Send a Smile with These DIY ideas

Send a smile this spring with our DIY ideas for adding some brightness do the day! Full of fun (and green!) ways to surprise loved ones and brighten even the rainiest of days. 

For many, including our team here in NYC, April marks the real beginning of spring. It's the time of the year when temperatures slowly climb, flowers bloom and people emerge from their homes ready to embrace a fresh start with the season. Though spring may be full of showers, we've discovered a few tools and ideas that will show you how to turn any rainy day into a fun and creative celebration.

These DIY ideas to send a smile is inspired by what we like to call "the little things". Custom made envelopes, little spring-inspired gifts and friendly greetings are just a few ways we're encouraging you to smile and to share that smile with the ones you love. Click through and see the sweet little ways we're celebrating this month and tell us how you plan to share the love!


  • Imagine the possibilities with a tool that create enveloped out of almost any type of paper you thought imaginable?! We discovered the Kreate-a-Lope a while back, tested it out on a ton of different paper products and fell head-over-heels for it. It's seriously one of the coolest and easiest party tools we've ever worked with and we've got the simple tutorial to use Kreate-a-Lope so you can have as much fun with it as we did.

  • Thanks to our testing, we came up with 8 everyday paper ideas to make into envelopes. All of the papers we tried are ones you probably already have lying around, and if not, you can get your hands on them pretty inexpensively. You'll love the Kreate-a-Lope as much as we do because it will save you budget big time all while making custom envelopes!

  • We had some leftover envelopes in our pile that we had made, so rather than waste them, we decided to get creative. This super simple tutorial is perfect for turning any collection of random leftover envelopes into a useful photo holder.

  •  For the ultimate recyclable paper for notes, we're getting wild with plantable paper.We've been pretty impressed and obsessed with plantable paper for a while now, but it's becoming quite the hot item this spring. Get creative with yours and make your neighbor, friend or anyone else one of these cute spring mason jar plant gifts to celebrate the arrival of the season.

  • Have you ever had a Cheryl's cookie? We've eaten our fair share and we can tell you, it's a simple treat that ALWAYS makes someone smile big. Their collection of $5 cookie cards a sweet and inexpensive way to send a smile. The best part? Each cookie card comes with a  $5 gift card towards their next purchase so they can pay the good times forward!

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