Thursday, November 27, 2008

How to Personalize a Delta Phi Epsilon Unicorn for Your Sorority






DIRECTIONS for personalizing a plush mascot:

Here is an easy way to make a stuffed animal such as this unicorn into a very special representative of your sorority, in this case, Delta Phi Epsilon . Make a sorority necklace with a ribbon chain and a charm from a foam star.
Simply.....

1. On the foam star, paint Greek letters
2. Next, punch a hole with a hole puncher
3. Thread the narrow ribbon through the hole you just punched
4. Tie ribbon around your mascot to make a necklace
5. Add a pretty bow
That's it!


See Sorority Sisters for more sorority mascots

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

AKA Frog Ornament Sorority Christmas Gift



Here is a great gift for your AKA sorority sister.

Tis the season to be jolly..
These little AKA pink and green frog ornaments are full of jolly. Liven up your own tree or give them away as Christmas gifts to your sorority sisters. Available on eBay from Nov 25-Dec 2, 2008.

Frogs like this are so cute. Then, when you add hot pink to the green, the color combo makes such a statement. Check sororitysisters.net for directions how to make these frog ornaments.

Here are some other sorority Christmas ornaments.






Get ready for a Merry Christmas with three jolly AKA pink and green frog ornaments.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hand Crafted Delta Zeta Little Sister Sorority Gifts


Now is your chance to get some Delta Zeta sister gifts for your Christmas giving. I have gathered 21 items including many DZ samples from this blog and from my other site,
(sorority sisters.net) to offer them for sale to the highest bidder. Good luck to those of you who bid to win!

SORRY....this is over!!

(This Delta Zeta Gift Set listing ended on Dec 9, 2008)

For more Delta Zeta ideas

Sorority Sister Quotes

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Iron On Greek Letters for Your Sorority Items


Make a sorority letter tote with these easy to apply iron-on Greek letters . You can find generic tote bags at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. Just iron on your sorority letters to make a unique gift for a sister or for yourself.

These letters come in different styles as shown above, but you also can choose the fabric that you want them to be made from. The letters are made to order...your choice of style and your choice of fabric.

Choose from these fabric swatches for your custom made Greek letters:



If you have an iron, you can make a sorority tote bag that represents your sorority with these iron on letters.


If you would prefer to have a custom made totebag, you can order one! Pat has made hundreds of sorority totes by custom order. Her feedback is 100 percent positive so no need to worry about the outcome.

Now you can design your own sorority tote! Your design will be unique and customized to your specifications. Appliqued fabric symbols/letters, embroidered symbols/letters, embroidered sorority names in script or block lettering (all colors available). Tote bag fabrics are available in a variety of colors.

Your tote will be handmade not purchased, fully lined 12" by 14" denim or medium weight twill. Your Greek symbols will be machine sewn in your fabric selection and the style letters you want, 5 inch "bubble" or 4 inch "traditional" letters, and lined with the matching or color coordinated lining.

Besides the fabric choices that are shown above, Pat also has gingham checks, polka dots and solids in a wide range of colors. Your name, your big or little sis's name, or chapter name. (maximum eleven letters) can be embroidered on your tote to make it even more personalized. Shown are several totes that have been custom ordered.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sorority Gifts for Cheap!

Save money on sorority gifts when you make your own sorority gifts. Find directions for how to make sorority notebooks, a cute and practical gift at SororitySisters.net. Or buy a plush mascot and make a sorority necklace with your sorority letters for a very nice gift. Search this site for photos and directions for making many other sorority gifts and accessories.

Most of the sorority gift items shown in these pictures have handmade touches that make them unique and special. None of these items are difficult to make.














Another way to stretch your dollar is to buy an assortment from eBay like the examples above for Phi Mu, Kappa Delta, and Alpha Delta Pi. Etsy is another good site to check for unique handmade gifts.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sorority Christmas Ornaments - Phi Mu, Alpha Delta Pi Lion
















Make this simple lion Christmas ornament for your sorority sisters!

Materials needed:

Pre-painted wooden lion (or other sorority mascot)
A small wooden shape from a pack of Woodsies
Your sorority colors in acrylic paint
10 inches of matching ribbon
Elmers glue

Michaels and Hobby Lobby carry many wooden cutouts for about fifty cents each (less when they are on sale). Some of the cutouts that are available are gators, frogs, lions (above), crowns, bears, ladybugs, butterflies, etc. Likewise, Woodsies which are small wooden shapes are sold at craft stores.






Quick & easy directions for sorority ornament:

1. Paint a woodsie shape with your main sorority color (as blue & pink above)

2. When paint dries, carefully paint your Greek Letters on the woodsie shape (as white above)

3. When paint dries, glue shape wherever you like on your lion

4. When glue dries, turn ornament over and attach ends of ribbon to ornament with glue. I put a heavy glob of glue about 1/8" diameter. Adhere the ribbon ends in the blob of glue and let the glue globs dry for a 1/2 hour or so. (The glue dries clear)


Christmas is months away, but in order to enjoy the holidays, plan and make your Christmas gifts early this year. Making gifts for your sorority sisters is fun and easy.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sorority Scrapbook Embellishments

At this time the sorority scrapbook paper is still available.

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Since almost everybody is making or is planning to make a scrapbook to remember her sorority, I thought you might be looking for some help. The following images show scrapbook sorority embellishment packs for Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Delta Pi, and Alpha Epsilon Phi.

Update on 4-20-09
I am so sorry. I just checked and it doesn’t appear that this seller on eBay is offering the Greek Scrapbook Sets at this time. Hopefully, it is just temporary. These are such great sets!
Julie



These die cut papers are a timesaver, but there is no reason not to make your own if you have the time. Just pick out some scrapbooking papers in the colors and patterns of your choice. Use a pencil and a ruler to lightly sketch off your letters. Then cut them out and adhere to your scrapbook page.



Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Chi Omega Tote Bag: Cute Sorority Items

Look at some of the cute things that turn up on Ebay. These Chi Omega totebags are cute and practical addition to your accessories...a great Chi Omega way to carry your books around campus this fall.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sorority Craft: Gift Baskets for Little or Big


Make your little sister a sorority gift basket and fill it with anything you like to make it more special.

You can use any basket for this idea, but chipped wood baskets work particularly well.
The colorful liner for the basket is made from a scrap of fabric. The tag is made from acid free scrapbooking cardstock.
Be creative with your tag. It can be as simple as your Greek letters applied with a marker, or you can use the idea above.... using your mascot as your design.



Tag Design Ideas:
1. Rubber stamp of mascot or sorority flower colored with pastel pencils
2. Sticker of your mascot, symbol, or flower
3. Cut out your mascot, symbol, or flower from a greeting card that you have saved
4. Draw and paint your own design

It doesn't take long to make your tag, and if you mess up, just start over

Scrapbooking Tools, Supplies & More all at Joann.com



Basket Tag Idea for Chi Omega or Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority Sister



Basket Tag Idea for Phi Mu or Alpha Delta Pi Sorority Sister



Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Scrapbooking Greek Bid Day & Rush

Remembering special sorority days and events is easier when you make a sorority scrapbook. A great variety of scrapbook papers, die cuts, stickers and much more are available at most crafts stores; however, finding specific Greek embellishments is often more difficult. You could make them yourself, but if you are in a hurry, a bag of Greek Embellishments can be a terrific time saver. I am not sure how widely available they are, but I have found some that might be what you need.





Bid Day/Rush/Go Greek Scrap Sack Cut-outs include: rectangle wavy frame, rectangle scallop frame, rectangle "outside" frames, filmstrip frame, journal tags, T-shirts, small camera frames, medium captions, swirls, RUSH (2" Circus letters), BID DAY (Shadowbox - double layer letters, pink and black), GO GREEK (Shadowbox - double layer letters, white and tropical), 2007. Unless otherwise noted, cut-outs are in "Tropical" colors of lime green, orange, turquoise, pink, sunny yellow; white and black.

Contains approximately 56 cut-outs.

Use for scrapbooks, bulletin boards, and posters.


Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sorority Sunglasses- Delta Gamma

Just a quick post to share with you a link to sorority sunglasses.

With the sun's rays at their brightest, we all need to sunglasses for protection. With these glasses you can have protection and style.

The photo below shows a pair of Delta Gamma sunglasses, but this Ebay seller carries most sororities in their sunglasses line. Take a look and see if your sorority's sunglasses are offered.

They sell on ebay for $19.99 and you get free shipping.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Handmade Sorority Gifts-Made 25 Years Ago

Ideas for Sorority Awards and Gifts
The following photos feature historic sorority gifts made 25 years ago for Chi Omega, Delta Zeta, Alpha Delta Pi, Phi Mu, Zeta Tau Alpha and Kappa Delta...hand-painted plaques, brown jugs, & paddle.



These sorority gift items were made in 1983. I only have pictures of the items since all of these sorority items were either special orders or were sold at the Chatter Tree craft & gift shop in Statesboro, Georgia to sorority girls from Georgia Southern College (which is now Georgia Southern University). Perhaps this blog will connect to some of the girls that actually bought or received these items as gifts. That would be so cool!

As far as I know, these were created before Greek Licensing came into being. That was back in the day when artistic ideas flourished for unique, one-of-a-kind sorority gift creations.

Perhaps, just viewing the pictures of these sorority items will inspire some of you to make something similar.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sorority Scrapbook Paper - Alpha Chi Omega Idea

A Great Scrapbook Idea:

Start a scrapbook for your little sister this fall and let her finish it.
Include some of these pages that you print off yourself, as well as special photos of sorority events or photos of the two of you together. What a great sorority keepsake can be made by a big and little working together.

Scrapbooking Tools, Supplies & More all at Joann.com


An Ebay seller has designed beautiful sorority papers that can be downloaded and printed out on your printer. These sorority paper designs enable you to create a personalized scrapbook highlighting your sorority. UPDATE October 2009(SORRY...last I checked, these sorority scrapbook papers were no longer available!)



Make a Handpainted Delta Zeta Picture Frame with Turtle

This Delta Zeta Picture frame was made as a sample for this blog.

You Can Make One!!

Here is a hand-crafted gift that is easy to make for a sorority gift.

Recycle a picture frame and make it into a very special Big Sister/Little Sister sorority gift.

Here are some TIPS to get you started:

This picture frame was already painted olive green.

If the frame you have available is not the color that you want, or if it is scratched, etc. in need of paint.....simply paint it with acrylic paint which is available for less than one dollar. The black foam "brushes" work great for a project like this one and they, too, are very inexpensive.

I used some acid free white cardstock paper to sketch a little turtle. I colored him with colored pencils and then cut him out. I glued him to the mat that was already a part of my frame.

Try to use what you have, but you can buy different colored mats in standard sizes at craft stores.

The rest of the design is painted with acrylic paints onto the frame and then sprayed with crystal clear varnish (varnish is optional, but helps to preserve your work)

If you are not confident using paintbrushes, you can use paint pens for a very good effect. Practice the way you are going to write, first on paper before you actually paint or write on your frame. This helps prevent an undesired outcome.

Embellish your written design with some little hand painted flowers. Use the end of the paint brush to dip in the paint to make the dots of the flower. Then add stems and leaves with green paint. These, too, can be painted with paint pens if you don't like to use paintbrushes.

Scrapbooking Tools, Supplies & More all at Joann.com


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Unique Delta Zeta Handbag with Greek Letters Appliquéd



For those of you looking for handmade sorority gift ideas, you can personalize a fabric tote, a makeup bag, or any item made of fabric with your sorority Greek letters to make a very unique sorority gift for a little sister or a big sister.



Directions for Appliquéing Letters to Your Sorority Handbag

Cut out fabric letters with Stitch Witchery as a means of bonding.
(Stitch Witchery- a fusible bonding material available at fabric stores).

Use iron set on Wool setting to iron letters onto the tote bag.

Sew around the outside edges of your letters with a zig zag stitch as shown in the photo above.


Make a Sorority Hat- Handmade Sorority Gift Idea

One-of-a-kind Kappa Delta Hat.



You Can Make This Hat!

Can you paint within lines?
Can you cut fabric?
Can you do simple sewing with a machine or a needle and thread?

If you can do these things, you can make a sorority hat like the one shown above.

Directions for Handmade Sorority Hat (Kappa Delta Sample Hat):

(Actually, you must buy a straw hat-mine came from Target-You just make the "medallion" patch)

From paper make a basic shape pattern for your "medallion". The sample hat has an oval shape.

Use your pattern, to cut out 2 from light colored fabric. You can use pinking shears for a zig zag edge as shown in the sample or just use regular scissors.

Draw your Greek Letters on paper. Make the outline dark with a marker.

Place your light colored fabric over the letters so that you can see the letters through the fabric and draw letters on the fabric with a pencil.

Use acrylic paint to paint your letters.

Sew back & front of oval "medallion" together with 1/4" seam allowance. (you can use a machine or just a needle and thread)

On the back side of your fabric oval, use sharp scissors to cut an small opening (only on the back) Stuff a little cotton or fiberfil stuffing through the slit to make your fabric "medallion" puffy (3D).

Use a glue gun to attach the sorority fabric oval to your hat.

That's all there is to it!

This Kappa Delta set was made as a sample for this blog. It is a one-of-a-kind Kappa Delta assortment.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Discount Sale on Sorority Rubber Clogs


If you have been wanting a pair of these sorority clogs, but couldn't spare the money, now is the time to buy and get a great deal. GreekGear is having a sale on the clogs and also on some flip flops and sandals. The sorority clogs were originally about $35. This sale offers them for only $15.95 today.

You must navigate to the "Big Discounts" page on GreekGear.com. You will find the link on the left near the top of the page.

One more thing....

I like to recommend GreekGear because of their reasonable shipping charges. With gas prices so high, postage costs keep going up. But Greek Gear charges only $5.95 no matter how big your order. So think ahead about what you will be needing in the fall for apparel and little sister gifts so you can buy your needed items all at once and only pay the flat fee, $5.95 for your shipping.


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sorority Fonts for Download

Greek Fonts for download:
You can download some awesome Greek fonts to decorate scrapbooks, tee-shirts, banners, and anything else. The following font set of 2 has a design with the look of applique (fabric letters) and would be especially good printed on a t shirt, hoodie, or any apparel.




Sorority and Fraternity houses can choose from a wide variety of lettering designs to personal their collegiate apparel and other printable goods.







Greek House of Fonts even offers some FREE fonts that are pretty amazing! The following image is of a free font that you can download at the the site.



You can't go wrong with that. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Unique Sorority Ribbon Makes Special Sorority Gifts

Suppose you could find ribbon designed with your sorority colors and letters. If you had some bright colored ribbon with your Greek letters, you could make regular gifts into special sorority gifts by tying on a ribbon bow.

You are in luck because sorority ribbon is available for sale at Greekgear. Make sorority candy jars with a sorority ribbon bow...or tie a sorority bow around a vase and fill it with a bouquet of flowers.

Sorority ribbon comes in 10 yard rolls! great for decorating that special gift, your hair or whatever your imagination can dream up. The Sorority ribbon comes in the sororities colors.

Another idea is making ribbon bracelets.
You can use velcro dots for closure OR you can use jewelry craft clasps or closures for an even nicer bracelets. The sorority ribbon would make your handmade bracelet an instant hit.

Making your own little sister gifts saves money and gives something of yourself as you put time and effort into making something special for your friend.

The following photo shows sorority candy jars with plain ribbon. The ribbon with the sorority design would make your jar especially nice.




Greekgear has the best of sorority gifts. Everything you need for your favorite sorority girl. Shipping is only $5.95 no matter how much you get, so the bigger your order, the more you will save on shipping.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Quick Money for College Students

Did you miss your College Bookstore's textbook buy-back day? Are you home for the summer with a pile of college texts that you don't want to keep? Well there is an online college textbook company that will buy your books:

Bookbyte.com – serving students with discounted textbooks nationwide.


You can find out instantly what your book is worth by entering your ISBN in the search field .
They even buy used international editions.

If you decide to sell, you will receive a prepaid shipping label to print out. You then mail your book(s). Bookbyte.com will send payment within two days of receiving your book(s).

If you need to buy textbooks for summer session or fall semester, check Bookbyte.com to compare prices. You can certainly save over buying new books


Bookbyte.com – College Texts for Less: Where smart people save money getting smarter.



Click here for discounted Textbooks

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Kappa Delta Frog Makeup Bag-Handpainted Sorority Ideas

Kappa Delta gift set

Simple Directions for Painting on Fabric

For Kappa Deltas with frog mascot.....
Get out your acrylic paints and try painting frogs on any Kappa Delta gift that you want to make special.

DIRECTIONS:
1. On paper, make a simple penciled drawing of a frog.
2. Use green, white, and black acrylic paints to color your frog.
3. Once you have the "feel" of painting with acrylics, go through the same process of sketching and then painting on a fabric surface like this makeup bag and mirror.





For more frogs...

Cute frog earrings for Kappa Delta or Alpha Kappa Alpha
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