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DIY Lucky Lollipops.

Who doesn’t love lollipops…and money? Sign me up right?!!So that makes this little craft perfect for anyone! My daughter and I were playing around with some crisp dollar bills awhile back and thought we would make this little lollipop plant as a gift for a relative. What is so great about this…is you could make it for any occasion..any age…and totally make it unique each time. For a child, you could place the “plant’” in a sand bucket…and fill it with beach toys; maybe for a teen boy you could use a basket filled with golf balls; or for Mother’s day you could place the lollipops in a real plant. The possibilities are endless! So, here is how you go about creating a one of a kind lucky lollipop plant…For this project, you will need dollar bills, tape, lollipop sticks (we used long and short), lollipops, a container, small piece of Styrofoam or floral foam.
Begin by folding the dollar bills. Start on the short end and fold back and forth until you reach the end. Connect the two ends together (the dollar will fan out to create a lollipop shape). Tape and secure to the stick. Place foam on the bottom of container and be sure it fits snug. Poke in the lollipops and fill in with candy or other filler.
So who will you be making a lucky lollipop for!?!?!Lucky-Lollipops-Gift

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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
pipe cleaners
white glue or glue stick
safety scissors
wooden shapes
wobbly eyes
kid sized craft apron (recycle one of dads shirts)

Farmhand Puppets


Old glove


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


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


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


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


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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Caramel Popcorn Recipe And More Jar Gifts.

This caramel popcorn recipe makes an excellent gourmet gift.Be sure to use real butter it tastes much better.This would be a really nice gift for just about anyone on your list.You can put it in a jar or tin, and make multiple gifts.

10 cups popped popcorn
1 1/2 cups of dry roasted peanuts
1/2 cup butter cut in cubes
1/4 cup of corn syrup
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
Use a roasting pan or a really big mixing bowl.Be sure to coat everything with cooking spray , makes clean up easier.
Pop your popcorn, pour the popcorn into your pan and sprinkle peanuts over top. Pre-heat oven to 200 F.
In a saucepan melt butter, corn syrup ,brown sugar, and salt over medium heat. Stir often and bring to a boil. Let boil for five minutes without stirring.
Remove saucepan from heat and add baking soda right away with the vanilla and stir.
Immediately pour mix over popcorn and mix using two spoons coated with cooking spray.
Spoon mix onto a well greased cookie sheet , bake 1 hour stir every 15 minutes.Cool completely and add to jars or tins. Great gift idea!
I have also added some more jar gift ideas that are really neat little gifts.
Bead jar with string for kid’s. Hair ribbons ,and things for a little girl. Baby wash clothes layered in a jar really cute! Pin cushion jars filled with sewing items. Treat in a jar layered with cake icecream ,icing and whip cream.
Use star bucks bottles to fill with candy. You can paint them to put flowers in them and write on the bottles. Also for dog lovers add some homemade dog biscuits you can’t forget the pets!

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Caramel Corn Chex Mix.

Make caramel corn chex mix as appreciation gifts for teachers,bus drivers,mail man,or just give it to family members for Christmas gifts.You can put the mix into a jar,or a baggy tied with nice ribbon.
4 cups corn chex mix
1 cup peanuts
1/2 cup butter
1 cup of brown sugar
1 tbls water
1/2 cup white chocolate baking chips
In a large bowl combine cereal,popcorn,and peanuts.Add butter to 9×13 pan put in the oven to melt.Then stir in sugar and water mix well.Add cereal mixture and stir evenly until coated.Continue to bake 1 hour stir often.
Remove from oven add chocolate chips and stir until melted and coat mixture.Let cool store in an airtight container.
Great little gifts!

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DIY Gifts for our Teachers.

ImageImageImageImageImageImage Here is some cute back too school gift ideas for teachers.A decorative clip board just cover a clip board with some pretty scrap book paper, and modpodge.A vase find a big glass jar and a cup that fits inside the jar.Then carefully slide plastic magnetic alphabet letters between the jar and the cup.Then fill the cup up with water and flowers.The next one just peel off the label from a hand sanitizer bottle.Then add your saying on with vinyl letters that say 2 sweet 2 be 4 gotten.I thought this was a sweet idea decorate the blades of scissors with modpodge and pretty paper.Then package the scissors in clear bag tied with ribbon and topped with a tag that says your a cut above the rest.Pencil vase neat idea hot glue pencils all around a can and wrap with a pretty ribbon.Use craft paper for monograms.Fill a glass jar with cookies then write on a piece of consruction paper ,I’m going to be one smart cookie with you as my teacher.The apple idea has probably gotten old so these are some fresh ideas to let the teachers know we appreciate them.

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