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Friday, March 4, 2011

Homemade B-day Gifts (finally)

Hello Everyone!

You all haven't been holding your breath, I hope, waiting for me to show you the birthday gifts I made.  Things have been a little crazy around here.  We finally had our "big" dinner.  We ended up with 11 instead of 14 people but that is still a crowd.  I will hopefully get a post done tomorrow to show you a little about that.  Now, on to b-day gifts.

This necklace I made for one of my sister-in-law's (H).  Her daughter told me to go neutral so I went through my bead stash and found some in brown, cream, black and silver.  I also gave her a Sonic Gift Card, lotion and some Bath & Body antibacterial soap.  I think she liked it all.  (Hoping)  For my other sister-in-law (B) I made these two things.

She is "into" computers so I thought a pretty mouse pad would be fun. And, she is "into" chocolate (what women in her right mind isn't?) so I made her this candy dish.  Made?  you say.  I'll now show you the before.

Basically, I bought the candle stick at the Dollar Tree and then the candy dish at Salvation Army and then glued them together.  Now it is a much prettier candy dish. :)  I also gave her a gift card to Hobby Lobby. 

So, there you have the b-day gifts.  I did finish the baby gift too but haven't given it to the new momma yet so that will be upcoming as well as my Italian dinner for 11!

As a side note, the mouse pad idea came from someone out there in blogland.  I saw it a long time ago but now I can't find where I got the idea from.  The candy dish idea came from, I believe, a blog called Drab to Fab but once again, it has been a while and I can't find that post.  They just recently changed up their blog and don't have it completed yet so searching for older posts is kind of hard.  I am not 100% sure it was there that I found the idea but they have some other neat things so I'll give them credit for that anyway.  So until next time,

Have a blessed day,

maggie jane


  1. I like the candy dish! Turned out great!

  2. question.. what kind of glue did you use to glue the candy dish together cause i have been wanting to glue something glass together and i have no clue what glue to use. the gifts are really cute though