Posts Categorized: Projects

Cross Stitch Gnome Card

By Aryn Henning Nichols • Originally published in the Holiday + Winter 2020-21 Inspire(d)

Always wanted to try cross stitching? This cross stitch gnome card is an easy place to start! Know what you’re doing? This is fun anyway, and when you’re done, you can send it in the mail to brighten someone’s day!

Ready to make this adorable cross stitch gnome card? Let’s do it! Here’s what you’ll need:

SUPPLIES:

PDF of gnome card
sharp pencil
cardboard or cork
scissors
embroidery thread
cross stitch needle
glue stick
colored pencils or markers

Go ahead and get your supplies together, download the template, and cozy in to watch the video here (or below). This project took me about an hour to finish, but you can take your time and work on it at your leisure! Or make a bunch of cards (with different sweaters, perhaps?!) – cross stitching is a relaxing activity! Enjoy! – Aryn

DIY Mini Megaphones

You know what we we all need right now? Some cheering on! Make these DIY mini megaphones at home to spread positivity to folks around you – you can do it! Go, team, go! YAY!

Supplies:

Mini Megaphone template
Exacto knife (optional)
Scissors
Markers (or other medium)

So go ahead and download the template here and watch the video below. You’ll be cheering yourself and others on before you know it!

Mother’s Day Mini Magazine

Looking for a gift for mom for Mother’s Day?

Or dad for Father’s Day? Or anyone special for any special day? We’ve got the perfect thing: Make your own mini-magazine – it’s such a sweet gift!

Materials:

• Front page
• Back page
• Scissors
• Piece of yarn or string about 6-8 inches long
• Hole puncher
• Markers/Crayons/Pens/Pencils/Etc
• Kid(s) – you know, for filling out these cute little things

Print the mini magazine templates – first the front, then load the page back in your printer so it will print the back side as well.

Cut on the dotted line to separate the pages.

Fold one page with the heart on the outside (this is the cover) and fold the other page with the “you and me’ frame on the outside.

Place the You and me page into the other page (so the “You make me laugh when you..” page is facing the You and me frame).

Open both pages up and punch two holes in the “spine” (which is just the fold).

Thread the yarn or string through the pages like so. And tie on the outside.

Now it’s time for your kiddos to get creative!

If you’re making this for mom, of course, it’s generally best for a different grown-up or helper to work on this with the kid (you know, so it’s a surprise)!

Fill out each page and have your kids color pictures within. Encourage them to get as creative as they want!

Gift your sweet Mini Magazine to your special person – they will love it!

Happy Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthday, you day – You are the best!

XOXO,
Aryn (and Roxie too)