My family has decided that this year we won't be buying presents, or at least expensive presents, for each other. I could care less if I get anything. I have always been the person who loves, loves, loves to give. Besides, I would rather spend the money on the kids, than on the adults (excluding my mom, of course).
This year, I decided to make a bunch of my gifts, and, especially after seeing this wonderful post on pinterest,
I knew I wanted to make one of these.
I went to my trusty source, Goodwill, on yet another 1/2 price Friday, and I picked up some wonderful metal baskets
Each one cost FIFTY CENTS!!! Of course, the one I ended up using, which looked like an egg basket made of chicken wire, is the one I forgot to take a picture of!!!
I bought the jute from the dollar store and grabbed my hot glue gun. TIP: Don't wear black while using jute. My shirt looked worse than if I had snuggled the cat.
TIP #2: Don't unroll jute when the cat is in the vicinity. Munchkin grabbed my jute more times than I can count. It was behind the tv, it was across the room, it was under the couch. That cat!!!!!
Anyways, it took me about an hour to finish, but I am extremely pleased with the results.
I like how you can still see the chicken wire inside. Makes it look kind of rustic, don't ya think? I took some coloured kitchen utensils that I had picked up earlier in the year and popped them in.
I told my mom that if my sister doesn't like it, I WANT IT BACK because I really, really like it!!!
I have more gifts that I am in the process of making, but I have been quite lazy this past week. The weekend before Christmas will be a crazy crafty time!!!
Anybody else making presents this year???