The holidays are fast approaching and everyone has already begun to think about what they want to buy for presents, or they have already started their holiday shopping. Today we are going to show you a great idea for a handmade gift that can be created in so many ways – we will show you how to made a handmade ornament. After all, isn’t it better when it comes from the heart?

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Ornaments are wonderful gifts from the heart because it is the gift that keeps on giving. It can be used year after year, and it will make the recipient think of you every time they hang that ornament on their tree. These ornaments can be given to teachers, a friend, a family member, or even your boss at work!

A great material for the base of your handmade ornament are these is our E-Z Print Sign Board, it comes in smaller pieces so its easier to cut. You can also use our poster board products if you like, and cut the board into smaller sections, making it easier to work with

You can use a word stamp to get the same effect as above, or even use an old book if you have one laying around

To make the base, you need to form the paper in the shape of a cone like below. Tear paper into small rectangles that measure about 2.5″X2″ Roll the rectangle into a cone, and use glue to make it secure. Each ornament uses 20 rolls so plan accordingly

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For the center piece, you can cut stars from a heavy card stock. Our thicker poster board, or foam board products are perfect for this step. The star should be about 3 inches. You can print an outline online to make this step easier for you

Next step is to make the hanger. Use a thread and needed and go through the center of the top point on the stars

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Now to put it all together! Glue the cones onto the star. Add rolls to the spaces and fill in between the cones. You can add glitter to the edges with a paint brush, glue, and glitter color of your choice

After you shook the glitter off, you can add another piece to the center. Cut a 2 inch circle from your remaining materials and using a sticker, or similar supply you can add a letter to the center of the circle. Make it pop by painting over the letter with glue and covering it with glitter

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The last step is to hot glue your letter to the center of the ornament and you have your handmade ornament gift! Super easy and I bet you already have all these materials in your home! Made a handmade card to go with your gifts from the heart on www.iClicknPrint.com We offer many products for this holiday season!

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Happy Holidays!

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Its the last Thanksgiving craft before the big day! Here is a simple and super easy tutorial for a paper turkey roll that your kids can work on while you prepare one of – if not the biggest meal of the year.

Supplies that you will need to make your paper turkey -

- A toilet paper or paper towel roll

- A piece of poster board or foam board (any size will work)

- Glue

- Paint brush

- Glitter glue

- Googly eyes

- Package of E-Z Print Primary Variety Sign Board

You can start by cutting your paper towel or toilet paper roll in half. You can also cut a piece of foam board or poster board into a half moon shape, which will be used as the body.

Then, you can use the E-Z Print Variety Pack, and choose the colors you would like for the turkey’s “body parts.” Orange or red are perfect for the beak, and orange, black, or brown can be used for the feet.

Next, you can paint the paper towel or toilet paper roll if you would like. Or you can leave it as is, since its already brown. Glue your turkeys parts onto the roll, adding the eyes, beak and feet.

 

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Sit the body to dry, and while your project is drying, you can move onto the fun part – creating the feathers for your paper turkey roll!

While loose glitter can be used, glitter glue is perfect for younger children who like to get messy with their crafts. You can use a dish for the different colors of glitter glue, and add to your projects with a paint brush.

Once the plates are dry, you can now attach your turkey roll. You can use tape or glue for this step, as well as adding the feet to the bottom. Here is the end result – a cute handmade paper turkey for the holidays! They make for great home decor!

Visit www.iClicknPrint.com for more ideas for crafts at home!

 

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Gobble, gobble, gobble – Happy Thanksgiving!  

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Get your children thinking about gratitude this Thanksgiving with a lovely handmade “Thankful Tree.”

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Your kids will love putting this together, and have so much fun decorating the leaves! There is something about taking the time to stop and write down the blessings in your life that makes them sweeter and makes you appreciate them more. There are many different ways to do this craft – so we will go through a few.

The first step is to create the base of the tree. Our poster board and foam board products make for the perfect base! They can be cut, colored, and placed together however you would like. Another great alternative is paper bags. You can tear and crumple paper bag pieces to create a large tree!

 

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The next step is to think of things/people/places your are thankful for and compile a list. You can make “rules” for the leaves, or leave your family members to choose to make as many leaves as they’d like, with anything they are thankful for. A great product to use for the leaves is our poster board. We offer a variety of sizes and colors – including red, orange, yellow, and green – the perfect colors for leaves.

Another great thankful tree idea is to make one with twigs from outside, or a spool of baker’s twine, which can be purchased at the craft store. This smaller version makes the perfect Thanksgiving family dinner center piece. You can even have your guest create a leaf of their own to add to the tree!

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After creating and attaching the leaves, your “Thankful Tree” is done. Place the tree in an area in your home so that you can see it every day. The tree will bring gratitude to your daily life and you will constantly be able to read and be reminded of the things you are thankful for. This project is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face every time you look at it! I have included a list of the materials that are needed below! Visit www.iClicknPrint.com for all your customizing and project needs. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Materials Needed for Paper Tree -

- 1-2 pieces of 22×8 (or similar size) poster board or foam board

OR

- 1-2 packages of brown paper bags

- 1 Package of our E-Z Print Sign Board Primary Variety Pack

- A roll of scotch tape

- Scissors

- Gel pens or markers

 

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- Twigs from outside

OR

- 1 spool of baker’s twine

- Gel pens or markers

- Hole Punch

- Scissors

- Vase

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Here at iClicknPrint we love Spring and all of the amazing things that come with it – from the warm weather and sunny days, to the beautiful blooming flowers, pretty butterflies, and chirping birds. We wanted to post a fun DIY craft project for you that is perfect for the Spring! Today we will show you an easy paper roses flower tutorial!

Thank you to ellinee.com and tipjunkie.com for the inspiration! The  tutorial will focus on paper roses. This tutorial is so easy, that you will be creating beautiful paper craft flowers at home in no time! These are perfect for a wide range of crafts, including accents on presents, hair accessories, brooches, wedding invitations, or for simple and effortless centerpieces that everyone will love.

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Geographics offers beautiful letterhead that can be used for this project! Some of our favorites are – Butterflies and Roses, Blue Paisley, and Damask!

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Here is the paper roses flower tutorial -

 

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A close up of the finished product! They look beautiful in white, pink, and yellow!

 

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Check out the other 37 ways you can create paper flowers – http://www.tipjunkie.com/post/paper-flower/ You can use the iClicknPrint Design Center to customize your letterhead with text and images!

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“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” – William S. Burroughs

For most people graduation day is one of the best days of their lives.  Family and friends gather to celebrate this joyous occasion as it is a huge accomplishment. This day serves as an incitement for students to enjoy academic achievements and a way for parents to celebrate how proud they are of their children. This landmark in life is a moment that is worth remembering and cherishing, whether you’re graduating grade school, high school, or college, you walk earnestly towards the stage elegantly dressed in a robe and tassel. Graduation is not so much an ending but rather a new beginning. It embarks the start of new adventures. For adolescents, this is the start of letting go of your parent’s embrace and testing your wings in high school. For high school students, this is the beginning of a new journey to self-discovery and finding out what you really want out of life in college. For college students, graduation marks the beginning of “real life” as you reach out of your comfort zone to something completely new.

Whatever the occasion, let iClicknPrint be a part of your special day! Here is what you need:

1. Invitations from Geographics

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2. Envelopes from Geographics

 

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3. Mailing Labels from Geographics

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How many packages you purchase will depend on how many people you plan on sending invites to.

Now for the fun part! With the iClicknPrint Design Center, there are so many ways to customize your invitations, envelopes, and mailing labels. You can easily create designs using clip art, photos, shapes, and different font styles. Image and impression are very important. The little details and personal touches help pull it all together. The way the message is delivered is just as important as the message itself.

You can also find thank you greeting cards from Geographics!

 

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If you need help, you can visit – www.iclicknprint.com/demo-videos/ There are many easy how to videos!  Don’t forget to use the iClicknPrint Design Center for all of your customizing needs! When you are finishing designing, all you need to do is save your project and print it out!

Congratulations to the graduating Class of 2015!

 

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