DIY Gifts–Craft and Save

September 3, 2013 at 1:21 am | Posted in Craft Corner, Seasonal | Leave a comment
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Do you have a long list of people to give gifts to and wonder how you will afford gifts for all these people? A great way to save money but also give your loved ones a meaningful gift is to make a gift for them. Each gift you craft can save you a bundle!

Decorated Candle Jars

Candle Holder Craft

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Everyone loves receiving candles as a gift but it has the potential for being redundant. But if you craft some embellished jars with beads, charms and ribbons, this will make an otherwise common gift unique and special! The candle jars pictured follow a silver color scheme but you can use multiple colors and multiple schemes so the possibilities are endless! Everything you need can be found at your local craft store like the one this photo came from.

Stenciled Jars

Stenciled Craft Jars

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These can be a great gift for anyone! These jars can be used to drink out of, to hold utensils, to organize a desk, or just for decoration. All you need is mason jars, stencils, and paint. The paint can be applied with a regular craft brush or a foam brush. Tip: If your gift recipient has a sweet tooth, you can fill the jar with their favorite kind of candy.

Decorated Ornaments

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Giving ornaments might be perceived as another overdone Christmas gift but with the right amount of craft, this will be a very special gift. A box of plain ball ornaments is very inexpensive and then you can paint it or use stickers with a clear background or find tissue paper with a pretty design and use craft glue to attach it. In the example pictured the reindeer face is a thumb print and then just paint a few lines and dots to create these holiday friends!

Homemade Gift Box

A doubly crafty gift idea: use the skills you learned in the recent Trendy Summer Jewelry blog entry and make a necklace or earrings for a special lady and wrap them in this homemade gift box! You can purchase a plain take-out box and paint it. Then use a wooden cut out and decorate or paint it and glue it to the box. Or you could use gems or ribbons or stencils to decorate the box. Mix and match with any of the above ideas! Get your creative juices flowing and give your friends and loved ones a gift they will treasure!

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Photo credit: michaels.com

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The Joy of Sharing 4th of July Moments with Friends and Family

June 25, 2013 at 7:28 am | Posted in Digital Art, Imikimi, Inspirational, Photography, Seasonal | Leave a comment
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As the fourth of July comes into the spotlight, imikimi.com has all the frames for your pictures that will help you share the joy of the 4th of July. As the fireworks and BBQ’s start, you will want to save and share all the beloved pictures that you have taken during all the family gatherings or maybe just of you and your vision of the independence holiday. With so many choices to choose from, imikimiart has a variety of frames and designs to choose from.

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Looking for that photo FLAIR for the 4th of July?

If you are looking for the independence to choose the design for your pictures when you are sharing them on your social media sites, emailing them to friends and family, or even if you are looking to make a lasting memory with a T-shirt, coffee mug, cell phone case, or canvas print of the fun that you had, imikimi.com has all the frames and design that you need. Imikimi has all the frames to give your pictures that flair or KA-BOOM that you are looking for with your pictures.

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With all the fireworks of the holiday, you can add that same flair to your photos that you have taken on your camera or even your cell phone. The mobile available for your IPhone or iPad can help you quickly take, edit, and share your photos. Imikimi offers many different ways of capturing and holding on to those special memories that come with the holiday. Being able to take and share your photos is a vital part of sharing the memories. T-shirts, cell phone cases, coffee mugs, mouse pads, canvas prints, coasters, tote bags, Facebook covers, car tags, almost anything that you can imagine that you want to put a picture on is there to choose from, even something as small as regular digital photos starting at $.29 each.

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What is Father’s Day?

June 11, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Posted in Inspirational, Seasonal | Leave a comment
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What do you think of when Father’s Day is mentioned? Dads, of course, maybe barbecue grills, lawn mowers, and power tools. We all think of cards and food, and how most fathers on this day of the year would rather be fishing in solitude. Instead, they are smack dab in the middle of the bed, eating soggy toast made by one child while the other child spills the orange juice all over the place.

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Photo Credit: tipjunkie.com

Surprisingly, and like most things, this holiday has a history, though it is debatable as to the exact time and place of the original Father’s Day. Since there are so many theories, we’ll settle with the most repeated local history of Father’s Day in the United States.

History of Father’s Day

According to artofmanliness.com, the first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910 after a daughter of a widower came up with the idea to honor our fathers as well as our mothers.  Sonora Smart Dodd was listening to the Mother’s Day sermon in church, and she began to wonder why fathers were not celebrated; they certainly deserve it. Her own mother passed away giving birth to her 6th child, leaving Dodd’s father to raise the children alone. He took care of all the things that both parents normally handle together.

Dodd suggested June 5th, the anniversary of her father’s death, to be the official date, but due to poor planning the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday in June. In 1966 the third Sunday in June was designated as the day to celebrate fathers, but it wasn’t until 1972 that Father’s Day was recognized as an official national holiday.

Photo Credit: tiptoptens.com

Photo Credit: tiptoptens.com

Now You Know…

So, now you know a brief history of Father’s Day. Our dads work hard to provide for their families, so don’t forget to celebrate them and honor them on this special day of the year. Happy Father’s Day!

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Craft Corner – Best Photos of Crafts for Father’s Day

May 31, 2013 at 10:52 am | Posted in Craft Corner, Seasonal | Leave a comment
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Father’s Day is a special time of year when families come together to show their Dads how important they are. They go to work, mow the lawn and make sure that no one fights over the remote (because he, of course, is in control of that). They kill spiders and pests, play catch, and eat the last slice of pizza (because it can’t go to waste, right?). So what better way is there to show that monster-shooing, piggy-back ride giving, barbecue-grilling guy how much he is appreciated other than with a homemade Father’s Day gift? Check out these best photos for different and unique Father’s Day ideas:

Make Daddy a Card

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The great thing about cards is that they are completely customizable! You could write a poem or a letter on the inside, or make a pop-out picture that scares him when he opens it. It can be any color, texture, or size, and you can most often use whatever is lying around the house (or the yard, for that matter). The best part about making your own card is that it can say whatever you want it to say and you don’t have to flip through 10 or 15 different cards at the store trying to find the perfect one… your Dad will like this card best because it was made especially for him.

Play a Father’s Day Game

Spending family time together doesn’t always have to be stressful (it’s fun too). Create a treasure hunt and make your dad work for his gift or try putting together a quiz or challenge your family members to “Who knows Father best?”

Make Dad Something Useful

Whether your Dad works in an office or out in the field, there’s always something useful you can make for him. This desk organizer is cute and handy! Other great ideas are mouse pads out of craft foam, drink coasters out of craft sticks, or picture frames out of whatever you can find!

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Get Creative – Best Photos

Have a look at some more of the best photos for Father’s Day craft ideas:

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Father’s Day Crafts

June 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Posted in Craft Corner | Leave a comment
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Father’s Day is right around the corner so here are some cute fun ideas for the kids to color for Dad to make it their own the 1st picture just needs to be printed out and colored to add their own special touch:

Now the 2nd Father’s Day gift is a craft and it will take any where from 5 min to 10

What you’ll need:

  • construction paper
  • plastic container with lip
  • scissors
  • ribbon, yarn or string
  • Dads favorite candy

You will need to make a tag like the on in the picture something short sweet and fun so dad can get a laugh out of it so with your construction paper lefts get crafty and make it one gift dad will never for get. Now open the candy you picked for dad and put it in side your container almost done now when your done adding the candy put the lid on it and just add the tag with the ribbon attach the tag. :0)

Third idea for dad gets a little messy but it is something you can frame and always keep.

What you’ll need:

  • 8×10 white paper
  • your choice of paint
  • hands :0)

Ask Dad for his hand but don’t tell him why when he gives you his hand ask if its okay to paint it? If its okay paint his hand with your color paint and press it against the white 8×10 paper you have

Now go to your little before the paint dry and add his hand to the middle so its Daddy’s hand and baby’s hand and with the paint you can add names, dates, Happy Father’s Day your choice:

Gift Labels Aplenty!

February 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Posted in Craft Corner | Leave a comment
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Hi gang! Imikimi Team here! This time of year is super busy when it comes to gift giving. We’re just past the Christmas season, and now Valentine’s Day is upon us! Not to mention the numerous Birthdays and Anniversaries coming up as well. With all these holidays being one after another, the entire gifting process begins to get a little too pricey. And it’s not just the gifts themselves! It’s the wrapping paper, bows, ribbons, cards, and labels that get us along the way. For this week’s craft, we’re going to show you how to make some awesomely creative gift labels using your Kimi’s.

Materials

  • Printer
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Ribbon or Yarn

First off you will of course need to make a Kimi. We will need to add text as well so once you have chosen a Kimi to use, make sure you click ‘Switch to Full Kimi Editor.’

Once you are in the Full Kimi Editor, click ‘Add Text.’ Now is the time to add your ‘To’ and ‘From’ to the label. Once that is complete, go ahead and save your Kimi.

Now what we need to do is set up a sheet that will print out several labels at one time. There’s a couple of different ways you can set this up. If you are running Windows, right click your Kimi and scroll to ‘Open with’, and click Microsoft Office Picture Manager. Once your picture comes up, click ‘File’ and ‘Print’. You now have the option to choose how many labels you intend to print. For this project, I’ll go ahead and select ‘Wallet (9)’. Make sure you update the portion that says ‘Copies of Each Picture’ to 9. Now you should have something that looks like this:

Note: If you have a Mac, you can do the same in iPhoto. Click here for the directions on how to do so.

Click ‘Print.’

Use scissors to cut out your labels. To spice things up, try scrapbooking scissors for an interesting and creative look.

Use your hole punch to put a hole in one corner or side of your label. Now you can tie your yarn or ribbon through the hole.

And there you have it! All that’s left is for you to fill in the ‘To’ and ‘From’ sections.

Stay tuned next week for another great Valentine’s Day craft project!

Best wishes,
The Imikimi Team

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