Monday, May 2, 2011

Special Gifts For Mom and more!

Gifts for Mom!

Actually we should say....Gifts for a Special Someone!

After all you do not need to be a Mom to receive a special handmade gift! However with Mother's Day on the direct horizon...we're sharing ideas all week long that I know my Mom {and myself!} would love to receive!

Are you a bag collector? Do you have one for the library, one for the grocery store and yes I'll for "returns".lol Then Designer Andrea Budjack has the perfect gift idea!!! A sweet handmade bag and beautiful box to give it in. The box could also serve as a place to keep special trinkets and mementos!!

And did you watch the Royal Wedding last Friday? Hats and feathers were all the rage! Designer Lesley Langdon has a beautiful idea for a sweet way to decorate your Mum's hair or yours....consider attaching this beautiful clip onto a sweater, shoe, handbag or even on a cuff bracelet! It's easy to make and the finished product is stunning!! All these projects are of course made with our outstanding line up of GlueArts adhesives!

Handbag and Matching Gift Box

Designer: Andrea Budjack

Glue Arts Glue Gun
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts U Cut It
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro - High Tac
Fabric – Joann’s Fabric
Bazzill Basics
The Girls Paperie – Felt
My Little Shoebox – Letters
Technique Tuesday – Sentiment Stamp
Tsukineko - Ink – ribbon
Stick Pins – Craft Supply
Bag Pattern – Quilts and More Magazine (Spring 2011)

Bag Instructions:
1. Create bag from pattern or use an existing bag.
2. Die cut several flower shapes from felt and layout on bag as desired prior to adhering.

3. Using the Glue Arts glue gun, begin to adhere each felt layer. Use the end of a pen or paintbrush, press each layer down as you go, twisting slightly to add dimension to the flower as it forms and cools. Add jewels or beads to the center of each if desired (not shown in this project).

Box Instructions:
1. To create box, use a paper mache house, removing two pieces attached to the lid/roof.
2. Using cardstock, cut to fit around base of box and roof, as a pattern, adhere to fabric and cut. Stitch along edges, adding paper strip to base piece. Adhere pieces to box using Pro Glider. Trace the sides of the roof on paper, cut and adhere.

3. Embellish the now covered box, using U Cut It 3d foam and extreme adhesive squares, to add each layer/item.

Feathers & Flowers Hair Accessory
Designer: Lesley Langdon

My Mother decided a couple years ago that she would start wearing flowers in her hair. She picked them up at the Dollar Store or she would convert silk flowers into hair clips, etc. She tells me daily how many compliments she gets and how I should start wearing flowers in my hair too. (I have yet to jump on board!). I asked what I could make her for Mother's Day this year, something that she would love. Her answer? "A flower for my hair - WITH FEATHERS". OK Mom, here it is! I hope you LOVE it!

Glue Arts Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive
Cream Satin Type Fabric
Feathers (Guinea, Peacock)
Spellbinders Die Templates (Classic Ovals and Standard Circles)
Cream Felt
Hair Clip
Sewing Machine

1. You will be making 5 petals to start. Die cut 10 ovals from fabric that are about 3 inches long (or hand cut). Sew 2 pieces together leaving a gap at one end. Be sure to sew with the good side facing in (to make 5 petals). Invert to make your petal. Repeat 4 more times.

2. Complete petals by using your Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun to pinch closed the base of each petal, puckering it and then hot gluing each puckered petal onto a felt die cut circle (2 inches).
3. Now it's time to make the rolled flower for the center. Take a strip of fabric (36 inches, by 2 inches). Fold in half, good side out and stitch together with sewing machine at bottom. DO NOT IRON - the flower will look smaller and flatter if you iron crisp.
4. Take a long strip of Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive and apply it to the bottom of fabric strip, following the stitch line. Starting at one end, make a triangle fold, and start rolling the fabric to make a flower. The Ribbon Adhesive will hold it all together. Taper at the end with another triangle fold and hot glue closed.

5. Hot glue feathers to the flower base, then hot glue the rolled flower over top in the center of the 5 petals.
6. To finish the back and make it a wearable piece, die cut a smaller circle of felt (about 1 inch) and hot glue the metal hair clip/felt to the base of the flower.

Be sure to tune in all week long as we share a variety of ideas perfect for gift giving for your special someone! Mom...Grandma....Aunt...Friend....we have just the project for you this week!

Thank you all for your amazing show of support last week as we partnered up with another amazing company....Maya Road! And as promised we must announce the winner from last week's giveaway...that is:

  Larissa Heskett said...
SIMPLY AWESOME!! I LOVE all of the little details on both of these projects!! What a fun blog hop day!! Can't wait to see what is next!! THANKS again for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)


  1. I love all of your projects. They are awesome. They gave me a lot of inspiration for projects that I can be doing. Love your Glue Arts products.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  2. I just love your site, all the project you share and the amazine giveaways you are always doing! Thanks for keeping the spirit of crafting alive.!:)

  3. Thank you for all the inspiring idea's each day.Pretty paper,beautiful ribbon and great glue products what more can we wish for.

  4. These projects are SO gorgeous! Always, always amazed at the Glue Girls!

  5. Thanks for all the Great Mother's Day gift ideas. I better get busy!

  6. Beautiful gift ideas :) I'd like to win the Cricut cartridge and a BIG BOX of Glue Arts! :)

  7. Oh wow, these are great gift ideas! Thank you for some fantastic inspiration.

  8. The craft projects are too cool!! The box would be useful for so many things. And of course I could always use another cartridge, LOL!!

  9. Love this project, great idea for my MIL!

  10. Great ideas, love that handbag with the flowers!

  11. These projects are all so beautiful, I want to make them all!!! Thanks for the chance to win this Awesome giveaway!!

  12. Love Andrea's work and Lesley's project is pretty, too! ! Thanks also for a chance to win!!!

  13. I love everyone's projects they are so eyepopping. I'm glad I subscribed Thanks for the ideas

  14. The handbag with the flowers is my favorite!!
    Keep the good ideas coming!!

  15. What great projects today!Love the box & the matching bag. The flower project turned out great & the story behind it made me smile.

  16. I love your site and the projects. They are so inspirational.

  17. Love the projects today and looking forward to future posts!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  18. As always, another fun visit to Glue Arts Blog!

    Carol B

  19. Oh this is going to be a wonderful week! Looking foward to all the great Mothers Day gift inspiration from your fab DT! Love that feather and flower hair piece!

  20. AWESOME Projects! love the handbag and gift box. Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to see tomorrows project as well as the rest of the week.

  21. What awesome projects, and it's only Monday!! I'm so excited for what the rest of the week brings :)

  22. I love the fact that you do this every week. And, every week the projects are great. I love flowers and these projects are awesome. I will be here daily to see what's next!

  23. Your projects are awesome!! Loved the fabric flower! I will be so thrilled to see what lies ahead.

  24. Fabulous projects for Mom!

  25. Just found your site and love all the ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.
    carol b

  26. I'd love to win your prize package! It's pretty awesome!!

  27. Love the gift bag and girls are so creative!! Hope you have a great May too.

  28. I love both the bag and Lesley's flower! What a fabulous prize package too! Happy May day and Happy Mother's day!

  29. With these two gifts, a mom would be ready for the next Royal Wedding.

  30. I'm not a seamstress but the gift box looks like something I would love to make. Great project!

  31. Fun projects. I love the cute hair bow. Love the Cricut cartridge being offered too! Fun prize :)

  32. Your projects are just AWESOME! Thanks for sharing your talents and for the chance to win such GREAT blog candy.

    later tater

  33. WOW! Someone is going to be really, really happy!

  34. Beautiful gift ideas!! love the gift box and the flower is simple gorgeous!

  35. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win such fabulous goodies :)

  36. Great projects today. I need to make something for my mom and myself this week!

  37. I absolutely love the fabric flower, thanks for the tutorial. Lesley Langdon is sooo talented.

  38. Is is weird that I love the box the most? I'm always looking for great ideas for storage and that looks like a great one.

  39. Thanks for the beautiful bag and also the flower hair clip!
    LizW in TX

  40. Great projects! Lovin' the bag because it's just so different and the hair flower isn't like any I've seen before.

  41. All of these projects are amazing, I always learn something or am inspired by something your amazing design team create.
    Kim xXx

  42. I am feeling so inspired, love the blog and all the ideas on here. Great job

  43. Just love the fabric flower project!1 Great work of your DT