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Christmas 2011 Handcrafted Gift Wrap-Up 2

CraftsHeatherAnne Norbury2 Comments

I got this idea from From Nature with Love: 

Homemade Lip Balm

- made from coconut oil, beeswax, Vitamin E and strawberry flavor oil.  I used an old tube of lipstick to add color to some of them.

I gave these to all the women on my list, plus my son, who is constantly suffering with chapped lips... he got one of the uncolored ones.

I got this idea from Show, Tell, Share: 

Bleach Pen T-shirt

- I used a stylized lotus design.  I found a design I liked on a tattoo website.  I wanted something in all black since the bleach design would be all one color.  I just free-handed the design onto the shirt using the bleach pen.  Let it sit for about 10 minutes then wash it.

I gave this to my mother-in-law, who is a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine.  The lotus is one of her favorite images.

I got this idea from one of my FAVORITE blogs, Frugal Family Fun Blog:

DIY Travel Play Kitchen

.  My daughter circled nearly every play kitchen in the toy catalog she marked up for her Christmas wish list.  We just don't have room in our too-small house for a whole play kitchen set.  This one fits over a fold-away tray table so it can be put away when not in use.  I got lots of kitchen utensils from friends and Risa's best friend gave her a set of toy food.  This cost me $4 for the felt top piece and the sticky felt to make the "burners".  The red fleece was a blanket that my mother-in-law gave me.  

Obviously, I gave this to my daughter.