Complete Guide To Little Crafting
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Complete Guide To Little Crafting

Complete Guide To Little Crafting

It’s never too early to start crafting for your future little sis.If you want to spoil her, you should probably start now. Besides, little crafting is really fun and could take away some of the stress from school. But where should you start? There are so many things you could make, but you might not know how to go about it. So, here is everything you need to know about  crafting for your little.

Supplies. First things, first – you can’t craft without supplies. Here is a list of the basics you should own to get started. You’ll then need more specific supplies for each project you undertake. 


Glue and glue gun

All-purpose paint

Assorted paintbrushes

Assorted glitter and/or glitter glue

Puffy paint 



Colored ribbons

Assorted scrapbook and construction paper

Where to get supplies. Online options are: Amazon, Create For LessFactory Direct Craft

and Joann. Stores near UCLA are: UCLA Store at Ackerman; Target; Ralphs; Rite Aid; Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft at 1250 S. La Cienega Blvd.; Michael's at 11260 Olympic Blvd. (my personal favorite).

Projects. Here are examples of some of my favorites.

Wooden sorority letters. The best way to welcome your new little into your sorority is to give her some pretty letters to deck out her dorm room with. These are some of the prettiest personalized letter projects I've found. I hope they inspire you!

Chi Omega letters with fabric flowers

Pink & blue Delta Gamma letters

American flag Kappa Delta letters

Rhinestoned chevron Kappa Delta letters

Lilly Pulitzer monogram letters

Assorted Gamma Phi Beta letters

Photo frame. A personalized frame is also a really cute gift for your little. Before you know who she is, place some sound advice in it on a pretty piece of paper. Then, when you two have found each other and become soulmates, she can complete it with a picture of the lineage. Check out these adorable frame-decorating ideas!

It’s the LITTLE things that make a BIG difference

Twin frames

Chevron frames

Sorority motto frames

Canvas. Paint your little a canvas with a picture, pattern, your sorority name and motto or a cute quote. Here are some of my favorites.

World map

Big & little forever

Tri Delta chevron & glitter

Never let anyone dull your sparkle

Your big loves you a latte

Dream big little one

Little things make a big difference chevron

More ideas and advice online. Here's where you can find lots more inspiration.

List of possible gifts

Her Campus

Cute sayings to use

How to budget


Sorority Craft Room


Advice from experienced crafters. I’ve only done research, but never little crafted myself, so don’t take my word for it - read the advice of these experts!

“Michaels has the best stuff! Also I would share paints with friends because you will want a lot of colors. Everyone crafts, so share,” advises Karolina Dudek, a sophomore in Gamma Phi Beta.

“Make it personalized so they can keep it for their college memories! Also, take time and be patient. Lace is always good,” says Andreya Simoneau, a junior in Gamma Phi Beta.

Jacquie Medeiros, a sophomore in Pi Beta Phi, has lots of wonderful advice. “Definitely use Pinterest for ideas; make sure you buy acrylic paint (my roommate accidentally ordered oil); use a spray adhesive to seal any glitter work; Google image search monograms to see examples if you want a cute way to personalize items; and befriend your little's roommate to ask what the colors of her room are!”

Gabriela Sendek, a sophomore in Alpha Chi Omega advises, “If you're buying a crate, sand it so the paint goes on better! Actually that goes for everything wooden, to be honest.” 

So, there you have it. Happy crafting!
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