Sunday, December 13, 2009

Last Minute Ideas

I'm always so excited to see what my blog buddies have come up with next, when I log in, and rarely am I ever disappointed in new posts to read. With Christmas less than 2 weeks away, time is of the essence. Time to finish decorating, shopping, wrapping, and, of course, crafting.

Is there enough time left? Who knows. I have my first get together next weekend. I think I'm done. I finished last night, and have decided that despite the other ideas I have floating around in my head, that's it. Each of my 3 nieces, and 1 nephew have a gift. My mom has a gift. The rest of us don't exchange gifts individually. We each bring a wrapped ornament, and we blindly pick the package we want, then we can trade with someone who picked before us.

I digressed, didn't I? I do that a lot.

Here are some ideas I found on blogs, and around the net, for last minute items to make for Christmas. Enjoy!

Donut Snowman, the Paper Pony- Frosty never looked so good!

{photo credit: The Paper Pony blog}

Surprise Christmas Balls, Alpha Mom- A cute ball ornament filled with surprises along the way.

{photo credit: Alpha Mom website}

Snowflake Coasters, Mad In Crafts- A cute wintery set of dollar store coasters.

{photo credit: Jessica at Mad In Crafts blog}

Make A Frosty Kit, That's So Cuegly- Make a kit to have on hand for snowman building. Yes, you can buy them premade, but they are no where near as stinking cute!

{photo credit: That's So Cuegly blog}

Make a Cookie Kit Gift, Blue Cricket Designs- This makes for a great neighbor gift. To give this gift to someone at work, or school (without immediate access to a fridge), swap the dough for a cookie mix.

{photo credit: Blue Cricket Designs blog}

There you have it! Some great frugal gifts to give this year, or crafts to make, or items just to have on hand!


JRFrugalMom and Family said...

So many fantastic ideas. The boys and I began working with clay outside this afternoon. My three-year-old was the only one, who finished though. I simply became too impatient with the clay, and I think it was drying out too fast outside. Next attempt will definitely be made indoors.

Expressions by Heather said...

It helps to have water on hand, and wet your fingers as you work with it, so it won't dry out too fast.