This month, or rather, last week, three of my favorite people had birthdays. Since I love to craft so much, I decided to make them gifts instead of buying them things. So, I went out to my favorite crafting blogs and sites, like Pinterest, Ucreate crafts, and Dollar Store Crafts, and took all kinds of ideas to create their gifts. I love doing this because it ends up meaning so much more, and it gives you the chance to really personalize things. Here is what I came up with…
Since my sister just got married, I wanted to do something special wedding related for her. So, I took her “symbol” from the invitations, sketched it onto a canvas, went over that with hot glue, and painted it. Here are the different stages….in photos:
It ended up looking really great, but more hot glue-ish than I wanted…so I added in a little bit of taupe paint to jazz it up a bit, and to draw attention away from the hot glue.
I also wanted to make some fun little bracelets from fabric scraps…so here is what I came up with.
Then I hot glued the yo-yo’s to some felt, and stitched on a little chain and lobster clasp to attach them together. In the end…this is what I had (in 3 different colors, for me, my sister, and my roommate):
I liked the yo-yo’s so much that I also hot glued them onto some bobby pins, to make fun little hair things. I thought they ended up rather cute…
I also made another gift for someone (my best friend from home, Alison), but that craft has been featured on my blog before, and I won’t be able to give it to her for a few weeks. So, I’m saving it, just in case she reads this blog.