Ok, so I know gift cards are kind of cop out gift, but I had to do it. Teenage boys are really hard to buy for or, even worse, make something for. And honestly, time is running out, so two of my nieces are getting gift cards too.
I felt a little guilty. To help make up for it, I decided to personalize the packaging of the gift cards to make them seem a bit more special. Out came the same printed holiday scrapbook paper I used on my paper clip magnets, card stock scaps, glue and stamps. With a little cut and pasting, I came up with these cards. They have little pockets for the gift cards to fit into and are stamped with love by me.
I got a lot of comments on the fabric I photographed for my super secret holiday crafting post yesterday. They are all kitchen dish towels I have collected. Some are Martha from Kmart, some are kitchen essentials from Kmart, some are Dwell from Target and others are just ones I have picked up at places like HomeGoods and Tuesday Morning throughout the year. Dish towels make great, sturdy fabric for craft projects. I just wish Martha still had a good selection. Maybe it is just my Kmart – it is sort of a run down, city store. I recently had to resort to searching eBay for a set of her fruit towels so I could finish up a project. Luckily I found them!
I even hear there is a book coming out next year filled with projects ideas on how to upcycle tea towels... Hmmm, maybe that is why I can’t share my finished super secret holiday projects for a while?