- Snowman Popcorn Wrapper
I needed to find a total of 14 thoughtful, but not too expensive gifts to give my daughters’ daycare teachers and babysitters. Thanks to Laurie Furnell’s blog, I decided to try her idea of a cute snowman gift. My crafting skills are limited, but I was able to pull this one off pretty well.
Snowman Popcorn Wrapper in 4 Easy Steps
1. Wrap a bag of microwave popcorn in white paper.
2. Add a snowman face. I made this one using PrintShop.
Snowman Printable Image
3. Add a pair of gloves for a hat. Fit one glove inside the other and place on top of the wrapped popcorn.
4. Tie a ribbon around the gloves to make it look like a cute ski cap.
Supplies: Gloves, Popcorn, Paper, Snowman Image
- That’s it!
- For a few special gifts I taped a $10 coffee gift card in the back. Frugal me bought ribbon on sale and shopped around for fuzzy gloves on sale and I used coupons to bring the price down to about $1.50 a pair—down from $6 per pair. My daughter had fun helping me make them and she loved giving them as gifts to her favorite teachers. Happy crafting!
Yeah, February is probably too late to have Christmas wreaths and lights on our house. I finally took them down tonight. In my defense, Winter can be pretty depressing in the frozen tundra, and the sparkly lights and big red bows lifted my spirits.
So, for the first time ever I think I will attempt to make Valentine wreaths to take the place of our boughs of holly. I need something easy. I’m torn between these options.
Heart Wreath (author unkown...)
or this idea
Valentine Wreath from The Girl Creative
I need to make two. I’m guessing the second one will be the easier of the two and I have a bunch of fabric and ribbon to use up. I will let you know how it turns out. Unlike my cooking, my crafting is always a dubious adventure.
I made two wreaths while watching the Super Bowl (Go Pack!) and I think they turned out pretty cute. I opted for the wire hangers and fabric scraps wreath. It took a lot of fabric scraps and about 2 hours. When finished I trimmed the scraps to bring out the heart shape just a bit more. Ta da!
Fabric Scrap Heart - Amy on the Prairie
Shaggy Rag Hearts - Amy on the Prairie