Free Printable Gift Giving Cheat Sheet

Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that season again… gift giving time. It’s tough to find the perfect present for everyone on your list, and even harder to try to secretly figure out what size the recipient is. But we’ve made it infinitely easier – just print out a few of our free gift giving cheat sheets and have your family and friends fill them out and you’ll have their information at your fingertips whenever you need it.    Continue Reading

Realistic Flameless Candles with TIMERS

Ivory Smooth Vanilla Pillars

Flameless (aka battery operated*) candles have come a long way since they came on the scene a few years back. Nowadays, they look very much like real candles, especially these candles from Enjoy Lighting. Available in a wide variety of colors, scents and timers–yes, timers–each have realistic flames, thanks to a ‘100,000 hour triple-LED flickering light source’.
Roasted Hazelnut Distressed Pillar, Vanilla & Hazelnut Mottled Trio, Vanilla Cashmere Distressed PillarIf I haven’t sold you yet on the idea of battery operated candles, here’s three reasons why they might be a perfect addition to your home or to your Christmas shopping list:
  • Busy College kids sometimes leave in a rush for class, this is perfect for that dorm or apartment – no need to blow them out before rushing out the door!
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Mod No-Sew Quilt Ornament

created on: 12/14/08

Tie a little extra LOVE onto the gifts you’re giving this year. If you have scrap fabric piled up, pull out some bright, happy prints and go to town. You can design and create one-of-a-kind, no sew, modern quilt ornaments in no time flat by following these quick and easy steps posted over on Whip Up….

created on: 12/14/08

Thanks to Jody for her easy tutorial.

The supplies you’ll need:


styrofoam balls

utility knife




pretty ribbon ties

floral hooks

Make a few of these for teacher gifts, mailman gift, tie onto hostess gifts, batch of fudge, plate of cookies, or any reason at all to share your creativity. Continue Reading

Upcycle: Turn an Oatmeal Box Into a Pretty Ribbon Holder

created on: 12/03/08

 Turn an oatmeal box, baby wipe container, corn meal box or any other cylindrical container into a fabric covered pretty ribbon container. Covering the container with a fun fabric  could easily turn this into the perfect handmade gift for the crafty friends in your life. To see the step by step instructions and photographs, read on….

What you need:

  • container
  • fabric
  • scissors
  • tape measure
  • straight edge
  • utility knife
  • spray adhesive
  • fabric glue
  • gimp or other trim for the top
  • dowel rod (optional)

created on: 12/03/08

What you do:

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