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Old 11-02-2002, 06:01 AM
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I've been compiling a list of ideas to inspire my three preteens in their gift making this year. I thought I'd share the list in case anybody needs some ideas. Hope ya'll find some helpful ideas! Many are ideas I got from Family Corner. Dawny

HAND CRAFTED GIFTS
Herb Garden
Home Grown Veggies/Fruits
Home Grown Houseplants
Decorated Flower Pots
Plant Markers
Confetti Eggs
Recorded Children’s Book
Photo Album w/photos
Art/Photo Calendar
Ornaments (many styles to choose from)
Stationary/Note Cards
Bath Gel (could have small toy in it)
Bath Salts
Bubble Bath
Decorated Candles
Home Made Candles
Candle Holders
Photo Magnets
Word Magnets (based on a theme)
Gold Nut Tree
Lollipop Tree
Candy Wreath
Picture Frames
Garden Stepping Stones
Wine Glass Markers (for adults)
Jewelry (several types)
Birdhouse
Jeweled Gloves, Hat, Scarf
Decorated Apron
Pot Holders or Oven Mitts
Decorated T-shirt
Decorated Sweatshirt
Decorated Jars (w/stickers)
Placemats
Tie Dye T-shirt
Tie Dye Sweatshirt
Tie Dye Socks
Tie Dye Shoelaces
Tie Dye Bandana
Tie Dye Pillow Case
Covered Journal
Potpourri Sachet
Flower Pen/Pencil Toppers (several types)
Clothespin Doll Kit
Reindeer Lollipop
Decorative Signs
Chip Clips
Fridge Clips

HOME BAKED GIFTS
Candied Nuts (many flavors to choose from)
Dipped Pretzels, Oreos, Candy Canes
Cocoa Mix
Soup Mix (many flavors to choose from)
Cornbread Mix
Brownies In A Jar
Cookies In A Jar (many flavors to choose from)
Croutons
Salad Dressing
Flavored Coffee (many flavors to choose from)
Flavored Creamer (many flavors to choose from)
Cinnamon Sugar
Flavored Popcorn (many flavors to choose from)
Trail Mix
Cookies (many flavors to choose from)
Fudge (many flavors to choose from)
Cookie Wreath
Cookie Bouquet
Lollipop Bouquet
Quick Breads (Banana, Pumpkin, etc.)
Dog Biscuits
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Cut-Out Candles

What a great list of ideas!!

I see that you have homemade candles on your list so Im going to add a specific candle project that is both quick and very cute!



Cut Out Candles

Children will love making these easy candles -- and so will you.


What You Need:

Tiny candles make great gifts.

Cookie cutter, any shape

Candlewick

2 sheets beeswax


Instructions:
1. Cut out shapes. Lay sheets of beeswax individually on cutting board. Cut out shapes with cookie cutter.

2. Stack. Place 2 layers of beeswax together, placing wick in between; press together.

3. To burn candles: Secure them on another small piece of beeswax or on a nonflammable surface so they won't tip over. Do not leave burning candles unattended.
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