Snowman Gift Package

By Noreen Doll. This quick and easy Snowman Gift Package is perfect for favors or small gifts. I needed a quick, cute idea to wrap some money for a gift. This snowman is made from a sock and a styrofoam cup. Because it is so light weight, I added some candy with the money to […]

Reusable Gift Box from a Matchbox

By Noreen Doll. This empty matchbox is a perfect size to make into a small reusable gift box. It can hold money, a gift card, jewelry, socks, or other small gifts. While I was wrapping gifts, I had this small piece of wrapping paper left over, which perfectly fit the top of a matchbox. Because […]

School Alphabet Strip Ribbon and Bow

By Noreen Doll. Here’s a fun school alphabet strip ribbon and bow you can create for back to school craft projects and teacher gifts. The ribbon can be made long enough to wrap around a package or wreath, or made into an easy bow to attach to the front. The bow would be perfect for […]

Matchbox Gift Box

By Noreen Doll. This matchbox gift box started out to be something else, which didn’t work out. Then my daughter pointed out that it would make a re-usable gift box. So the project was salvaged and turned out well. It works on the same principle as a matchbox, as the box slides out of the […]

How to Make Tags

By Noreen Doll. Wouldn’t it be nice to make your own tags, so you could have them any size or color you wanted? Here’s how to make tags quickly and easily. Supplies. Card Stock or Manilla Folders Ruler Pencil Scissors Tacky Glue Paper Punches – 3/4 inch, 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch How to make […]

Rustic Basket

By Noreen Doll. Today I have a tutorial for this Rustic Basket on the Bowdabra blog.   It’s easy to make, and is created from a recycled cardboard box.

Gift Tags from Garment Tags

By Noreen Doll. Some of the hang tags that come on garments can be large and very sturdy. I always hate to throw them away, and one of the uses I’ve come up with is to make gift tags from garment tags. You can really use scraps of paper to make these, and use up […]

Christmas Card Gift Jar

By Noreen Doll. A Christmas card gift jar is a useful way to re-purpose Christmas cards. Use your old canning jars, or buy a bunch at the end of the summer when they are on clearance. You can also find them at yard sales or thrift stores. Canning jars can be used for so many […]

Easy Reusable Fabric Gift Bag

By Noreen Doll. This gift bag is small, but the nice thing about making gift bags with fabric is that they can be made any size. And what goes in the bags can be all sizes and shapes. In fact, fabric gift bags are perfect for wrapping gifts that are difficult to wrap. The stitching […]

Candy Bar Slider

By Noreen Doll. A candy bar slider is a great gift idea for kids or teens. You can wrap money around the bottom end of the candy bar, and when you slide the candy bar up, the money appears. Materials 1 Candy Bar – I used a 7 ounce size 12×12 Sheet of Designer Paper […]

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