Easy step-by-step instructions for crafts, DIY projects, gifts, party decorations and recipes.

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Picture Frame Chalkboard

A framed chalkboard is a great way to remind yourself of things you need to do or you can write yourself fun inspirational notes each day. Rather than fumbling around looking for a pen and something...

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Decorative Planter

Here is a fun way to repurpose a plain terracotta planter and turn it into a whimsical decorative gift container. Apply paint with a sponge and accent it with natural elements such as small...

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Victorian Covered Box

Here is another design I created using the soft color palette. I just love the muted tones. This beautifully decorated paper Mache box would make a great addition to any gift. This box not...

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Recycled Gift Wrap Card

We’ve all been there when you needed a card but the stores were closed or you just didn’t have a time to stop and buy one. Or maybe you just wanted to make something...

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Brown Paper Bag Card

A great way to recycle a brown paper bag is to create a beautiful card. I cut two pieces of brown paper bag the size of the card and glued them together to stablize...

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Decorated Reusable Gift Boxes

Here is another design I created from the soft colored double-sided scrapbooking paper. I bought some beautiful candles from Anthropologie for my daughter’s kindergarten teachers. The sales girl gave me these really nice reusable gift...

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Where It All Began…

Gift Decorating Origins My first experience with paper design, other than gift wrapping, was ten years ago when I created my own handmade wedding invitations. I wanted something simple yet elegant that not only reflected...