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Friday, November 27, 2009

.:Christmas Gift Ideas - Day Five:.

Just wanted to wrap up the week with a couple of ideas of my own, and one from my sister! Nothing fancy, but super simple!

For two of my projects, you'll need to get some vinyl lettering done somewhere. If you have a Cricuit, or know someone who does, that is a great route! I ordered mine from Scribble It.

My first idea is hot cocoa mugs. I picked up two clear glass mugs for cheap at IKEA. I also though solid mugs would look pretty cute, too. I got vinyl printed that said Hot Cocoa. I put the vinyl on the mugs, put some hot cocoa packets and soft peppermints in the mugs, tied a ribbon on, and done!

This next idea I had vinyl cut that said Joy. I picked up charger plates at Michael's. (I love these jeweled ones, but you can find just plain, solid colors, too.) Rub your vinyl on, fill up the plate with goodies and deliver to your friends and neighbors! This is a great way to take goodies to a party so that there is something fun underneath when all the goodies are gone. You could also just display the plate as a holiday decoration.

Another easy idea is a recipe holder. I got the supplies for mine (wood, metal sheet, vinyl) at a local store called Wood Connection. I'm sure you could find or make them on your own as well. I painted them, Modge Podged some scrapbook paper on the metal sheet, made matching magnets with clear glass marbles, and rubbed the vinyl on. Super cute!

Awhile back I did a tutorial on these simple photo blocks. Again, another great personalized gift for grandparents if you put pictures on them. They make a great seasonal gift if you just wanted to Modge Podge scrapbook paper on them to match the seasons, or you could just find paper to match the decor of the house of who you are giving the gift to. The possibilities are endless!

My sister used to be an apartment manager, and she gave these out to some of her residents one year. They are just bottles of sparkling cider with a piece of scrapbook paper, cut with strips about halfway across the paper, taped to the bottle. She also put cute tags at the top. Sooo easy!

Thank you to everyone who submitted ideas, or who let me use your ideas to share with everyone! We'll be back to the regular blogging schedule next week!


  1. Love all of these ideas, including the recipes holders! Awesome -

  2. Fun ideas! Can you tell me how much those glass mugs cost at IKEA? I might be needing lots of them. Thanks!

  3. Fun tutorial! I love the coco mug. I just got back into town and thanks for sharing so many great ideas this week. (also thanks for sharing some of mine.)

  4. Just commented on your ribbon tree post and now here I see the wooden recipe holder I love! Those are a great idea, and I love seeing the variety you made. The yellow one is especially stunning.

  5. What fun ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  6. hi - stopping in from the crative girl's blog party - you are quite creative! love the photo cubes and the recipe boxes. i'll be back for sure!

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  8. Oh my goodness - so cute! I made those recipe card holders at Super Saturday a couple of years ago, but the paper embellishment is AWESOME! Makes me want to make more RIGHT NOW!

    Love it! Thanks so much for linking up!


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