Happy Friday MIYers!
It's Dai with the Sizzix Blog Team.
February 13th is fast approaching and that means the one day of the year that we get to celebrate our amazing gals; Galintine's Day! About time, amiright ladies? If you're strapped for some time take a look at some of the cutest (and easiest) MIYs we've curated. These are sure to wow the gals!
This charm bracelet isn't the only charming thing about the Happy Hour Projects blog, but it is the perfect project to kick off this roundup. This easy MIY is done with a surprisingly small amount of tools. Check out Adrianne's blog for more ideas and the step by step instructions here.
The Girlfriend Tote
This is the perfect project for when you want to impress the gals but don't feel like busting out the sewing machine. I found this easy project over at the Jedi Craft Girl blog and it completely won me over. Amanda didn't even have to use her Jedi mind tricks (or did she..?) To find out how awesome (and easy!) this cute tote is, check out the tutorial here.
MIY Treats Box
Take the gals back in time with these vintage treat boxes! Eileen Hull has definitely inspired the Hilary Scraps blog (who can blame her) in the form of these vintage pull out boxes. The cute little boxes can be used to hide away treats or as place settings in a vintage party. Either way, catch up with Hilary and her walk-through tutorial here.
Tall Embossed Earrings
How cute are these? The tall embossed earrings make a sweet and elegant gift or the gals. These are easy to wear, incredibly light and best of all: one of a kind. Check out the incredibly simple tutorial here.
Vintage Valentine Tag
I guess you could say I am a little bit obsessed with this vintage theme. In my defense, I really can't help how adorable this tag is. The classic and nostalgic look this tag has gives it multiple uses such as table numbers, placement card, or as a tag to a gal's gift. Stop by Shelly Hickox's Blog to gain her wonderful maker knowledge on this tag here.
Sweet Paper Gift Bag
Tater Tots & Jello has come up with this girly and glam gift bag tutorial that is almost too cool for school. The addition of the foil butterflies has got me over the moon and I'm ok with that. These baggies are the cutest alternative the solid colored store bought bags, and will give your Galentine's table some pizzaz.
Easy Type Writer Magnets
Magnets!! As a writer, I'm totally in love with magnets. They're kind of a big deal here in our blog team at Sizzix. Combined with our dies, magnets can become so versatile. If you have a gal that is a writer, these magnet type writers are the cutest gift!! They can even be used as bookmarks or just plain daily inspiration. Check out Adrianne's tutorial here to get started on these adorable magnets.
Squirrel Charm Bracelet
Talk about a fun and interesting gift. Whether you have a girl friend who loves squirrels or is just a bit nutty, this bracelet will get noticed in the best of ways. Check out this simple tutorial here.
Vintage Grunge Card
Vintage, grunge and Tim Holtz, oh My! This cute card is the perfect project card to make for your gal pals. These cards can do double duty as place holders and gift card. Check out the mixed media tutorial over at Annette's blog to get you one of these.
Owl Treats Bags
The owl trend continues! It may be my imagination, but it feels as if these owls are only getting cuter during the valentine season. These little bags are great to keep treats inside, mark your gal's place on the table or even as a tiny gift bag! Check out the tutorial here and keep those wheels turning on the possibilities.
Heart Shaped Dimension Frame
I am a sucker for showing my wall love and I have a whole Pinterest board to prove it. So, I may be biased on this cute home decor project I found on (the very talented) Paula Pascual's Blog, but I could not resist. This is an easy and stunning project to make to show your gals just how special they are.
MIY Cookie pocket
Cookie pockets are popping up everywhere and I, for one, 100% support this trend because it's about time my cookies were wrapped in something that matched their deliciousness level. Spiff up your cookie game with this tutorial on the Make Life Lovely blog.
Thanks for checking out our blog post this week! Let us know what you and your gals like to do to celebrate Galentine's Day and if you tried any of these projects! We love hearing from our gal pals. From all of us at Sizzix, Happy Galentine's Day!! How are you planning to show your gal pals some love?