Thursday, December 13, 2007

How To Make a Delta Zeta Sorority Picture Frame


Delta Zeta Picture Frame

Make the perfect frame for a cherished photograph. I think that the easiest frame to decorate is one that is painted solid white. You only have to paint your chosen design on a white frame to make it very special. There are any number of ways that you can decorate a frame. Your imagination is your only limit. This frame was very easy to complete. I used acrylic paint and a quality paintbrush.
  1. I started by painting the green and pink border lines around the entire frame. These lines follow the molding of the frame.
  2. Then I painted the sorority's name also in pink and green adding little hearts on the ends.
  3. Finally, I used the plastic end of my paintbrush to paint the dots.
  4. The picture doesn't show it, but the frame hangs by a lovely pink ribbon. This is easy to add with a glue gun. It makes the frame look lovely.

I would love to see other ideas for picture frames. If you have painted a sorority frame, please send in a picture for this blog. My email link is in the sidebar.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Phi Mu Lion with Special Necklace



Here is an easy way to make a stuffed animal such as this lion into a very special representative of your sorority, in this case, Phi Mu. Make a necklace with a ribbon chain and a charm from a foam star.
Simply
1. paint your Greek letters on the foam star
2. punch a hole with a regular hole puncher
3. thread the ribbon through the hole
4. Tie necklace round the neck
5. Add a pretty pink ribbon bow
Now look what you have made! So easy....

And by the way, other foam shapes will work well, too. A heart would be beautiful.
Check out these:
Teddy Bears for Kappa Delta
Turtles for Delta Zeta
Pandas for AOII
Lions for ADII, too.
Owls for Chi O (though stuffed owls are hard to come by) I plan to create a pattern for making a stuffed animal OWL very soon.

Also,
Dolphins
Frogs
Poodles
Unicorns
Ladybugs
Hannah Dolls
Penguins

Please send me a picture if you use this idea. I would love to see your results. (email link in sidebar)
Thanks,



Julie

Friday, November 16, 2007

Chi Omega Owls Squidoo Lens




You are invited to visit my Chi Omega Owls Squidoo Lens

Take a look and see what you think. Leave a comment and give me some stars if you like it.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Greek Fonts for Download





Greek Fonts
If you would like to find some cool Greek fonts to design T-shirts, banners, and scrap books with, there's the Greek House of Fonts. They offer several free Greek fonts for download as well as a fine selection of Greek fonts for sale.

Greek House of Fonts was created with the Greek Collegiate system in mind. Greek students from frat and sorority houses all around can download cool fonts and lettering types to add a touch of character and life to their collegiate apparel and other printable goods.

This site is not only for the Greek system, the Greek fonts are perfect for graphic designers to use in fliers, layouts and even for menus for Greek restaurants.

If you don't see what you want, Sebastian of the font design team would like to help you. He wants you to contact him and let him know what you are looking for. He is always looking for new ideas.


Thursday, November 8, 2007

Alpha Delta Pi and Phi Mu Lion Gift Bags

I was so happy when a saw a beautiful LION stencil at my local craft store. I often paint lions that are cute, but this lion stencil is regal. The blue bags are not the right color blue for ADII (Alpha Delta Pi) but the result is very pretty.

I stenciled some white bags for Phi Mu.

Though the picture doesn't show it, I finish gift bags by punching 2 holes at the top of the bag with a hole puncher. I take a length of ribbon, run the ribbon through the holes and tie a pretty bow to seal the bag with a gift inside.

Instead of stencils, bags can be decorated with stickers, markers, or simple painted designs. The possibilities are endless. These bags are lunch bag size, but you can purchase solid colored gift bags with handles for 50 cents and make them truly beautiful with a little decoration. Gifts that you put time and effort into mean the most!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

DZ Turtles Everywhere!


Turtles, turtles here and there
DZ Turtles everywhere!

Make a Stationery Assortment for your Little.

Since scrapbooking one of the top crafts today, there seems to be an unlimited supply for paper choices for cards, bookmarks, and scrapbook pages. You can make your own cards from special paper or you can buy premade basic cards to decorate.

These ideas can be applied to any sorority using your symbols or mascot.
AOII pandas
ZTA crowns, strawberries, or butterflies
Delta Sigma Theta elephants
Alpha Kappa Alpha ivy and frogs
Alpha Gamma Delta squirrels
Pi Beta Phi arrows
Delta Gamma or Alpha Sigma Tau anchors

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Chi Omega Owl:Easy to Paint on a Box!


Here is a hand-painted owl design on a tan paper-mache oval box. The Chi Omega letters can be added or a personalized message. There is plenty of space for a personal note to be painted.


The idea is easy to duplicate. Craft stores carry paper boxes as well as wooden ones. You can paint the box what ever color you desire. Trace a design you like onto paper(in this case I drew an owl design). Transfer the design to the box by placing a sheet of graphite paper (from crafts store) under design and drawing the lines of the design with a pen with enough firmness for the design to be marked on the box. Now you are ready to paint. I use acrylic paints for almost all of my artwork because they are so easy to work with and to clean up!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Handpainted Chi Omega Owl Purse


Here is an idea for a sorority handcrafted gift: a simple purse embellished with your sorority mascot painted with acrylics. This example is a small denim GAP purse with a Chi Omega owl happily sitting on a branch.

HINTS FOR PAINTING ON FABRIC:

Use acrylic paints to paint on fabric. They feel stiff when they dry, but if the fabric is not in direct contact with skin, then the stiffness doesn't matter much.

If you ever paint a tee shirt, be sure to wash it first to remove the sizing that new clothing contains. This assures that the paint will adhere to the fabric better. The paint dries to the touch very quickly, but wait a few hours so that it is thoroughly dry. Then set your iron on the wool setting and preheat it. Place a piece of paper on top of your painted design and iron the design for about 10-20 seconds. The paper will pick any paint residue rather than dirtying your iron. The heat will set the paint so that it will not wash out.

Painted clothing should be turned inside out when you wash it. Machine washing on gentle is usually fine for painted designs. A gentle wash and a delicate tumble dry (low heat) will give you painted design a long life.

Do you think you could do it? What else would you like to have directions for? Leave a me a message

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Chi Omega Owl Sign Pillow


Chi Omega Owl- The symbol of Wisdom and the sorority's commitment to learning and growing. These little pillows hang by a ribbon and proudly announce that a special sister lives here. They are about 5 X 7 inches. They are handpainted with acrylic on fabric and sewn into a hang pillow stuffed with soft fiberfil.

I have made a few for special (custom) orders for $9.99 and $3.00 shipping. (I must require paypal payment for special orders.) You can email me here to inquire! Mention in your email that you saw the hang pillows on Sorority Sisters Blog.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Kappa Delta Frog Hang Pillow


It has been my pleasure to find many Kappa Deltas who love their chapter's frog mascot. The mother of a Kappa Delta asked me to make a KD frog hang pillow for her daughter. This is the handmade pillow that resulted. You can special order sorority hang pillows by emailing me.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Hand Painted Sorority Hang Pillows

These little pillows hang by a ribbon and proudly announce that a special sister lives here. They are about 5 X 7 inches. They are handpainted with acrylic on fabric and sewn into a hang up pillow stuffed with soft fiberfil.


Hangup Pillow Signs for Phi Mu, Alpha Omicron Pi, and Delta Zeta. I can usually make them by special order for $9.99 and $3.00 shipping. I must require paypal payment for special orders.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Delta Zeta Design- Handmade Gift Idea


A new Delta Zeta design. I incorporated the turtle into the Greek "D".

Decorating plastic items is easy with paint pens. The pens are made to adhere to surfaces that regular paint would scratch off of. With a little practice, you can decorate almost any item and make it into a personalized gift. You have to try it.

Handcrafted gifts are more special anyway because you are giving of yourself. Also, it's fun and saves you a lot of money. Factory made sorority gifts can be very expensive.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Get New FREE & EASY Traffic to your Blog


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If you look in the sidebar of my blog, you will see the BlogRush Widget. (You may have to scroll down a little bit) This is the way blogs connect to readers. Links are posted in the widget that relate to the content in my blog. See the short video that explains the viral syndication process that is simple to understand.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Delta Sigma Theta Handpainted Elephant


This bright-eyed little elephant is handpainted on a hang-up pillow saying, "a Delta Sigma Theta lives here!" I only have one or two of these left and will not be making more.

Sorority mascots are uniquely tied to the sorority that they represent. Here are some elephant ideas for you Delta Sigma Theta sisters:

--Elephant earrings make a great gift for you Delta Sigma Theta little sister or big sister. I am amazed at the variety of elephant earrings that are offered for sale. Everyone can find a pair to suit her fancy.

--Plush elephants for Delta Sigma Theta
See my free directions for making a personalized necklace for your sorority mascot so that your generic elephant can become a Delta Sigma Theta elephant.

--Make a sorority meeting extra special by serving cookies made in the shapes of elephants. See these elephant cookie cutters If you enjoy making and eating cookies and you are a Delta Sigma Theta sister, making elephant cookies is a must! Turn your cookies into gifts by bagging them in plastic bags tied up with a red bow. Add a handmade tag and surprise your friends with a thoughtful and tasty gift!


--More Delta Sigma Theta Merchandise Bargains

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Delta Zeta Handpainted Totebag in Pink & Green

A tote bag becomes extra special when handpainted with a turtle and DZ letters
Canvas tote bags are available at most craft stores and can easily be painted with acrylic paint to represent your sorority. Give it a try!


Check out these other Delta Zeta sorority gift ideas.


Thursday, August 30, 2007

Times have changed. Rush is now called recruitment

Times have changed. Rush is now called recruitment. There is more flexibility than ever before. Campus Panhellenics choose the style that best fits their campus culture. Read the entire article:



See Handmade Sorority Gifts and Ideas

A D Pi Lion Basket: A great inexpensive sorority gift idea!


What do you think of this basket?

I am trying to offer economical options for gifts since I am well aware that college students have to be very careful with their spending choices.

Another idea I would like to pursue, if I hear from some takers, is to offer a newsletter of Ideas for gifts you can make yourself for your Sorority Sisters. Let me know if you would be interested in something like that.

I accidentally had my BLOG comments turned off during the last month or so, but now I believe I have enabled them. Please leave me a comment if you have something to add. Have a Great Day!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Creating Powerful Conversations During Formal Sorority Recruitment

By Jessica Gendron

People don’t join organizations. People join people.

A lot of you are probably a little confused and may even be thinking, what does that phrase have to do with creating powerful conversations? A lot actually.

Think back to when you joined you chapter and try to remember the exact reason that you joined. For most you, you aren’t thinking about a trophy or philanthropy event. You are thinking about a person, and not just any person, you know the exact name of the person that was the reason you joined. Right? For most of us, that is 100% true. We didn’t join because of some trophy the chapter won, or the fraternity they hang out with, or even the service project they do. We joined because of someone we had an awesome conversation with or that made you feel completely comfortable in the uncomfortable environment that is sorority recruitment. We didn’t join because it was Alpha Alpha Sorority (the organization), we joined because of Suzie the Alpha Alpha sorority woman (the person). READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE HERE

DZ Drink Insulators in Pink & Green- Handpainted for Delta Zeta!

New Creative Gift for you Delta Zeta Ladies:

These are foam insulators for your canned drinks in Pink & Green and special little turtles in hues of GREEN. Handpainted items like these are painted one at a time, not mass produced.
Gifts such as these will be included in new assortments of DZ gifts offered on Ebay.

This blog offers many ideas of gifts you can make for your little sisters. Many of my posts contain how-to directions to help you achieve success.

Leave a comment if you have some ideas.

Have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Stuffed Lion - Pretty in Pink- Phi Mu Mascot

Finally, I am posting something for Phi Mu. Hope you all like this little beige & gold lion with its pink & white tee shirt & side bow. The clothing was hand made to make him a Phi Mu Lion. Hopefully, this will be listed on ebay in the upcoming week.

For the Georgia Southern University Phi Mu sisters, there are ladybugs that you can decorate with a handmade Phi Mu necklace. Or how about some ladybug earrings?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Kappa Delta teddy bear looking pretty and green! Come see.

I have been busy sewing and haven't made time to post here. Sorry. This little KD teddy bear is on- of-a-kind. I made the simple little skirt dress to fit the bear and painted the letters. The satin bow just tops it off. Actually, the back has a little ric rac bow, too. This will be listed soon for sale on ebay.
I am thinking of starting an email newsletter that offers ideas and directions for handmade sorority gifts so that you can make gifts for your little sister or anyone else. Please leave me a comment if you think there would be enough interest in this for me to put some time into it for you all.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Chi O tote- on the go!!!!!

Time for Chi Omega. This medium small totebag is really purse sized. Although this bag is unlined, I hope to be making some soon with a red lining including a side pocket for keys or phone. What do you think?

Friday, August 10, 2007

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

These picture mats are perfect for mounting 4" X 6" photos in a 5" X 7" frame. Two of the mat corners are handpainted: one with the mascot and the other with the Greek letters. I have the Chi Omega owl on gold, the Alpha Delta Pi lion on blue, the Delta Zeta turtle on olive green, the Kappa Delta teddy bear on dark green, and the Phi Mu lion on pink. These will soon be listed on ebay with a group of other handpainted gifts brought to you by Sorority Sisters Idea Shop. Take a look.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Alpha Delta Pi PURSE

This Alpha Delta Pi bag is handmade and personalized with Alpha Delta Pi letters appliqued on the blue background. The handle is made of dotted swiss grograin ribbon.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Delta Zeta Zippered Makeup Bag

This has been sold and I don't have another one to paint, but I thought it turned out cute so I wanted to share it with you. I love to paint pink and green turtles and they are always so happy! Have a great day. More Ideas....

Friday, July 27, 2007

Kappa Delta - any Georgia Southern KD girls? Newberry College? Susquehanna University?


Most Kappa Delta sorority sisters are looking for teddy bears, but there are quite a few who are thoroughly devoted to their local mascot, the frog. There are the Kappa Deltas at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA and of course, the Kappa Deltas at Newberry in SC. Then there is the Kappa Delta chapter from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA and the Alpha chapter at Longwood University. (If there are any others, please leave a comment with this post so that yours will be recognized, also.)

All of these items are handmade. The frogs are painted on items with acrylic paint to make them special KD gifts. The KD greeting card is made with a blank card and letters cut out of green & white gingham acid free scrapbooking paper. Making special cards is easy and makes a great Kappa Delta gift for a little or big. Tie a ribbon around a stack of handmade cards, topped with a bow, and you will have a lovely gift package!

I used to live in South Georgia and I made these types of gift items for the Kappa Deltas, Delta Zetas, Phi Mus, ADII's, ZTA's, and Chi O's at Georgia Southern.

Try Etsy Sorority Gifts for hand painted hang-up frog pillow (if available)


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