summer on i heart naptime.

Many of you have probably made or received woven friendship bracelets. And, some of you have probably seen the mystery braid bracelets too! When I had my supplies pulled out one day last summer, I started wondering about making the Mystery Braid bracelet more colorful in some way. After a couple of false starts and a knotting lesson from my sister, I came up with this fun version.

What You Need:
Mystery Braid Bracelet kit (I found mine at Michael's)
Cotton Embroidery Floss (3 skeins in colors of your choice)

You'll also want a scissors and tapestry needle on hand for ending off each thread color.


Make It: Bit of Luck Hand-Stamped Pendant for St. Patrick's Day

As many of you know, I contribute monthly over on Landeelu. Last month, I shared this fun little hand-stamped pendant for St. Patrick's Day. I've been wearing my pendant already! I hope you get a chance to make one too!

Do you wear green on St. Patrick's Day? Whether you go all out or just need a bit of green to keep you pinch-proof, this little hand-stamped pendant will complete your look.

Start by gathering your tools and supplies.