Monday, May 9, 2011

Birthday Gift Idea

I am so amazed at all the fantastic tutorials on the internet from; sewing, needle work, paper crafts, kid art projects, garden tips, recipes, family activities, the list goes on and on. Many of you, like me, have taken advantage of these wonderful sources. There are endless tutorials with step-by-step instruction with fantastic pictures. Inspiring!  There are several sites just like One Pretty Thing that help give you great ideas, all in one place.

As a gift, what about giving someone the gift of ideas. You can put together a folder or a small filing box filled with ideas for someone. Print out some tutorials and label them so that it becomes their go to box. 

Sewing Patterns- Go To Box: For this particular project for my sister-in-law I wanted sewing projects that fit what she does: sewing. She has two little girls and I was able to find and print out several darling tutorials and patterns of skirts, dresses, softies and jewelry on the Internet. (This was super fun for me to do.) To finish it off I made her, her own person branding labels to put in her new projects.

Mom's- Go To Box: I think a fabulous idea box would have a file folder for each holiday and season and have kid crafts, activities, food ideas, and coloring pages. What a great go to box for a Mom who is home with kids!  She can use it when kids are getting a little wild or bored. As Mom finds something new in a magazine or on the computer she can rip it out or print it off, and add it to her box. To give it a nice touch you could add some crayons, glue and paper. Who wouldn't love having simple and easy project at your fingertips whenever those "moments" come?

I think that this gift can be very thoughtful and creative and super personal.

If you go to our tutorial section located at the top bar you will have a great start to some fabulous tutorials and ideas to add to your box.


emily @morefromthemoorefamily said...

Very cool idea, I would love to receive something like this!! :)

Mrs. 2010sHousewife said...

Love the idea!!! I second that emotion- I'd love to receive this as a gift! (As well as a few more hours in the day to create all the awesome projects!)

Carlee said...

This is such a nice idea Jen. You are always so thoughtful!

Jenn said...

This is a great gift! It keeps everything in one place for easy to find patterns and I love it! Thanks!again!

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

Such a great idea! I would LOVE to get this as a gift!!

Amanda said...

This is a fantastic idea, might make one for myself first!

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

This is a great idea and such a nice gift. TFS!!

Have a great day!!