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DIY Gifts for Christmas

I love to make Christmas gifts for my friends.  There's just something so personal about a handmade gift that a storebought gift can't compare to!  Since I make so many gifts, it sometimes gets a little hard to find new ideas.  Since I was looking for DIY gifts to make, I decided to make a round up and share it with all of my readers.  Enjoy! Caramel Corn - Have you priced this in the stores??  Yikes!  Make your own with this recipe.  Guaranteed it will taste better than what you  buy at a fraction of the cost! Christmas Pie Server - This is simple, functional, and adorable.  These would be great for just about anyone, but especially for church friends. Days of the Week Hand Towels - You could also use the first initial of their last name or even a cute silhouette.   Button Keyring - You could make these in her favorite colors or even school colors. Lip Balm - Everyone needs this, especially in the winter. Monogrammed Coffee Mug -  These

DIY Teacher Gift Guide

Every year, I make my kids' teachers gifts.  This year, my son has five teachers every day (yes, in fourth grade!), and my daughter has two.  They also have a bus driver and support staff that they really like.  I usually do altered clipboards or tumblers, but they are only two years apart, so I can't give the same thing two years later.  Here are some great DIY teacher Christmas gifts that he or she will surely love!  You can also use these for end of the year gifts or even for teacher appreciation week. Chocolate Covered Pretzels - Hello!  It's chocolate!  Who wouldn't love chocolate?? Embroidered Frame - How cute is this?  My kids' teachers all have themes in their classroom, so you could make it match the theme or colors. Dried Fruit Potpourri - I love this idea because teachers are always so busy in December, but during her break, she can get that amazing holiday smell in her home. Organizer - Any teacher would love this supply organizer

De-Wrinkling With or Without an Iron

Some people love to iron.  They find it relaxing and look forward to it.  That's definitely not me.  In fact, the first time I ironed in my daughter's lifetime that she could remember, she had had no idea what the strange device was.  Of course, I was ironing plastic bags to melt them into a sheet of plastic, so she was really confused. I don't like to iron, but I also don't like wrinkled clothes.  If you don't want to turn your dryer back on to get your clothes wrinkle-free, then try these tips! Courtesy of: Alight