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StookeyDough
« on: December 07, 2005 04:54:17 PM »

It looks like a lot of us younger craftsters are in the same bought:  In need of a uniform, cheap craft/gift for our friends!!

In the past few years I've done:
Fudge.  Major hit for both girls and boys...
Chocolate covered plastic spoons tied to cups with hot coccao mix in it.  This was super cute, actually, melt chocolate and dip the spoons in and let harden on max paper.  sprinkles/crushed up candy canes or whatnot can be applied to make them look festive!  Also good for boys and girls.
Fleece scarves/blankets... easy to make, just extremely time consuming and for the larger blankets it can get expensive.
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2005 05:20:19 PM »

Hola, am facing same dilema ^^

My solution is that great tutorial in the jewelry section; making earrings out of photo paper and tape. I'm making cute little violin earrings for my orchestra friend and some cat charms for a feline-nutty pal. They're easy to make for v. little money, and you can make bracelet charms or a necklace for your non-pierced grrlfriends using the same method.

I'm not so sure about guys though. I just unload halloween candy on my two guy friends since they're really not picky ^^;
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2005 05:21:54 PM »

how about pencil cases/makeup bags?  you can sew them all from the same pattern, even from the same fabric if you must.  i'm making some, and i'm planning on putting my friend's name on them in letter appliques...
try this:
A lined zip up pouch

or this for a simpler sort:
A zip up pouch, no lining
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2005 05:38:10 PM »

hmm so far i can think of:
  • hot chocolate mix
  • cookies
  • cute stack of various packs of gum (gum is a necessity at my school)
  • decorate notebook covers
    and thats all i can think of for now, but I'll think on it since I'm in the same boat as well
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2005 04:24:14 PM »

i've posted about this before on another thread but, My friends and I did Pajama pant swaps in high school. We actually wore them to school too...
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2005 09:01:22 AM »

Hola, am facing same dilema ^^

My solution is that great tutorial in the jewelry section; making earrings out of photo paper and tape. I'm making cute little violin earrings for my orchestra friend and some cat charms for a feline-nutty pal. They're easy to make for v. little money, and you can make bracelet charms or a necklace for your non-pierced grrlfriends using the same method.

I'm not so sure about guys though. I just unload halloween candy on my two guy friends since they're really not picky ^^;

could you give a link to that? or what its called so i could search it...thanks  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2005 11:13:25 AM »

I'm mostly giving the girls jewelry. And I'm talking about 10 girls. haha However, just a pair of earrings doesn't seem like that much so I'm going to be making them all chocolate truffles to go with it. In addition to that, I'm gonna try to package my jewelry in a fun way because well honestly, opening the present is the best part. Smiley Most of the jewelry I've made is going to be packaged in felt fortune cookies like the ones here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=66970.0

Oh, StookeyDough, do you have a good recipe for fudge? I know someone who likes fudge and it would be nice if I could make him some.
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2005 01:42:38 PM »

mabye as previously metioned, you could make some make-up bags n bracelets:
i made this a while ago. what you do is get some thick, clear plasic and sew a pocket. then using NEW clean toothbrushes pluck out the colourful bristles and put into pocket (you will probably need plyers for that, unless you  cut them out but read on first!) sew it closed. This is the front of your bag!
then you could either make the front a flap  and sew another pocket to sew it onto (you will need to make another pocket anyway) or glue on one of those ziplock  closure things on lunch bags. they are strong and you just cut them off!
NOW with the toothbrushes you have left, (test one first to see if this will work, some are meltproof) boil them in hot water, BE CAREFUL! until they get bendy. then, using atowel bend to a circle. dump in cold water for a minute then when cold  try them on your wrists! if they fit YAY! if not just put them back in the water and try again! a really fun look is if you use the childrens disney ones, or the fluro kind!
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2005 04:46:20 PM »

I use the recipe on the back of the marshmellow creame... it's my favorite!!
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