December 13, 2011



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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)



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!



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

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


    Pinterest + you = things get done. :)

  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--

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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