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Sunday, December 16, 2012


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??? Pin It

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