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🎀 Master list of sweet sorority photo poses! 🎀

Sorority sisters love to take photos and sorority sugar loves these CUTE poses!

🎀  SWEET ON GREEK SORORITY POSES: 🎀

The Faux Conversation:

The Glitter Flurry:

The Elbow Clutch:

The Scenic Landmark:

The Circle:

The Legs In The Air Don’t Care:

The Sand in Our Toes:

The Flag Unfurled:

The Happy Hands:

The Straight Arm:

The Boot Scoot:

The Square: 

The Chalkboard Crush:

The Wall Sit:

The Timeless Squat:

The Shirt Showoff: 

The Arm In Arm:

The Tummy Tuck:

The Perfect Pair:

The One Leg Lift:

The Air Born:

The Just Hangin’ Around: 

The Sorority Sign:

The Blowing Bubbles:

The Pyramid: 

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💘  Sisterhood Valentine’s Day Scratch Off Cards 💘 

These adorable DIY Valentine Scratch Off Tickets would be terrific for big/littles, new members, or your favorite greek guy! Tailor the rewards to your recipient. 

Materials Needed: 

  1. Heavy paper
  2. White crayon
  3. Acrylic paint
  4. Liquid dishwashing soap

Create your Card:

  • Print your design on card stock.
  • Write 3 “gifts” inside the hearts.
  • Cover the words inside each heart heavily with white crayon.
  • Mix 2 parts acrylic paint with 1 part dish soap. For example, to make several cards, use 2 tsp. paint & 1 tsp. soap. A little goes a long way. 
  • Paint over the handwritten hearts.
  • Allow to dry and give to your sweetest Valentines. 

This idea would be fun for other sisterhood events too, not just for Valentine’s Day. Try it for big/little clue week, reveal, retreats, sisterhood socials, etc!

⚡ Magical Harry Potter quotes for sorority tees & crafts! ⚡

Harry Potter sayings are perfect for bid day tee shirts, banners, paddles, canvases and more! Pick your favorite quote and add some Hogwarts magic to your sorority events and crafts. All quotes are written by J.K. Rowling, or inspired by her books.

⚡  Magical Harry Potter Quotes for Sorority Life: ⚡

  • Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
  • Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
  • In dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our own.
  • It is our choices that show what we truly are.
  • Mischief managed.
  • I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.
  • You’re a ____ Harry. (insert sorority name)
  • Don’t let the Muggles get you down.
  • Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.
  • I would’ve gone to Hogwarts, but they didn’t have _____. (insert sorority name)
  • You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.
  • Until the very end.
  • Happiness can be found… if one remembers to turn on the light. 
  • Always.
  • I love magic.
  • If you have to ask, you will never know.
  • Till the very end.
  • Just a Wizard girl living in a Muggle world.
  • Hogwarts & _____ will always be there to welcome you home. 
  • Recruit like you’ve been picked for the Triwizard Tournament. 
  • What would Hermione do?
  • We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need within ourselves already.
  • Study like a Granger, Eat like a Weasley, Live like a Potter.
  • My Patronus is _____. (insert sorority name)
  • We accept the love we think we deserve. 
💕 Cute mason jar gift ideas for new members or big/little! 💕

I LOVE mason jars and I love gifts in mason jars! These are some fun DIY treats to share with your favorite sisters. Attach a clever themed card to your jar for an extra special touch. xoxo ;) 

♡  36 MASON JAR GIFT FILLERS: ♡ 

  • Cookie ingredients
  • Candy
  • Cocktail mix ingredients
  • Manicure or pedicure set
  • Hot cocoa mix
  • Homemade sugar scrub
  • Sewing kit 
  • Ice skating day or other activity theme
  • Cupcake in a jar
  • Coffee or tea time
  • Crafting kit
  • S'mores kit
  • Apple & caramel dip
  • Popcorn movie night kit
  • Pasta & sauce kit
  • Bubble gum
  • Moose Munch
  • Bubble bath cubes or bath salts 
  • Chocolate dipped pretzels 
  • Mini cookies
  • Facial kit
  • Recruitment survival kit
  • Dorm DIY necessities
  • Outdoors survival kit
  • Trail mix, Chex mix or nuts
  • School/Finals supplies
  • Small soaps
  • Marshmallows
  • Summer in a jar 
  • Mini baking kit
  • Good morning cereal and dried fruit
  • Hair care kit
  • Ice cream sundae toppings 
  • Salad in a jar
  • Pancake mix
  • Collection of Compliments or Inspirations on slips of paper!

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The "Open When..." Letters Big/Little Edition

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If you haven’t heard of the “Open when…” letters, you probably have an idea of what they are now by the picture above. To explain in more detail, the “Open When…” letters are simply love letters that you write and give to someone special all at once and they open the letters when they feel they meet one of the requirements. This is common in LDRs (long distant relationships) but I think this can fit into Big/Little relationships in a variety of ways: a big who is graduating can give this to their little at pass downs, great gift for during big/little week, or even as a spontaneous gift. It doesn’t have to be just between big and little either, it’s a great gift idea for any sister you have a close relationship with: twins, g-big, PSBF, etc! SO here is my list of “Open when…” ideas, the sorority edition

Open When…

  1. … You first receive these letters (NOW)
  2. …  you miss me a little
  3. …  you miss me a lot
  4. … we haven’t spoken in a while
  5. …  you feel like giving up
  6. …  you need a hug
  7. …  you feel like crying
  8. …  you are crying
  9. …  you’re having a bad day
  10. …  you’re stressed out
  11. …  you need to know why I love you
  12. …  you need some motivation
  13. …  you feel out of place
  14. … you want to know more about me
  15. … you can’t sleep
  16. … we argue and it’s my fault
  17. … we argue and it’s you’re fault
  18. … I’m being moody, stubborn, or all of the above
  19. … you’re sick
  20. … you want to buy me a gift but don’t know what to get
  21. … you’re grumpy
  22. … you’re nervous
  23. … it’s finals week
  24. … I graduate
  25. … you graduate
  26. … you need to laugh
  27. … you need a walk down memory lane
  28. … you need to rant
  29. … you’re feeling silly
  30. … it’s raining out
  31. … it’s sunny
  32. … you don’t feel appreciated
  33. … when you don’t want to study
  34. … when you want to talk to me but I’m busy
  35. … you want to know a secret
  36. … you feel like breaking the rules
  37. … you feel like crafting
  38. … you take a little
  39. … your little takes a little
  40. … if you get a twin
  41. … if you don’t get a twin
  42. … you want to be alone
  43. … you’re mad at me
  44. … you need a new TV show to watch
  45. … it’s your birthday
  46. … it’s christmas
  47. … you are bored
  48. … you turn 21
  49. … whenever you want
  50. … you’re feeling lucky
  51. … you’re about to make my paddle
  52. … you’re about to make our matching letters
  53. … you’re snowed in
  54. … you’re broke
  55. … you want to know the moment I wanted you to be my Little
  56. … you are coming to see me
  57. … it’s that time of the month
  58. … you’re going to a party
  59. … you’re the DD
  60. … we’ve had a ritual
  61. … we’ve had a mixer
  62. … you’ve been on the other side of recruitment
  63. … you take a position within the sorority (or Panhellenic) 
  64. … it’s Greek Week
  65. … it’s your big reveal anniversary
  66. … on the first day of recruitment
  67. … It’s Bid Day!!
  68. … On November 4th (Founder’s Day)
  69. … It’s time for the annual exam
  70. … Pandora sucks!/You feel like dancing

These are just some ideas! Be sure to get creative not only with the content but with they way you package the letters! Make the topics personal! I just started working on these for my little so I can give them to her when we get back from summer break. Comment below some other “Open when..” topics you can think of so others can see & feel free to ask me about what I’m going to put in my letters if you need some inspiration! 

✨Let sorority sugar help you with some step-by-step instructions for crafting unique sister gifts this holiday season! Here are several guides to handcrafting adorable gifts for your favorite sisters. ✨

Top 7 Craft Letter Tracing Techniques

How to Decorate a Sorority Clipboard

How to Make Sorority Instagram Photo Coasters

How to Paint a Sorority Preppy Mason Jar

How to Paint Sorority Canvas Shoes

How to Paint a Wooden Badge Box

How to Paint a Wooden Sorority Chair

The Super Ultimate Guide to Cooler Painting

Top 15 Tips for Crafting a Fabulous Paddle

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☆ 20 inexpensive big/little DIY gift ideas! ☆

Don’t let the cost of big/little gifts stop you from taking a little sister! With creativity, discount shopping, clever embellishments and outside-the-box thinking you can make a splash with your little and not break the bank. Get crafty, shop sales and stretch your dollars for maximum impact. You can stay on budget and spoil your little too! xoxo ;)

Places to Shop: 

Thrift stores, resale shops, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Party City, grocery stores, Dollar Stores, Big Lots, Wal-Mart, craft stores, art supply stores, outlet malls, Amazon, Overstock.com, Etsy, Jo-Ann Fabrics, eBay, Home Depot, office supply stores, garage sales, antique malls, flea markets, warehouses and container stores! 

  ☆ 20 Inexpensive Big/Little Craft Projects: ☆

  1. Cookies or S’mores in a Jar: Purchase a cheap mason jar, fill with cookie mix/s’mores ingredients and toppings, decorate the jar with a ribbon and cute tag.
  2. Create a Tray Plaque: Buy an inexpensive tray at the Dollar Store, spray paint in a bright color, embellish with flowers/symbols/words and add a wide ribbon for hanging. The tray becomes a cute door or room plaque. 
  3. Hugs & Kisses Box: Gift wrap or decoupage a gift box, add a bow and a note explaining that inside the box is a year’s worth of loving thoughts and affirmations from you to your little. Place 365 neatly printed slips of paper with positive messages inside in the box. Your little can take an inspirational note from the box each day.
  4. Embellish a Hand Mirror: Buy a (larger size) inexpensive hand mirror at the discount store and hot glue flowers, gems, pearls, stick-on letters and/or sorority symbols onto the back of the mirror. 
  5. Decoupage a Ribbon Clock: For a few dollars on eBay or the craft store, buy a set of clock movement parts, purchase a wood disc and have a hole cut in the middle for your clock mechanism, decorate with strips of ribbon or fabric, add buttons, pearls, or gems for the hours. A clock can easily be themed to your sorority through colors and patterns. 
  6. Decoupage a Rock Paperweight: Buy a smooth 5″x 5″ river rock, tear one sheet of high quality scrapbooking paper into pieces and decoupage them onto the rock. Add a piece of felt to the back and one inspirational word to the front with small stick on letters. 
  7. Candy Flower Pot: Paint an inexpensive clay pot with a sorority design, paint craft sticks green to look like stems, glue pieces of candy onto the sticks, and place them into a piece of florist foam you have wedged in the bottom of the pot. Add tissue paper or shreds around the base. Add a few craft store flowers for more fullness. 
  8. Framed Chalkboard: Purchase a medium sized chalkboard or paint a piece of wood with chalkboard paint. Visit your local antique shops and thrift stores to find a cool frame to paint. Place the chalkboard inside the frame and add a wide ribbon for hanging. You can also purchase a frame at the craft store and paint it instead. 
  9. Cute Clipboard: Buy a sturdy yet inexpensive clipboard at the office supply store. Paint or decoupage the front and back and embellish the clip with pearls or rhinestones. Add a lush bow for accent. 
  10. Fabric Message Board: Buy a large piece of Styrofoam, a larger piece of discount fabric and strips of ribbon. Glue the fabric to the Styrofoam and then glue the ribbon ends onto the back, creating a criss-cross pattern on the front. 
  11. Sorority Coasters: Paint or decoupage a set of 4″ tiles from Home Depot. Use fabric, sister photos, magazine pictures, napkins or scrapbook paper as your decoration. Seal with spray on sealer and glue a small piece of felt to the back of each tile. 
  12. Paint a Wine or Champagne Bottle: Paint daisies, roses, or your sorority flowers on a bottle of your choice. Tie the bottle neck with a beautiful ribbon.
  13. Set of Magnets: Find supplies at the craft store for making sorority themed magnets out of bottle caps or clear “buttons.” Use sister photos and printed images for your designs.
  14. Painted Plant Holder: Paint a large tin can in sassy stripes and add a blooming plant from a discount nursery. 
  15. Dry Erase Board: Buy an inexpensive picture frame with glass, paint the glass with 2-coats of acrylic paint and place it in the frame with the painted side facing towards the back. Give with a set of dry erase pens to write on the “front” of the glass and then wipe away. Hot glue a pretty bow to the top front. Board can be hung or placed on a stand. 
  16. Metallic Mug Magic: Head to the Dollar Store or Wal-Mart for a plain ceramic mug, decorate with metallic Sharpies, then bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes letting your mug pre-heat and cool down inside the oven. 
  17. Confetti Glasses: Find inexpensive wine glasses or tumblers at the Dollar Store or glassware outlet. Using a gold leaf pen paint irregular shapes that look like confetti scattered down the sides of the glass. Add your greek letters and/or your little’s monogram as well. 
  18. Sugar Scrub: Make your own scented sugar scrub with sugar, almond oil, scented essential oil and food coloring. Give it to your little in a cute bottle or jar. Decorate the bottle with a printed label and pretty fabric on the lid. Find a complete sugar scrub recipe online.
  19. Glitter Bottle Necklace: Find all the supplies you need for making your own jewelry at the craft store. Purchase a chain, mini bottle and glitter to put inside. Attach the bottle to your chain and you have a charming fairy-dust necklace. Symbol earrings are also easy to make with supplies from the craft store. 
  20. Mod Bookends: Shop the quirky second hand stores in your area for two unique heavy objects to paint. Look for animals, solid wood figures, or architectural accents and then paint them in a high gloss bright mod color. Sorority mascots and symbol bookends would also be cool. 

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🎨 Top 7 sorority canvas & craft letter tracing techniques!  🎨

Q: What are some tips for painting canvases? Every time I try the letters turn out bad, or it looks sloppy… Any ideas?

A: You must TRACE the lettering instead of trying to freehand it. Letters can make a perfectly painted canvas look messy if they are not traced neatly. That’s the problem you are running into. There are several different tracing techniques that can be used on canvases, coolers and other crafted gifts.

✰ Using attractive fonts from your computer is the first step. If you don’t already have fonts you like, use a source like this:

http://www.google.com/fonts/

✰ First paint your decorative canvas with the pattern or solid color you desire. Lettering will be the finishing touch on top of your painted design. To get the letter size you need, you may need to print several pieces of paper from your computer, or even one letter per page for large canvases. Use a ruler to space your letters evenly if needed. 

🎨   TOP 7 Ways to Paint Sorority Quotes & Letters on Canvas:  🎨

✰ Chocopaper/Carbon Paper Tracing Technique: 

  • From your computer ~ print your font on paper in the correct size for your canvas. This may take more than one sheet of paper, depending on the font size.
  • Gently tape the font paper to the painted canvas with painter’s tape. 
  • Slip a piece of Chocopaper/carbon paper between the font paper and the canvas.  
  • Place a book under your canvas to keep the surface firm and to keep it from stretching. 
  • Trace the letters with a ball point pen. 
  • Remove the font paper and the transfer paper and there will be a light outline of your lettering left on the canvas. Fill in with acrylic paints. 

✰ Tissue/Tracing Paper Technique:

  • From your computer ~ print your font on paper in the correct size for your canvas.
  • Place issue paper, or other translucent paper, over the font print-out and trace the letters with a pencil.
  • Place the tissue paper on the painted canvas and secure it with a few pieces of painter’s tape. Trace the letters with a fine to medium point Sharpie (not a thick Sharpie). The ink will bleed through and create the lines. 
  • Once the outline is traced, remove the tissue and paint the lettering in your desired colors. 

✰ Acrylic Letter Technique: 

  • Purchase removable acrylic letters at the craft store. 
  • Place onto the painted canvas and trace around the edges of each letter. 
  • Peel off the acrylic letters and paint within the traced lines.

✰ DIY a Stencil Technique:  

  • Most stenciled letters look like stencils. But you can make a more attractive stencil from your favorite computer font. 
  • From your computer ~ print your font on paper in the correct size for your canvas. A bolder, straight-edged style works best. 
  • Cut out the letters, creating your own stencil. 
  • Lightly tape the stencil over your painted canvas and trace the inside of the letters.
  • Peel off the stencil and paint within the lettering lines. 

✰ Chalk Technique: 

  • From your computer ~ print your font on paper in the correct size for your canvas.
  • Cover the back of your paper with white chalk by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk over the surface. 
  • Turn the paper over to the printed font side and lightly tape it to your painted canvas. 
  • Place a book under the canvas to keep it firm. 
  • With a ballpoint pen trace over the words. 
  • Remove the paper and there should be a chalk outline of your wording. Fill in the letters with paint. 

✰ Pencil Technique: 

  • From your computer ~ print your font on paper in the correct size for your canvas.
  • Turn the paper over and cover the back of each letter with pencil marks. 
  • Lay the paper font side up/pencil side down onto the painted canvas. But a book behind the canvas center to avoid stretching. 
  • Trace the font lettering with a ballpoint pen. The backside pencil lead will leave a tracing on your canvas. 
  • Remove the paper and fill in your letters with acrylic paint. 
  • If there are any stray pencil lead smudges, you can remove them with a baby wipe once all the paint is dry. 

✰ Mod Podge Technique: 

  • From your computer ~ print your font on paper in the correct size for your canvas. 
  • Precisely cut out your letters and Mod Podge them on to your painted canvas. 
  • Once dry, paint over your lettering with acrylic paints. The paper letters stay in place and serve as your template. 
  • This technique is best when using bolder, straight-edged letters that are easier to cut out. If using a curly script font, cut carefully with an x-acto knife. 
  • Mod Podging and painting over letters, images, or logos is also a favorite technique for cooler painting. 
  • Variation: cut out letters in decorative paper and Mod Podge them onto your painted canvas for a collage look. You don’t need to paint over these letters. 

✰ “NEAT” canvas lettering inspiration: