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So far for my dh I've made;

3 pairs boxer shorts (flannel)
a rice bag
fleece scarf
christmas print pj pants
Cinnamon Coffee Cocoa Mix
Toffee Coffee Mix
Bavarian Mint Beverage Mix

Still left to make;

more boxers with leftover fabric
fleece hat
fleece mitts
fudge, cookies or something from here
cookies

For Hayley (1yr);

felt book
felt hand puppets
fabric ball
flannel pj pants
fleece pants

Still left to make;

toy box
puppet theatre
post #163 of 177
I don't think this has been posted yet...but how about homemade snow globes? I saw something on Martha Stewart that reminded me. I've done them before and they are super easy.
I'm thinking that for my SIL I'll choose an easy-to-make recipe for parties, which SIL has a lot of b/c she does Stampin' Up, and buy a nice dish in which the recipe can be made and served.
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I don't think this has been posted yet...but how about homemade snow globes? I saw something on Martha Stewart that reminded me. I've done them before and they are super easy.
I'm thinking that for my SIL I'll choose an easy-to-make recipe for parties, which SIL has a lot of b/c she does Stampin' Up, and buy a nice dish in which the recipe can be made and served.
how do you make the snow globes?
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post #166 of 177
Here are some online instructions for the snow globes.
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Here are some online instructions for the snow globes.
Thanks
post #168 of 177
I just found this idea ..hope someone can use it for their parents or grandparents.....



Framed Handprint Poem

This is a great gift to make for a father or grandparent using your computer. You’ll need: black ink, 8 ½ x 11 cardstock, 8 ½ x 11 frame. Use a word processing program to print out the following poem on the cardstock:



My Handprint

Author Unknown



Sometimes you get discouraged

because I'm so small,

and always leave my finger prints

on furniture and walls.

But everyday I'm growing big

and soon I'll be very tall.

Then all my little handprints

will be hard to recall.

So here's a special handprint

just so that you can say;

this is how my fingers looked

when I placed them here today.
post #169 of 177
We made some snowglobes to give away. I brought the jars I wanted to use to the craft store so I could be sure the item I wanted to put inside would fit. I used small figurines that go with the ceramic christmas house displays and hot glued it to the lid. I added some heavy glitter and fake snow (which floats more than I'd like it to). I didn't bother to seal the lid to the jar. I just screwed it on tightly. THey look really cute!
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post #172 of 177
This is going to be the thread I check before buying gifts for ANYONE! Truffles???!!! Salt scrubs? Oh, man!


I'd like to e-mail the whole thing to my sis. At the risk of sounding ungrateful and b*tchy, I'm unimpressed with our gifts from her. Mugs filled with candy. Please note, she has a good job, live-in BF with a good job, no kids. Makes MUCH more than we do. I LOVE homemade gifts, and even thought he mugs were clearly $1 specials, had she filled them with truffles, or homemade cocoa, or a few nice tea bags, or ANYTHING that said she'd MET us before, I'd be fine. But it was like the gift you'd leave for the newspaper carrier....a few chocolate kisses, a few mints, all the same. Made me feel.....sad and unloved!

I've NEVER not liked a gift before...or at least not seen the effort someone put it and appreciated that. I bought her inexpensive salt, pepper, and sugar shakers and an oil bottle I filled with fresh herbs and olive oil, all that match. It looked pretty and I know it will go nicely in her kitchen. I thought about her, put in a little effort and tried to make it something she and her BF could use.

: I've been dieting for months, so has one DD and dh. Just had a tooth pulled and can't eat candy, esp the ones covered with non-pariels. (those hard little candy beads) *sigh*

Aren't I an ungrateful brat?
post #173 of 177
Thankully, our homemade gifts were a hit Toby loves his daddy-made kitchen with mama-made play food, and the boys really enjoyed making gifts for each other.

Red, I think token gifts suck. And I don't think you are an ungrateful brat!
post #174 of 177
Our homemade gift for DS1 is going to be his May birthday present, sadly enough. It was a little to big for us to do. I think the fave gift we gave was those coasters with slots for photos. Although not really DIY, I did have to pick out pics.

DS2 likes the teddy bear and my husband loves the ornament we made him.
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post #176 of 177
Red, I don't think you're a brat, but don't feel too slighted by your sis if this isn't her usual style. If she's trying the "homemade with love" thing for the first time-- well, it takes some of us a while to get it right!
post #177 of 177
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Originally Posted by mykdsmomy View Post
I just found this idea ..hope someone can use it for their parents or grandparents.....



Framed Handprint Poem

This is a great gift to make for a father or grandparent using your computer. You’ll need: black ink, 8 ½ x 11 cardstock, 8 ½ x 11 frame. Use a word processing program to print out the following poem on the cardstock:



My Handprint

Author Unknown



Sometimes you get discouraged

because I'm so small,

and always leave my finger prints

on furniture and walls.

But everyday I'm growing big

and soon I'll be very tall.

Then all my little handprints

will be hard to recall.

So here's a special handprint

just so that you can say;

this is how my fingers looked

when I placed them here today.
I this!
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