I made one last Secret Santa gift. I had totally seen it on Pinterest, no original ideas here. I just used a basic acrylic picture frame from the DG, some scrapbook paper I already had, glue dots, and I picked up some butterfly shaped Post-Its. I thought it turned out super cute. It was supposed to be my Thursday gift but since I wimped out because of snow Thursday it's getting gifted today along with the big present. I kind of want to make one for myself.
Okay, the paper I used is honestly a little country for my taste, but the teacher I was gifting it to likes primitives and her favorite color is purple so I thought it worked. The tag does actually say her name, it's just blocked out for privacy.
And I had one more homemade present for my sister for her birthday. Since she was the one that supplied the bottle caps for my bottle cap tray, I thought it was only right that I make one for her too. I actually like hers better than mine. I just used a wooden tray from JoAnns. Since I'd heard horror stories about the wood trays leaking, I caulked all the seams like I did on my first one. Then I painted it with silver craft paint, I would've like to spray paint it, but it's too cold out for spray paint to dry properly. And this time I got smart. I laid all my bottle caps out first to make sure I spaced them properly, there are 63 of 'em if you're curious. Then I hot glued them down so I wouldn't have any floaters. I had a couple that didn't cooperate, but it worked so much better than just laying them in and pouring in the acrylic water. All in all, very happy with the end result. I may have gone picture crazy....
And if you're paying attention, every single bottle cap is different. That's a lot of beer drinking. And a cream soda & ginger ale. Don't worry, they were drank by multiple people over a long period of time.
So, this is it until after Christmas. From my house to yours, wishing you a very safe and happy Christmas! Stay warm and cozy and enjoy your loved ones!