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American Flag Masks

American flag masks make great favors and are fun to create with your kids. Inexpensive plastic masks can be found at a local craft store. They are painted with acrylic red and blue craft paint. Small stars are cut from scrapbooking cardstock with a star craft punch and glued onto… Read more

Popping Fire Crackers

These safe firecracker favors are made from paper towel rolls and filled with bubble wrap. They are decorated with red, white and blue scrapbooking paper and ribbon. The fuse is made from a silver pipe cleaner and a red star is glued to the end of the fuse to make… Read more

Mini-Grad Cap

  My daughter just graduated from kindergarten and I wanted to make her a cute little cap with a tassel to match her dress.  It couldn’t be too big or it would overpower her pretty little head.  I also wanted it to clip right to her hair rather than sit… Read more

Knitted Bow

A knitted bow adds a heartwarming touch to a gift. It especially looks nice on a baby gift because of the softness of baby yarn. This is a perfect project for a person who is just beginning to knit and also is a great use for leftover yarn from baby… Read more

Ribbon Apple Gift Bag

This is an updated version of giving an apple to your teacher. I used Scotch® Packing Tape to create this cute ribbon apple gift bag that can be filled with goodies or a gift to show appreciation for your teacher. This is a very easy project to create and it… Read more

Flower Garden Gift Bag

Give the gift of spring with this decorative gift bag. Crepe paper grass and fabric flowers transform a plain gift bag into a beautiful flowering garden. Gift bags are so easy and fun to create. Why buy gift bags when you can make your own designer original for much less… Read more

Decorative Pail

Accent your home with this stylish flower pail created from repurposed and recycle items found around the house. This design has dimension and elegance that could not be achieved from using new items. This decorated pail can be used hold flowers, hold small items, and it can even double as… Read more

Snack Cup Easter Basket

Snack cups can be transformed into mini Easter baskets. These cute little containers would dress up Easter table or make great party favors. To make the handle, poke two holes in the cup and feed wired chenille through the holes. Cut a flower shape out of decorative cardstock and glue… Read more

Reused Fruit Baskets

Decorated plastic fruit baskets make a great Easter gift. The clear box makes it easy to see the candy nestled inside. Use pieces of ribbon, fabric flowers and paper shred to turn something usually tossed into the recycle bin into a cute a treat box.… Read more

Pillow Boxes

Reused paper towel or wrapping paper tubes can be used to make pillow boxes accented with household items. Small items or candy can be placed in these adorable and easy to make treasures. I made the boxes shown above for a holiday charity event at a New York design house… Read more