D.I.Y Gift Ideas
We wondered what would happen when we combined a professional baker and a talented illustrator to join forces all in the name of mom? The results were the “sweetest”. Today, Bernard S., manager for Hallmark’s photography studio, will be sharing a cookie how to. While, Hallmark designer, Elissa D. will show you the steps of dressing up and personalizing your own cookies. Adding your own embellishments makes them an extra-sweet treat for that special mom or loved one in your life.
We are always excited when Hallmark Designer Laura L. stops by Think.Make.Share to show us one of her creative and thoughtful ideas, like when she made these wooden bead necklaces or let us in on simple tips and tricks to elevate a party. Today, she’s showing us a great way to thank any gracious host or hostess: with an herb in a mug. Read on and come prepared with the perfect gift for your next party!
Each summer the halls of Hallmark are filled with smart and dynamic interns. They’re always eager to learn the ins and outs of what we do while also teaching us a thing or two while they’re here! Case in point: Creative Intern, Annica A., has some thoughtful ways to give gifts while watching your wallet. Read on for her inspiring and budget-friendly ideas!
We must admit, we’re crazy about weddings. But we also know not everyone else shares that mindset. Jessie L., a designer in Hallmark’s visual merchandising department, came to this realization when her sister got engaged. To help smooth the process (for both her and her sister) Jessie created this amazing “don’t freak out, we’re here for you” gift bag (and a free printable!) to give her sister. We thought it was such a good idea that we asked Jessie (long time reader first time contributor) to share her idea. Happy Planning! (Or not.)
It’s time for a gift wrap round-up: All Hallmark’s best ideas for wrapping presents, all in one place. Birthdays! Wedding and baby showers! Hostess gifts! We’ve got you, and your presents, covered.
Kids aren’t particularly likely to believe us when we tell them it’s better to give than receive. But we can show them how much fun it is to give presents—and one way is to get creative with gift wrap. Here are three cute kids gift wrap ideas with free downloadable templates to turn any wrapped box into a dinosaur, dog, or unicorn.
HOW TO CANDY-WRAP A GIFT
Helpful tips from Hallmark for creating candy-style wrapping for a gift.
HOW TO ADD A PERSONAL TOUCH TO GIFTS
Dress up your gift with a creative monogrammed trim. Watch this video from Hallmark to see how to wrap a gift that’s unique as your recipient.
HOW TO MAKE A FANCY BOW
Helpful tips from Hallmark on how to make a fancy bow out of ribbon.
HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE BOW
Helpful tips from Hallmark on how to tie a simple bow with ribbon to finish wrapping a package.
HOW TO MAKE A SASSY SASH
Helpful tips from Hallmark for adding a coordinating sash of gift wrap to bring a fun look to a gift.
HOW TO ADD FANCY FLAIR TO A GIFT
Learn how to add fancy flair to any wedding or anniversary gift.
HOW TO MAKE TISSUE PAPER FLOWER
Learn how to create a simple tissue paper flower with this helpful how-to from hallmark.
HOW TO FILL A GIFT BAG WITH TISSUE
Helpful tips from Hallmark for how to put tissue paper in a gift bag and make it look great.