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Feb 18, 2014
10:30 AM

Craft Roundup: Small Gifts that Make Big Statements

Whip up some DIY ombre striped office supplies, a tooth fairy pillow, Polaroid-frame tea bag tags and mini balloon love messages with these blog tutorials.

As my mom always said – and I'm betting yours did, too – "It's not the size of the gift that matters, but the thought that counts." While presents come in a variety of shapes and sizes, small, handmade gifts often leave a big impact on the person who receives it. Checking out Pinterest and Twitter around Valentine's Day, we found lots of great ideas that translate into easy gift ideas to make throughout the year.

 

DIY Ombre Stripe Office Supplies

Lovely Indeed gave this set of simple office supplies a Valentine's Day makeover, but you could apply any color scheme to make a lovely suite of handmade gifts for a neighbor, tween or favorite teacher.

 

Tooth Fairy Pillow DIY

Celebrate the first loose tooth with a handmade tooth fairy pillow! One More Mushroom shows you to make this project, complete with a pocket in the back for "the goods."

 

DIY: Polaroid Frame Tea Bag Tags

This project's name is a bit of a tongue twister, but the end results from Photojojo are adorable. Have your family create a set of tags to present to a friend with their favorite flavors of tea.

 

DIY Mini Balloon Love Messages

I know several friends who start out their child's birthday with a room full of balloons. If you like that tradition, too, try this approach from Studio DIY and make a mini version that's suitable to take on the go.

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