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Old 10-16-2012, 05:51 PM   #661
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Our cruise was back in April but I never got around to posting our Homemade FE gifts we made ^_^

I made 2 of these: 1 for an adult birthday (filled with mini tink stamps & confetti) & 1 for a family that gave us their Afternoon Tea reservation in Palo (inside was premium looseleaf tea)


This bracelet was made for the 1 female Teen (16) in our group, pictured with box that I put it in.


And these are what I made for all of the adults in our group. There were different colors of paper that I did the calligraphy on and all had white matte frames. I wrote the note of the meaning on the inside of the cardboard, sandwiched the art between two stiff pieces of cardboard and put a Disney themed ribbon over the cardboard ^_^


There were other things we gave out but they were not homemade.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:06 PM   #662
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FE Measurement help!

I made our FE and thought I had it right. Now, that I am through it measures 11 inches across!!! I thought the FE could only be 8 inches across? Should I scrap it or can I make it work? This is our first Disney cruise.

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Old 10-16-2012, 08:12 PM   #663
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I made our FE and thought I had it right. Now, that I am through it measures 11 inches across!!! I thought the FE could only be 8 inches across? Should I scrap it or can I make it work? This is our first Disney cruise.

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Mine was 10" and it was fine. We were on the Magic. Not sue if it would be a problem on the new ships.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:04 PM   #664
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I Love this! I remember seeing one before on these boards...can you refresh me on how it's made?

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Old 10-16-2012, 10:14 PM   #665
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Apparently you can rent button making machines. I haven't tried yet but that would seem to be a solution for making a big batch of FE gifts without having to buy a $200+ machine. A couple of places say they will rent. I found them by googling "1" button machine rental"

Magnets stick to bottle caps and so I was thinking I could make necklaces with interchangeable magnet-button centers. I saw a necklace like that at a craft fair and it was pretty nice.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:23 PM   #666
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I Love this! I remember seeing one before on these boards...can you refresh me on how it's made?

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Sure ^_^ Yeah, I think I showed a photo of this a while ago on the board.

I went to Joanns (or any craft store), bought a plain white round tin. The Disney Memories + Swirlies on the lid are scrapbooking stickers. I had to cut the two words to make it fit on the lid. The blue border around the sides (on the tin body & the lid) are sticker borders from the scrapbooking area.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:59 AM   #667
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We just returned home from our 4-night Dream cruise and here are the FE gifts we gave.

For the adult females - a set of 3 blank note cards.

With a stamp holder:

For the adult males - 2 tile coasters.

I lucked out and had no real tweens or teens (I find it difficult to find items for that age group)! So the boys received various non-handmade items and for the girls - a bottle of Pixie Dust (and some other non-handmade items).
Where did you find the bottles for the pixie Dust?? I have been looking for them in bulk with no luck....ant help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:47 AM   #668
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Here's the scrapbook I made for my FE gifts, one per stateroom.









These are the pirate necklaces for the boys and NFL magnets for the men:


And these are the hairbows for the little girls. The older girls got necklaces with the same bottlecap design.

We were on ur cruise......we love love love ur fe's! Thanks so much
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Where did you find the bottles for the pixie Dust?? I have been looking for them in bulk with no luck....ant help would be appreciated.
Depending upon your definition of "bulk", this may or may not be helpful! I used the corked vials from the Tim Holtz "idea-ology" line. I got them in the scrapbooking section at Michaels/Joann/Hobby Lobby for about six bucks (don't forget the 40% off coupon!) There are nine various sized vials to a package, but I only found six that I felt would work for this project. Fortunately, I only had seven young ladies for which I needed to make FE gifts so two packages worked for me. If your "bulk" number is larger, this may not be a great option.

Hope this helps and good luck!
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Depending upon your definition of "bulk", this may or may not be helpful! I used the corked vials from the Tim Holtz "idea-ology" line. I got them in the scrapbooking section at Michaels/Joann/Hobby Lobby for about six bucks (don't forget the 40% off coupon!) There are nine various sized vials to a package, but I only found six that I felt would work for this project. Fortunately, I only had seven young ladies for which I needed to make FE gifts so two packages worked for me. If your "bulk" number is larger, this may not be a great option.

Hope this helps and good luck!
I was hoping for more but that helps me cause I was only finding them in packs of 2. I will take 6...LOL I was thinking 20 or so. I have a similar idea for the teen girls and older. Thanks so much for the info!
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We just got back from our FANTASY cruise. Thought I would share pics of the fe gifts we made:

The adult gifts:


The gifts for the girls:


The gifts for the boys:
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:38 AM   #672
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Vial for pixie dust

I bought the vials I used for the pixie dust from ebay. They were under $5.00 for 20 of them. They are from China so you have to allow time for them to be shipped.
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I agree!! Thanks!!
So do we, they were fabulous gifts!
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:45 PM   #674
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Everyone has such great ideas. I am really feeling the pressure for our next cruise. We have never done the FE exchange in 7 DCL cruises. Now I know why. How will I ever figure out what to do?
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Everyone has such great ideas. I am really feeling the pressure for our next cruise. We have never done the FE exchange in 7 DCL cruises. Now I know why. How will I ever figure out what to do?
Do you have any special talents? Perhaps you can incorporate that? Also, what would you like to get?
I hope you don't feel so pressured Don't worry about if it's better or worse, the point is that no matter what you get will make you happy .. same with who you gift to ^_^
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