DIY Great Terrarium Gifts

Instead of giving clothes, teddy bears, chocolates and any other gifts for any celebration, you can give them a gift made by your own creation, like a terrarium. It can be terrariums made from ornaments, recycled bottles, light bulbs and empty jars. We can make useless things into a useful decorations or gifts that everyone will love and appreciate.

1. Ornament Terrariums

You can use a clear glass accessories or a clear Christmas ball with a removable hanger. Just fill the area inside with a soil, small plants, tiny pebbles or anything that you want as a decor for your terrarium. Click here for instructions & materials

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2. Bottle Terrariums

You can use a recycled glass bottle, but you can also do it on a soda bottle or odd shaped. You can use this for additional home decor.  Click here for materials & instructions


3. Light Bulb Terrariums

If you have light bulbs that are about to blow out anytime, you can turn it into a light bulb terrarium. Instead of just throwing away the light bulbs when it’s not working already, you can make other use of it as a home decor or a gift for your friends, family or loved ones. Click here for materials & instructions


4. Jar Terrarium

It’s so much fun creating a little world of plants inside a mason jar or a terrarium. This is the usual thing used to make a terrarium, it can be formed upside down. This is easier than the other terrariums because you have nothing to do with the container, you just need to put the things you want inside the jar. Click here for materials & instructions



DIY Long Stemmed Paper Rose


Many of us have been asking how to make a paper rose, what is its pattern? In this outline it is perfect to be used on making rose using colored paper, construction papers, newspapers, metallic paper and others. You can use a bamboo stick or a florist wire as the stem of the rose.

-bamboo skewer
-glue gun
-metallic paper (or any kind of paper you want)

Here are steps on making a long stemmed paper rose:

1. Print PDF onto paper for blooms and leaves
2. Trim all petals
3. Curl two corners of each petal with edge of scissors
4. Glue petals 4-7 to form cones
5. For stemmed rose, bend floral wire about an inch on one side
6. Glue petal one onto wire rolling back corner as you wrap around wire
7. Glue petals 2 and 3 onto wire rotating to form rose center
8. Skewer in order, petals 4-7 onto floral wire
9. Rotate petals to look natural and glue each on base into place
10. Wrap floral wire around stem pulling gently to activate stick
11. trim leaf and fold in half, use edge of scissors to curl both sides of leaf
12. Glue leaf to stem and finish wrapping stem with floral tape
13. Use for a bouquet, or single rose, or curl the stem for a gift topper or corsage



For no stem version here are the steps:

1.For rose with out stem use a bamboo skewer to form center of rose
2.Glue petals 1-3 onto each other but not onto skewer
3.Gently pull bamboo skewer from rose center
4.With petal 4-7 glued to form cones, glue center into petal 4 and repeat through 7,               rotate petals to create natural look
5.With folded and curled leaf, glue onto back of finished rose
6.Hot glue hair clip or floral magnet or ribbon onto back of the rose



For more clarifications watch Paper Rose Video Tutorial

DIY Different Bookmark Designs

It’s time to change, don’t stick with your old bookmarks, try this designs that you, your friends and also kids will surely love. They are lovely, cool, cute and very attractive. You can also make your own designs like in doodles, you can put your name and draw different faces around it. This are very easy because the things you need in doing this can be found inside your house.

You can share this to your friends. You can do it together on your free time.

1. Mini Doodle Bookmark

Turn your simple and boring bookmarks into a cute and cool doodle bookmarks while you are reading your favorite books.
If you want to have this cute bookmark, all you need is a paper, scissors, pencil, ruler, pen and a glue.
watch this for instructions:


2. Corner Bookmarks

Have some craze on making corner bookmarks! Make your own design or favorite character like sponge bob, angry birds, stitch and others to your bookmarks. This are incredibly cute, but easy to make.
see You Are Awesome for the materials and procedure
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3. Paper Clips

The simplest way to have a bookmark is using a paper clip, but what if we add some twist and fun? Turn your simple paper clips to this. You can use buttons and bids to be put at the top of the clips as the design.


You can also make a heart out of the paper clips just like this, simple but beautiful.
©How About Orange


4. Quoted

You can add your favorite inspiring quotes in doing your own bookmarks. This can be drawn, but usually this is printed.

You need to create a lay out or design of your bookmark like in photoshop, then print it. After printing it, cut it out and use a puncher to have a whole where you can put a ribbon.


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