THE PERFECT GIFT

It is not a secret I love to shop but at the same time enjoy creating “THE PERFECT GIFT”. 

Something created from the heart, my inner creative self, with love , sentimental and most of all my very own two hands.

This year I found the perfect gift. This inexpensive cookie jar from Target.   Target is my go to store for crafts, home décor. I am never disappointed to go there.  Plus I get an additional 5% red card.http://www.target.com/p/anchor-heritage-glass-jar-1-gallon/-/A-15295209
I brought this glass jar over the summer just to store macaroons.
My husband recently had knee surgery  and was not as mobile. This was a great way to store them on the counter and stay fresh.

Recently as look around for neighbors gift I had an haha moment. 

WHAT IF I COMBINE………

THE COOKIE JAR  AND GLASS CLING On with favorite quotes or tags…..

and there lies my inspiration.

THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFTS.

 

TRY IT!

 

ADD your favorite embellishements: ornaments, tassels, ribbons and email me your inspirations mimisimplecrafts@gmail.com

HAVE FUN!

 

10 BRILLIANT IDEAS FOR CORKS

Recently read this article about “10 brilliant uses for corks.”  

  1. Chop them in a food processer and mix with your soil.  It is great for house plant to keep them hydrated longer.
  2. Buff stainless smudges, fingertips of your stainless steel appliance.  Just dip in wine cork in olive oil dab at any smudges and buff away. 
  3. Safely store knives in a drawer by cutting a slit into the side of the cork and carefully slip it over the tip of the blade. It will act as a cushion and protect any cut from the sharp blade.
  4. Soak a few wine corks in rubbing alcohol for about an hour , then place them under your fire logs and ignite.  This will ensure a quick fire.
  5. Make a whole in the cork, thread yarn through and use it to keep your cat entertain.
  6.  Wrap around your earplugs to prevent from tangling and jumbling.
  7. If you have a wobbly table , just cut the cork the size you need and hot glue to the bottom or leg of the table.
  8. If you have noisy cabinet doors just slice the cork in 1/8″ dimension and insert corners of cabinet doors.  It will cushions door and silence all squeaky noise.
  9. Use as recipe card holder. Slit the cork in the top and slide the recipe card into the opening.
  10. Keeps your pins organize by creating a pincushion. 

THRIFT STORE FLIPPING!

Sometimes a craft project does not necessary develop  from creating a project.

It can simply start with an item on sale or finding the perfect item in a thrift store and  simply add your favorite embellishments to give it a new look.

OR YOU CAN SIMPLY  FLIP IT TO MAKE A PROFIT.

ITEMS YOU CAN PURCHASE FROM A THRIFT STORE:

  • BOOK AND TEXTBOOKS
  • PICTURES FRAMES
  • VIDEO GAMES
  • BRAND-NAME CLOTHES
  • PYREX AND GLASSWARE
  • SPORTING EQUIPMENT
  • RECORDS AND RECORDS  PLAYERS
  • ANYTHING WITH A TAG

SIMPLE WRAPPING STATION

During the holiday season, if you are like me you may have piles of gift wrap, ribbons, and not a place to store them.

 

Here is just a simple way to store them.

 All you need is a cardboard box or  a wine crate.  (THEY ARE USUALLY FREE AT A LIQUOR STORE)

 

The wine crate usually have slots which makes it easier to just simply organize your rolls of wrapping paper, gift tags. 

 

START WRAPPING!

EASY SOLUTION FOR OLD WREATH

OK !   Last year you had the perfect wreath and you store it for this year, but there is one problem when you try to hang it this year.

DUST…DUST…DUST

Easy and simple solution!

Put the wreath in a paper bag, add 1/2 cup of salt and shake.  The coarseness of the salt will knock off all the dust and voila a bran new wreath.

SO SIMPLE!

Jazz up an old Christmas Tree

 “Creativity is always pass on.”

Do you have an old Christmas tree and wreath and not sure what to do with it.

Jazz it up.

Well all you need are fabrics and scissor—you will have a new  tree/wreath.

  • Cut fabric into 10 inch strip.
  • Cut as many you will need.
  • Just simply tie to the end of the tree or around wreath.
  • Add lights and decorations.

VOILA!

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SO SIMPLE WREATHS

This was the easiest wreath I have ever  made.  Everything was purchase from Dollar Tree  except for the glue gun which I am sure you can purchase from there also.

All you need are the following:

  • Wreath
  • Garland
  • 1 roll of mesh any colors
  • Christmas ball or your favorite embellishments
  • Piping
  • Glue gun and sticks

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Take 1 pipe cleaner at a time and twist them onto the wreathwreath-with-piping

Just keeping looping and twisting the pipe cleaner until you use all the pipe cleaners around the wreath.

  • To start attaching the mesh just gather and pinch from the beginning of the roll and wrap around the pipe cleaner, make sure you keep the mesh pinched while placing on the pipe cleaner.

 

  • Just keep pinching the mesh and add around the wreath they are no more mesh.

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  • To keep the size of the pouf uniform measure the pinching spots along the mesh about 10″ apart.

 

  • The last step is to glue and add your favorite embellishments to personalize for color and theme.

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