Recycled Gift Packages!!

Fun Recycled Gift Packages!!

So we all have the left over cardboard roll of
many, many, many rolls of wrapping paper…right?

What about turning those rolls into cute little gift boxes!
The kids will even enjoy this!
They can make their very
own gift boxes for their friends!

Here’s how to do it:

3 different size roll, cut random sizes.

Other supplies you’ll need:
Decorative Paper
paint brush

with the pencil, mark the size of paper you will need.
cut it, then lay it face down
apply glue to the edges of the paper, then smear with the paint brush.
Place the cardboard roll on the paper.
Then…roll, until the cardboard is totally covered.
use glue to seal the end of the paper for a clean edge.
Allow to dry!

Once dried this is what it will look like,
Already cute!

At each end bend on side of roll in.

Then the other side to close it!

Now how cute are these!!!
Add a ribbon or other embellishments
to add your own style!
To fill just simply unfold one end:)
Hope you have fun with this, I know we did!
Have a crafty Thursday!!

We all have a picture frame with no glass…right? A few weeks age I noticed that the glass had broken in a 16×20 frame I have…I threw away the glass, but I set aside the frame and the cardboard backing thinking it might be able to use it. Fast forward to this past Monday. I was cleaning the twins room & getting it ready to “show off” to my sister who is visiting in 2 weeks. When I noticed that I didn’t have a place to display all of Gabbi’s hair flowers and bows that I have made her and sell at My Little Cupcakes etsy shop. Enter Frame:)

To do this you will need:

Any frame you want (it doesn’t even need to be broken…just remove the glass)

Cardboard Backing of the frame

Fabric of your choice


Hot Glue (please be careful not to burn yourself…like I ALWAYS do)

Here’s what I did:

1. I cut the fabric a little larger than the cardboard.

2. Lay the fabric face down, put the cardboard on top, hot glue around all the edges!

3. cut your ribbon in as many strips as you want, sized in both height and width.

4. Position the ribbon where you would like it (I made kind of a H design with my ribbon)

5. hot glue ribbon in place on the back side of the cardboard

6. when all the glue has cooled place the now Beautiful cardboard backing in the frame and hot the around the edges. After cooling your ready to add what ever you want to display to it!


(I just put tacks in the wall…flowers a so light. If you are using something heavier you might want to use something stronger than tacks.)


Crazy for Flowers!!!!

My most recent craft has been making these beautiful silk hair flowers & large bows.

My little girl loves them, she always smiles when I put one on her!
My little Beauty! In a huge blue Peony!

Huge Peony!
Beautiful Giant Rose!

These are my 2 favorites, I made…I love Peonies!

The Flowers & Bows I have made for Gabbi!

A few Daisies I have for sale (2 in each color in stock!)
If you are interested in getting on let me know!

Homemade Mardi Gras Mask!!

Mardi Gras Mask

You will need:

Cardstock (we used colored)
Markers (anything you want to use for decorating)
1 Chop stick (you could use a pencil)
Hot Glue (parent only of courseJ)

Create the shape of mask you want on plain sheet of paper!

Trace mask on to a piece of Cardstock


Decorate More!!!

Test it out!

Glue Feathers
(I made paper feathers out of scraps of paper)

Glue Chopstick holder on either side!

Add some Extras!
( I went through a box of buttons)


Happy Mardi Gras!!!!

This is so much fun! You can pretty much use what you have
around the house…We did!!!