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Old 01-06-2013, 09:55 AM   #811
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I don't think I ever got around to sharing my Fish Extender and the gifts I gave for my Fantasy cruise last May.

Here is my FE:



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Luggage Handle Covers:

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Mickey boxes to hold one magnet and some chocolate for each person:

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We had a really large group, 48 cabins and approximately 250 people. (yes, I am completely crazy). I made 2 luggage handle covers per adult, and one per child. It was so nice seeing many of them in use when we picked up our luggage!

I ended up having a few of the Mickey boxes left with chocolates and a magnet in them. So I gave one to each of the dining staff, and the remaining two to our room hostess. They were all so appreciative of such a small gift! Our room hostess even left us one each of the lotion, shampoo, condition, body wash, and sun gel in return! I just had to make sure I moved them to my checked luggage before we got to the airport. So on my next cruise I will make sure to have a special little package for the staff, maybe including a bit of a cash tip as well as some goodies.

I just LOVE your FE. did you make it on your own? Love the bling and colors.....
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:49 PM   #812
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These are wonderful! Your fellow cruisers were SO lucky to have you in their group. Can you explain how you did the scalloped edge coasters?

Also, what sort of gifts did you receive in return?
Yes, we were really lucky! I must say that this was the best FE so far; just so many wonderful gifts. I am using one of the coasters right now, thank you.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:10 PM   #813
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Yes, we were really lucky! I must say that this was the best FE so far; just so many wonderful gifts. I am using one of the coasters right now, thank you.
I'm honoured! I enjoyed participating and couldn't imagine taking a cruise without doing the FE. I loved all the gifts we got and my sons reaction when we would return to our room and find gifts!
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:21 PM   #814
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I just LOVE your FE. did you make it on your own? Love the bling and colors.....
Yes, I did! I.m really pleased with how it came out! Thanks!
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:34 PM   #815
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those are all great!!! I have a question about the FE gifts. Are all the gifts Disney themed?? Maybe Mixed? What.does everyone do? This is our 1st Disney Cruise..super excited!!! xoxo
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:48 PM   #816
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Not all Disney-themed. Some folks do things from their hometowns and lots of people do pirate things or cruise survival items. Whatever suits your fancy really! Have fun!
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:40 PM   #817
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Thanks. We don't like the lanyard around the neck and never used them. Thought some others may feel the same way. I had to order a couple gold and platinum from eBay since we have not made it that far yet

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okay, love LOVE the key chain idea. we have several of them and I just yesterday put most of them out to good will, but that would be the best idea so we can always remember but not have to use a lanyard. any chance you would share with me how you did it? I tried looking close at your photo but I can't get in close enough.
dh would think this is the best.......
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:59 PM   #818
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Ok, my DH sewed our FE (yes, I did say DH!!) but he doesn't know how to add the names.

I thought I'd ask for suggestions -- we leave in 5 days so it has to be super quick. Should we just try to find a pin with our names on it (maybe somewhere at WDW) or do you have another idea?

Worst case, if we don't have names at all, would it be that bad? There are 4 of us (Darth Vadar, Ariel, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty pockets) but really, most of the stuff would be for the kids anyway...

Other suggestions?

Thanks guys!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:03 PM   #819
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Ok, my DH sewed our FE (yes, I did say DH!!) but he doesn't know how to add the names.

I thought I'd ask for suggestions -- we leave in 5 days so it has to be super quick. Should we just try to find a pin with our names on it (maybe somewhere at WDW) or do you have another idea?

Worst case, if we don't have names at all, would it be that bad? There are 4 of us (Darth Vadar, Ariel, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty pockets) but really, most of the stuff would be for the kids anyway...

Other suggestions?

Thanks guys!!
Do you have a printer? I use dark fabric printable iron on transfer paper for my FE's!
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:15 PM   #820
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Do you have a printer? I use dark fabric printable iron on transfer paper for my FE's!
OOh, I hadn't thought of that. Thanks for the idea! I can stop by ACMoore/Michaels/Joanns and see if they have some. I even have a 50% off coupon for tomorrow!
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:22 PM   #821
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Guess what?! I was in our Ikea today and they have a FE!! It's three pockets, absolutely the right size and dimensions, and the pockets would be easy to embellish to Disney-ize them!!! It's called PYSSLINGAR.



Isn't that great?!
It was also pretty reasonable - about $10.
Just had to share!
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:25 PM   #822
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That's so cute!
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:54 PM   #823
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Love all the ideas and photos! Getting lots of ideas for our upcoming cruise!
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:58 PM   #824
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I'm thinking of using buttons that are in the shape of letters. I haven't decided whether I want to spend the extra money, though. I may just leave it "name-less."
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You can use puffy fabric paint. We have that on ours.
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