14.12.11

DIY Holiday Gift Ideas- Spruce Up The Gift Card

We give out a lot of gift cards- I enjoy making the gift more personalized and having the monkeys get involved with making gifts.
We purchased mugs, hot cocoa, and candy canes.  
We then made non denominational ornaments and wrapped up little gift packages with a gift card tucked inside each mug. 


We started off by collecting pine cones and painting them.


We then glue gunned a piece of ribbon to the base and called it an ornament. 



I don't believe in cellophane- if you have any ideas for clear wrap that is better for the environment- please let me know.
For the sake of identifying what gift card was in the gift and to keep production lines moving on our dinning table I opted to use the clear wrap. 
I would love to get a gift like this- Wouldn't you?

In case you wanted to see the cutest dog in the world:
here is my Spike with his holiday cut and some bells to prove it! 

14 comments:

heather said...

cute dog! yes, i would be pretty darn happy with that gift! :)

Nat said...

Fantastic idea! I would love to get one :-)

la petite coquine said...

What gorgeous gifts-and Spike looks adorable!

Pat Tillett said...

The dog is a cutie and your kids (and you) are very talented. That does add a festive theme to an otherwise ordinary gift card. Although, gift cards for food are my favorite. Any dressing up would be pure bonus!

David Toms said...

Your boys are going to grow up being very creative! And yes that is the cutest dog in the world!

Kristin H said...

Green pine cones!! Fab!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Kristin- the pine cones are blue, aqua blue.

drollgirl said...

such great gifts!!!

and that IS the cutest dog in the world! ADORABLE!

Clair said...

Your boys are really enjoying making up these gifts. They are doing a great job, the gifts look
store bought. Yes, you do have one of the cutest dogs in the world. Happy holidays to ALL.

Wear The Canvas said...

I love the int green color of those pine cones! And that pup is so darling

Dani G said...

All of this is great, but really, Spike is the best part :)

Tori said...

These are so fantastic! I love the colored pine-cones... It's so much mroe personal that just a plain ol' gift card.

barefoot mama said...

that's my kind of Christmas:)) So cute! Great idea!

v o j a c q u e said...

What a wonderful idea! I love receiving personalized gifts.

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