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Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Gift Ideas

 Friend Gifts:
  This year my daughter wanted to make her friends these fingerless gloves.
They are actually made out of socks & then we added the flower to the top.  She was very excited with how they turned out & they actually do keep your hands pretty warm!

My 8 year old boy actually had me make his friend some plain blue ones...they are really into Bey Blades, so they look just like the battle gloves they wear in the cartoon.
They were a hit with their friends.

We found a great tutorial at this blog Tousled Day.  

Teacher Gifts:
This year we made their teachers decorative clipboards & flower pens to go with it.
We just mod podged scrapbook paper onto the clipboards.
Then we added a bow & the teacher's name with vinyl stickers.
Then each of my kids wrote their teacher a note & we clipped it on the board.
I think they did a good job & their teachers loved the gift!

Neighbor Gifts:

At the end of the Christmas season I always go on the search for neighbor gifts for the next year. Everything is usually on sale.  I found wrapping paper that was on clearance for .50 a roll & decided that would make a great gift that everyone would use.  We attached this poem & our Christmas card.
The poem says:
"Wrap" up your troubles,
"Wrap" out a song,
"Wrap" up some laughter,
And don't take too long.

"Wrap" it up early,
"Wrap" it up smart,
"Wrap" up a Christmas
Straight from the heart!
"Life is a gift...untie the bow"!
-Shauna N. Steen

I hope you all have a wonderful's coming up quick!
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  1. Great ideas! I can't wait to share this with my nieces...they will want to make the sock gloves for all their friends. Thanks for sharing and I'm a new follower. have a great weekend!

  2. Those are great ideas! I did a gift post too... If I do another, I am going to reference your post!

    stopping by from the hop!


  3. These are all such cute gift ideas. I love the fingerless gloves!

  4. Hi, visting you from creative bloggers party n Hop. I am your new follower. Visit my blog when you find time.

  5. What cute hand warmer ideas - bet the kids will love them. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I'm your newest follower. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.


  6. So cute!! I love them. Your daughter is very creative!! :)

    I'm your newest follower! I would love for you to come by my blog and follow me back if you get a chance :). Found you through Debbiedoos newbie party.

    Merry Christmas!

  7. Your fingerless gloves turned out different, but they are very nice :) And I like your idea for neighbor gifts. Tnx for shareing!

  8. I love your blog! So perfect and bright! Your gift ideas are wonderful too! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! I will be following along to see what you create next!

    Merry Christmas!

  9. ingenious gifts! thanks for stopping by my blog. do take part in my Wordless Wed Linky party when u can :) it is still open this week!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka
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  10. I love the fingerless gloves, great idea. Thank you for stopping over to Saving and Sharing It and following me. I am following back.

  11. I love all of these ideas. My daughter would love the gloves. Merry Christmas!

  12. Such cute ideas!! Love the gloves your daughter made for her friends :) I'm now following you via Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop! Please feel free to follow back :) Have a great day!

  13. Just found your blog via the Welcome Wednesday blog hop :) New Follower!

    Stop by my blog and follow... hope you have a happy holidays!

  14. What cute ideas! I love that your daughter is into the handmade touch too. Mine's too young, but I can't wait until we can craft together, I hope that ends up being her "thing" too!!

    Following you from Welcome Wednesday - hope you have a minute to drop by Happy Hour Projects and say hello!


  15. What a seriously great idea! I'm going to try that this year. Thank you for following my blog, I'm so glad I found yours! I'm a new follower :)

  16. I love the fingerless gloves! I have a 6yr old that would love something like that. Thanks for the fun idea. Good idea for a teacher gift too.

    I found you through Take It From Me and the Wednesday Hop. I would love for you to visit my blog and follow me back at

    Also, I host a weekend long hop starting on Thursday. I would love for you to add your link :)


  17. The neighbor gift is super cute! I love that idea!

  18. Super cute..... New follower from Welcome Wednesday (Gfc, twitter and facebook)... I would love a follow back if you are interested...