Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cowboy Bubble Bath- Quick & Easy Guy Gift

Do you have a man you still need a gift for?  Here is a cute gift idea that you could still put together before Christmas! 
You'll need the following:
2 Cup container (I am using a canning jar)
Shipping labels (I used the Full Sheet Labels- Avery 48165 and just cut them apart)
This recipe & ingredients (or use a Bean Soup in a Jar Recipe of your choice)

Print the following labels & fill your jars according to the recipe.  You are sure to get some good laughs from this one! 

Cowboy Bubble Bath Soup

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Santa Candy Bar Wrap & Gift Card Holder Tutorial

This is a little project I've had in my mind for a little while.  I have been a busy lady getting all my Christmas projects finished so I haven't had time to post anything lately.  I hope to post pictures of all of them soon (but I don't want to spoil any surprises so we'll see)... on to the tutorial.

1 piece red craft felt
1 scrap black craft felt (or 2.5” black ribbon)
1 square scrap golden craft felt
White Fur trim
Candy bar (I used Hershey’s Cookies’n’crème…seemed appropriate!)
Gift card
Glue gun

First measure the length & width of your candy bar.  Mine is a little less than 6” long and 2 ¼” wide.  Now cut a piece of red felt that measures the length of your candy bar and twice the width + one inch.  So, I cut mine 6”x 5.5”.

Now cut a piece of the fur trim the length of the candy bar (in my case 6”). Hot glue the fur trim down the length of the piece of red felt letting the fur trim hang off the felt a bit.  

Cut a 2”x2” square from the golden felt and a piece of ribbon 9” long or black felt 2.5”x9”. 

Fold the Gold felt square in half and cut 2 slits each a ½ “ deep.  

Glue the black ribbon or felt to the back of the gold square in between the two slits (glue the ribbon shiny side down to the back so when you turn it over the shiny side faces out). Use a lighter or match to seal the end of the ribbon so it doesn’t fray. 

Now it’s time to dress your candy bar up.  Wrap the red ‘coat’ around the candy and fasten with the ‘belt’.  You may want to secure with a small dab of glue to keep the belt from coming loose (especially if there’s a gift card in there!).  I slipped the gift card under the ribbon. Voilla, this took me all of MAYBE 15 minutes and that included taking pictures.  This would make a perfect coworker gift or in my case gift for my sister’s boyfriend.  I hate just handing someone a gift card (even if that’s what they want!).

One week left!  Next Saturday we'll be waking up to find stockings stuffed, and Santa's presents under the tree! Yay!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Homemade Man Gift

First of all I want to apologize for being MIA.  My computer decided to fall apart {it couldn’t have anything to do with a 2 year old standing on it J } Luckily $45 later at a local computer store (Best Buy wanted to send it away for a minimum of $80) and it’s good as new.  The best part is that they cleaned it…no grimy fingerprints all over the screen! Anyway on to what I’ve been working on.
I LOVE this idea! My father-in-law has a little bar in his basement and these will go perfect.  I found the basic idea here but tweaked it a bit and came up with: 
Quilted Vintage Beer Ad Coasters! 

Look at all the great ads I found… these are going to be a big hit! 

Oh and before I go let me show you my finished Christmas card.  *I LOVE IT!*
I made this on scrapblog {let me warn you if you've never used the site- it's addicting!} Then for a couple bucks you can have a high res. picture sent to you and I am having them printed at Walmart as we speak and can get them in the mail Monday.  I love not having to wait for my cards to come in the mail!  
Enjoy your weekend!

{PS 3 weeks until Christmas!}


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