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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Quick Little Gift

Are you making any gifts this year? We always do. In fact, we make almost 200 between coworkers, teachers, and friends. We love to give people a little touch of ourselves, so while you have a couple of days off, come play with us and throw together some affordable fun you can proudly hand out.

And if you aren't proud of what you've done, totally blame it on us. We're used to it.
Okay, so we spray painted a huge bunch of sea shells
Did you really think a bowl full of them was the extent of it?
A little wisp of thin ribbon
Make a hanging loop and knot the end.
Tuck it in the opening of the shell.
Add some silicon adhesive, using a skewer to tuck the ribbon under the glob.
Have a little patience and let them dry. You can do it.
Now nab a nice Dollar Tree bowl.
Sphagnum moss makes a good base, and it's dirt cheap at the garden center.
Add a few drops of scent.
Then drop in your new ornaments and a little colorful sea glass.
Wrap in clear plastic food film and add a wired bow.
A little very inexpensive glitz as a gift.
Difficulty level: Must Have an Index Finger.
I should write these down.



Musings from Kim K. said... always.

Jane said...

Wonderful gift idea. It looks beautiful!
Happy Thanksgiving.

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too said...

Must have index finger! You rock Sunny!

Heather said...

You are great. The cinammon scent is such a nice touch!

Unknown said...

Great idea! I really like the silver shells as ornaments... which makes me wonder: how do you guys decorate your Christmas tree? Is it a traditional "Florida Tree", complete with shells, sunbathing santas sipping Pina Coladas, and plenty of hot-pink flamingos? ;)


maggy, red ted art said...

Very sweet! Simple yet effective!


Michelle L. said...

Snortle snortle! I'm glad only one index finger is necessary. See, there was that bad writing accident I had one time...

I love this giftie, it's really swelegant and so put together!

Unknown said...

good idea

Carol said...

Too cute!


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Anonymous said...

Sunny - you made that look incredible:) I'm so happy to have two index fingers right now b/c those gifts are awesome!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Beautiful! I love this! :)

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Great idea! I hope I do get around to making some gifts. We try to do some home made gifts every year. Can't wait to see your tree!

Ordinary Hiker said...

Oh! This is a great idea! I have an index finger, and glue! Actually, the only thing I think I'm missing is the shells. hrm....

Unknown said...

What a beautiful idea. Love the "difficulty level" notification lol

we three dogs and me said...

I just love your sense of humor. We all need to laugh a lot. Good for the soul and heart. I need a gift for senior citizen xmas party. Perfect

Katherine said...

Wow- I would love to get those as a gift! Very pretty & fits within my skimpy budget- great job! Thanks for sharing at the Holiday Hookup!!

Renee said...

Great idea! I love your "difficulty level!"

Unknown said...

Soo Adorable! Love it! thanks for sharing!

Jami said...

Must have index finger. bwahhhahhhahha! You crack me up. Thanks for linking this up. They would make great teacher gifts...hmmmm. :)

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

I thought I was crazy for making over 30 gifts last year. It killed my sewing machine.

You win.

Nikki said...

That is a fantastic idea! Thanks for linking! :)

AllieMakes! said...

Haha! Must have index finger... Funny! Fabulous gift!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Such a sweet and simple gift idea. I could do the same with pine cones around these parts!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Cheap, and smells good to boot!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

You have some fantastic ideas over here!! This is darling~ great job! Thank you for sharing at my party! :)

Betty said...

Very funny, Must have index finger! Please, please visit my blog for Creative Monday and leave a linkie!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

200 gifts? You are a saint. Getting a few done each year is all I can do.

Thanks for linking up this week.

Bella @ Bella before and after said...

I have an index finger, lol, I love that line. What's the next level of difficulty, just curious, he he.

Very cute, and I would love to get a gift like this.

Thanks for linking to **Amaze me August**, and girl, DON"T forget about my giveaway, ending tomorrow dec 10th, SEVEN prizes, ONE winner.

Hugs, Bella :)

Unknown said...

Haha! This is CUTE. Thanks for linking with air your laundry Friday again!