Friday, December 17, 2010

Lots of Craftiness...

I have been crafting like a mad woman the past week...and I have LOVED every second of it! I always like to give gifts to the teacher's in my building, but must do so on my teacher's budget myself.... this is why I adore blogland so much!

I saw a "wrapping in progress" vinyl kit you could purchase, but since I saw the idea the night before I would need to be giving the gift I decided to tweak the vinyl version into something I already had on hand...dollar store frames, scrapbook paper, fabric, and an ornament. I printed the wrapping in progress {size 18 font, freeze font} onto white cardstock, inked the edges, glued it to scrapbook paper...put it in the lil frame and hot glued the fabric strip to the back and a dab of hot glue on the ornament...viola a sweet little gift for a dear friend at school...x's 3! {Because I made an extra for myself...hey a girl needs something for her own nest every once in awhile right?}

This one is mine...on my tree...I like it there, but I also think it would be precious hanging inside a wreath on a door. {The aqua tree ornament was a dollar at wally world}

I know everyone has probably seen this idea, but I adore it and have been wanting to try it for the longest time.... EEEEEKKKKK! I bought some of my soap at Wal*Mart and some at the dollar store... since I am a teacher I had a ton of transparencies woohoo found a use for them again...since I have a smartboard and no longer use them for teaching:) I used the tutorial from the idearoom and the downloadable monogram template...then made the little house one up myself on a word document...with the verse Joshua 24:15. These are so much fun! The possibilities are ENDLESS!!!

Next thing I decided I HAD to make was this idea from ucreate. Now I am a farm girl...raised on a dairy and never would I have thought that a chicken feeder could make such a darling gift! My team teachers loved them~~~~ Easy and economical...I made mine so that they could be left out all year long!

And finally....cookies in a mason jar! Simple but made such a sweet impression!
This is how I have spent the past 5 days after school, but today was soooo much fun passing out all my creations...I love handmade gifts~~~

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Jana said...

Super cute stuff! Come link up on Tuesday!!

Come enter for a free paper bead necklace from Heart Strings for Orphans!

DANA said...

I found you on Tater Tots and Jello! I am loving your blog, I saw it before, but now I am hooked! I would like to invite you to my $50 American Express giveaway and a linky party I have, all going on this week! Happy Holidays! Keep up the great blogging!
-Dana Jean

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

they are all awesome! thanks for the great ideas.

came by to wish you happy Holidays.

Kristen @ said...

oh these are absolutely adorable gift ideas! if you have a chance come link them up to handmade tuesdays (still open) @ ladybug blessings.

Liz said...

Thank you for the mason jar idea! I'll be using that!

Felicia said...

I am in LOVE with all your cute stuff!!! And I think one of these days when I decide to become crafty I will come "borrow" one of your ideas!

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