Homemade FE gifts - Part 2

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  1. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    I love the bracelets and the tropical flower hair clips.

    Corinna
     
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  3. lilpooh108

    lilpooh108 DIS Veteran

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    This is beautiful. :thumbsup2
     
  4. ladyj0212

    ladyj0212 "Dream"ing of Disney Cruise

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    Thanks! I'm hoping the ladies and girls on my cruise will like them as well!:goodvibes
     
  5. lilpooh108

    lilpooh108 DIS Veteran

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    I would have LOVED to have received these. Your coasters are amazing!
     
  6. labdogs42

    labdogs42 <font color=darkorchid>I managed to wrestle a play

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    I'm still wracking my brain for ideas for the men and teenage girls in my FE. Any thoughts?
     
  7. redsonja76

    redsonja76 Mouseketeer

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    Teenage girls: dcl themed manicure sets. Disney keychains, scrapbook kits, funky cool socks, bracelets, lotions, gum, bookmarks.
     
  8. Fivepin

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    Love your coasters!! I have a Cricut as well. I made some for our last cruise-just found some designs and resized them.

    I had the same problem with the tackiness! I was upset when I pulled them apart that some of felt fuzz was left behind from the tile above it. I used the tiles.

    I used Modge Podge as my top layer. Thought next time I would use the clear spray sealant, but you're saying that didn't help you either. Maybe it's this Florida humidity for me!

    Have you heard of a solution? Would love to know.

    Thanks
     
  9. Diane71969

    Diane71969 CRUSIN ALONG

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    Has anyone ever shipped their FE gifts to port prior to arrival? We're they delivered to your room? How do you send them / address? Worried about weight in luggage.
     
  10. brendah

    brendah Earning My Ears

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    I looked into shipping ahead, it would have been $45 UPS and $35 US Postal Service to go from California to Florida. I was also worried about receiving the box too late as I read where one person received their box as they were disembarking. It was cheaper to check on the extra bag at $25 on Virgin America so that's what I ended up doing.
     
  11. brendah

    brendah Earning My Ears

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    Here are the FE Gifts I made. We had over 135 people so it got a little complicated. I also was doing it for two cabins. This was our first Disney Cruise and first cruise in 9 years. It was a lot of fun and I am impressed by all the thoughtful gifts and trinkets we received from everyone. So thank you to everyone who was on our June 29th Eastern Fantasy Cruise FE exchange!

    Survival cord Key Fobs for all the adults:
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    IMG_3227 by brendah2, on Flickr
    and Hello Kitty -also showing the backside (the light pink survival cord glows in the dark)
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    IMG_3222 by brendah2, on Flickr

    close up
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    IMG_3242 by brendah2, on Flickr

    Cabin gifts - these had a small first aid kit inside (just some bandaids and a first aid booklet) I covered up the company logo with ribbon from Joann's.
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    IMG_3491 by brendah2, on Flickr

    magnets for the adult men and older boys (12 and up)- a blank magnet is also shown for comparison
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    IMG_3236 by brendah2, on Flickr

    Glass Tile/Pebble necklaces (for all the ladies and girls ages 12 and up)
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    IMG_3232 by brendah2, on Flickr

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    IMG_3233 by brendah2, on Flickr

    Survival Cord Bracelets for the guys ages 8 to 20- I hope they fit ok!
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    IMG_3229 by brendah2, on Flickr
    and some for both girls and boys
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    IMG_3219 by brendah2, on Flickr

    Treasure boxes for 4 to 7 yr olds
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    IMG_3234 by brendah2, on Flickr

    It did get really complicated and I probably gave some people the wrong stuff because I ended up with extra boxes at the end and I couldn't figure out why. We also had some last minute additions that I tried to catch but we left a week early for 5 days at WDW with no internet access so I missed some posts on our cruise meet thread.

    These were the handmade gifts, other things I gave were fuzzy socks, knee high socks, plastic binoculars, bubbles, glow sticks, Hannah Montana and High School Musical pens and stampers, a couple of Disney whiteboards and nightlights, a sheet of Sock Monkey magnets, Star Wars Angry Birds erasers and for the 5 yr old girls, a little handbag.
     
  12. Diane71969

    Diane71969 CRUSIN ALONG

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    LOVE these!!!
     
  13. tiffcox

    tiffcox Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for posting these! What great ideas!
     
  14. Diane71969

    Diane71969 CRUSIN ALONG

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  15. Uonlyliveonce

    Uonlyliveonce Earning My Ears

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    This is so Beautiful!!! What a great FE gift ideal !! :)
     
  16. Woobie

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    I sent our FE gifts ahead with some other stuff. It arrived with our luggage to the cabin. However, it was clearly opened/box wasn't in great shape. Nothing was missing, but there was also no note or explanation why it was opened (did the dogs hit it for some reason?).
     
  17. mrssmiddy

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    Any chance you could send me your instructions for the paracord key fobs, or tell me where you found them. I have been searching for instructions for 3 color key fobs, with no luck. I would greatly appreciate it!
     
  18. wachnicki

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    Love the treasure boxes!
     
  19. brendah

    brendah Earning My Ears

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    Thank you!

    Yes! I googled "survival bracelet" when I saw someone in this thread or the previous one saying her son had suggested survival bracelets for the teen boys. I wondered what made it a "survival" bracelet and was amused to find out that among other things, you could use them to make a clothesline- like a clothesline is really necessary for survival, although I guess dry clothes would be.

    I started by making the single color and two color bracelets while waiting for the cords I ordered on Ebay to ship from China. I ended up liking the cord from the US better, but the Cheapo Overseas ones were ok in the end. Here are the instructions for the plain two color ones- I googled it since I couldn't find the original instructions I had googled a couple of months ago.http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-a-Two-Color-Survival-Bracelet/

    For the third color, here is a link to a youtube video by Tying it all Together. I didn't realize this was survival/paracord, although I have been subscribed to this channel for a couple of years now. I kind of guessed at the center part- which is the third color. I made a closed loop with yellow paracord with the ring and charm attached and then melted the red and the black cords together and continued from there. Let me know if you still have questions or want more complete directions, I'd be happy post more information, like how many inches each piece measured but I'm sure yours would take up a different amount depending on how tight you pull the cord to finish it and how long you want the fob to be.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7TDszlZDBA

    I was inspired by a picture I found on Pinterest which led to this Etsy listing:http://www.etsy.com/listing/119120840/new-hand-crafted-mickey-mouse-pendant?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=mickey&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=26&ga_search_type=all
     
  20. SaraCat

    SaraCat Earning My Ears

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    I've wanted to share my FE gift for ages but didn't want to spoil the surprise for anyone on my cruise....now it's long over I can finally share!!

    I made DCL Camera straps :-) People seemed to like them. My hubby gave a download card of his own piano music and we also included cotton scarves.


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  21. ksinglet

    ksinglet Oh Yeah - Platinum!!!!

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    That is great! I would have LOVED one. Do you have instructions on how you made them? Where did you the materials? I have DCL ribbon that I've been making key fobs with, but would love to try this.
     

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