Tuesday, July 10, 2012

DIY Big/Little Gifts!

Although there are plenty of super cute items you can buy online for your sisters, there is always something special and fun about making your own crafts for one another. Plus, you can't be in a sorority and NOT LOVE to craft!

These will be examples of items you can make and some alternatives you can think about to make items cheap, but beautiful!

The Canvas!

Here is an example of how someone made a really cute wall decoration out of a simple canvas! You can buy these canvas' at Walmart for less than ten dollars. Choose a quote, TSM, or even just your letters and paint them on! Add a cute ribbon to the top attached with your hot glue gun to add the cute touch! 

Creative Picture Frames!

No one wants a plain picture frame, so spice it up! You can easily buy small wooden/plastic picture frames from Walmart or The Dollar Tree which you can decorate as you please (remember to use your families favorite prints/patterns/colors to make it more personalized). To attach them to one another you could use decorated/painted popsicle sticks or ribbon that you hot glue to each other. The letters can be bought at Walmart as well in large tubs, so you can buy them once and keep them for quite a while. 

Christmas Ornaments!

Christmas ornaments are gifts that can be kept and used for years to come. These can be bought cheep at Christmas, but especially after Christmas. The tops come right off, so you can fill it with fake pearls (like in the picture) or whatever gem/stone your sorority represents. The peel and stick letters can be bought at Walmart or Michaels for the lettering or you can puffy pain if you wish. Do not forget a cute ribbon to hang it with and a big bow!

Homemade Fleece Pillow!

I have made the fleece blankets that you tie on the edges but I never thought of making a pillow out of it! Simple steps on how to make the pillow is to get two pieces of fleece that are larger than you want your actual pillow to be. Line up the pieces and cute the edges in strips to be tied. To be sure the stuffing you add later, hot glue three of the five sides so that the edge is extra tight from the start. After you have hot glued, tie the three hot glued sides of the pillow in the knots. Once this is finished, stuff the pillow with stuffing. Be sure to put as much as you want in before closing up the other side. Then finish by gluing the last side together and tying the knots. 

Once the basic pillow is finished, you can now decorate! Use iron on adhesive on fabric to put your letters, shapes, cute designs on your pillow. Put your special touches on it!

Also remember that you can always just buy a pillow case and decorate it as well!

Glitter Glassware!

This is super easy and super cute! The glassware can be bought from The Dollar Tree for a dollar a piece in the store. Spray glue would be the easiest to get this look, but glue could also be painted on (this must be done quickly though). Then all that is left is glittering it! 

You could also just glitter the bottom of the glass and add other touches to it or the top rim for a cute decorative pieces. Don't forget adding your little/big's name to the games makes is even cuter!

Flip Flops!

These are very cute & easy to make! Buy a pair of cheap flip flops at a near by store in whatever color you may want. All you need is your glue gun, ribbon, and a button/letter monogram symbol/round wooden piece (any decorations you may need to decorate the buttons. Simply make a pretty bow and hot glue it to your flip flop thong, then add your monogram to the middle! And you now have a cute personalized gift!

Also, you can wrap the flip flop straps with the ribbon or puffy paint letters/names on it as well!

Here is a list of some other objects to decorate or craft to customize as you wish!
Bows for your hair.
Nail Polish Bundle In Your Sorority Colors
Cell Phone Case

Don't forget that you can always add glitter, rhinestones or bows to spice up any craft!

1 comment:

  1. Love your blog! I Was looking on Pinterest for the perfect gift idea for my best friend. I love the glitter glass!! Thank you <3