Homemade FE gifts - Part 2

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  1. mommy2jarod

    mommy2jarod Earning My Ears

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    I watched a youtube video on paracord braclets...my first 2 were bad but I finally figured it out on the third one....the good thing is you can undo it and start again so there is no waste.
    1. cut 16"-18" piece and burn the 2 ends together(that the center cord)
    2. cut a 36" piece or (2) 18" if you want a 2 color....and watch the many video to show u how to do a cobra braid.

    I got the idea from my son who got a paracord braclet from boy scouts also.
     
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  3. MountainTigger

    MountainTigger Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for all of the FE ideas!
     
  4. stitchlovestink

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    If you really want them to be the best, then you should use fabric markers. I have pillow cases signed with sharpies and ones signed with fabric markers and the fabric markers "wear" MUCH better!! JMHO :goodvibes
    Oh, and I 'think' that they look better with multiple colors. You don't have to use a bunch of colors but two or three colors on a white pillow case looks SO much better than just Black. Well at least IMO. ;)
     
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  7. LemonPie

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    I am super excited. I showed my DH some of the FE gifts I had been working on today and he asked me where I bought them :cool1: I guess they have turned out good. I would tell you all but we don't sail until September (of next year). Ok yes I am starting a little early maybe but it keeps the magic alive. :smickey:
     
  8. morgansmom2000

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    These are really cool! I may have to adapt this for my girl scout troop...Wonder if I can find trefoil rings...Thanks for the directions!
     
  9. kdeans1010

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    Y'all are so creative. I wasn't thinking of doing anything then I looked at this thread. Would it be dumb if I made deck of card sized first aide kits? I'm graduating nursing school and figure that would be really practical (people on a ship with kids, clumsy people, drunk people, etc). Fit it with a couple Mickey bandaides, alcohol wipes, maybe some gauze? For scrapes really...
     
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    Nothing wrong with that idea. That would be nice to have.
     
  11. morgansmom2000

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    I think it's a perfect idea! Target has Mickey and Muppet band-aids right now!
     
  12. taximom00

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    I think that's a great idea.
     
  13. PrinceandPrincess

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    I did something like this for our first FE, I bought the 1.00 first aid kits that are in the travel size section of the pharmacy, and then I added pooh stickers and with a sharpie wrote Oh bother. People seemed to really like them, they had commented on our meet thread after we got back. You could get favor boxes at the craft store and dress them up with disney stickers, or quotes. Watch for 1/2 off coupons for your local stores, (I have a Michael's and AC Moore) and get a disney scrap book kit, you could use the paper stickers etc to make the little boxes personal. Its really easy even for those who are craft challenged like me! Good luck!

    Kim
     
  14. LemonPie

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    I think it is a great idea. I plan on doing something similar, an Alaskan shore excursion emergency kit with disney klenex, hand warmers, bug repelent wipes and maybe Life Saver candies or something. Still working on the details. And congratulations on nursing school. It is a challenge, having done it myself (16 years ago). Can't imagine it has gotten any easier. :thumbsup2
     
  15. dizneeat

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    We still have yours! We had to refill them after some time, but they come in really handy! :thumbsup2
     
  16. PrinceandPrincess

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    Hi Karen!

    To funny, I just thought of you today! I used a tissue from my mickey holder! My mom has actually made a few so far, she used them as gifts for Easter baskets!

    Kim
     
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    Do you remember which video was best and would you mind posting a link? Thanks
     
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    Yes, that is the EXACT spirit of FE - Rule #1 - HAVE FUN!

    Glad to see someone else thinks so............:cool1::cool1:
     
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    That would be a very useful and thoughtful FE - I am sure plenty of us would appreciate it very much (I know I would!)

    May I also say congrats on Nursing School - that's quite an accomplishment!:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
     
  20. pequele

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    I requested an add! I'm going on my 1st DCL in May 2013 and would LOVE to do FE but had no idea about this door thing to hang! I even started my cruise thread last night. May 9, 2013 Dream 3 night Bahamian!
     
  21. kdeans1010

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    Okay so I am glad I am not crazy. I just was thinking everyone had these ideas and when it comes to gift giving I am practical to a fault. And I have those Johnson and Johnson $0.99 first aide kits EVERYWHERE (I keep one in my car, one in my decon/emergency team bag, when I went on field trips teaching I carried one) because they're perfect sized and the case is hard and you can smack it around your purse and it survives.

    I was going to get those kits, add those black and white Mickey bandaides (those are so fun. I get them for myself and I feel like they're classic, but silly. And if I keep them in my house they're not boring, but not gender specific.), a couple sample packets of Aleve, and then something else. Then pre-cruise ship them in a box to my room.

    Glad I am not crazy.
     

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