Friday, July 23, 2010

CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Joy's Hope Gift Idea

It's time to wrap up our Christmas In July week here
at It's a Good Day. Can you believe it's almost over?
Before we know it - Christmas will ACTUALLY be here!

How about a great gift idea
from our friend Julie over atJoy's Hope?


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Would you believe me if I told you that you could make
A.Maz.Ing gifts for less than 50 cents each?
(By the way... why don't keyboards have cent signs?)

Seriously, 50 cents.

Take that crappy economy!

Here's what you need to make eighteen gifts.
Why eighteen? Why not eighteen?

A six foot long 1x6 pine board from Lowes
or Home Depot cut into 4 inch pieces.
(Bat your eyelashes at the nice lumber man.
He just might cut it for you.)
Black paint
Mod Podge
Wire edge ribbon
Foam brush
Staple gun
Cute xeroxed pic of your family,
preferably taken by DrewB.

It's also a great way to keep your summer
memories alive come cold and dreary December.

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After you or nice lumber man cut your wood,
paint each piece and sides black.

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Trim your picture.
The board is actually a bit less than 6 inches wide.
False advertising.
Put a thin even coat of Mod Podge on the board.
Lay your picture on top and smooth out all creases and bubbles.

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Cut a 10 inch piece of ribbon.
Admire the cuteness.

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Staple the ribbon to the back.
If you want to be fancy, cut a piece of felt the
same size and glue it on to hide the mess.
If you are lazy (like me) just write the year on it and call it good enough.

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Hang the cuteness.
How easy was that?
Give one or a few to your in-laws,
your grandparents, the mailman, whoever.

You made eighteen.
No need to be choosy.

Have fun with these.
They are my new obsession.

Peace out girl scouts!

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Thanks, Julie - I've added this to my gift list!
Craving more of Julie's creativity and spunk?
Hop over to Joy's Hope and see what she's up to.

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Christmas In July Week Giveaways


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Click here to start shopping.

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Thanks again to everyone who helped make this
week so much fun! Sad to see it end? Don't worry.
I love Christmas so much, you're sure to see lots
more ideas, tutorials, gift ideas and much more
as the holidays creep ever nearer. Until then...

MERRY CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

4 comments:

  1. Hi, hope it's OK to contact you here. We would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: Giveaway Scout (http://www.giveawayscout.com). Have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog (http://www.giveawayscout.com/addblog/ ). thanks, Josh

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  2. What a super cute idea. SO loving this one!!

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  3. What a cute project!! Love it. I gave you a blog award today, you should come over and check it out. :-)

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  4. Love this idea! I've done something similar with white canvas, but pine would be even cheaper!

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