With school just around the corner (gulp!), calendars can often be filled with birthday parties and school gatherings. If you’ve already got a long list of gifts to give, why not have your family work together and make some things to present at the next party? This week’s roundup features fun-to-make projects that leave room for just the right amount of personalization. If you make gifts instead of buying them, what are some of your favorite projects to make with your family?
Heffalumps and Woozles Jewelry
This strand of elephant buttons as a shiny necklace is too cute for words! Make Life Lovely turned these natural buttons into a child-size work of art any fan of Winnie the Pooh is sure to love.
Super Hero Jar Toy Storage
Blamo! Canisters with spray-painted toys on top are very popular online right now, so this idea from The Country Chic Cottage couldn’t have come at a better time. Create a super hero jar, inspired by Disney Buddies, and fill with candy or small toys inside for an instant gift.
Make Party Blowers
If you’re looking to create an assortment of personalized party goods for your next celebration, it’s time you made your own party blowers. Pink Stripey Socks shows you how to whip up these party must-haves using magazine pages. Party supplies have never been greener thanks to this recycling idea.
Washi Tape Penholder
For the art lover in your life, give a new set of colored pencils, markers or paintbrushes in a one-of-a-kind personalized jar. Add your favorite washi tape, as Setting for Four did, and this gift will be put to use in no time.