Over the weekend, I posted a picture of a gift idea I had on Instagram. My sweet and talented friend, Adrienne, at Free Time Frolics, posted the following comment: "So dang cute. It had better end up on your blog."
Well, I'm not one to disappoint. Ask and I will deliver!
While shopping in Target, I paid a visit to their dollar spot. (Oh heavenly choir of angels, I LOVE the dollar spot!) I found all sorts of hilarious "A Christmas Story" memorabilia in their bins. The items that most caught my eye were the Ralphie pens. I thought about tongues getting stuck on flag poles and dogs ruining Christmas dinner. I knew I had to buy them.
At home, I cut Christmas scrapbook paper into strips and printed "tags" off the computer. My tags read: "We hope the holiday season treats you 'write.'" I stuck the tag to the scrapbook paper with a single piece of washi tape. (Oh heavenly choir of angels, I LOVE washi tape!) I punched a hole in the top of my tag, and threaded a thin piece of ribbon through the hole.
I tied some sparkly (because it HAS to be sparkly) ribbon around the pack of pens, then attached my cute (and VERY easy to make) gift tag. And...ta-da...cutest neighbor/friend gift ever!
Looking for inexpensive and easy gift ideas for teachers, neighbors, or friends? Hit up the dollar spot at Target and raid their "A Christmas Story" bins! I found cookie cutters that were shaped like the infamous leg lamp. How funny is that?! You could attach a "You 'light up' our lives," or "'Light up' your holidays with love" tag to that. I also found mini journals/notebooks with Ralphie's mug on the cover. If you were to purchase the notebooks, the tag could read, "In the 'story' of our lives, you are an important part of the 'plot.'" OH! How about this one? "In the 'story' of our lives, you are an important character." AAH! Genius!
Or...if you don't need gift ideas, but just need help coming up with witty and quirky sayings to go with your gifts, I'm your girl.
I've got a bazillion and will work for a cookie!