Showing posts with label gifts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gifts. Show all posts

Monday, July 31, 2017

Summer Printable Puns

On Instagram I shared a few cute puns from end of the year gifts and camp hand-outs. These mini pinatas were actually from the .99 cent store!  I was as surprised as you are! I also grabbed some original horse pinatas, cactus & unicorns...because you'll never know when you'll need a mini pinata, right?! 
So I grabbed these and filled them with candy for my son's teachers and my co-workers and they were a huge hit!  I whipped up cute tags and tied them through the precut holes, and then just used some washi tape to hold the tag in place to cover the hole I stuffed the candy in.
The other one I shared was from a hand-out I took up to girl's camp with me for the Young Women in my church right after school let out.  I grabbed an image from the blog, printed it as 12 to a page so they were nice & small.  Then I circle punched, hole punched, and tied with twine to glow sticks! I'm just a sucker for a good pun printable, so I thought I'd share these ones!
download this image HERE

 click on the image to save the full size version!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mother's Day Keychain

I'm so ready to bask in the love and relaxation of Mother's Day.  But if you still have to cross off gifts for the most wonderful day ever, I've got 2 easy ideas using the same concept- wooden beads painted by a cute little grandchild! (I also learned the importance of lighting control when using an apparently temper-mental background color??)
I happened to have these items on hand, but they can all be bought at your local craft store.
 Start by knotting one end of your leather cord tightly, this will be the bottom of the keychain.
 Slide on those wood beads, that your cute kid(s) painted with specifically selected colors.
 Loosely knot the top, and before tying tightly, slide on your keyring & tassel.
 Now pull taught and trim the excess cord. BOOM. 

So simple, easy, not tacky and way cuter than those awful puzzle piece pins we always came home from school with for my mom.  
....thanks for taking one for our self-esteem and wearing those to church, Mom. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Confetti Bottles for Neighbor Gifts

MORE CONFETTI! Because if there was ever a time to overuse confetti, it's during the holidays!  I love this idea because you can also use it for New Years neighbor gifts. So gather the supplies...
Remove the top paper of the bottled drink of your choice, then coat the bottom in glue & sprinkle, roll & press on that confetti. Be sure to shake off any extra.
 Start by tying on knot with your fabric ribbon.  Then string on 2 bells of different sizes onto bakers twine and loosely knot around the ribbon.
Slip your choice of tag onto the ribbon and tie into bow.
Ta-Da! A festive & fancy neighbor gift. 
(Just beware of shedding confetti & grab from the neck of the bottle.) 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Teacher & Aide Christmas Gifts

I love to give gifts and I believe the best kind of gifts involve sweets! For our Christmas gifts for my son's teachers, aides & bus drivers I decided to make some of those awesome "candy-sampler" boxes. 
I picked up some bead boxes from Michaels and grabbed packs of candy from the dollar store & Target then started filling them up! Here are some candy I included:
-vanilla caramels-forrer roche- mini candy canes-russell stover chocolates-peach rings-cinnamon bears-swedish fish-chocolate covered cherries-peppermint almond roca-andes mints-chocolate covered pretzels-chcolate snowmen-junior mints-peppermint marshmallows-whoopers-chocolate covered graham cracker
Wrap with fabric ribbon, twine & tie on a tag.  So easy, so fun, and so impressive! And they totally loved them!