Friday, July 16, 2010

HomeMade Gifts - Love Note & Crayon Monogram

With summer upon us and many birthday parties, showers and Christmas looming at the end of the year, I was looking for some cute, trendy, elegant (!?) gifts to make.

Both of these gifts/tutorials can be found at the Trendy Treehouse - loved reading this blog!

Here's a simple framed heart under glass that is used to write "love" notes on (forget writing on the bathroom mirror!!). Purchase a dry erase marker so that you can write on the glass love notes to your Sweetie/Honey.
You can make ones that are themed specifically for a child or teenager to write caring messages to them. Since it will sit anywhere (depending on the frame style you buy) it can be moved to different locations (bathroom vanity, dresser top, mantle) for surprise love notes to a special family member. For someone to use it over, just wipe off the message, write your own message and place it for the right person to see it in the morning.
What about this as a lovely gift for a wedding or anniversary with a "love" theme; or a child with a theme that matches their personality. If you are giving this as a sweet surprise for a family member, I think recycling a frame and fabrics (maybe from a favorite worn out T-shirt?) would be a green/upcycle option.
Here's where I found the tutorial.

The second project uses crayons (new or in very good condition) and a square shadow box. Looks easy so time will tell when I make the first one!

Hope you enjoyed! Please comment with your favorite craft/gift idea. Let's use some of the summertime with our kids (or late at night after they are in bed!) to make some gifts ahead.


Rhonda said...

I love that crayon idea, that's so neat!

Mama Kate said...

I love these two ideas. Looks fun!

Kim said...

Very Cute...

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I wish I could comment with some fun trendy craft!

I had a bridal shower for a friends daughter a few weeks ago and the theme was cupcakes. so i did mason jars with the cupcake ingredients and recipe on the tag. I also covered the jar tops with cup cake material and ribbon. they where cute but really nothing new or trendy! these where thank you, gifts.


T n' W said...

I love the crayon craft! I've been thinking about Christmas too. It'll be here before we know it.