I have two fabulous 20 “something” nieces on my Christmas gift list. I use to find it oh so hard to buy for them. A few years ago I decided cash was the answer and this way they could buy something they really wanted.
My mission was then to find unique ways to give these gifts of money. Something a bit more fun than just money in a card. I did what most folks do when they are looking for unique and interesting ideas, I started searching the internet.
As soon as I read the poem, I knew this was the money gift idea I wanted to use.
It is simple and easy to throw together. You need, well, money, ribbon, a clear bag, some card stock to print your topper and a stapler to attach it, that’s it! A free download of the topper is available to you at the end of the post.
Another easy, simple, unique idea. Coil Spring Candle Holder.
In the small town I live in there is an event twice a year where people can put on their front lawn or on the curb side, items they no longer want and others can take what they like. After the event whatever is left over is considered heavy pickup and our local waste collectors will take it away for free.
This awesome coil spring was one of the items I picked up during that event and I debated what to do with it until I started thinking about my 12 Days of Christmas.
A unique coaster is a great, simple way to give your house an extra dash of personality.
If you’re a wine drinker, bottles accumulate quickly, so save the corks for these easy DIY coasters or you can buy them in stores that sell wine making kits.
This is a fun craft that also protects your glassware and tabletops!
You only need three items to make these coasters. Corks, glue and ribbon. Each coaster will take 8 corks. You’ll want to make more than one coaster at a time to create a set, so shoot for 16 corks before you get started.
Glue the corks together in pairs and then glue them together in a pattern, like this…
Use the hot glue gun to attach a ribbon of your choice around the cork.
Let them dry completely and enjoy your stylish coasters!
Another simple, easy, DIY project that would also make a great gift.
DIY cork coasters – It’s A Wandaful Thing!
If you are just tuning in to this post now – here are the links to Day 1-4
Today I want to show you what I did with some free puzzles pieces I got at an auction in the summer. No one else seemed to want them. I knew I’d figure out a way to repurpose and reuse them.
I’ve seen puzzle wreaths before so I decided on a large wreath that could hang on a door or a wall and a small wreath to use as an ornament on the Christmas tree.
If you decide to make one here are the things you will need:
Cardboard to make a wreath form (for the large one)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Spray paint or craft paint Paint brush Ribbon for hanging and embellishments Continue reading Day 4: Puzzle Piece Wreath & Ornament