Give a Magazine a Second Life
If you have a collection of magazines piled up at home or work, you can either donate them to a local homeless shelter or get crafty. All you need is a pair of scissors and some folders to store your cutouts in. If you have an old photo album with sticky pages, you can display the cutouts in a more organized manner. Cut out images and words or phrases that are funny, inspiring or simply memorable. Once you have a generous collection, you can use them to create a homemade card, collage or memory box. You can even send a playful ransom note to your beloved and offer to meet outdoors for a light picnic.
Dual Purpose Homemade Gift
Who doesn’t love receiving a sentimental homemade gift? A fun gift idea is a memory box. To start, you’ll need a shoebox or medium sized gift box. Then, gather some items to decorate the box such as cutout words and images from magazines; photos, ribbons, fabric scraps, color paper or any of your favorite arts and craft materials. Once you’ve finished decorating your box, collect objects that remind you of your gift recipient. Once you have found special photos or other mementos that will fit into your box, place them inside. Next, reminisce and write down fond memories on small pieces of paper, fold them and place them inside. Make sure to write the things you are thankful for. Memory boxes can be reused as a keepsake to store jewelry, writing or art supplies, etc. Continue reading