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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 10:28 am

I am looking for a some kind of a craft to do for Christmas Gifts this year last year I did cookies in a jar recipe that Kandy had posted...this year I am looking for something a little different. So what do you do???? :holiday12

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 1:27 pm

I've already started on my homemade holiday gifts. I am a student, and I get incredibly busy once school starts and I tend to run out of time so this year I started early. So far I've made a camouflage baby blanket for a nephew. And started sewing a super simple doggie bed for my mom, and an afghan for a niece. I'll probably just make some super simple bathmilks for the teachers and siblings. But those will wait till December.

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 1:48 pm

Last year a friend gave me a terry cloth dish rag sewed together and filled with corn. You heat it up in the microwave to warm up and then put it wherever aches. Its very nice because it will fit any area. I love it :g_dance:

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 2:16 pm

I've already started on my homemade holiday gifts. I am a student, and I get incredibly busy once school starts and I tend to run out of time so this year I started early.

So far I've made a camouflage baby blanket for a nephew. And started sewing a super simple doggie bed for my mom, and an afghan for a niece.

I'll probably just make some super simple bathmilks for the teachers and siblings. But those will wait till December.


do you have the recipes for those? I would love to make those too..

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 3:02 pm


I'll probably just make some super simple bathmilks for the teachers and siblings. But those will wait till December.


I would like that recipe as well.

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 6:53 pm

Colleen, I love making mini-scrap books out of paper bags. You can buy a huge stack of holiday paper for 9.88 at JoAnns, and paper bags are cheap. Fill them with photos, or leave them empty. i have posted directions somewhere here, I'll have to find them. For ideas, Ebay has tons if you search for 'paper bag album'. I am also making sets of cards this year, birthday/chrismas/thank you, etc. just a variety so recipients can always have some on hand.
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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 7:06 pm

those blankets that you tie together make pretty nice gifts, I can get one done in about an hour sitting in front of the tv, if you watch joannes fabrics ads for sales they aren't too expensive & some walmarts carry the plain fabrics pretty cheap for one side make bath salts with epsom salts I love the idea of the dishrag filled with corn and the bathmilks if you would post directions/ingredients

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 7:18 pm

those blankets that you tie together make pretty nice gifts, I can get one done in about an hour sitting in front of the tv, if you watch joannes fabrics ads for sales they aren't too expensive & some walmarts carry the plain fabrics pretty cheap for one side


Are there instructions for this? I see fabric on sale all the time at Hobby Lobby.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 5:31 am

I make dip mixes. Very simple and inexpensive to do, but always in high demand by my friends and family.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 5:48 am

I make dip mixes. Very simple and inexpensive to do, but always in high demand by my friends and family.


What kind of dip mixes do you make thats a neat idea..I made mustard one year for some friends that love my grandpas beer mustard..

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 5:50 am

I make dip mixes. Very simple and inexpensive to do, but always in high demand by my friends and family.


Do you have a recipe for this??

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 6:17 am

I am making home made hot chocolate and tree shaped rice crispy treats and then will decorate them with little candies and icing. I also make home made cookies to give out as well.

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 8:33 am

I wish I was better at crafts. Can someone help me!!!! I need it.

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 9:40 am

What kind of dip mixes do you make thats a neat idea..I made mustard one year for some friends that love my grandpas beer mustard..


I make 4 different kinds and it varies by year. I have a book with the recipes in it, so I go through and decide which ones sound good to me that year and make them.

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 9:40 am

I wish I was better at crafts. Can someone help me!!!! I need it.

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 9:41 am

What kind of dip mixes do you make thats a neat idea..I made mustard one year for some friends that love my grandpas beer mustard..


I can't remember what the names are, but one was a southwestern style dip and I've made a ranch dip and one that has parmesan cheese and onion flavoring.

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 9:42 am

Do you have a recipe for this??


I have a whole book of recipes for these. When I get a spare moment and the puppy is asleep, (lol) I will type up a few of them.

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 10:00 am

I have a whole book of recipes for these. When I get a spare moment and the puppy is asleep, (lol) I will type up a few of them.


That would be wonderful!

Are these a dip already made up? or a powder that they have to finish?

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 10:32 am

I have a whole book of recipes for these. When I get a spare moment and the puppy is asleep, (lol) I will type up a few of them.



Thank you so much!!!:D

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 11:37 am

I have an idea of a homemade gift that I want to make for few people, but not sure just how I will go about putting it together. I want to use simple frames and make mats for a 4x6 photo. Centered at the top, using calligraphy, I want to place the words Remember When or Fond Memories. Under the photo area I want to place the following, a spin off of my favorite proverb.... Today becomes yesterday so fast, and yesterday soon becomes a distant memory. Live your todays in hope of fond memories tomorrow. I plan to use a snapshot that includes the recipient with family and or friends at a happy event, and enclose a note that the snapshot is just an example of my fond memory of them and that I would love to see what snapshots they use to show their own fond memory.

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 12:23 pm

That is an awesome idea.

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 12:37 pm

That is a wonerful idea....

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 1:02 pm

I paint ceramics and do woodburning....so fun and turns out beautiful!!

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 1:03 pm

Last year a friend gave me a terry cloth dish rag sewed together and filled with corn. You heat it up in the microwave to warm up and then put it wherever aches. Its very nice because it will fit any area. I love it :g_dance:


wow cool idea where could i get corn i assume it is the big kernelled corn that is dried? or popcorn? sorry my mind isnt working today

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 6:36 pm

Are there instructions for this? I see fabric on sale all the time at Hobby Lobby.


http://www.mystuffbags.org/blanket.htm This is the one I use and I use a rotary cutter it goes a LOT faster than cutting. I am debating doing these for teachers this year but I think it may be more than I want to bite off at the moment.

I am also thinking about doing the angel wings ornaments that someone posted here last year.
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Posted Aug 30, 2007 - 5:12 am

http://www.mystuffbags.org/blanket.htm This is the one I use and I use a rotary cutter it goes a LOT faster than cutting. I am debating doing these for teachers this year but I think it may be more than I want to bite off at the moment.

I am also thinking about doing the angel wings ornaments that someone posted here last year.



Wow that looks really easy so easy in fact that I think I can do it...Thanks for the link.

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Posted Aug 30, 2007 - 3:23 pm

I am also thinking about doing the angel wings ornaments that someone posted here last year.[/QUOTE] Could someone post this again- angel wing ornaments for be good for my sister- she is a carmelite sister and all the nuns would love them. I buy the cheap mirrors at michael's and add a picket fence to the front and maybe paint a sun- i'll post a pic because they actually look like you took alot of time I also have taken frames, planters,mirrors, put sand on the bottom and painted a blue water scene on it- then add a small piece of terry for a towel, etc...everyone seems to love them...

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Posted Aug 31, 2007 - 9:37 am

This is the thread from last year. I would copy and paste it all but well I am lazy lmao. So just if anyone has questions about the things in the other thread post it here not there because noone is going to see it there since it is in the old forum.
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Jodi (rabx5) is the OP I believe on the angel ornaments and then Paula actually did some and posted the pictures for us to see.
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Posted Aug 31, 2007 - 10:22 am

thanx ms_mckenna!!

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Posted Aug 31, 2007 - 10:33 am

I think that I'm going to do the mickey wreath..my aunt and uncle just went to dinsey and I think that would be a neat idea for them..




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