Wrap rolls of LifeSavers candy in bright paper and ribbon to make the perfect little party favor or unique Thank You card.
Use this wristlet to keep your cell phone and essentials with you while on the go.
Make customized notepads with our simple, downloadable template. Great to give as a gift or to keep for yourself!
Make a survival kit to take to the hospital to help make labor and delivery just a little bit easier on the new parents.
Make a birthday card that is also a gift with this idea for using a Barbie doll dress.
Decorate an ordinary gift with giant letters spelling the recipient’s name. This is a great idea for gifts for young kids who are just learning to recognize their own name, and will love it!
Get inspiration from this fantastic book about turning vintage jewelry pieces into new fashion finds. Learn some basic jewelry making techniques or hone your skills with her advanced tips and project ideas.
Take inexpensive bottles of hand sanitizer and make them into practical and customized gifts for teachers, co-workers or kids!
Learn to create a glossy finish on our folding photo cubes, to make them look nicer and last longer.
Use etching cream to decorate an apothecary jar to give as a special gift.
Learn how to turn old jeans into a quilt that’s embellished with embroidered designs sure to delight any child.
Never leave home again forgetting the baby spoon or wipes. Buy one of these unique travel bibs that fold neatly to fit inside your purse or diaper bag.
Decorate a miniature Christmas tree for a charity or use it as a unique gift for a kid in your life.
Check out the gifts that we think will be well-received for the 2008 Christmas season. We give you lots of ideas for all kinds of hard-to-shop-for people on your list.
Celebrate Christmas or other occasions by making your own traditional English party crackers. Filled with goodies, these fun favors will really make your party “pop”!
Thank the host or hostess of the next event you attend with a thoughtful gift. Read our list of suggestions from traditional hand towels to unique oil lamp projectors. Don’t arrive empty-handed!
Check out our shopping guide for a list of our favorite online retailers plus coupons and codes for special discounts. This page will be frequently updated to provide you with the hottest deals available.
Enjoy the cooler weather with hot spiced cider, or make batches of mulling spices for gifts this winter. Our recipe worksheet and tag template make it easy!
Learn to make your own custom notepads out of any paper and a special type of glue.
Learn how to convert an old dance leotard that your daughter has outgrown into a new tote bag to carry her dance gear to class.
Give a sock lover the gift that keeps on giving — a year’s worth of fun socks.
Create a storage box for a set of small pirate toys that also doubles as a play scene.
Check out eBay’s new World of Good Marketplace to find environmentally-friendly wares where the purchase supports the environment, people, and perhaps even your favorite cause.
Learn to make homemade peanut butter dog biscuits that your dog is sure to love.
Learn to sew easy and useful handmade burp cloths. Made of soft and gentle micro-fleece, these become indispensable to parents and make great shower gifts.
Expand your Amazon wish list to include your gift wishes from a variety of online retail stores. Install this button in your browser to quickly and easily add items from your other favorite stores.
Recycle those old wine corks you’ve been saving! Use them to cover a plain basket to create a charming picnic basket, centerpiece, or housewarming gift.
Protect pads of Post-It notes from damage in your bag or drawer — and make them look much cuter at the same time — with this cute technique for covering them in decorative paper. Kids love ‘em too!
Follow our simple sewing instructions to learn how to make a custom, ribbon-embellished blanket for your child. They make great baby shower gifts, too!
Shop at etsy.com for great handmade items by a multitude of artists. Jo has purchased many items from etsy and is always delighted when they arrive.
Give your children a toy that will spark imagination — colorful play silks that are as light as a dream and can be used in a multitude of ways. Dye your own silks using regular Kool-Aid for an easy, fun, and non-toxic project that the kids can help with.
Strike a perfect balance of class and good-natured ribbing with an over-the-hill gift idea that is easily customizable to any event. See our technique for filling a nice jar with candy and adorning it with a candle that declares your friend’s age.
Ease your next airline flight by bringing along a travel kit full of essentials that will cure your headaches, hunger, and boredom. Full of essential items, our kits are contained within a small pouch that fits easily in your carry-on bag and complies with TSA guidelines. Learn how to make your own kit or save time and money and purchase one from our store.
Delight the guest of honor at a baby or bridal shower with an extra bag of goodies just for her. From photos of the event to personal gifts that will ease her mind or save her time, you can make her feel special and loved with an extra gift just for her.
Use decorative papers, ribbons, and embellishments to make your own fancy wrapped soaps at home. Even the most ordinary bar soap will be fit for a king when wrapped with a lovely paper!
Learn about these handy Vazu vases which fold flat! They take almost no storage space, are inexpensive, and are great for taking flowers to someone in the hospital or for a housewarming gift.
Use your own photos to make a magic folding photo cube that unfolds over and over to reveal new photos on each side.
Read about how digital scrapbooking can save you lots of time and give beautiful results.
Celebrate Earth Day! Help do your part in caring for the environment by following a few of our simple tips for going green… and staying that way.
Welcome your out-of-town guests who are staying in a hotel with a basket full of treats and necessities to make their stay more enjoyable.
Turn a gift of cash into something fun by catering the dollar amount to the occasion or recipient.
Make your own reusable shopping bags that fold up into a small bundle easy to carry in your purse or car. Full sewing instructions and pattern will walk you through the whole project.
Honor a loved one with a thoughtful gift of a tree. Planting a sapling that can grow into the future is a loving memorial, environmentally-friendly gift, or perfect present for the person who has everything.
When my friend’s little girl became a toddler and started growing like a weed, we knew it was time to track her growth, and we brainstormed to figure out how best to do it. Most of us have the fond memory of marking our height on a door frame in the house where we grew [...]
Make adorable, edible Easter baskets out of chocolate. Great for gift-giving, decoration, or centerpieces, these chocolate wonders are really easy to make and can be used for just about any occasion.
Get tips for throwing a formal dinner party, including a sample menu. A party like this can make a great birthday gift for someone who is hard to shop for but loves good food.
Put a new spin on traditional anniversary gifts by also giving a number of gifts equal to the number of years your are celebrating.
Welcome a new baby into the world with a quilt made by a group of family members and friends. Each person makes one block for the quilt and the end result is a loving gift that will be treasured for years.
Learn how to make candy-filled hearts out of paper doilies. These are great for kids to make for Valentine’s Day cards, and would also make a unique wedding favor.