December 13, 2011

FESTIVE!!

 

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Hope it’s not too late to show you what we did for neighbor’s gifts this year. You are welcome to use this idea anytime.

We live in a very close community. We all know each other and are friends. How do you come up with 30 + gifts without breaking your wallet. I found this idea, you guessed it right, in Pinterest. The funny thing is that I didn’t pin it because I wanted it to be a surprise for my neighbors, who happen to also follow me on Pinterest. And now I can’t find it anywhere, nor the source…sorry! (Ha!)

You will need:

30 + sheets of regular letter size scrapbook paper. I got mine from Hobby Lobby when it was on sale for 50% off (.22/each).

Modpodge and a glue stick

ribbon (picture shows red but I ended up using silver for contrast)

and your favorite treat (we used Muddy Buddies since my kids seem to be obsessed with it lately)

For the labels: white cardstock, liquid glue and glitter (not pictured)

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Make a cone shape with the scrapbook paper:IMG_20111211_140640

 

Put everyone to work making labels. Cut the white cardstock in a label shape, dip the borders into a small bowl containing glue and then into another bowl containing glitter. Let it dry:IMG_20111211_153416 

The labels will look like this:IMG_20111211_153455

 

Cut pieces of ribbon (mine were about 4 inches in length):IMG_20111211_153554

 

Fill up the cones with the treats

When I meant put everyone to work, I meant e.v.e.r.y.o.n.e. Husband’s hands applying glue to flap. Fold it over and close cone. It will then look more like an envelope of some sort:IMG_20111211_163016

 

Hot glue ribbon and later the labels.

And here you have it! (Great project for the whole family. So fun to make). And yes, the tags say: “Feliz Navidad!”  You know…just trying to keep the culture alive:IMG_20111211_163717

 

Ready to deliver!

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Do you want to hear the story on how the kids fought over who would hand out the gifts? And how toddler ended up “winning” because she lives by: “If I want it, it’s mine. If we make something together, it’s mine. If it looks like mine, it’s mine. If I think is mine, IT’S MINE!

I think you get the point!

 

P.S: Look what else I made from Pinterest? Glitter balls (package of 4 fromTarget spot at $1.00/ea) ribbon and wreath. Perfect backdrop for my dinning room. Love it! DSCN5588-1

 

And proudly I introduce you to our darling tree: Gold and white!DSCN5576-1

 

Happy Tuesday Friends!

 

 

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12 comments:

  1. Great idea- can't beat a hot glue gun and treats! They look really lovely!
    Lou

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  2. the presentation of the treats is fantastic-what a kind neighbour!

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  3. YOU ARE SOOOO CREATIVE!!!

    Pinterest + you = things get done. :)

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  4. I love the paper cones. We made some last year for homemade candy, but they weren't this cute!

    I would love for you to submit this the Make and Takes spotlight page--http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  5. Vivian,

    Those gifts are SO cute! :) So original and pretty! I might have to borrow this idea from you Sunday.

    Don't you just love Pinterest? Kudos to you for doing a project! Lol, I love looking, but my follow through has been lacking lately. ;) Your project turned out so well! And your Christmas tree - stunning!

    It seems like you have the holidays well under control. I hope you're enjoying this wonderful sdeason!

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  6. I love how creative you are! Those gifts turned out great. And I REALLY love that Pinterest recreation!

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  7. i love this idea will have to use this nest year at my annual kids party

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  8. Great gift idea! And love your tree, so pretty!

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  9. I love the gift idea. So cute! I'm a new follower. : )

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  10. Me encanta como te quedo el arbol de navidad y la guirnalda con las bolas te quedo divina! Muy buen trabajo. La idea de los conos de papel es excelente, la tendre en cuenta para regalitos este anho y tambien para las demas festividades, como San Valentin, Halloween y todo lo que se celebre en grande!
    Me fascina tu blog, paisana! Espero que estes pasando un diciembre maravilloso.
    Saludos desde California!

    http://www.unacolombianaencalifornia.com/

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  11. Love the idea. Oh, and muddy buddy's are so addicting!! :P

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  12. Love this idea! Muddy Buddy is the best!

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