Monday, December 21, 2009

Homemade Christmas gifts....post #5

There's always time for a few more gifts:)

Actually, I had told my friend's daughter that I would help her make some gifts for her friends at school and a few cousins and today was the first day I had a few hours to spare. They are all 11 year-olds...are these not the perfect gifts?

Take some $.19 washers from your local hardware store...in whatever size you desire.
(I think these are like 2 inches)

cut out circles from some scrap scrapbook paper (or new stuff if you want)
and glue them on to the washers...

use some of this stuff...
(follow the directions on the box)

(you are in luck...Lil D grabbed the camera and took some "action" shots...)

Little Addie stirring away...

and pour on top...

I rigged up this contraption since we were making so many...
(I took the plastic that you make your own stencils with and made little cones that I hot glued to a shoe box lid...it worked like a charm..ignore the mesh plastic...did not work as well)

we added some cording, and a little crystal for some bling...

(you could also get a metal stamping set and stamp words or initials on the back before doing the resin front...)

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edited to add: after posting this, I was referred to this tutorial on another way to make these washer necklaces using the diamond glaze (shown below). Since I had some on hand I tried that out too and it worked just as great. I still like the resin a bit better...but if you want it to dry a little quicker and be a little easier to use (resin is a pain if you haven't used it before) try the diamond glaze. PLUS...once one side dries you can do paper on the other side too! (because the diamond glaze doesn't run over like the resin does) just thought you might want to see another option!

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of course...you can't have a necklace without a matching ring?!
I saw this fantastic ring idea at Beach Brights and knew they would be perfect with the washer necklaces...

I bought my 15 rings (for $4.00) just like Beach Brights did...and then found a bag full or clear glass stones in my craft stuff...

cut out circles with the same scrapbook paper and glue them on the stones...

I used glitter glue to glue the paper on...love that sparkle...

and diamond glaze to attach the ring.

pretty yeah?


a cute little jewelry set for any "tween" on your list!

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...and if you need another idea...
how about taking a favorite "family" recipe and putting it on a tile with a stand for the kitchen...

I just got this from my step-mom in the mail today...
these are the most delicious muffins EVERY...my older sister and all of my step-siblings got this a few years ago...I just saw it at my step-brother's house and was very jealous...so I got one too:)
LOVE IT...and what a great Christmas gift!

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Want to see my other homemade gift ideas?...

Homemade gifts post #1 (caramels & glass nativity block)
Homemade gifts post #2 (family established board & FHE board)
Homemade gifts post #3 (apron & scarf)
Homemade gifts post #4 (bread in a cute pan)

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19 comments:

Its So Very Cheri said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE all 3.

You are so creative.
Cheri

Cindy said...

I saw something similar on Homebody Holly's and I love these! Great tutorial too...

Beachbrights said...

I love the necklace idea!! OMG, I will be trying that next :)

~HAppy HOlidays~
XOXO

Cindy said...

This Christmas.. get something magnificent for your loved ones..
http://www.twin-diamonds.com/

The Girl Creative said...

Okay, so you are like my new favorite blog! :) Adding you to my blogroll!

Tracey said...

I really need to steal the washer necklace idea. I love it! Hugs, Tracey

Unguren said...

Those look really good. Is it so bad that I am not a tween and would consider wearing one of those?!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your DIY is DE liciously lovely!

Have a merry and bright Christmas.

Jamie Bailey said...

Love the necklaces. Addie was happy to get them this morning! What a cute gift idea!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Love the glass rings. i haven't seen a tutorial on them. I featured this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. If you ever want to guest post to gain more followers, let me know at somedaycrafts@gmail.com

pk @ Room Remix said...

Love the necklace and the rings are a cute idea too.

YOU WON THE CSN STORES GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG! Yippee! :-) E-mail me your selection (one or more items UP TO a value of $80) and your shipping information and I'll send it on to Tyler so he can get the order placed. Merry Christmas :-)

Nonflammable said...

very clever. these turned out fantastic.

Holly said...

Your washer necklaces turned out so cute! I love the little crystal...nice touch! I've never tried the resin; it's a little intimidating to me.

Cha Cha said...

We are going to make these next week, I can't wait. Thanks for sharing. I hope you and your family have a MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Keep'n up with the Cameron said...

I want one of those rings...........please!

Kathryn said...

All are great ideas!

I never would have guessed the necklace started out a washer.

I also love the fav recipe on a tile for a Christmas gift. Not only pretty, but functional too.

Kim -today's creative blog said...

Great idea!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

this is on my to do list- thanks for the awesome tutorial!

Marti said...

I love this! It would be a good gift for college age girls too. I'm featuring it on my blog Tutorials and Patterns. Grab a "featured" button if you like.

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