6 Easy & Adorable Personalized Mother’s Day Ideas

Easy & Adorable Personalized Mother's Day Gifts | simplykierste.com

When it comes to Mother's Day gifts my favorites are the ones that capture my kids' childhood in some way.  I love using their sweet handprints and footprints, as well as their artwork and handwriting to make handmade gifts that I know my mom will treasure.  With Mother's Day right around the corner, I thought I'd share these easy & adorable Mother's Day ideas with you! DIY Personalized Notepaper We've been making personalized notepaper for many years, and it's hand down one of our favorites...and my mom's! It's super easy to make, and it's such an adorable way to feature your kids' artwork! Handprint Apron This is a perfect gift for a mom or grandma who loves to be … [Read more...]

Handprint Dishtowels

Handprint Dishtowels | simplykierste.com

There is just something about handprints that I love.  They capture a moment in time that is so precious, and I treasure them as tangible pieces of their childhood.  What's even better is when you have a reason to look at those adorable handprints all of the time? I created the cutest Handprint Dishtowels that are perfect for proudly displaying in your kitchen, and they're also perfect for Mother's Day, which is right around the corner! SO cute! I made a set of six dishtowels--one for each of my kids.  I just keep staring at those cute little fingers, I love them so much. I can't wait to use them in my new kitchen! This is a very quick project, and you can change the colors and … [Read more...]

Less Dishes for Mom: Mother’s Day Gift & Printable

A Day of Less Dishes | Mother's Day Gift & Printable | simplykierste.com

When I think of what I really want on Mother's Day, my list would most likely have "no laundry", "all the cooking done", and "no dishes" on it.  I'm pretty sure that all moms would appreciate any of these things as a Mother's Day gift, but I've got you covered when it comes to the no dishes part of things! What mom wouldn't love a night off of doing dishes?  I know I would! I've always loved this idea of giving a mom the night off from dishes, and this year I decided to go ahead and make up a fun printable to go with it. It's the perfect gift for any mom in your life--a brand new mom, friends, ladies you visit, neighbors, teachers, sisters, and your mom and mother-in-law! It's … [Read more...]

Thanks a Bunch! Printable Gift Tags for Flowers

Thanks a Bunch Printable Gift Tag for Flowers | simplykierste.com

I found the most vibrant yellow tulips this weekend, and they are the epitome of spring.  Just looking at them made me so happy, and I knew that not only would they be perfect for my kitchen table, but also to give to a friend so spread some of that happiness!! I created a few of darling printable gift tags, including one for friends, teachers, neighbors, and another one for anyone you want to say "thanks a bunch!" Oh, man, I love tulips.  They are my favorite!! But they great thing about these tags is that you can use them for any bunch of flowers you love, including some from your own yard, if you're so lucky! Flowers are an easy and thoughtful way to really brighten someone's … [Read more...]

Bloom Where You’re Planted Prints: 5×7, 8×10, 11×14

Bloom Where You're Planted Print | 11x14, 8x10, 5x7 sizes | simplykierste.com

We've lived in three states in three years with major cross-country moves involved each time, and there's been a lot of uprooting and replanting. It can be difficult to start over, and each of us has experienced "growing" pains along the way. With another move to our new house coming up this summer, one of our family's goals is to be brave...and bloom where we're planted. To inspire us, I decided to turn the printable Bloom Where You're Planted tags into a print, and find a place where we can all see it and be reminded of what we're trying to accomplish. Of course, I wanted to share it with all of you! This print is not only beautiful for home, but you an turn it into a card, … [Read more...]

Bloom Where You’re Planted: Housewarming Gift Idea

Bloom Where You're Planted | Free Printable Tag & Gift Ideas | simplykierste.com

A good friend of mine just moved into her new house, and I wanted to drop by a little something to help her celebrate. With spring on the horizon, potted flowers were the just the thing for a housewarming gift idea!  I added a few extra touches, including a super cute watercolor printable tag that reads " Bloom Where You're Planted".  I thought it was appropriate for a new home--new roots, a new place to grow and learn. It turned out SO cute--I love it! SO cute, right!?!?  I just love the watercolor effect on the tag--it's perfect for these spring flowers! It was so easy to do, and took just a few minutes to put together. Whether you make this for a housewarming gift, thinking of … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

Easy & adorable packaging idea for Valentine's Day | simplykierste.com

I love packaging gifts in a way that's simple, inexpensive, but totally adorable.  This darling Valentine's Day Gift Idea is all of those things, and it's perfect for giving to anyone on your gift-giving list this Valentine's Day. This post isn't so much about what's inside of the gift, because you can put anything you want in there!  Cookies, candy or other treats, lotion, cute soaps, gift card--they would all be perfect.  I'm going to tell you today about a simple and adorable way to package it all up! You don't need any special machines for this one--just a few basic supplies that I always keep on hand.  I really like being able to put a gift together quickly if I need to, … [Read more...]

Peek-a-boo Valentine Treat Jar

Valentine Treat Jar with free printable | simplykierste.com

Any excuse I can get to combine three things that I love--milk bottles, chocolate, and baker's twine--I take full advantage of it. These Valentine treat jars do just that, and they're the most darling way to tell someone "you're sweet". I just love the peek-a-boo heart that shows all those yummy Valentine M&Ms inside of there! (I always use the Peanut Butter kind...it's my favorite. Many innocent M&M's were consumed during the photo shoot. ) I love how simple they are to make, but they don't look like it!  They're super easy, and don't take long at all.  Let me show you how! SUPPLIES: -milk bottles (you could also use mason jars) -spray paint (red, pink, or … [Read more...]

Heart Thumbprint Platter

Heart-shaped fingerprints on a serving platter make an adorable gift! | simplykierste.com

I can never resist a really cute serving platter, but when you add adorable little thumbprints, there really is nothing cuter! I absolutely adore my Heart Thumbprint Platter, and it makes me happy every time I look at it! So adorable, right? Not only is it darling, but it captures a moment in time that is so fleeting--it won't be long before their fingerprints will be bigger. I love it. It would also make the perfect gift for grandparents and anyone who loves your kids! It would also be super cute Valentine's Day decor--place it on a mantel, or the kitchen counter, on a shelf...anywhere! My six kids fit perfectly on this rectangular platter, but you could do round, square, … [Read more...]

For your mistletoes…a Christmas gift idea & printable

For your "mistle"toes nail polish gift idea & free printable | simplykierste.com

My girls were looking for something to fun to give to their friends for Christmas, and I immediately knew just what to do! Bottles of nail polish make the perfect gift--add a cute For Your "Mistletoes" tag, and you're set to go! I love these Christmas-y nail polish shades, but any color is adorable! These are perfect for any of the girls in your life, no matter the age! I printed my tags onto Silhouette's printable gold foil. If you have a Silhouette, you can use the print & cut feature to cut them out. You can download the Silhouette file at the bottom of the post, and I also have a post on the print & cut feature if you need directions. If you don't have a … [Read more...]