Monday, December 14, 2009

gifts galore

The amazingly gifted Jen at Tatertots & Jello is hosting a handmade gift giving party as part of the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash going on this week (hosted by Jerri at Simply Sweet Home).


Boy oh boy has it been one thing after the next around here, I'm going to guess that this is probably the same in your house as well with getting ready for the holidays and trying to enjoy the fun of it all! My intentions of creating some handmade gifts this year hasn't quite panned out as planned. But, instead of beating myself up about it...I'm moving on and letting it go!

However, I do have some last minute fun gifts YOU could make if you're looking for something to give your friends, family, co-workers or children's teachers. (For some of you this may be a repeat, so please forgive me!)

Covered Post-It Note Holder w/mini pen
I would whip up a little tutorial on how to make these, but you can find an easy-to-follow one HERE. That's where I went to get my inspiration!

Pull Up Candy Bar
Need a fun way to hide a gift card? Place a gift card on top of the candy bar and when they pull the candy bar up, surprise...a gift card is also revealed! Although, the design is something I came up with, there is a fabulous step-by-step tutorial found HERE.

Magnetic List Pad

These are so fun to make. You can purchase these note pads at any office supply store (i.e. Staples) and they will cut them in half for you ($2.00/cut...I think they can cut half of the package at a time). There is a large magnet on the back so that you are able to hang it on your fridge. The decorating possibilities are endless!

Altered Stars

I found some not so "decorator friendly" stars at The Dollar Tree and covered them with some fun patterned paper to give them a whole new look! Now, I would be happy to have them in my house on any wall and would be proud to give these as a gift.

And, in other news...

I was hoping that I would have my 2009 neighbor gift idea done for today's post to share with in the linky party, but what do you know? Not going to happen. I'll be back SOON to share lots, lots more!

Next stop in the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash is to head on over to A Baby Changes Everything on Tuesday to show off your beautifully decorated Christmas trees! And, don't forget...there are lots and lots of prizes for this week's event, so head on over to Simply Sweet Home for all the details.


Jen @ said...

Thanks for linking up Heidi! I know what you are saying about being swamped. I am not even REMOTELY ready for Christmas!

I love all of your ideas! And what a score to find those stars at the Dollar Store! Did you find them recently? I love that idea for the candy bar gift card holder. That is wonderful!


Kelli W said...

Those are all SUPER cute gift ideas! I need to get busy working on some Christmas gifts and teacher gifts too!

Cassie said...

You always have the best ideas! Feel free to drop by my blog today and link up this and any other Christmasy recipe, craft, decor posts!

Sugarplum Creations Blog said...

Yep, it's crazy around here too. I think that's just the way it is in December. I always have the best intentions to keep it simple and enjoy each moment, and somehow a little bit of that stress always creeps up on me.

As usual, some wonderful ideas! Love those notepads, so pretty! Hope you have a better week :) Hugs ♥

TidyMom said...

I love all of these ideas!!


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