Embroidery Hoop Teacher Gifts

An apple for the teacher? Well, a few apples and a pencil?! It’s almost the end of the school year, which means Teacher Appreciation Day is right around the corner. There are many amazing teachers in my life, family members, friends and many who have blessed my own children. One of the longest known icons relating to a teacher is an apple. I took this simple icon and made a few fun and easy teacher gifts. Hi Alison here, and today I’d like to share these cute apple and pencil embroidery … [Read more...]

Colorful Easter Wreath

Spring has sprung, and this year the season starts with Easter. There are so many wonderful elements about Easter-- flowers, sunny skies, eggs, chicks and of course, chocolate! If I had to pick my favorite thing, it would be the colors of the season. I love bright colors and after a long gray winter, there’s nothing more refreshing. Hi Alison here, and today I’d like to share a colorful Easter wreath that is sure to brighten your spring. What You Will Need: Straw wreath form … [Read more...]

Bee Mine Valentine Tote Bag

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with it comes clever messages and sweet treats. There are so many cute sayings for Valentines, like “You Rock,” “You Are So Berry Nice,” “Donut Go Breaking My Heart,” and “You’re the Bomb!”-- the list goes on. Hi, Alison here, and today I’m taking my love of flower making, plus pom-poms and putting a fun twist on “Bee Mine” with this DIY Valentine tote bag. It’s perfect for kids to collect their valentines in or a great gift for friends and … [Read more...]

DIY Cork Christmas Tree Ornaments

Some of my fondest memories of Christmas come back to me while decorating the tree. Our tree is adorned with handmade ornaments from our kids, and ones from my childhood. We even have ornaments from both sides of our family going back to our great grandparents, and though all of these are priceless there’s just something special about making ornaments. That feeling of nostalgia comes over you as you go, year by year through the memories. This is a tradition you can share with your family and one … [Read more...]

Candy Corn Countdown

“Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat, Trick for Treat for Halloween! Better give a treat that’s good to eat if you want to keep life serene!” I loved that Disney song as a little girl, it always made me look forward to Halloween. All the fun activities, like apple picking, decorating and pumpkin carving. There’s the excitement of making your own costume, hayrides, corn mazes and of course, the candy--lots and lots of candy. There’s so much excitement, kids can hardly wait. Well, why … [Read more...]

DIY Watermelon Felt Pillow

Hello everyone, Alison here from Alison Inspires! This is my first post for Giggles Galore and I’m excited to share with you a super easy gift or home décor piece you can enjoy all season long, a DIY Watermelon Felt Pillow August 3rd is National Watermelon Day, and you couldn’t ask for a more perfect fruit for the summer! It’s refreshing, colorful and fun. But this fruit isn’t just for eating, you can incorporate the design into your home décor too.  Watermelon, as an icon, has become … [Read more...]