Archive for the ‘Gift DIY’ Category

Printable Post-it Notes

Post-it Note Printable Template //

I love little notes, so that’s probably why I got way too excited when I realized I could print ONTO post-it notes. Yeah. It’s fun. I made a few notes and fill-in-the-blank to dos for you to use, or you can easily make your own (just using the main template I’ve provided). You can also print some images onto the notes. Cute, right? Is a coworker stealing your food? Well, pop a note with your beautiful face on it! It’s yours.

Post-it Note Printable Template //

Post-it Note Printable Template //



Post-it Note Printable Template //

- Print out your Post-it note layout printable.

Post-it Note Printable Template //

- Prep your print page: Line up your post-it notes on the layout you just printed out. Make sure the sticky part of the post-it note is on the top of the square.

- Place the prepped print page in the printer tray face down and the top of the squares/sticky side of the notes toward the printer feed. Note: I’m guessing some printer may be different with how they feed their paper. Try some test runs with your printer to see which side of the feeded paper it prints on.

Post-it Note Printable Template //

- Print one of the Post-it note printables I’ve provided. Note: you can make your own notes! Just open the Post-it note layout in Photoshop and arrange the words you want on the notes in the little squares. Turn off the Post-it note layer, save, and print!

Post-it Note Printable Template //

- Fun idea: print an image on your Post-it! If you have Photoshop, you can add images to the template I’ve provided for you. Just drag and drop your images right over the squares, then hide the template layer. Save and print!

- Post your notes wherever you need them. Put them on the door, your loved ones car, or maybe the “eat your veggies” note in your kiddo’s lunch!

Post-it Note Printable Template //


- Chelsey

Fortune Cookie Cash Jar

Fortune Cookie Cash Jar //

Well, just a couple more months and there will be a fresh batch of graduates out there. This is a fun and unique way to give some cash to your special someone! The fortune cookie cash jar makes your graduate work for their gift. Hee. All you have to do is cut out the cookie shape, add some money, and a fortune… then make the cookie. All the instructions and free printables are over on the HP blog.

- Chelsey

DIY Flavored Sea Salts


It’s always fun to give homemade gifts, especially when they’re food related, even more especially when they’re very fancy and very gourmet. Flavored sea salts are one of those great little gifts that don’t cost much to make, but look really beautiful and are very much appreciated by the recipients. They’re perfect for hostess gifts, housewarming presents, and neighbor gifts for the holidays, and would make excellent take-home party favors. They look especially lovely packaged in small glass jars and bottles, and are pretty enough to be left out on the kitchen counter. Below you’ll find a 3 different lovely recipes to make your own DIY Flavored Sea Salts!


Rosemary Sea Salt

1 cup sea salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary

Combine the sea salt and fresh rosemary in a medium bowl. Spread out on a parchment-covered baking sheet, and place in the oven on the lowest temperature setting for 1 hour. Let cool, package, and give.

Good on meats and veggies!

Vanilla Bean Sea Salt

1 cup sea salt
4 vanilla beans

Pour the salt into a medium bowl. Cut each vanilla bean in half lengthwise with a sharp paring knife. Using the tip of the knife, scrape the seeds out of all of the vanilla bean halves, and add them to the salt. Mix well with clean hands, rubbing the salt and vanilla seeds together until well-combined. Package and give.

Perfect for sprinkling on chocolate chips cookies, homemade caramels, and other sweets!

Lemon Sea Salt

1 cup sea salt
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon zest

Combine the sea salt and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Spread out on a parchment-covered baking sheet, and bake for 1 hour on the lowest temperature setting. Remove from oven, allow to cool, package, and give.

Great on chicken, fish, and veggies!

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Of course, you can’t give a cute jar of homemade flavored sea salt without a matching tag, right?! I’ve created three simple graphics, one for each type of salt, that you can download and use to make printable labels. Use them to make squares or circles or rectangles, stickers, hang tags, etc! Just right click on the graphic you want, save the image, and use it in whatever program you want to create your labels in!

DIY rosemary salt label DIY vanilla salt labelDIY lemon salt label


- Melissa Bahen, Lulu the Baker

Pretty Silhouette Plates DIY

Silhouette Plates //

A lovely new DIY for you guys! I originally saw this idea on Pretty Prudent and I really wanted to try this out for myself. I used the silhouette from my kiddo, mom’s dog and kitty. They were fun to make. I made them for the HP Create site and head over here if you’d like the full tutorial for my pretty silhouette plates.

Silhouette Plates //

- Chelsey

P.S. I’m a paid contributor for the HP Create website.