I have seen a few Pringles can cookie tins on Pinterest. They are cleverly wrapped and hold the perfect sized cookie. I’ve seen them wrapped with Christmas paper complete with a bow and I’ve seen them wrapped like a Mummy for Halloween. These lovely ideas inspired me to create these Recycled Pringles Can Gift Kits with a “pull me” tag and ribbon. The long vertical shape is perfect for this.
Here are the cans I used.
I made these nail kits for a teenage girl is four easy steps.
STEP 1: Choose your gift.
STEP 2: Make a “pull me” tag.
STEP 3: Tie all your gifts together with ribbon.
STEP 4: Insert them into your decorated Pringles can.
Other Gift Kit Ideas:
- Sushi Theme- chopsticks, sushi mat, soy sauce dish, packet of soy sauce, instructions on how to make sushi
- Movie Theme- different types of candy and movie tickets
- Spa Time Theme – loafa, travel sized soaps, bubble bath, bath wash, foot scrub, sponge
- Tool Kit – screw drivers, nails, other tools
- Sewing Kit – needles, thread, scissors, buttons
- Makeup Kit – brushes and makeup
- Creative Kit for Kids – crayons, markers, paints, brushes, stickers
- Travel Theme – travel sized toiletries, tooth brushes
- Puzzles – puzzle pieces and a photo of the completed puzzle
- Bachelorette/Bachelor Party Kit- small liquor bottles, shot glass, cards, vail, sash, temporary tattoos, fun straws, games, etc.
- Fourth of July- fill it with sparklers, snaps, matches
- General- fill it with holiday themed candy and decorate accordingly
Here are some more fun trash to treasure ideas and tutorials!
What else can you do with a Pringles Can???
This time last year I helped one of my best friends with her wine tasting bridal shower. Almost exactly one year later, I helped co-host her baby shower! This baby shower, I’d have to say, was one of the most fun that I have helped decorate for to date. The Mommy-to-be requested a co-ed golf themed baby shower and that’s what we gave her!
Let’s start with the ambiance! It was located at a family member’s house. Bushes meticulously trimmed and full of flowers, this back yard was the perfect setting. We rented three round tables with tan linen and used black chairs. The food was set up under the covered patio, and the bar was full with wine, a margarita machine, and a fully stocked bar.
For the centerpieces, I used a plastic green “putting green” from my daughter’s butterfly garden party and filled ribbon trimmed apothecary jars with golf balls and golf tees. On my computer I made golf balls with the couple’s last name as the brand of the ball. I also cut and arranged fresh white flowers in recycled jars for some of the guests to take home. I made golf themed signs and made a flag to adorn the flower arrangement with.
The food was done by the Mommy-to-be’s family. They made the most adorable fruit basket out of a watermelon to look like a baby in a carriage complete with a pacifier! We served delicious Mexican food, fresh fruit and vegetables, several dips, and cheese and crackers. For dessert we have cupcakes and three kinds of pie.
For the favors, I embellished small white boxes and filled them with Ghirardelli sea salt chocolates. I made a diaper cake and diaper cupcakes as the centerpiece. With ribbon and circle punch, I made a “congrats” sign.
Hope you enjoyed this golf themed baby shower! It was a blast!
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Here is something you can do last minute for Father’s Day. I hope I’m not posting it too late, but I’m taking the chance that my husband won’t look at my website until Monday! It’s very easy and inexpensive.
I think many of us enjoy receiving bouquets of flowers, however for many men in our life, I think they’d rather enjoy this Father’s Day Bouquet. Here are the main materials needed:
- Gifts for your recipient (see below)
- Container (preferably recycled!)
- Foam or floral foam that will fit inside the container
- BBQ Skewers
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Card stock
- Computer (optional)
- Ribbon (optional)
- Stuffing (preferably recycled!)
Gift ideas for your bouquet:
- Candy bars
- Wrapped cookies
- Matchbook or lighter
- Mini liquor bottles
- Beef sticks
- Small packages of cookies, crackers, pretzels, etc.
- Travel sized items (deodorant, shave gel, razors)
- Concert, movie, or game tickets
- Gift cards
First, insert the foam into your container.
Next, using your glue gun, attach each gift item to a BBQ skewer. I used a small piece of card stock to make it more secure and aesthetically pleasing from the back. The best part of this project is that you can change the size of your skewer accordingly by breaking it. Start long, and break it as needed. I glued the entire skewer and broke each one as I made the arrangement. Another great thing about this project is that you can take out and insert each skewer anytime to create the desired arrangement.
Lastly, I used made a small sign on my computer, framed it with decorative scrapbook paper, and glued it to the skewer as part of the bouquet. I embellished it with ribbon and stuffed the inside with recycled phone book paper (who uses the phone book anyway???).
There you have it! A manly Father’s Day Bouquet! Here’s another photo
Oh… the things we do for love! My husband’s birthday just past, and with Father’s Day coming up, I thought I’d do something bigger than I normally would. Here goes…
My hubby and I joke around a lot about turning the downstairs bathroom into a 90’s grunge themed bathroom. I always laugh and play along, but in my head I’m always thinking, “HELL’S NO!” Then one day we were talking and he mentioned that he wanted to spruce up the garage, paint it, organize it, and hang pictures up in it. He said it would be “his” place and that I had the rest of the house. Immediately I felt badly.
This house is pretty big for just the three of us, and my hubby works very hard day in and day out. He works late almost every night and he works from home on his computer on the weekends. I thought, why WOULDN’T I do a 90’s themed bathroom for him? But that wasn’t enough. I had to go bigger.
So over the past couple months I researched and purchased concert posters and frames online. I also dug in boxes in the garage and in closets. I found posters he purchased years ago still rolled up in tubes. I framed them all and decided to hang them in our entry way… oh yes… the largest wall in the house.
Here is the wall before and after. I originally had a family photo wall there, but it DID seem small for such a massive area.
Here are a few close ups of the new 90’s Grunge Wall (sorry for the glare). I framed some albums as well.
Happy Birthday and Happy Father’s Day to the love of my life…
I remember being inspired by this idea on Tip Junkie and I finally got around to doing it.
My husband and I were invited to a November BBQ (California LOVE). I put this “Just Add Ice Cream” idea together as a quick and easy hostess gift. I picked up all this yummy goodness (basket, sugar cones, cherries, Magic shell, sprinkles, Gummy Bears, chocolate chips) at Target for less than twenty dollars and even had extra for a second gift.
I turned this:
Here are some budget saving tips:
- Check the dollar bin! I found this adorable black and white basket for only one dollar.
- The hosts for this party have two sons. I found this animal variety of sprinkles for less than five dollars and separated them into six different packages using inexpensive treat bags from the craft store. Also consider adding fudge, caramel, wafer sticks, nuts, M&M’s, crumbled cookies.
- Use your computer, paper scraps, and ribbon for embellishments, instead of buying a card.
- Use a Ziploc bag to keep the ice cream cones fresh. You can always fold and hide the seal with clear tape and ribbon.
Holidays equals many parties! Here are some other similar Do It Yourself hostess gift ideas:
- Hot Chocolate: hot chocolate, peppermint sticks, marshmallows, mugs, “just add water” note
- S’mores: Graham crackers, chocolate cracker, chocolate, marshmallows, caramel, sticks, flame (or “just add fire”)
- Movie Night: popcorn, candy, movie passes or an inexpensive DVD, popcorn bucket (these are always in the dollar bins)
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Click on the link for DIY inspiration and tutorials for these 30 DIY gift ideas. All of them are clever, creative, and won’t break the bank. Only have ten minutes to make your gift? Scroll all the way down to see quick and easy budget-friendly DIY gifts by Overstock.com. Here we go… 30 DIY Gift Ideas!
Scrabble Art custom to fit any type of room
Clever Coat Hangers out of repurposed materials
Inexpensive Record Album Art
Make a Creative Clock out of just about anything
Sew a Tote Bag
Make custom Wall Art
Sew an Envelope Pillow
Make an eco-friendly Light Bulb Vase
Easy DIY Mason Jar Soap Pump
Repurposed Frame Tray out of your flea market finds
DIY Record Album Bowl from your old records
Easy and inexpensive Nursery Letters
Beautiful Book Page Wreath
Make an Ornament or add a personalized touch with a Scrabble Ornament
Do it yourself Votive Candle Holder
Make a secret and unique Hollowed Book Safe
Picture Frame Necklace Holder
Make a Coffee Filter Wreath for less than $5.00
Scrollwork Mirror from inexpensive items from Home Depot
Recycled Tote Bag out of plastic grocery bags
Only have ten minutes? Check out these ten amazing ten minute holiday crafts from Overstock.com!
Hope you enjoyed these 30 DIY Gift Ideas!
What do you do with all that left over Halloween candy? Here is a sweet gift idea.
My poor hubby severed his Achilles tendon playing soccer. He’s in a cast and crutches for six weeks and will be in a boot for another six weeks after that. Needless to say, it makes his life a lot tougher.
To make his life a little less miserable, without a thought, I knew exactly what would make him much happier… SWEETS. So I decided to surprise him and leave one treat with a note with candy sayings in his work bag every day for several weeks.
I made the note from his daughter. Here are the quotes for candy I put on this sweet gift idea.
- Mini Chips Ahoy Cookies – For our own special ‘COOKIE’ monster!
- Butterfinger – We love you so much “BUTTERFINGERS” won’t count that high!
- Kit Kat – Daddy, we don’t ever want a break from you!
- Snickers – Daddy, we love how you make us laugh and “SNICKER”!
- Junior Mints – Daddy, you are worth a “MINT”!
- Peanut M&M’s – We’re “NUTS” about you!
- M&M’s – Daddy, you make us melt!
- Rice Krispies Treat – I think it’s a “TREAT” that you’re my Daddy!
- Peanut Butter M&M’s – Daddy, we think you’re Magnificent and Marvelous!
- Hazelnut Chocolate Bar – We love you so much it’s “NUTS”!
- Milky Way – Daddy, we think you are out of this world!
- Zero Bar – You’re not a “ZERO”. You’re our hero!!
- Heath – Sugar and Spice you’re everything nice!
- York Peppermint Pattie – Daddy, we get the sensation from you!
- Twix – Just be “TWIX” you and me, we love you!
- Rolos – Daddy, you’re my “ROLO” model!
- Slim Jim Twin Pack – Daddy, we hope no one gives you any “BEEF” today! Love YOU!
- Candy Dipped Fortune Cookies - We are so FORTUNE ate to have you in our lives!
Another option is to make this DIY gift idea and present them all at once in a gift basket for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or any special occasion!
Here are some pictures.
Do you know any other great candy sayings? Please leave a comment!
Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Father’s Day is this Sunday! Here are some great Father’s Day gift ideas. OK so some of these DIY gift ideas may take some work and definitely wouldn’t be ready by Sunday as the Fire Pit and Brick BBQ Grill are quite adventurous projects, but wouldn’t they be the best Father’s Day gifts EVER?
I must say, the Mini S’mores Grill from Ohdeedoh is my favorite because it is simple, cute, and creative. It’s easy to make and all you need is a cedar plank, 4 nuts, 4 bolts, 4 washers, and a stainless steel condiment cup. Just use the wood from a box of matches and you have a cute grill that is safe to use indoors! The grill cover is also easy to make for those of you that sew. Not quite the Seamstress? Try the no sew BBQ apron for dad and purchase a pre-made canvas apron and use the images provided by Tenth Muse Studios.
P.S. And if anyone reading this decides to take on the fire pit or brick bbq grill, please email me because I just want to personally commend you and bow at your feet for taking on these DIY projects…
- Build a Fire Pit
- Make a Mini S’mores Grill (This one’s my favorite!)
- Make a Brick BBQ Grill
- Put Together a Car Wash Kit
- Make a Grill Cover
- Make a BBQ Apron
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