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Make This Gift! Flying Wedding Couple Balloons

DIY: Flying wedding couple balloons on Brooklyn Bride

Flying wedding couple balloons by Brooklyn Bride, photo by Hilda Grahnat

I’ve been obsessed with idea since first seeing it. What a fun project to put a smile on the face of someone special.

Seen here as a fun decoration for a wedding reception. Brittany Watson Jepsen takes you through all the DIY steps to make Flying Wedding Couple Balloons over on Brooklyn Bride.

DIY Flying wedding couple balloons by Brittany Watson Jepsen

Flying wedding couple balloons by Brooklyn Bride, photo by Hilda Grahnat

It’s such a whimsical idea for any celebration. So many adaptations come to mind. Birthdays—Flying High at 50! Over the Hill and Up in the Sky! And of course the younger kids would get a kick out of this too.

It’d be a sweet gesture on an anniversary too, don’t you think? Even more magical with plane tickets attached. (Wink-nudge)

I’d love to see this done other ways. What are your ideas?

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DIY Flying wedding couple balloons by Brittany Watson Jepsen

Celebrate The Happy Couple With Wine For Future Anniversaries

Wine For A Wedding Gift Box

Classic Trio Gift Box from Wine For A Wedding

Here in the heart of wedding season, do you find yourself stumped when it comes to gifts? I mean registry gifts are great. They’re a sure thing, a quick win, and not to be disregarded.

Sometimes however, all the events surrounding the wedding might mean you need more than one gift—in which case a double dip in the registry is pretty boring.

Other times, you’re looking to do something different, a little more unique, a little more special, for the couple who has it all. You’ve come the right blog ;)

Wine For A Wedding is wedding gift extraordinaire! These beautifully engraved wooden boxes, crafted in Kirkwood, Missouri, are artful wishes for a happy, lasting, romantic marriage.
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Gift Toppers Abloom

Bloom Gift Toppers by Stephmodo

Bloom Gift Toppers by Stephanie Brubaker

Have you seen these? Oh I’m so sad I missed them prior to Mother’s Day, but happy to have found them today! Stephanie Brubaker’s bloom gift toppers are such a simple idea with such a lovely result—and what fun to go collect all those flowers.

Stephanie uses basic kraft gift boxes, a little washi tape, and sprigs and stems of herbs and blooms from her yard and nearby. I’m thinking gifts for weddings, birthdays, baby showers—they’d all look great with flowers!

Visit Stephmodo to get her tips, see the combinations she’s come up with, and to get inspired to create your own.

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Create a Custom Photo Strip Phone Case

Case-Mate DIY Tool examples

What do moms love? Moms love photos of their babies. And what do moms use every day more than any other thing in their bag? Their phone. So doesn’t it make perfect sense to make mom a super cool case that lets her take her favorite faces with her wherever she goes? Of course it does!

That’s why we’re all over Case-Mate’s new DIY features to customize a case for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Best-Friendship Day, any day!

Case-Mate DIY Photo Booth Cases

Use a single photo, or pick several!

Case-Mate DIY Tool choose your layout

Choose your layout using Case-Mate’s DIY Tool

In addition to decking out your case with a single photo, now Case-Mate’s easy DIY tool let’s you create collages, photo strips and other arrangements. Tell the story of a favorite memory—a big trip, an anniversary, a family photo session, a messy time baking in the kitchen—by recreating it on the back of her phone.

The DIY tool works with many many smart phone styles and you can upload images straight from your photo library or even right out of Facebook or Instagram—hello filters!

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Wedding & Anniversary Gifts? Studiopatró’s Love Set Is All You Need

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Love Set Tea Towels by Studiopatró

Simple expressions of love around the house are a surefire way to bump up the cheer-factor in a home. However it’s not always easy to find gifts that assert sweet somethings and are also well-suited to today’s modern newlyweds and classy couples.

But I’ve found one for you, and it’s exquisite. I was fortunate to catch a sneak peek of Studiopatró’s new Love set of linen tea towels at a local event a couple weeks ago. I’d admired their textiles from afar so it was a treat to see and touch the linens in person. And for the record Studiopatró creator, Christina, is just as chic and lovely as the the line itself.

Love Set stacked

So, the Love Set! This set of hand-printed towels was just added to their shop today. It’s the kind of gift you’ll find yourself buying three of—one for you, one for a lucky couple, and one for all the other fun things you can do with them. I’ll s’plain…

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Make This Gift: Custom Art from Your Own Fingerprints!

ManMadeDIY : How To: Make Custom Art from Your Own Fingerprints

Custom Fingerprint Art, by Chris Gardner

Here’s a DIY that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, wedding gifts, or just because. It utilized something so specifically you and turns it into art—your fingerprints!

You’ll need to have some simple creative computer skills (or know someone who does) and be quite cunning to acquire the fingerprints without raising any suspicions. Just tell your Valentine with a wink and a smile, “Shut it! No questions.”

Our friend Chris at ManMadeDIY put together this handy tutorial to take you through the steps for making your own. And if his visual style isn’t quite yours, get creative! There are many ways to adapt the idea changing the scale, colors, paper colors and typeface. Have fun! And let us know how yours turns out.

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Make This Gift: Stitched Map Art!

Stitched Map Art / Image: Martha Stewart Living

Stitched Map Art, photo from Martha Stewart Living

Maybe it’s the weather (or all those delicious fall smells), but I’ve been feeling mighty nostalgic lately. Anyone else feeling wistful these days? I was reminiscing about past adventures just recently when I spotted this great little DIY art and gift idea from Martha Stewart Living.

Celebrate and remember family vacations or road trips with friends by hand-stitching the route on maps and framing them—brilliant! It’s sentimental without being too cheesy; handmade without looking like a summer camp craft you made in the 4th grade; and inexpensive without looking cheap or last-minute. In other words, it’s the perfect DIY gift!

Stitched Map Art / Image: Martha Stewart Living

Stitched Map Art, photo from Martha Stewart Living

I already have a few stitch-friendly road trips in mind, including one that would make a great anniversary gift (shh, don’t tell). What about you? Do any specific vacations or trips spring to mind? What was your destination?


Stitched Map Art / Image: Martha Stewart LivingStitched Map Art / Image: Martha Stewart Living

Heartfish Press Alphabet Cards + 20% Off Sale!

W is for Warm Wishes – Alphabet Greeting Card by Heartfish Press

ABC is for Absolutely Brilliant Cards! I have a thing for Heartfish Press. I’ve posted about Hijiri and her typetastic letterpress goods before but I’ve been wanting to feature her line of Alphabet Greeting Cards for a while, and now’s the perfect time. Hijiri just welcomed a new baby girl!

Right. You’re thinking, “How is THAT the perfect time?” Well, because while the shop is taking some time off, they’re offering 20% off everything. Everything! (With code: WELCOMEBABY)

It’s a great time to stock up and pick some favorites for the coming holidays. Each card in the Alphabet line celebrates a different occasion or sentiment so there’s something for everyone, like Y, for the Year 2012. Which is almost here. I can hardly believe it.

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A is for Anniversary – Alphabet Greeting Card by Heartfish PressT is for Thank You – Alphabet Greeting Card by Heartfish PressS is for Sorry – Alphabet Greeting Card by Heartfish PressN is for Noel – Alphabet Greeting Card by Heartfish PressI is for I Love You – Alphabet Greeting Card by Heartfish Press