Yesterday, I confessed. I'm an idea stealer and a cheap-o.
Well, I've bookmarked somewhere around eighty-five thousand ideas off of Courtney's awesome blog,
but here are two that I finally got around to actually creating.
Like I said yesterday, thank you, Courtney, for having such fabulous ideas.
Because you just helped me copycat my way through Christmas!!
my gift to my neices and newphew
BUCKET ART KIT
As soon as I saw this post, I knew I had to make this craft for my neices (8 year old twins) and my nephew (their 3 year old little brother). They are all at the stage where they are LOVING arts and crafts (awww, they must take after their
incredibly gorgeous aunt!), so I decided that an art kit would be perfect for Christmas.
-wood base/spray paint
-craft paper for tag
-kids craft supplies (washable!)
I really wanted to figure out a way to make the buckets permanently connect, so that the art kit could turn into a kind of art station. David designed a little "plywood + white spraypaint + screw-into-the-bottom-of-each-bucket contraption" that just worked out perfectly!
Next, I added a couple of initials to the girls' buckets and a little robot guy to my nephew's bucket (which, by the way, are color-coordinated with their bedrooms!) and topped each bucket off with a fresh supply of crayons, markers, watercolor paints and colored pencils. And there, my friends, is a DIY art station.
I think they loved it :)
gift to my sister-in-law
-bathroom tiles (30 cents or something cheap like that at Home Depot)
-chalkboard spray paint
Here is Courtney's post on the coasters. It's a pretty self-explanatory process: paint, let dry, give a second coat if needed. It's easier for the chalkboard paint to stick if you sand down the tile a bit before spraying down. Next, you cut a piece of corkboard and hot glue it to the back of the tile. Unfortunately, I missed taking a picture of that step in the process, but Courtney details it well over on her post :)
Easy enough, isn't it?! And TOO cute.
These would be super cute to give out as a hostess gift!! Or just to have around your house : )
So there you have it! Easy peasy homemade gifts.
Did you guys make anything homemade as a Christmas gift this year??!