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Homemade FE gifts - Part 2

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by KarlaG4Kids, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. DisneyMouseHouse

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    Well, won't testify to the "not crazy" part :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2: - just kidding, and sorry, could not resist a little teasing.....

    You want to check with DCL about what they'll accept as shipment. The Aleve might be an issue, so if you call them they can tell you if you would be able to send those with the Aleve already in them. If not, you could carry on the Aleve and send the rest and quickly put them in the boxes before delivery. :)
     
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  3. srauchbauer

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    bumping up because this thread is GREAT
     
  4. Tikifamily

    Tikifamily Earning My Ears

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    I too am making first aid kits as one of my fe. After Easter I found large princess and cars "eggs". I plan to package in these becase they could live in a bag without getting smashed.

    Thanks for the hand warmer idea. I can fit a couple of those in as well.
     
  5. heidibilotti

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    All the ideas just keep getting better and better as I get more excited about our April 2013 cruise. I am already stocking up on great fish extended items and looks like I will probably ship it all into port as I think I might go a bit overboard with my fe. Thanks everyone for all the wonderful ideas you have shared.
     
  6. LoriABil

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    Hi all! Always love the awesome ideas! I am hit or miss with the previous home-made thread, so I'm not sure if this has been done. I am sailing on the June 9th Fantasy Western Caribbean sailing, so if you are in my group, don't peek! Okay, peek if you want :)

    These are what I made.

    Highlight to read the description!

    They are towel clips, for the back of your deck or beach chair. They are large clips (about 5 inches long) and each family will get a pair. I wish I could have done 4 for each family, but there were about 30 rooms, and I am also doing necklaces for the women like on my last cruise.

    So question: (without giving too much away)...matching or mix and match? I like matching myself, and I did one color up and one down so they looked fun. Then I thought people could say, oh, we are the orange ones. I am also including a card that explains what they are, and that they shouldn't be used to hog deck chairs, or I'm taking them back! ::yes::
     
  7. Cruise

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    Oh my gosh... too cute!!

    I vote for matching. :)
     
  8. morgansmom2000

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    Those are adorable, Lori! I vote for matchy too!
     
  9. hardingk

    hardingk DVC Member since 2007 AKV & BLT

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    Super cute! Where did you get the clips from?
     
  10. pjstevens

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    these are adorable! Where did you get the little flip flops?
     
  11. kdeans1010

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    See you're going all homemade. I was going to do one of those premade kits (I keep the dollar ones you can get at Target everywhere. They're so practical, they have a hard case so you can't break it really, and they're the perfect size. Like seriously I am under the impression that if I do more than a cut or scrape I'm going to the ER. So I don't need the whole giant kit) and add to it.

    But then I saw something from Martha Stewart that I adore... I don't know practical is best.

    I've know that since I was 7 years old... I was always the kid that was kinda' nutty.
     
  12. LoriABil

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    I got the clips at the dollar tree; they were with the laundry stuff. They came 6 in a bag. The flip flops are actually key chains. They are rubber instead of foam, so I thought they'd hold up better. I got them at Party City, but I thought I saw some similar on Oriental Trading company.
     
  13. Lynne G

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    I found the mickey ribbon at walmart.
     
  14. lbgraves

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    Thank you SO MUCH for this fabulous FE gift! The kids tried to claim it but I wouldn't let them touch it. ;) LOVE it!!!
     
  15. KarlaG4Kids

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    We returned last week from our wonderful Dream cruise. I went a little overboard making FE gifts. So here they are:
    I made these frames for each family:[​IMG]

    These are the necklaces I made for the women (they have hidden mickeys in them but you can't see that very well):[​IMG]

    These are the necklaces I made for the girls. I tried to give them their first initial with their favorite princess or character:
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    I also made a post it note holder for each family and a matching Mickey pen:
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    I also gave each of the boys a plastic sword for pirate night and the men...well the men received this:
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    It was so much fun giving gifts and coming "home" to our cabin to find goodies in the FE! I highly encourage everyone to participate if they can. :goodvibes
     
  16. disneynme

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    I am getting some last minute FE gifts together now. We just formed our group for next week's sailing. I don't even have the full list yet.

    For young girls I have Little Mermaid activity kits and a Princess pen. For older girls, so far I have nail polish with lip balm and possibly some locker magnets. I don't have any ideas for Moms/Grandmas. For Dads/Grandpas I think I'll put together a little packet with the Starbucks Vias and maybe some chocolate covered espresso beans. I had thought about a little thing of Khalua, but I am worried about leaving that in the halls and getting into the wrong hands (teenagers). What do you think? For teenage boys, I found a thing that you can wrap your earbuds around and clip to your keychain or just use to keep your earbuds from tangling. I would pair it with some theatre candy or gum.

    How does all that sound? I would love to make some homemade gifts, but there just isn't time. I hope no one on our sailing is reading this.
     
  17. happytexasmom

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    I love all ur ideas, so cute!!
     
  18. mommy2jarod

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    Here is a good video, I didn't use a jig....just held it to make it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLV7rw76UP0
     
  19. taximom00

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    Your gifts are all beautiful!
    Do you have the link for the supplier of the ribbon cords?
    Also, did you make the letter designs yourself for the necklaces or did you find them on line? If you have that link I would appreciate it, too!
    Thanks!
     
  20. hardingk

    hardingk DVC Member since 2007 AKV & BLT

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    Everything is awesome! Can I ask how you did the pens? I have tried to do the same, but the paper always crinkles or twists on me when I tried to slide it in! :(
     
  21. hbg4

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    You are so thoughtful. I always appreciate the handmade gifts. Your FE group was very fortunate to get so many wonderful gifts from you.
     

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