DIY Lantern Tutorial – see how I glued Dollar Store glass gems to the outside of jars & inexpensive solar path lights to jar lids to make solar lanterns that are weatherproof!
I make a lot of wreaths. See my best tips for making a burlap wreath yourself. I made this wreath with burlap as a thank you gift for friends who let me stay at their beach house.
Got leftover paper scraps? Put them to good use by making this fun beach card. Tear paper into strips to create a unique ombre effect for your beach scene!
Looking for some DIY holiday wreath alternatives? Deco mesh wreaths look great hanging on your door, and they can be made for ANY holiday or special event.
I’ve had a sheet of under-the-sea paper for awhile, and it was just screaming out for beachy seahorse accents. The Doodlecharms cartridge for the Cricut Expressions has this cute seahorse, so I finally used the paper to make this seahorse card for my friend’s Birthday.
This birthday card is for a lucky friend spending the summer with her family at the beach in North Carolina. See how I incorporated a beach theme for this sand castle card and matching envelope.
You can use the colors in your photos to determine the colors of your cardstock, borders, and embellishments. Or you can try these simple tricks for finding fun color palettes for your scrapbook layouts!
I hope this retirement scrapbook might inspire you to create one for the retiring teacher in your life. It could also be great as a year-end gift for a current teacher, perhaps sponsored by a talented class mom who is willing to be very hands-on with the project. Have fun with it — the possibilities are endless!