Simple Flamingo Beach Bag Gift Idea

My boys have been out of school for just about a week, and we’ve already received 4 pool party invitations!! Buying gifts for all those parties can get expensive, real quick.  But, this simple flamingo beach bag gift ideas is the perfect solution for cute, practical and affordable summer gifts!   To help keep the costs a little more in check, I decided to order a bulk lot of canvas bags, pool towels, and inexpensive flip flops. Next, I fired up my Cricut and cut some iron on for … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Cards with DIY Marbled Shaving Cream Paper

Lately it feels like everything is sneaking up on me quicker than I can flip the calendar. Are you like me and need some last minute Mother's Day ideas? Over the years some of my most treasured gifts have been the handmade gifts or cards my kids have made for me.  These are the gifts that bring a smile to my face and remind me what an honor it is to have the title "mom."  Make mom smile this Mother's Day with these awesome handmade Mother's Day Cards with DIY Marbled Shaving Cream … [Read more...]

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 hoop … [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...]

Valentine’s Day Cupid’s Arrow Pins

Love is in the air! It's Cathy from Party HarDIY here again with another fun holiday-themed DIY! Valentine’s Day is coming soon, and that means lots of chocolates, hearts, and love notes to be spread around. How about wearing your heart on your “sleeve” and making these Cupid’s arrow pins for your loved ones? They’re so fun to make that you can whip up a whole batch of them for a class party or for coworkers. I think they’d be super fun as a hair clip too! Best of all, they’ll show everyone how … [Read more...]

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

This post is being sponsored by Tuesday Morning. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The other day my daughter was on the computer checking out The Santa Tracker when she excitedly announced to the family that the big guy’s sleigh launch was in only 8 days, 14 hours and 7 minutes. All the kids were super excited by this news, but my stomach just dropped and panic mode set in a little. With so little time left it’s tempting to just go binge on gift cards, but I really wanted to let the … [Read more...]

Confetti Christmas Gift Tags

Hey Giggles Galore readers! It’s Cathy from Party HarDIY here again with your monthly dose of color. Soon enough, you’ll be wrapping all those presents to put them under the Christmas tree. Affordable, yet adorable, Christmas tags are hard to come by. Usually it’s that cheap holographic green or red with archaic touches of gold- eek! That’ll totally throw off the whole “modern Christmas” vibe you’ve got going on in the rest of the house! What if there was a fun, easy, and best of all affordable … [Read more...]

Sweet Holiday Themed Gifts with Hallmark

  I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #HallmarkAtWalgreens campaign, sponsored by Hallmark at Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. The Christmas tree is up, the decorations are finished and presents are being bought.  Now it's time to focus on my favorite part of the holiday season, the gift giving.  The entire holiday season is filled with opportunities to give gifts and bring joy to others, from your office Secret Santa, your … [Read more...]

Mrs. Claus Bakery Kit

Let the Christmas countdown begin!  Today is December 1st and I am looking forward to all things Christmas.  When I think about special Christmas memories and traditions I have, baking cookies is right up there at the top of my list of favorites.  Every year my mom would spend hours in the kitchen baking cookies, letting us lick the spoon and packaging up and delivering treats to neighbors and friends.  This year I want to give the gift of memories and quality time together, … [Read more...]

DIY Star Wars Darth Vader Canvas Wall Banner

When it comes to gift giving I love to create special handmade gifts for our neighbors, friends and of course my family too!  I grew up making Christmas gifts for family members and there is just something so special about putting your time, talents and love into a gift you give.  I made this fun DIY Star Wars Darth Vader Canvas Wall Banner for one of my son's gifts this year and thought I'd share it here with you too!   Before we dive into the quick and easy tutorial for this … [Read more...]