Abstract Painted Gift Tags

Back when I was a kid, I thought it was so cool to have a summer birthday. You didn’t have to go to school, the weather was hot, and something like a pool party or going to an amusement park was an option. So, while my mom did make strawberry cupcakes for all my classmates on my birthday, just being at school kinda sucked. Now that we’re all adults, it doesn't really matter as much. We all probably have to work on our birthdays anyway (cue the crying) so it's now an even playing field. For that next birthday king or queen, how about a handmade gift tag for their present? It’s incredibly fun and easy to make- anyone can do it!

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For that next birthday king or queen, how about a handmade gift tag for their present? It’s incredibly fun and easy to make- anyone can do it! If you’re a fan of abstract painting, you’ll love this easy DIY project. Click for the full instructions and a list off supplies! #gifttagsdiy #diygiftwrapping #paintingideas

You will need:

Colored cardstock (similar here)
Paper punch (similar here)
Embroidery floss (similar here)
Acrylic paint (similar here)
Glue gun (similar here)
Scissors (similar here)

Directions:

For that next birthday king or queen, how about a handmade gift tag for their present? It’s incredibly fun and easy to make- anyone can do it! If you’re a fan of abstract painting, you’ll love this easy DIY project. Click for the full instructions and a list off supplies! #gifttagsdiy #diygiftwrapping #paintingideas

1. Cut out your tags from the card stock in your choice of colors. You'll need 2 pieces of cardstock for each tag you're making. I used the same color for both sides.

2. Paint abstract designs using your choice of paint colors on one of the cardstock tags. For the designs, I kept it simple with xoxo, lines, dots, etc. You can be as simple or as complex as you want.

3. While the paint dries, cut a piece of embroidery floss for the tag.

4. Glue the embroidery floss on the back of the tag, then glue on the blank tag to create a seamless background.

For that next birthday king or queen, how about a handmade gift tag for their present? It’s incredibly fun and easy to make- anyone can do it! If you’re a fan of abstract painting, you’ll love this easy DIY project. Click for the full instructions and a list off supplies! #gifttagsdiy #diygiftwrapping #paintingideas
For that next birthday king or queen, how about a handmade gift tag for their present? It’s incredibly fun and easy to make- anyone can do it! If you’re a fan of abstract painting, you’ll love this easy DIY project. Click for the full instructions and a list off supplies! #gifttagsdiy #diygiftwrapping #paintingideas
For that next birthday king or queen, how about a handmade gift tag for their present? It’s incredibly fun and easy to make- anyone can do it! If you’re a fan of abstract painting, you’ll love this easy DIY project. Click for the full instructions and a list off supplies! #gifttagsdiy #diygiftwrapping #paintingideas

That's it- you're done! Now add a to: and from: so your recipient knows who to thank for their awesome new present. Hang it on their gift, and get ready to see their face light up. Everyone likes a present!

I always love adding a homemade touch to my gifts because it really makes them more personal, especially in a world where everyone just gets each other gift cards! So, what do you think about these DIY gift tags? SO simple, right?!

Mess-Free Baby Painting (Perfect Baby Gift!)

Get ready for the easiest gift your baby can make. It’s absolutely perfect- minimal mess, beloved by all, and your baby is HAPPY to do it. In fact, depending on their age, they won’t even know they’re doing anything at all! Let’s backtrack a little bit. Wayyyyy back in February, I needed a Valentine’s Day gift idea for my husband. I wanted it to be something from the baby, and something that he would cherish for years to come. Plus, I knew it had to be simple because we had JUST gotten our puppy, and Hailey was only 4.5 months old. I was overwhelmed but I wanted to make something special for my husband. That’s how this gift came about! I’ve seen lots of these painting projects on Pinterest, but never one with a baby as young as Hailey was! And that’s why I added the extra element of putting it on the floor (in a trash bag!) and letting her jump and leap on it in her bouncer. It’s so easy to do that you’ll be buying paint and canvases by the truckload. I promise!

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Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork

You will need:

Canvas panels 11x14 (here)
Paints (similar here)
Glad Press’n Seal (here)
Large clear trash bag (here)
Newspapers/fliers
Photo Frame (similar here)

Directions:

Measure and cut your Press’n Seal to size. I ended up using two long sheets since it wasn’t wide enough to do one long one. You want to have enough overlap so that paint doesn’t ooze out anywhere! I used the Press’n Seal instead of regular saran wrap because it stuck to the canvas nicely and it wasn’t a total mess to unwrap from the roll. Usually saran wrap seems to get all tangled up- this made it easy, AND the seams stuck together nicely!

Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork

Add your paint around the canvas in little globs. Don’t use too much paint or it’ll take forever to dry. Try to use a nice mix of colors that blend well. You can also use metallic paints for added dimension and shine.

Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork

Carefully place the saran wrap over the canvas and seal it closed. For this step, you want to make sure that you don’t smush it shut, but just gently fold the saran wrap and seal the edges as tight as you can. Remember, we want the baby to create the art- not you!

Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork
Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork

Ta-da! See? The artwork is fully intact after I sealed it in the Press’n Seal. That leaves the smushing to Hailey.

Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork

Now for the very last “prep step”- place the saran wrapped canvas into a large clear trash bag. A black bag would work in a pinch, but with clear you can see whats happening. If it’s a larger bag like mine was, you can fold it over for added protection and, mostly, to get it out of your way.

Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork
Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork

Place the canvas under baby and let him/her jump around, crawl, or play like usual. Guide the canvas around so that all parts of it get spread out. I used the bouncer which ensured that worst case, only her feet would get dirty. Luckily nothing got dirty :) When it got down to the very end, I spread the excess paint into the bare corners of the canvas so that it would go all the way to the edges. This also helps to avoid giant globs of paint next to bald spots!

Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork
Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork
Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork
Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork

Take the canvas out of the trash bag, and unwrap it carefully. I recommend having a trash bag handy to toss out the Press’n Seal, because it’ll be covered in paint and so will your hands. This is the messiest part of the entire project- well, the only messy part of this project! Don’t say I didn’t warn ya ;) There are no pictures of this step for obvious reasons.

Lay the canvas on the newspapers to dry. If your paint was thick it may take a few hours or even a day, so you’ll want to make this gift ahead of time. If you need it the same day, just use less paint (a lot less!) which will dry faster. But, to make this canvas a true work of art I highly recommend making it about 2 days before and this way it’ll be perfect- and dry!

I gave this gift to my mom and my MIL for mother’s day and they LOVED it!

Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork
Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork
Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork
Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork

The gift recipient is sure to love this gift that came directly from your little one! It’s such a great keepsake for moms, dads, grandmas, aunties… everyone! Seriously, everyone will want one of these for their home. It’s truly the greatest gift a baby can give, besides just being their awesome, poopy self!

DIY Paper Roll Pencil Cup

Can you believe that the summer is almost over, and back to school shopping has begun?! I mean, I’m not going back to school but any excuse for shopping is one I’ll take. Since everyone else has back to school on the brain, I whipped up the perfect project for families and teachers alike- this colorful pencil cup, using the humble paper roll! That’s right, we have a true trash-to-treasure treat for you today (say that 5 times fast!). You just need a few basic supplies that you probably have on hand.

Looking for a great back to school craft, or a perfect new teacher gift? How about a pencil cup made with something totally free- the paper roll?! This project is so easy to make and extremely affordable. Click to find out how to make it and where get your supplies! #backtoschoolcrafts #backtoschoolpencil #paperrollcrafts

My favorite part of back to school shopping was always getting brand new stationery. I was always picking out my favorite notebooks, folders and pens for the new school year. I always loved getting this fresh new gear. It’s a love I still have to this day, as I purchase unnecessary notebooks and markers. They take over most of my desk space, as I need a marker or pen in every single color for every single possible use. Thin markers, thick ones, pencils, pens… even erasable markers for my notes! I even have a giant puoch of markers that I keep with me at all times.

Looking for a great back to school craft, or a perfect new teacher gift? How about a pencil cup made with something totally free- the paper roll?! This project is so easy to make and extremely affordable. Click to find out how to make it and where get your supplies! #backtoschoolcrafts #backtoschoolpencil #paperrollcrafts

These would also make a great teacher gift when filled with some new supplies for the school year- pencils for the kids and markers for the teacher to grade papers with! I’m sure teachers have more than enough mugs and apple shaped things, plus everyone loves something homemade and useful. It would look so cute on a teacher’s desk.

Looking for a great back to school craft, or a perfect new teacher gift? How about a pencil cup made with something totally free- the paper roll?! This project is so easy to make and extremely affordable. Click to find out how to make it and where get your supplies! #backtoschoolcrafts #backtoschoolpencil #paperrollcrafts

The full DIY is over on the Giggles Galore blog, so head on over to take a look!

Pink Painted Door Makeover (The Easy Way!)

This spring, I decided to tackle something that's been on my to-do list for a long time- repainting my front door! It's been a boring shade of brick red since we bought the house over 3 years ago and I was ready to give it the facelift it deserved. There was one major thing stopping me though- how do I remove all this hardware to paint it? I wanted to paint the door without all the hard work, so I decided to partner up with FrogTape to give this door a much-needed makeover.

*This post was sponsored by FrogTape. All content and opinions are my own.

On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor

Before we begin, let's take a look at my door before the makeover. It seems like it had been painted around the hardware, but BADLY. All the strokes were in random directions. We actually replaced the door hardware when we bought the house, but the previous ones were covered in paint along the edges. It wasn't a neat job, and the door had a sheer hue to it- you could see every paint stroke and even the white door underneath. It looked like it only got one sad, lonely coat of paint.

On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor

Prepping To Paint Your Door

Ok, before you begin painting your door you'll want to prep it. I started by giving it a gentle sanding to get all the dirt and debris off of it. Even with a storm door over it, a lot of stuff got stuck to the door!

On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor

Once it was cleaned and sanded, I taped off all my edges with FrogTape. It's the only tape with PaintBlock® Technology, which ensures no paint seeps through. The result is sharp paint lines and a professional-looking paint job. Plus, it removes cleanly from most surfaces for up to 21 days!

On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor
On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor
On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor
On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor

I used the FrogTape to cover all my hardware, plus I made a border to protect the white window. It was really easy to use! Within a few minutes, I was ready to get my paint on. All of this was done under the supervision of my trusty helper, Lexie. I’m not sure how she didn’t get any paint on her, but I guess she’s a real pro.

On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor

Painting Your Door

Now that your door is all taped up with FrogTape, it's time to start painting! I began by outlining the panels with paint using a small angled brush. I also used this brush along the edges near the window and hardware to ensure everything got a nice even coat of paint.

On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor
On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor

After everything was outlined, I used my roller to cover the rest of the surface area in this really fun pink paint! My poor husband said he didn’t care what color I picked, as long as it wasn’t pink. Well…. sorry honey! I promise, I meant to do it a brighter shade of red, but this color (Hint of Cherry by Valspar) stopped me in my tracks and I had to do it. It was calling to me! And, while I was at the paint counter doubting my choice, there was another person there that picked the EXACT SAME COLOR so I think it was fate. A pink door was meant to be.

While I wasn’t sure exactly how my husband would react to this color, I knew using FrogTape was the right decision. I could paint with confidence, because I knew FrogTape's PaintBlock® Technology would ensure no paint would seep under the tape and ruin my hardware.

On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor
On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor

I slathered on the first coat of paint and started to get excited. In between coats, I put my supplies in a large trash bag with a little bit of water to prevent it from drying it. This meant that I didn’t have to wash them between coats, which was a HUGE timesaver!

On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor

Once everything was fully painted, I pulled off the tape for the grand reveal! I have to admit I was a little but nervous, but FragTape did an AMAZING job. All the edges were crisp and beautiful.

On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor
On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor
On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor

It took about 3 coats of paint, but my door is now fresh and ready to go! Every time I look at it, I get so happy. It's the only pink door on the block, and possibly even in the neighborhood! I've gotta give a huge shout-out to FrogTape for helping me get this project off my to do list. It felt amazing, and looks even better! If you’re looking to give your front door a new look, head over to your local hardware store and grab yourself a roll of FrogTape and a quart of paint.

On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor
On Wednesday’s we paint our door pink!! With the help of FrogTape, I was able to paint my door without having to remove the hardware. It was easy peasy lemon squeezy, and left such crisp clean lines! Head to the blog for all the details so you can give your front door a facelift for spring! #frontdoormakeover #frontdoorcolors #pinkdoor

Thanks to FrogTape, I did this project in just one day, and I’m ready to tackle the next one on my to do list! What color would you paint your front door? Let me know in the comments below!

DIY Easter Bunny Napkin Rings

It’s becoming spring outside and I am SOOO excited for it! Sure, the weather does fluctuate between freezing cold (where you need a jacket and scarf) to sunny and warm (where just a sweater will do) but living in NY, you take all the nice days you can get! Since Easter is coming up quick, I created these really fun DIY napkin rings for the Giggles Galore blog that are easy to make and super colorful!

Looking to dress up your Spring tablescape or your Easter table settings? Add these DIY Easter Bunny Napkin Rings to your Easter decor for a pop of color! They’re an easy Easter craft that you can whip up in a jiffy! Click for more info. #diynapkinrings #eastercrafts #eastertablesettings

They only use a few supplies, and as a crafter you probably already have them on hand! Who know that just felt, paper and a wooden bead could be so adorable? This is one of my favorite posts I’ve done, and I can’t wait to use these for Easter!

Looking to dress up your Spring tablescape or your Easter table settings? Add these DIY Easter Bunny Napkin Rings to your Easter decor for a pop of color! They’re an easy Easter craft that you can whip up in a jiffy! Click for more info. #diynapkinrings #eastercrafts #eastertablesettings
Looking to dress up your Spring tablescape or your Easter table settings? Add these DIY Easter Bunny Napkin Rings to your Easter decor for a pop of color! They’re an easy Easter craft that you can whip up in a jiffy! Click for more info. #diynapkinrings #eastercrafts #eastertablesettings

Be sure to head on over to the Giggles Galore blog to see the full post!