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Gift Lab: Father’s Day Puzzle Project

Gift Lab: Father’s Day Puzzle Project

Every year for Father’s Day I get my dad the same thing – a store bought tie. This year I decided not to add to the mountain of ties in his closet, but instead give him a unique gift we could create together. The vinyl collection puzzle was that perfect unique gift - what's better than some quality father-daughter time, while creating DIY wall art!?
Urban Gardening & Fire Escape Flora

Urban Gardening & Fire Escape Flora

I had an actual garden plot, in the ground, at a local community garden for a year. There, I took my first shot at tomato-growing. Holy mother, were those things delicious. And gorgeous. And basically, free. A packet of seeds costs about the same as a couple of New York City farmer’s market tomatoes. But the community garden wasn’t quite local enough for me. My fire escape - that was local.
How To Tie a Gift Bow

How To Tie a Gift Bow

You've finished your holiday shopping; now it's time to wrap up all the gifts. But don't worry! Here are a few tips to turn a basic gift box and ribbon into a present fit to be placed under any tree...
Gift Lab: Jingle All the Way

Gift Lab: Jingle All the Way

Kayla: I was so excited when Kim told me that we would playing the recorder for Gift Lab. In the fourth grade I had a recorder and even though I have no recent practice at all, I thought it would be a fun experience to live out childhood memories from a long time ago. Kim: This could potentially be an epic failure, because I have no recollection of how to do this. I do, however, think it will be hilarious.
How to Make a Gift Bag

How to Make a Gift Bag

I tend to procrastinate when it comes to gift wrapping. I purchase the gifts I want to give and stuff them under the bed or on a shelf in the closet until right before Christmas. Then, while I'm fantasizing about radiantly glazed holiday hams and sweetly spiced rivers of eggnog, I'm also faced with making a pile of presents bright and giftable. Those odd shaped, extra-uncommon gifts pose a particular challenge. I suppose I could skip the fancy wrap and just stick bows on things that don't pack up pretty. Or, I could put any asymmetrical or otherwise un-rectangular products in big boxes stuffed with lots of tissue paper, then wrap them. I go with option three--a fancy gift bag...