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Old 11-01-2013, 11:34 PM   #1411
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Originally Posted by Ilion
In a lucky way my brother owns a button maker. Since my next cruise is a surprise to my family I can't get them to help me make FE gifts, but it hit me I could get my brother and his friends to make me some buttons! (They're doing it as a hobby business.)

I found some graphics online that people had made available for crafting, did some work in photoshop, and came up with some designs. I'll post pictures when I can.

I'm a bit worried though - my FE group is kind of large and I'm going to be carrying a lot of buttons through airport security and customs. Has anyone done something similar? Has there ever been an issue?
I've done it for workn and no prob

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Old 11-02-2013, 01:15 AM   #1412
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Thanks for the replies. My mind is at ease!
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:00 AM   #1413
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Hello all, this would be my first time participating in a fish extender group (WBTA 2014) and I was wondering how many people are in a group? And about how many gifts would I have to buy/make? Any info would be helpful, thanks!

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I'm on that cruise too I think I read that they were going to split FE into smaller groups as so many of us interested. Don't know numbers though, sorry

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Old 11-03-2013, 05:22 PM   #1414
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Yes, I made coasters out of ceramic bathroom tiles and imagine 40 of those heavy things in a carry
I was thinking of coasters and hasn't even thought of getting them to the port lol

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Old 11-03-2013, 05:45 PM   #1415
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I love my coaster! Center of my table, definitely worth the hassle. Thank you to all you coaster makers!

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Old 11-27-2013, 10:05 PM   #1416
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Originally Posted by jecskc View Post
I got a mickey punch today

Add duct tape and a dollar store cup

Another great FE gift for under $2.

I love receiving tumblers, use them all the time. This looks easy enough for even me! Thanks for the idea.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:50 PM   #1417
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All great ideas! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:14 AM   #1418
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Great ideas thank you all for sharing!
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:22 AM   #1419
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Our cruise is still a year out, but I'm looking forward to participating in our FE. So many amazing ideas on this thread. You guys are so creative!
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:43 PM   #1420
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Originally Posted by jbugeye22 View Post
I made these coasters out of ceramic tiles, mode podge, shellac coating and disney scrapbook paper for our upcoming cruise.<a
saw this on pintrest love it do you have instructions available??
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:38 PM   #1421
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Hmmm.. I think you should cruise on the Wonder for halloween this year! Oh, and maybe the 9-night Alaskan cruise next May? I know those people would REALLY appreciate and enjoy your gift!
LOL. I just saw this. I wish I could go on all those cruises! Right now, we're looking at the Fantasy in February 2015 if you want to go then!
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:10 AM   #1422
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Does anybody have those hidden mickey images? I would love to have a copy.
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:59 AM   #1423
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Here are my gifts from our December Magic cruise.

Family gift:

DSC_0493 by dolphingirl47, on Flickr

First drop



DSC_0494 by dolphingirl47, on Flickr


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Second drop


DSC_0542 by dolphingirl47, on Flickr

Ladies - The photo is a bit dark. There are little Christmas trees made from Swarovski crystals on the bookmarks

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Old 01-08-2014, 11:53 AM   #1424
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homemade gifts for various ages

Hi, I am totally new to this and I am in charge of the June 15 dream cruise (so no looking if you are on that cruise) by default but I think I am handling it ok

I have never been on a cruise let alone done the FE and this is a big surprise for my hubby's 30th birthday, so I thought it would be special for him to be part of the FE. It will be like getting presents for his bday all week.

Anyways I am rambling

My idea is to do recycled crayons in silicone molds: Mickey and pirate skulls for the boys along with a handmade coloring book of disney pirate stuff & for the girls Mickey and snowflake crayons. I want to do Olaf enjoying the Summer coloring books for the girls.

Does this sound good and how old are kids when they no longer want to color?
I don't want anyone to feel too old for their gift.

For 11+ on the girls, I thought nail polish with some disney decals might be fun

For the room, I thought photo mats and markers or disney dream christmas ornaments

Some Mickey ear Texas magnets and a Magnet with our itinerary, maybe a San Antonio postcard

For the women, Mickey and seashell soaps with various beachy scents
For the Men, a keychain with some "dream" related quote and our cruise and date on the back.

How does this sound? Also any ideas for teenage boys?


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Here are my gifts from our December Magic cruise.

First drop



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Corinna, may I ask where you got the Mickey head "decals"?
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