Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at
I recently got an Alpha Sigma Tau kit from DIYGreek and I finally got started on a hand painted sorority pillow using the yellow and green polka dot ribbon from the Greek Kit. The design combined the flower (which is a yellow rose) and the anchor symbol for this popular "lives here" type pillow.
Loving Anchors and Yellow Roses!
This is how the Alpha Sigma Tau Pillow turned out.
This view shows what it looks live from the back and the front.
This type of pillow is ordered custom made on Etsy Sorority Gifts.
If you haven't yet gotten a kit from DIYGreek.com, you must hurry up and order one. I couldn't believe all the craft supplies that come in the kit!
Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at
I love these sorority mascot wine glasses. They are hand painted and offered on Etsy.
Each glass is colorfully decorated with a sorority mascot with a matching ribbon tied around the stem. Examples above include a ZTA crown, an anchor for Delta Gamma, and a lion for Alpha Delta Pi. The base of the glass is also decorated.
The artist has this to say:
What a perfect gift for the ADPi in your life. Big Sis, Lil Sis, Alumna, whoever! We can do other sororities, too. Initials, "monogram", themes.
Wine glasses are large and sturdy (24 oz!!!)
Custom orders available, just send me a message! We love creating new pieces for Etsy friends so let me know what you need!
Glasses are heat set but hand washing is always best!
***We can create this wine glass for your entire Sorority, New Members, Officers, etc. Ask about discounts for large orders!!!***
Set of 4 is $50 (Save $10) and is in a separate listing.
If you like to make your own sorority gifts, this is a great idea that requires only a few supplies. Of course, you need a wine glass. The paint should be enamel or any type that will adhere to glass. Just check at your local craft store. Be sure that you use quality brushes. Good brushes are a secret to good painting. : )
Saturday, June 16th, 2012 at
How cute is this for ZTA?
This is the best coosie idea ever! This Zeta Drink Holder with crown is made from Ribbon found in DIYGreek.com Supply Sack, along with bling gems and glue.
I didn't even know you could get silver (gray) foam drink holders. This is perfect for a ZTA gift.
Remember, use the coupon code SORORITYCRAFTS to get a free mini paddle in June or free glitter pack along with additive to make chalk board paint in July.
Saturday, June 16th, 2012 at
This sorority ornament idea is easy if you can find your mascot symbol and letter cut outs.
Handmade Delta Zeta Christmas Ornament
The tiny turtles for the Delta Zeta ornament are such a cute accent. The pink and the green are perfect in shade. Acrylic paint it great for items like these.
Delta Gamma Anchor Ornament - Blue and Pink
I found these ideas from the following website.
More Information at: Sorority Gifts
Sorority ornaments are $5 : Each ornament uses either large wooden letters for simple sororities.. Each letter is hand painted, either a solid color or with polka dots or stripes depending on your choice.. Clearly each ornament is one of kind and you may request certain decorations and we will try our hardest to make your perfect ornament. You may have your ornament personalized with a name, year, nickname, etc.
Friday, April 20th, 2012 at
A hand made sorority pillow makes a great little sister gift!
What are your favorite colors? My favorite colors are pink and green together. That's why I love sewing Delta's with Zeta's and little turtles on pillows, because the colors are so bright and motivating. Same goes for making Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority gifts. The pink and green together just makes it beautiful, no matter what you are making.
I made this little Delta Zeta pillow with some leftover fabric that I already had in my fabric basket. The pink and white striped canvas brightens up what ever I make out of it. The green fabric is a knit, soft like tee shirt material.
I used the Greek Letter patterns for Delta and Zeta, but taped the 2 patterns together, so that the two letters could be joined as one. I like that because it is symbolic of sisterhood to be connected or joined to each other as sisters. I use stitch witchery as a binding agent to iron the letters onto the back fabric. Once the letters are stuck on the fabric, then using the zig zag stitch on my sewing machine, I stitched all the way around the Greek Letters (Delta Zeta).
Then I got out my acrylic paints and painted a simple turtle crawling up the Delta. The fun part is adding embellishment to the turtle shell. Every turtle comes out different, and that is what makes handmade gifts so unique...they are one of a kind.
The front and the back of the pillow are sewn together except for a hole left to put in stuffing. After stuffing, the opening is closed with hand sewing.
The point is to MAKE SOMETHING YOURSELF. Put yourself into making a gift and the recipient is sure to appreciate your efforts. Sorority gifts are treasures when made special by hand.
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at
Phi Mu Sisters----Make your own sorority gifts!
This Phi Mu little sister sorority gift only needs to be put into a 5 x 7 frame, wrapped up in festive paper, and given to your favorite little sister.
Here is an example of an easy, inexpensive sorority gift that you can make quickly. Small mats like this one in standard sizes like 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 can be found in craft stores. Actually, a pink mat would be even better, but this time, I just used what I already had.
You need a lion drawing that you can print off on cardstock or you can 'free hand' a drawing of a lion. Add the Phi Mu letters and "I Love my Lil Sis!" with a Sharpee or other pen.
Color with colored pencils or use watercolor paints like I did here.
Cut and tape the painted design to the back side of your mat. Then pop it into a little frame - I pick up nice little frames at the dollar store.
This can be done for any other sorority. If you need a mascot drawing, go to Google Images and see what you can find. You can print off a sorority mascot picture and then trace it with a black pen so that you only have the line drawing without color. This is easy if you trace, holding your papers up to a window so the light shines through. This enables you to clearly see the lines of the design.