Making ​your ​own ​holiday ​wreaths ​not only ​helps ​save ​on ​decorating ​costs, ​but ​also ​gives ​you ​a ​great ​project ​to ​work ​on ​with ​friends ​or the ​kiddos. ​If ​you’re ​a ​DIY ​nut ​(like ​us), ​you’ll ​enjoy ​this ​delightfully ​spooky ​How ​To project!...

Whether​ ​you’re​ ​the​ ​gifter​, ​the​ ​one​ ​receiving​ ​these​ ​awesome​ ​presents,​ ​these​ ​DIY​ ​craft-inspired wrapping​ ​elements​ ​are​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​win​ ​a​ ​smile.​ ...

Are you familiar with the pin bow but aren’t sure how to assemble one at home? If so, read on for this interactive tutorial to find out more about our easy, reusable gift wrapping accessory. Toss the tired star bows and tie on a fluffy, looped pull bow to take your gift wrapped packages to the next level. Easy to use and impressive to behold, our pull bows transform from flat to fabulous...

Step-by-step to a perfect-for-a-patriot paper wreath: 1. Gather your supplies. You'll need: one 6-inch cardboard circle coordinating Innisbrook wrapping paper, cut to the following sizes and specs: 16 6-inch squares (Batik Scroll) 8 6-inch squares (Christmas Red) 4 4-inch squares (Silver Metallic) 4 4-inch squares (Gold Metallic) one 3-inch cardboard circle (for center medallion) one 2" x 24" long strip of wrapping paper (for center medallion) (Christmas Polka Dot Reversible and/or Batik Scroll) pen, pencil, or marker hole punch string, ribbon, or monofilament for hanging tape hot glue gun Optional: buttons,...

Baby Fever.  It's contagious.  There's nothing like a baby, even the mere thought of a baby, that starts my temperature rising.  Just the thought of sweet little leg rolls, cheesy toes, and even that intoxicating fragrance of sour milk babies wear around their necks and behind their ears makes my heart putter!  To be honest, all this baby fever has me thinking about having another one.  I have baby thoughts sweet-talking me in one part of my brain and the logical, bean-counter counting beans on the other drawing me back...

Who doesn't love pretty paper?  Pretty paper makes me happy.  I'm always looking for ideas that allow me to liberate my stash of paper from its dark storage box and bring it into the light and out into my world.  I came across a tutorial for an Origami Fox Box and thought I'd give it a go.  These clever little fox boxes are quick and easy to work up and would make great boxes for party favors.  Maybe I can incorporate these sweet little gems into Kelly's baby...

A project so easy, a classroom full of 5th graders hopped up on sugar can do it. Last year, my son's fifth grade class did a project to mark the festivities of the winter holidays.  While the other three classrooms in the fifth grade pod contended with you'll-be-finding-this-stuff-forever glitter and smears of glue, his dear teacher and a very clever parent decided to make this pretty spiral star decoration craft with the class.  It took five minutes to demonstrate, was easy enough that the kids caught on right away,...

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see." --Winston Churchill There's much to be said for the study of history.  Confucius encouraged, "Study the past if you would define the future."  In that spirit, as the Innisbrook team sets out to define our future, I was interested to find the answer to a pretty basic question—how did Innisbrook get to this point in 2016?  Where did we come from?  What are the roots of this tree? If you read last week’s post, The Elephant In...

 Although we no longer do fundraising, we still support it   As you may or may not know, Innisbrook was born a fundraising company.  For more than three decades, we helped schools and civic groups raise money for their passion projects-- scholarship funds, playground renovations, books and textbooks, school supplies, extracurricular activities, mission trips, hunger projects...

It is nearly spring!  The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the bleak North Carolina winter landscape is returning to Technicolor life.  The happy chattering of birds has already begun to replace the alarm clock and the daffodils are sprouting like sunbeams from the earth.  Spring is springing!  Here, at Innisbrook, we are so excited that all of creation is waking to light, life, and glorious color! Over the last few months, it may have seemed that we’ve been hibernating, right?  Not so!  In...