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DIY Snowy Gift Wrap

Wrapping gift after gift can get a little boring. But when you throw a bit of fake snow into the mix, ummm, totally NOT boring! Fancy up your package with a bit of holiday snow and you will most definitely be gifted with a few smiles and probably a laugh or two in return. See this project and so much more in our Holiday Mag out now! Patterned gift wrap (we used this...

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DIY Feather Gift Wrap Adornment

For a boho meets glam approach to gift wrap, we lightly dusted these easy to cut feather gift tags with a bit of gold and the result was everything good in the world. Gracing a neutral hued paper, they sparkle. Gracing a more graphic print, they feel chic. Any way you use them, they are all together gorgeous. Get your gift wrap on with even more ideas in our Holiday Mag!

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Free Printable Watercolor Gift Tags

In lieu of the often silly gift tags we see in stores, try your hand at these chic watercolor tags that are an absolute breeze to make. Paired with simple, understated paper - we're envisioning a glossy white or a simple kraft - these tags feel personal, elegant and utterly lovely. See even more inspiration for gifting in our 2014 Holiday Mag. Wrapping paper (we used this...

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DIY Ornament Decorating Kit

In a world of teacher gifts and co-worker white elephant parties, these clever gift kits make the art of giving feel whimsical and spontaneous. Filled with clear glass ornaments plus all of the decor fixin's, these kits are anything but ordinary. See even more in our SMP Holidays Mag out now! Large gift box (we used this...

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DIY Gingerbread House Kit

Every year when I was younger my amazing (or insane, depending on how you look at it) mother spent the month of December turning our kitchen into a gingerbread factory. She made gingerbread house kits for everyone - family, friends, babysitters, you name it! It's a great gift for anyone on your list, because you'll be giving them all the fun of decorating a house without any of the mess or fuss of baking it themselves. See even more DIY ideas in our...

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The Best Gift Wrapping Tool Ever

Hello lovelies, Maggie here from Eat Boutique. One of the very first food gifts that I remember making (and wrapping) myself was a jar of lemon marmalade. I was going through a citrus fruit phase, which has basically never ended, and I didn’t know much about preserving. I just boiled lemon slices, lemon juice and sugar until it tasted good to me, jarred it and slapped a piece of masking tape across the jar. I was hooked and as my...

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Hostess Gift Idea: A Jar of Cookies

I don’t know why I’m surprised to find myself smack in the middle of a new season, a new life, the moment September hits. Maybe it’s the nip in the air or the kiddie footsteps clamoring on and off the school bus. Perhaps it’s some sort of internal clock that’s conditioned me—or, really, all of us—to get back into the swing of things each autumn. Either way, I’m finally motivated to step away from the barbecue and get back into a warm kitchen. After preserving jam and jelly...

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10 Creative Hostess Gift Ideas

While it isn't exactly a rule that you need to come bearing gifts when you're invited to an event, it is a nice gesture. And though a thank you note post-party does wonders, a bottle of wine is always appreciated. Better yet? Flex those crafting muscles, warm that oven, and let's get our hostess gifting on! Here are 10 of our very favorites that will more or less guarantee you a repeat invite.

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DIY Ice Cream Kits

DIY ice cream kits are the kind of gift you give to someone who you really, really like. Because after you put something like this together for someone, you're more or less guaranteed a friend for life. I mean, assuming they're as obsessed with cute things and sugary treats as we are of course. Perfect for your kid's teacher, in lieu of a goody bag post-birthday party, or simply just because. Contents: 2 Cones from Ben and Jerry's...

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Rainbow Loom Valentine Bracelets

Most of you youngens might not have heard of this rainbow loom insanity. The latest trend in all things 5-12 year olds. So trendy in fact, that I think the trend might be over. This Valentine's Day, we figured we would put these little darlings to good use with a little heart day spin. Add a note to the bracelet that says "I would KNOT be the same without you" and you turned a trend, into a total keepsake. $14.99...

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“Wild About You” Valentines

Remember those little pill things that you drop into water and they magically transform into a sponge? Well. They still have them. And kids still think they are super cool. We found some safari varieties and tucked them into a little envelope that says "I'm Wild About You." I know. It's just too much. $9.97...

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“You Rule” Ruler Valentines

Sometimes, it's the simplest ideas that leave the longest lasting impression. And how freaking adorable are these "You Rule" Ruler Valentine Cards! We just dusted the rulers with a bit of pink watercolor and transformed a boring school must-have into something so sweet. $9.20 Wooden rulers $3.97...

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Valentine Coloring Cards

If you've ever spent any time with a four or five year old little girl. You know that they color. For hours. My daughter took one look at these custom Valentine's Day coloring cards and promptly went to work - all while begging to give them to her friends. So they got the Audrey seal of approval and my bet is that they will get your little one's as well! $5.16...

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Heart Puzzle Valentines

We're always on the hunt for candy free Valentine's that our little ones can bring to school. Or that we can make for our friends and tuck into their mailboxes to find on a whim. First we shared the Magnet "Stuck on You" Valentines and now, we're talking puzzles. Little handmade pieces of Valentine's...

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“Stuck on You” Magnet Valentine

As a mom of a little boy with allergies, Valentine's Day always gives me a touch of anxiety. Because card + candy = eeek. So this year, in lieu of a Valentine's Party, we're sharing a whole slew of allergy free, food free, treat free Valentine's. Perfect for your little ones and ideal for school gifting. Each one is...

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15 Valentine Gifts You Never Thought Of

Listen up kids! T minus 2 and a half weeks until Valentine's Day. And despite what my hubby might tell you, a good V-Day does take a teeny bit of planning. Because no one wants to feel like their gift was purchased in a rush during lunch hour (if that IS your mojo, I would suggest going big to make up for it - I'm talking to you Tait Larson). So here is your guide to gifts that will surprise even the most...

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Gift Guide: For the Fashionista

Sometimes it can be quite the challenge shopping for the damsel in your life who seems to have it all. With that in mind, I've taken some time to round up some of my favourite luxurious items at every price point. Here are my top stylish picks for your fashionista friends. Happy Holidays! xoxo Damsel in Dior  1. PJ Set: J. Crew | 2. Damsel Necklace: ...

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Gift Guide: For the Gardener

Here's a gift guide for the gardener in your life. This guide was curated with both the city and country green thumbs in mind. It covers everything from beginner, to those who have an advanced green thumb. And because I couldn't resist, I threw in a few fun accessories to help add a little magic to those growing gardens! xo, Wild Folk Studio 1.

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Gift Guide: For the Crafter

I don't know about you, but when things are glittery and gold, they allure you to come and get crafty. I'm fairly confident that we all have that one crafty friend in our lives, and I'm certain this gift guide will help you cross him or her off your list. Here is a round up of some of my, personal, favorite crafty things to play with. XOXO - Anna of...

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How-to Wrap the Perfect Gift with Paper Source

You'd think wrapping the perfect gift would be a no brainer; but come Christmas morning you can always tell those who've done their research vs. those who have not (hello father and your tape abuse!) With a few easy steps, you can transform your Christmas gift into an absolute masterpiece; and we've teamed up with...

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