Friday, November 30, 2012
Let's Be Neighborly!
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to make something for each of the families on my block...which is in a cozy culdesac. There are eight homes with eight wonderful families...the best of neighbors. My rule of thumb is that I try to keep the price to around $5 per gift. I can use my vintage stockpile of doodads which makes it extra fun! The challenge of creating something cute on a budget is like Jazzercise for my creativity. I'm posting some pictures of neighbor gifts from days gone by. They are in no particular order.
Paper Clay Snowmen Candy Jars.
I used a vintage Santa mug...the ribbons, bells, and little figures are from my stash.
I cannot pass up even one of these mugs...I have dozens of them!
One year I hung them all around my front door.
Rustic Cone Ornaments...greenery and vintage doodads.
Mod Podge Postcard Candy Boxes...I still love to make these!
"Gingerbread" framed Santa pictures.
Some Hostess Gifts...rag ball snowmen heads on the jars.
Homemade Vanilla...alcohol is hard to buy in Utah...so I got my vodka at a Walmart in Nevada.
(Note: has to be made several months in advance)
Christmas 2011...Wisemen Jars.
It's hard to see, but there is a postcard of wisemen following the silver star.
The tag reads "Wise Men Still Seek Him."
The jars were from Deseret Book...nice cannisters for later.
Just a Hint...
Just a wee peak...Christmas 2012.
I don't want to show too much...a couple of my neighbors visit my blog.
Thanks to Kim K ...I bought all the darling little snowmen at my Target.
OMGoodness...they are cute!
Are you in the Holiday Spirit yet?
Merry Christmas, Sweet Friends!