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Homemade FE gifts - Part 2

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

  1. asmith1113

    asmith1113 Mouseketeer

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    In the past, my husband did small individual watercolors; this time there were too many, so he did a watercolor and had professional prints made and then matted them. I think it was just as nice. We gave one to each family, in addition to Disney-themed gifts for all those under 21.

    We received tons of lovely gifts, but in terms of very unique and noteworthy, we got a group of plastic items made with a makerbot machine that I had never even heard of, but my son had and was thrilled with the items. We also received locally-made soap from one family; that was something we had not received before.

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  3. Susiesark

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    Please share a picture of the watercolor print. Sounds like a lovely gift.

    Sorry, just saw your link. Amazing artwork!
     
  4. asmith1113

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    Sorry, so far haven't been able to add the picture, just the link. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.
     
  5. DisneyOHFan

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    Absolutely beautiful. The recipients were VERY fortunate to receive such a lovely gift.
     
  6. dolphingirl47

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    You need to put [​IMG] after the link and it will show up as a picture.

    Corinna
     
  7. Woobie

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    The painting is AMAZING!!! Even my 11YO was impressed and said he'd love to have one. :)
     
  8. MickeyMinnieMelanie

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    WOW! What a nice gift. That would definitely hang in my house.
     
  9. dawnedwards

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    This is our first Disney Cruise and therefore our first FE.

    I would love some feedback about my idea.

    We are thinking about giving each cabin a plain photo mat with a marker. In the bag with the mat and marker would also be a note directing the recipient to drop off the bag at Guest Services so it can be signed and returned as an autographed souvenir.

    The plan was to include a smaller bag in each with candy for the CMs at Guest Services as well as a label identifying the cabin # so it is ready to be handed it.
     
  10. Boridiva Belle

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    Those are beautiful!
     
  11. Boridiva Belle

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    I've been working hard on the FE gifts for our Alaskan Cruise. I can't wait to show everyone when we get back:thumbsup2
     
  12. AAshleySEG

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    Hi guys, since we are back from out Alaska Cruise I wanted to show you a picture of the completed FE Gift we handed out. We only did one per cabin and there were only 12 cabins other than us that participates, so a relatively small FE group.

    We made Custom Painted Vinylmations, My husband hand painted them all to look like the Fisherman Mickey and I used Photoshop to design the inserts and backing for the plastic packaging. :thumbsup2

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  13. Manon_Paul_Nina

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    Great idea!!!
    Very beautyful!
     
  14. dolphingirl47

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    They are amazing.

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  15. hardingk

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    These are awesome! Such a great idea!!
     
  16. asmith1113

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    Thank you! I told my husband your son liked it and he was very pleased! Maybe we'll be on a cruise with you someday.
     
  17. uncw89

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    Very cool!!!!

    I thought the painting was a great gift ! Wish I had been on your cruise!!!
     
  18. lpizzuro123

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    We will be on one of the NYC cruises to Canada in September. We have never done a FE before and really do not have any idea what to do. I really want to join in. I am going to have to do some thinking. You guys seem so creative.

    Linda
     
  19. Susiesark

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    AAshleySEG What kind of paint do you use on Vinylmation? I have a 9" one that I don't care for, and I'm thinking of painting it. Was even thinking about using chalkboard paint. :scratchin
     
  20. AAshleySEG

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    He used enamel paint and then clear coated with krylon for plastic ;)
    Chalkboard paint sounds interesting! Hmmmm...
     
  21. Marshay

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    I like the idea!! My only concern is actually a question.

    Do you know how many items you can drop off at GS for signature? I for one, plan to drop off 2 or 3 things (if I can) -- two pillow cases for my daughters and one print mat for me. Not sure if I could drop off another one or not.

    If so, no worries. If not, then your mat would go to waste (or I guess it could be given to another family that didn't know about the GS thing).
     

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