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DIY Birthday Or Christmas Gift.


My daughter’s have a Birthday party coming up on the 14 of December. We went shopping at the mall for the perfect gift.

After shopping the mall she just could not find that perfect gift and came home totally stumped.

I remembered this gift I showed you guys for Father’s Day and told her about it. Well she really liked this. I had been saving the bottles for my own use, so that was ready. She decided on a cat and the hat theme, the girls had dressed up as the cat and the hat, thing 1 and thing 2 for Halloween.

So, we printed the cat and the hat stickers from PBS kids on regular paper. Then We modge podged them to the bottles.

She painted the box white. Then I had just won these adorable chalk board stickers in a recent giveaway. So, the nice mommy I am I gave her one. A Birthday message will be added on the chalkboard part, but she had to quickly make off with the candy. Her brothers were eye balling it.

I think it turned out really cute and fun for a Candy-Bottle-GiftsCandy-Bottle-Gifts

Candy-Bottle-Gifts Birthday Party. What do you think?

I think we will add some balloons tied to the box, and she found the perfect card at Hallmark.

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DIY Cookies In A Jar Gift.


http://youtu.be/oM52ruhNUcE Just thought I would share this video of DIY cookies in a jar gift! There are so many frugal jar gifts you can make for pennies.People also love these gifts.

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Childs Dress Up Box.


For kids who like to dress up you can fill up a box of dress up items from a thrift shop. Also add some accessories from the dollar store. You can also find Halloween reduced costumes in stores. For a boy a plastic tool box with a handle would be great for his items. Use your imagination for decorating the boxes. These make great christmas ideas for young children.

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Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas.


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I have found some of the most amazing decorated Christmas trees.These should definitely get you inspired ,and give you some great decorating ideas.I know they have given me some ideas for decking the halls. My favourite is the colourful one,I absolutely love a white tree with lots of colour !There is many different style ideas to suit whatever you like. My husband thinks the white trees are tacky ,but I don’t.It could of been worse they have pink,and purple ones that I like too mmm gives me an idea there all on sale right now,and he is gone out and Walmart is still open.
Also if you buy some styrofoam cones,glue,and lots of different coloured glitter you can make miniature Christmas trees to display around the house.Just add a snowflake onto the top when it drys.Easy cute little ornaments.
Anyway I have to go Walmart awaits !

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Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas.


orange-christmas-tree-ictcrop_galfeather-tree-topper-ictcrop_galDecorating the Christmas tree is so much more than pulling last year’s decorations from the attic or basement. It’s about creating a unique style that you and your family will celebrate throughout the season. No matter your style (modern? traditional?) or your space constraints, get inspired by these festive decorating ideas.

Want more holiday inspiration? Here is even more Christmas tree decorating ideas.
Try using letters,different shapes,insects but really make them shine,lots of glitter will make an ordinary object into extra ordinary.Use lots of colour. I love the white trees with alot of colour they look so nice !
Try a child’s tree decorate with little toys,bears whatever you can find in the toy box. The kid’s will love this tree. Get inspired make your home look festive.

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Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cookie.


These are great for the holidays what kid doesn’t like a gingerbread man.Best of all they can decorate one themselves.Alot of icing and some sprinkles then let them get creative. Make a big batch and bring some to the office.
Ingredients:
5 to 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 cup unsulfured molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
1.Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices in a large bowl; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, and egg on medium until smooth. Add the molasses and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture 1 cup at a time, blending until smooth. The dough should gather into a semi-firm mass. (If it’s not firm, add another 1/4 to 1/2 cup flour, but not enough to make it crumbly.)
2.Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide in half. Flatten into disks and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 1 week.
3.Preheat oven to 350° F. On a floured surface, roll each disk to 1/8 inch thick. Use gingerbread-man cutters to make shapes. Transfer them to a large, parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing them about 1 inch apart. Decorate, if desired. Bake until firm to the touch, about 12 minutes. Cool slightly before transferring to a rack.
Enjoy!

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Christmas Gifts For The Weirdos On Your List.



Just thought I would share a few gifts I found for all those people who have a sense of humour on your list. I thought these gifts would be fun.I found most on http://www.stupid.com and prices are not bad either.
I love the rat remote control there is nothing like scaring the crap out of some unsuspecting target ! Especially grandma , oh the possibilities.Great political gift ideas for those ones always talking politics.I think I will get my girls the lip gloss toilets just to see the looks on their faces priceless. My grandpa would have loved this stuff, he was always pulling pranks on us all the time. I think we got our sick sense of humour from him, I love it ! He loved the fake dog poop,and vomit to gross us all out .Anyway I hope you enjoy these I know I did.
I like the Hillary nut cracker that is probably what she did to Bill Clinton, over the Monica thing. I know I would have behind closed doors.

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Glittery Light Christmas Necklace.



I love these sparkly light necklaces very festive what little girl wouldn’t want one of these cool necklaces.
You will need:
Thin cord
Scissors
Miniature Christmas light ornaments (sold in craft stores)
Magnetic necklace clasp
Tacky glue or hot glue
How to make it
1 Cut a piece of cord that measures a few inches longer than the necklace you’d like to make. Or, if you plan to use the method for stringing on the mini ornaments described in step 3, cut two pieces of cord.

2 Now help your child thread on the miniature Christmas light ornaments. If you’re using two cords, go to step 3. Otherwise, simple slide the first ornament to the middle of the cord and knot the cord above it. Continue adding ornaments on each side of the first bead in this way, spacing them an equal distance apart. When you’ve finished, simple tie the ends of the cord to the magnetic necklace clasp. Then secure the knots next to the clasp with small drops of glue.

3 For a necklace with a double cord, pinch one of the cords in the center and feed the doubled threads through the hole in the top of a mini ornament. You should end up with a small loop.

4 Thread the second cord through the loop until you reach the middle and then gently pull the doubled first cord back so that it is snug around the new one. Add a bead on each side of the first one, only this time thread the second cord through the holes and slide the ends of the first cord through the loops. Continue in this manner, alternating cords, until you’ve threaded on all the beads. Then attach the clasp as described in step 2.
These are so adorable!

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Homemade Kid’s Gifts.


Make kids toys for Christmas these are cute little ideas for the little ones on your list. There easy to make and quite affordable.Sometimes it’s the little things younger kid’s like the most. Great stocking stuffers.
Make a craft crate:

Fill a plastic crate or box with:

colored paper
crayons
stickers
pipe cleaners
buttons
pom-poms
white glue or glue stick
safety scissors
wooden shapes
wobbly eyes
kid sized craft apron (recycle one of dads shirts)
sparkles

Farmhand Puppets

Supplies:

Felt
Old glove
Glue

Directions:

Cut 5 felt circles. Place an old glove palm side up.

Glue felt circle to each finger tip. Cut felt pieces to make animals faces.

Glue them to felt circles. Let glue dry. Then put your hand inside glove and make your own puppet play.

Homemade Playdough

Ingredients:

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Food coloring by drops

Directions:

Place contents in a pan and stir. Cook over low heat, stirring until a ball forms.

Add food coloring and mix thoroughly until desired color. Cool on foil. Store in covered container.
You can also add some cookie cutters ,and small cutting utensils with the playdoh.

Soap Crayons

Supplies:

One ice cube tray
Liquid food color
2 Tablespoon hot water for each crayon
1 cup soap flakes
Small bowl
Spoon

Directions:

For each color, put two tablespoons of hot water and one cup of soap flakes into a bowl.

Add as many drops of food color to the mixture as you wish. Stir the soap mixture until it thickens. This takes time, so be patient!

Press spoonfuls of the first color of soap into the sections of the ice tray.

Mix enough soap in other colors to fill the ice tray, following the above directions again.

Let the soap crayons dry for one or two days. Gently bang the ice tray to loosen the crayons.
Another idea is to put a small toy inside the soap for a surprise when the soap is all used up.

Pack them in a box for gift-giving.

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Snowman Kit Gift Idea.


Make a snowman kit for the little kid’s on your list.
1.Dig around in your closets (or head to a thrift store) for all those snowman essentials: a button nose two eyes made out of coal (rocks will work), a carrot nose (play food, perhaps?) a scarf, a set of mittens, two sticks for his arms, a few more buttons for his middle and a couple more rocks for his mouth.
2.Then, have some fun accessorizing. Add a wig, a crazy hat, some jewelry, a pair of shades – whatever you think will amuse the recipient.
3.Finish by sticking all the pieces in a box, and creating a fancy label for your kit,or put into a drawstring bag this gift can be used year after year.
Cute, thrifty idea for young ones.
Another really cute idea for giving money is to put bills inside a frame and add a little sign says in an emergency break glass! I love this idea

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