Last Updated: Mar 29, 2018
Life hacks save time and make life a little easier, especially in a busy household.
That’s why, we’ve gathered nine Shutterfly hacks and found multiple creative uses for our items. Not only will they help you organize your home, but they can serve as a great multi-purpose gift for your loved ones. You may just find the solution you need for your next party or home decor project here.
1. Photo Cube Used As A Planter
Our photo cube is the perfect gift on someone’s desk, kitchen counter or to decorate a mantel. Here’s another surprise: it can also serve as a planter. We recommend using a plastic bag first before filling it with sand or soil to keep everything together.
Keep in mind, when personalizing this photo cube on Shutterfly, you’ll have to rotate your photo upside down, since the planter will require the cube to stand the opposite way it was originally intended. Now, your friends and family can get two gifts in one: a pretty succulent and a personalized cube.
2. Wood Wall Art As Serving Tray
This stunning wood art with a custom family seal looks great on display in your living room or kitchen. It’s easy to clean and sturdy enough for a couple of plates if you want to draw attention to your family seal during your next gathering or dinner party.
3. Coaster As Jewelry Tray
Coasters are the perfect size to act as a tray for all your small jewelry such as bracelets, rings and even fitness trackers. Personalize these coasters with your favorite pictures for a sweet daily reminder every time you set your items down. We suggest using pretty and airy pictures so that they can stand out even when parts of them are covered.
4. Decanter As Flower Vase
Decanters are beautiful when filled with wine and their unique shape dresses a table nicely. But, if you are looking for a creative way to display your flowers, simply fill the decanter with water and add your favorite blooms.
5. Heart Border Memory Game As Wall Art
Our photo memory games are tons of fun and can keep kids entertained for hours. But, they also serve as pretty wall art! Perfect for someone going off to college, sprucing up a living room or decorating a baby nursery. Mix and match front and backs for a fun style. Keep in mind, they are cardstock based, so using non-adhesive or vinyl tape is best to avoid damage.
6. Luggage Tag As Allergy Info Tag
Dressing up your luggage with a cool tag makes traveling a breeze. The same goes for a lunch bag, especially when there are special instructions to follow. These luggage tags can also address any food allergies or meal-prep instructions. You can personalize with any message you’d like, including your phone number in case it’s misplaced. Not only is this information useful but it still keeps your child’s bag looking stylish.
7. Photo Blanket as Table Decor
Blankets are the perfect cozy solution for a winter day in with your sweetheart. But, if you are thinking of other unique ways to display your affection, a romantic dinner for two is always a great idea. Dress up your table with a photo blanket that is a reminder of your favorite day—your anniversary. Simply fold and place on the table for a pretty and sweet setup.
8. Mason Jars For Fresh Herbs
Thinking of growing your own herbs? Flower pots and special containers are great for that. But, if you want a personal touch to your herb garden, mason jars do the job well. This is especially handy as a gift with an etched message on the glass.
9. Tea Towels As Gift Wrap
Need a quick and clever wrapping idea? Our personalized tea towels are perfect for that. Not only will they serve as a second gift, but it will be a unique surprise for your loved one. The towel molds to the shape of your item so there’s no need to worry about wrapping it perfectly. Simply tie it with a pretty bow or string, and your gift is set. We recommend wrapping wine bottles, food items, candles or glassware.
Bonus Hack: Kids Artwork Photo Book
Your little one creates hundreds of works of art throughout the year. While drawings and paintings make it to the refrigerator to be put on display year round, you have only so much space to showcase their art. Do not throw away, improperly store or forget their artwork; take a photo of their creation and create a photo book to preserve all their fun creations.
As you can see, there are several creative ways to use and gift Shutterfly products. What makes these items one-of-a-kind is the thought that you put into personalizing them. Favorite quotes, last names, wedding dates and photos give that special flair to any product. Check out all our gift ideas and makes someone’s life a little easier today.