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DIY Gift Wrap Ideas For The Holidays

The holidays are in full swing! With family in town, parties to plan, and cookies to be baked, there’s plenty to do before the holidays arrive. This season, we put together a list of 4 of our favorite DIY gift-wrap ideas to set your gifts apart from the crowd! While it is the season for giving, sometimes the wrapping it comes in can be the icing on the cake you need to make your loved one’s holiday. See below for our favorite wrapping! 1. Paint Splatter Not all DIY gift wrap has to be complicated! We love this painted take on brown wrapping paper. Take some white paint and splatter it on the paper, or simply paint on the pattern that you want. Let the paper fully dry before wrapping your presents with it, and top it off with greenery or a minimal ribbon! Source:

4 Tips For Throwing The Best Thanksgiving

4 Tips For Throwing The Best Thanksgiving

The countdown is on until Thanksgiving, and we’re here to make sure that you throw a seamless, festive party of any size! Here at Sendomatic, we put together some of our favorite tips for throwing the best Thanksgiving party, so we hope you enjoy! 1. Start by Giving Thanks Always remember the meaning behind this wonderful holiday: to give thanks and to spend time with your loved ones! Try to incorporate the meaning behind this holiday into your Thanksgiving party by asking guests to write down what they’re thankful for and share them with the other guests. It’ll set the mood for your party off right! Photo: Rustic Baby Chic 2. Food What’s a Thanksgiving party without a feast?? While any Thanksgiving should revolve around food, don’t break your back trying to ensure that every dish is perfect. Ask your guests to bring a dish of their own – this way you don’t have to worry as much about accommodating to everyone’s dietary needs.  Stick to the essentials: turkey, veggies, bread, and gravy! Photo: Minimalist …

Gold Pumpkin Place Card

Seven DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards We Love!

We’ve pulled together our top Thanksgiving place card finds this season to help give you some table top inspo! All can be easily made. Include the help of your kids for a family friendly DIY craft. Enjoy! Cork & Feather Place Card My favorite – I’m obsessed with feathers this season. By Hometalk Gold Pumpkin Place Card Love the rich gold leaf paint on this place card and the simple single letter as the name. By Cupcakes & Cashmere Pine Cone Place Card The rustic charm of this place card is so fun. Also love the colored tips on the pine cones. By Stampington & Company Chalkboard Thanksgiving Place Card Can be used year after year – wipe off the chalk and re-use! By Heathered Nest Tissue Paper Pumpkin Place Card We love this tissue pom-pom and delicate wire pumpkin. By Design Dining & Diapers Cork Thanksgiving Place Card You may have to drink a few bottles of wine before starting this place card project 😉 By Almost Makes Perfect Pumpkin Leaf Place Card This simple pumpkin place card comes with …

How To Throw A Creepy (But Not Too Creepy) Halloween Party | Sendomatic Online Invitations

How To Throw A Creepy (But Not Too Creepy) Halloween Party

It’s the spookiest time of the year! Now that fall is in full-swing, it’s time to start gearing up for Halloween festivities! Here at Sendomatic, Halloween is one of our most popular holidays! We love helping our customers prep for our favorite holiday, so this year we decided to put together our tips to throw a creepy (but not too creepy) Halloween party! Whether your party is for kids or adults, you’re sure to find something that will scare your guests’ socks off! 1. Balloon Spiders If you’re throwing your Halloween party on a budget, these spider balloons are so simple and basically just require balloons, streamers, and tape! Set these up around your home (or near the front door) to spook your guests upon arrival. If you want to go the extra mile, glue googly eyes onto the balloons for an added effect! 2. Chicken Wire Ghosts While these chicken wire ghosts take a little elbow grease, they’re cheap and lightweight, so you can move them around your yard or house with ease. Before …

5 Ways To Incorporate Red, White, And Blue Into Your Fourth Of July Party

5 Ways To Incorporate Red, White, And Blue Into Your Fourth Of July Party

The Fourth of July is almost here, which means it’s time to start planning your BBQ menu and drinks! To differentiate your party or BBQ from the rest, try incorporating a little red, white, and blue festivity into your food. While most hosts will reserve the colors for the decor, you’ll surprise everyone with the colors right on their plates! Here are our five favorite ways to incorporate the holiday’s colors into your meal–we hope you enjoy! 1. Layered Surprise Cake If you’re feeling festive but still want to surprise your event’s guests, go with a surprise cake! Essentially, the interior colored layers of the cake aren’t visible until you choose to cut the cake. But when you do, it’s bound to be the hit of the party! Whether you want to alternate between red, white, and blue layers, or even create an American flag look on the interior of the cake, it’s up to you! You can add coloring to regular cake mix, or you can even use natural dies (with strawberries for red …

Valentine's Day Party Ideas

6 Sweet Valentine’s Day Party Ideas for Your Child’s Class Party

If you have a school-aged child, you’re probably in the midst of either helping plan a class Valentine’s Day party or are responsible for bringing a favor. If you’re tired of the cookie-cutter store-bought ones, try these cute and unique party ideas that kids will love. Kids will enjoy being creative, and you’ll like how you won’t be stuck cleaning up boring Valentine’s Day cards for kids. Here’s to Valentine’s Day! Love Thy Neighbor This is the perfect way to teach your kids about appreciating each other. Have each child write down one nice thing about the person sitting to his or her right. It could be, “I like that John is nice.” Or “I appreciate how Suzy helps me with my math homework.” Set a timer for five minutes. When it goes off, have each child give the note to the person. It will help them each feel special. Wax Paper Hearts You can kick your Valentine’s Day up a notch by making these wax paper hearts that are Martha Stewart-approved. By just using …

Ice Cream - 5 Uncommon Holidays to Celebrate - The Sendo Blog

5 Fun and Uncommon Holidays to Celebrate

While just about everyone on the planet knows about classic holidays like Valentine’s Day, Easter, Hanukkah and Christmas, there are hundreds more holidays that barely make a blip on our celebratory maps. Because every day deserves a celebration of some sort, here is a sampling of some of these uncommon and wacky holidays: International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day Now this is a holiday most people can get behind. Whether you are old, young or in-between, celebrate this delicious holiday on the first Saturday in February. If you have kiddos, tell them about the special day when they got home from school the Friday before, and take them to the store to pick out which flavors and toppings they want. International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is a terrific way to celebrate mid-winter when it seems like the cold weather will never end. Alfred Hitchcock Day March 12 is National Alfred Hitchcock Day, which is a day devoted to celebrating the life and work of the famed filmmaker. While it is not his …

Homemade Fathers Day Ideas “Survival Kit”

Looking for something unique for dad this year? Create this homemade Father’s Day Survival Kit! It’s simple enough for the kids to help, fun for all and dad will absolutely love it! Homemade Father’s Day “Survival Kit” Gift Box This kit includes all of the printables you see pictured, along with easy to follow directions. We’ve chosen a wooden box instead of a basket for this project. Fill these boxes with Dad’s favorite treats! Wrap Dad’s favorite soda in this Best Dad of the Year bottle wrapper. We can’t forget to hand over the remote! Except this “remote” is covering Dad’s favorite candy bar! I don’t know about your dad, but our dad works hard all week. I wanted to make him feel extra special with this “Father’s Day Survival Kit” gift basket. Let your dad relax in his recliner, hand him the remote and let him enjoy his special day with this survival kit.  It’s guaranteed to please. This downloadable packet is complete with printable images of specialized gift boxes and bags to hold treats, …

Recycled Sweater Wine Bottle Gift Bags Tutorial DIY Upcycle

DIY – Recycled Sweater Wine Bottle Gift Bags

I had three Holiday Parties this weekend and wanted to add a personal touch to my wine hostess gifts. I came up with this simple 10 minute craft that my hostesses loved. I was able to recycle a few out-dated sweaters as well. Yes, these gift bags are made of sweater sleeves! Tutorial: Recycled Sweater Wine Bottle Gift Bags All you need is one or two old sweaters (I recommend using size small as the sleeves get larger near the arm opening. Even a larger child’s sweater would work if the sleeve is long enough.) Trims or ribbon Tacky Glue Needle and thread First, cut the sleeve off straight across at the bottom at the arm hole. Then turn the cuff over the sleeve. Place the bottle in the sleeve to determine the exact length. Trim so there is about an inch overhang below the bottle. Remove the bottle and turn the sleeve inside out. Sew with a loop stitch closing the center. I left both ends open about an inch. Turn sleeve to the …