February 10, 2014

Gifts Made With Love

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. All rights reserved on photographs and written content Createwithmom © 2011 - 2014. Please Ask First
My children and I enjoy doing crafts, as we find it relaxing. We find the process of doing the crafts exciting. Completing our project and seeing the final product brings lots of happiness. This month is full of fun occasions, so my children and I made a few handmade gifts that we can give to our loved ones. 
I think getting a handmade gift that is done with love is always appreciated, so my children and I went to Walmart to purchase a few Plaid products that we used to make these Valentine crafts.
My son enjoyed painting this wooden picture frame crown for his sister. For this we needed...
Wooden picture frame crown
Multi-surface pink taffeta pearl acrylic craft paint
Multi-surface amethyst glitter acrylic craft paint
Plaid spouncer
This craft is simple and easy for little ones to do. My son enjoyed using the spouncer to paint and found it easier to apply an even coat on to the wooden picture frame.
We also painted ready made wooden hearts and wrote personal messages that we can attach to gifts.
For this personalized wooden heart messages we used...

Pre-cut packet of wooden heart shapes
pink taffeta and amethyst glitter acrylic craft paint
Plaid spouncer
Calligraphy pen or permanent marker
Paint the pre-cut wooden heart shapes with the acrylic craft paint and let it dry completely. Then using a calligraphy pen or permanent marker write a message and attach this heart to a gift.
We also made Fridge Magnets using...

Dimensional Magic Mod Podge
2 Tin Soda bottle caps
We placed stickers that we like inside the bottle cap and filled the cap with Dimensional Magic Mod Podge and left it to dry. We attached a magnet to the back of the bottle cap and used as a fridge magnet. 
A few quotes on love :)

"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action. " Mother Teresa

"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge." Thomas Carlyle

"You will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Let me guide you to something in the doing of which you will love one another. Give a greeting to everyone among you." 
Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him

All rights reserved on photographs and written content Createwithmom © 2011 - 2014. Please Ask First


  1. Love making homemade gift! Thanks for the ideas! (Judy Cowan)

  2. The wooden hearts look great! They'd make a great gift alone or as a decoration on something, like a card. Thanks for sharing these ideas!

  3. Lovely! I love the picture frame! I wish my kids had an interest in crafting.

  4. The Fridge Magnets are my fave.

  5. Love the hadith that you quoted. DIY gifts are always a pleasure to receive. I wish I was more crafty to make them more often.

  6. I just bought some mod podge, to get all crafty with. This is a great DIY idea.

  7. love doing crafts and thanks for sharing these; great for the little ones also

  8. Love handcraft gifts, I use to do crafting but have not done any for a few years now.

    Florence C

  9. Love the fridge magnets! My grandkids and I have a blast doing crafts! Great ideas!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

  10. LOVE the bottle cap magnets! what a great idea :)

  11. Love it!! My son just turned 3 and made his first craft valentine heart...something Ive already put away and will cherish forever! (Lori Jackson)

  12. I love the fridge magnets! Great idea!

  13. I have seen the Tin Soda bottle caps and love them. I didn't realize there were supplies available to make them until I saw this post. I love how yours turned out.

  14. Aww, I really like the bottle top magnet. My DD likes the crown frame the best though.

  15. Great crafts! They look like a lot of fun for the kids to create.

  16. I love doing crafts and especially Mod Podge projects. Thanks for the cute idea with the frame. It is something I could do with my grandchildren, as they love crafts too. My biggest project with Mod Podge was a patio table. I took an old table cube table and completely covered it with a collage of fruits and vegetables pics I cut out from magazines. It took a long time but was so fun to make.

  17. What a great idea. I agree that homemade crafts are extra special.

  18. I love this, I usually find modpodge is so expensive in stores so I make my own. This is awesome though, thank you for sharing


  19. Homemade crafts are fun and meaningful. I appreciate creativity in a gift
    (Debbie W)


Thank you for commenting :)