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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Quick and Charmingly Cheap Gifts

I don’t get to see my childhood friends as often as I would like. Since we live so far away from one another birthdays and holidays are usually marked with just a card. So when I do see them in person I like to give a little token “just because”.

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The flip flops are so easy to make. You will need:

Flip flops. (I found mine on sale at Old Navy.)

A few faux flowers. (Dollar Store)

Metal alligator hair clips. (Walmart)

A hot glue gun.

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Simply hot glue the clip onto the back of the flower.

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Once the glue is dry open the clip and slide it onto the flip flop!

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The second gift was a duel purpose present. A bit of pampering plus a place for my friends to safely keep their jewelry while traveling.

I found these tiny monogrammed plates at Anthro on sale and thought they would be perfect to hold a small bar of soap or chocolate but settled upon bath fizzers found at the Dollar Store.

T is for Tracy. :)

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I simply tied the fizzer to the dish with a bit of seam binding. It can then be topped with a clip on flower.

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The flip flops and pampering plates were both placed into a cute gift bag.

A small gesture that was greatly appreciated!

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The mini gifts make great shower or birthday party favors.

Laura

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15 comments :

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

What wonderful ideas! Both of the gifts are so cute! Love the touch of the pretty flowers, they just make the gifts perfect! :) ~Rhonda

Linda said...

You always come up with the cutest ideas! :)

Eilis said...

What a lovely surprise for your friends!

Lisa said...

So adorable Laura!

Stacey said...

Adorable!! This would be a fun girl's night or birthday favor. :)

Lynn Bean said...

Very cute! Great ideas. I know my gals would love this.

sarah said...

Very nice and easy

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Those are so cute and I'm sure your friends loved it!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You always have the most thoughtful gifts. I love these.

Blondie's Journal said...

These are precious, Laura. A handmade gift is always the best of all. I can't wait to try something like this...at least for myself!

Jane

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Laura,
Such sweet, fun and useful gifts for your sweetest of sweet friends!
Jemma

lynn cockrell said...

Love the cute flip flops. What a great idea for changing out the look using the clips so they can be removed and even changed out for different colors, etc. Those tiny plates are adorable too with the pamper of the bath fizzer. So sweet, just like you!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

This is suh a cute idea. And I'm impressed that all your friends had their toenails so nicely done!

tracy young said...

I loved my gifts! You always have cute and special gifts. And, great ideas my friend. Oh, how I love the T! :-)
Thank you so much for them! Love you xoxo

Jeanie said...

Those are both fabulous ideas, Laura! Can't decide which I like best! What a wonderful friend you are -- I'll bet the others loved it!