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Christmas Gift Ideas

Treasure Gift Box
Materials :

  • Small wooden box (available at craft stores)
  • Acrylic paint (or stain) and brush
  • Tacky glue
  • Assorted decorating supplies (stamps, magazine pictures, photos, labels, stickers, wrapping paper, wooden or plastic toys)
  • Nontoxic acrylic sealer

Instructions:

  • First, apply a light coat of paint or colored stain to the box.
  • While it's drying, pick a theme for the box, such as jungle animals, golf, travel, classical music, cars or ballet dancing, and choose a bunch of fitting decorations.
  • Glue the decorating supplies onto the box.
  • When finished, brush on a coat of acrylic sealer or Mod-Podge.
  • Lastly, glue a three-dimensional object -- a golf ball, a plastic toy or a wooden figurine -- to the top of the box.
Foamy Frame
Materials :

  • Scissors
  • One 9-by-12-inch sheet of colored craft foam
  • Flexible pocket magnet frame (we used Original Soft Pocket Magnetic Photo Frames by Lytle, available in 3 1/2 by 5 inches, 4 by 6 inches, and 5 by 7 inches)
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Assorted accessories such as beads, buttons, fake jewels, glitter, googly eyes, or prepackaged foam cutouts

Instructions

  • Cut a shape slightly smaller than the magnetic photo frame from the center of the foam sheet.
  • Be sure the inside edge of the foam frame overlaps the magnetic frame by at least 1/4 inch.
  • Next, apply a thin line of hot glue to one edge of the magnetic frame's clear front and firmly press the foam frame in place.
  • Repeat with the remaining edges, one at a time, being careful not to glue over the pocket's opening.
  • You can also glue on decorative accessories, then slip a favorite photo into the pocket.
Bath Salt Recipe
Materials :

  • Bottle or Jar
  • Epsom Salts
  • Food Coloring
  • Perfume or Essential Oil

Instructions:

  • Combine the desired amount of Epsom salts (enough to fit in the bottle or jar) with food coloring.
  • Mix well so color is even.
  • Add perfume or essential oil and mix again.
  • Spread the mixture out on a sheet of wax paper to dry for a couple of hours and then put it in the bottle or jar.
  • While the salts can be used right away, the perfume or essential oil will blend better with the salt if it is allowed to set in the jar for a few weeks.
Blooming Flower Pen
Materials :

  • Pen
  • Silk or Plastic Flower with Stem
  • Green Floral Tape
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  • Hold the flower next to the pen and clip the flower stem so it is about 2-inches up from the tip of the pen.
  • The flower should sit on the end of the pen.
  • While holding the flower stem tightly against the pen, wrap the entire length of the pen with floral tape.
  • This will secure the pen and flower together.
  • With the floral tape you do not need tape or glue!
Rag Wreath
Materials :

  • Fabric scraps in a variety of colors
  • Metal hanger
  • Duct tape
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors

Instructions

  • Dig through your fabric stash, and round up all of your fabric scraps the more colors and patterns the better.
  • Then, tear the scraps into pieces that are approximately 12-inches long and 1-inch wide.
  • Use a pair of wire cutters to clip the hook off of the top of the hanger.
  • Then, shape the remaining wire into a circle, and tape the two ends together with duct tape.
  • This will serve as the form for your wreath.
  • Place the first piece of fabric over the wire form, to have an equal length of fabric on either side of the wire.
  • Then, tie the fabric in place.
  • Repeat step 5 until the entire wire is covered in fabric.
  • Hang, and enjoy.



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