Homemade FE gifts - Part 2

Pirategirrrl

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After months of reading off and on I finally made it to the end of this thread, after the first one of course! :yay:

Thanks for all of the great ideas! I really didn't know where to start since this is our first cruise. I've bought supplies, not sure what I'm going to do with everything yet but I need to get started! :dance3:
 

dolphingirl47

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I spend some time this morning taking photos of my Fish Extender gifts. When I am back from my vacation, I can post them here.

Corinna
 

eeyoremommy

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For those of you that laminate your homemade gifts, I have a question. Do you use pouches or pockets? For example, I have bookmarks that are 4 to an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper. Can I laminate them together, then cut them apart? Do I need to cut them first and place them in separate things? I have not purchased my laminator yet. I am trying to gather info first, but it is cheaper to buy one than to pay to have my stuff done. TIA.
 
  • dolphingirl47

    In Search of the Tag Fairy
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    I did lanyards for everybody on my last cruise and I laminated the name tags just in case they mistakenly end up in the pool. I used my Xyron Creative Station and laminated them with that 3 at a time and then just cut them out.

    Corinna
     

    WhitGB

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    For those of you that laminate your homemade gifts, I have a question. Do you use pouches or pockets? For example, I have bookmarks that are 4 to an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper. Can I laminate them together, then cut them apart? Do I need to cut them first and place them in separate things? I have not purchased my laminator yet. I am trying to gather info first, but it is cheaper to buy one than to pay to have my stuff done. TIA.
    I would advise that you cut the bookmarks to the size you want them and then put them in the laminator pockets leaving a reasonable amount of space between them.

    You want to make sure that each bookmark is laminated on all four sides so they dont peal apart. If you were to put a 8x11 piece of paper into the laminator and then cut the bookmarks once you are done you end up with unsealed sides. Either way works, I have just seen better results with all four sides sealed. You may get one less bookmard per laminator page.

    Good Luck!
     
  • 1153rsmith

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    I notice that the previous thread on homemade FE Gifts has been closed for some reason.

    I finally have ours ready to post, so I thought I would start a new thread.

    If you are on the 4/25/12 Magic cruise to Key West, please do not look.

    You can highlight the areas in front of the links to see an item description. Like I said, don't do it if you are on the 4/25 sailing, unless you want to spoil the surprise.

    Here is a duct tape wallet my son made http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy267/1153rsmith/Fish%20Extender/DSC_0095_20120414_13149.jpg

    Postcards http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy267/1153rsmith/Fish%20Extender/DSC_0103_20120414_13157.jpg

    First aid kits designed to hook on belt loops or backpacks http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy267/1153rsmith/Fish%20Extender/DSC_0210_20120330_12948.jpg
    Paper Star Christmas Ornaments http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy267/1153rsmith/Fish%20Extender/DSC_0097_20120414_13151.jpg
    Mickey Mouse Confetti http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy267/1153rsmith/Fish%20Extender/DSC_0102_20120414_13156.jpg
    I think they all turned out pretty good. What do you guys think.

    :wave2:
     

    WhitGB

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    Hi there. For those who asked, the key fobs were much easier than I had expected. Using the 7/8" ribbon, I fused it to 1 1/4" webbing with 7/8" Heat n Bond, then stitched along both sides of the ribbon with matching thread on top and webbing colored thread in the bobbin.

    Using a rotary blade, I cut the length to 11" and stitched the two sides together 1/4" from the ends. The key fob hardware then clamps to the stitched end covering that stitching. For ease of handling, I worked on sections of 44" at a time.
    Does anyone know where you can get the key fob hardware that is not online? I just wanted to give it a try and make a few for the kids before ordering everything. I tried Joann's and michaels and both thought I was nuts, I even pulled a picture up on my phone to show them what I was looking for. TIA.
     

    Dream_2011

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    Does anyone know where you can get the key fob hardware that is not online? I just wanted to give it a try and make a few for the kids before ordering everything. I tried Joann's and michaels and both thought I was nuts, I even pulled a picture up on my phone to show them what I was looking for. TIA.
    I look everywhere so what I did was order only 10 and try key fob I think for 7.95 free shipping and I will give the to my BFF for mother day off course not Mickey ribbon I order then and receive they are so Q
     
  • 1153rsmith

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    It took me a while to find this thread... I finally have something to offer.

    If you are on the 4/25/12 Magic cruise to Key West, please do not look.

    You can highlight the areas in front of the links to see an item description. Like I said, don't do it if you are on the 4/25 sailing, unless you want to spoil the surprise.

    Here is a duct tape wallet my son made http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy267/1153rsmith/Fish Extender/DSC_0095_20120414_13149-1.jpg

    Postcards http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy267/1153rsmith/Fish Extender/DSC_0103_20120414_13157.jpg

    First aid kits designed to hook on belt loops or backpacks http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy267/1153rsmith/Fish Extender/DSC_0210_20120330_12948.jpg
    Paper Star Christmas Ornaments http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy267/1153rsmith/Fish Extender/DSC_0097_20120414_13151.jpg
    Mickey Mouse Confetti http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy267/1153rsmith/Fish Extender/DSC_0102_20120414_13156.jpg
    I think they all turned out pretty good. What do you guys think. :confused3
     

    KarlaG4Kids

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    It took me a while to find this thread... I finally have something to offer.

    If you are on the 4/25/12 Magic cruise to Key West, please do not look.

    You can highlight the areas in front of the links to see an item description. Like I said, don't do it if you are on the 4/25 sailing, unless you want to spoil the surprise.

    Here is a duct tape wallet my son made http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...0414_13149.jpg

    Postcards http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy267/1153rsmith/Fish Extender/DSC_0103_20120414_13157.jpg

    First aid kits designed to hook on belt loops or backpacks http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...0330_12948.jpg
    Paper Star Christmas Ornaments http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...0414_13151.jpg
    Mickey Mouse Confetti http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...0414_13156.jpg
    I think they all turned out pretty good. What do you guys think. :confused3
    The only link that worked for me was the one for the postcards. They looked great. All of the other links said the "page couldn't be found".
     

    sissy_ib

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    I believe I got it off the Disboards DISign thread. Here is it....

    This is awesome! I may use that.

    I have made Disney word finds and found lots of other printable Disney puzzles, coloring sheets and even DCL recipes. I'm ordering postcards from VistaPrint, ordering some magnets and making more, making Mickey Head luggage tags, pirate themed photo frames and photo key chains with a graphic that has our cruise date and itinerary and putting in Disney pens and crayons.
     

    mckymaniac

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    Does anyone know where you can get the key fob hardware that is not online? I just wanted to give it a try and make a few for the kids before ordering everything. I tried Joann's and michaels and both thought I was nuts, I even pulled a picture up on my phone to show them what I was looking for. TIA.
    I had no luck at Joann's, hobby lobby or Michael's. Finally found them on Etsy but they are also available on EBay. :)
     

    Blueyes87

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    Dec 28, 2011
    We just got back from the Mexican Riviera Cruise a few weeks ago and we had some of the most wonderful FE gifts :goodvibes But now that were back and things have calmed down I just wanted to post my FE gift. My idea came from last thread and after going back and forth trying to decide what to do I'm glad I did this....I just hope everyone else did to :rotfl:

    These are the coasters that I made and gave out...of course I had to keep a set for myself ;)

     

    1153rsmith

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    OK, I think I fixed the links on this... see if you can see them now. Thanks

    It took me a while to find this thread... I finally have something to offer.

    If you are on the 4/25/12 Magic cruise to Key West, please do not look.

    You can highlight the areas in front of the links to see an item description. Like I said, don't do it if you are on the 4/25 sailing, unless you want to spoil the surprise.

    Here is a duct tape wallet my son made http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy267/1153rsmith/Fish Extender/DSC_0095_20120414_13149-1.jpg

    Postcards http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy267/1153rsmith/Fish Extender/DSC_0103_20120414_13157.jpg

    First aid kits designed to hook on belt loops or backpacks http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy267/1153rsmith/Fish Extender/DSC_0210_20120330_12948.jpg
    Paper Star Christmas Ornaments http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy267/1153rsmith/Fish Extender/DSC_0097_20120414_13151.jpg
    Mickey Mouse Confetti http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy267/1153rsmith/Fish Extender/DSC_0102_20120414_13156.jpg
    I think they all turned out pretty good. What do you guys think. :confused3
     

    WhitGB

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    OK, I think I fixed the links on this... see if you can see them now. Thanks

    You can see everything and they are really cute. I like the star.

    Thanks everyone who answered my question regarding the key fob hardware. I will try ebay.
     

    gatorfreud

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    Mar 23, 2008
    Love all of those! I was going to try the one your son did too, but I think I won;t since I am running out of time! :)

    Love those coasters too!!!

    Kim
     

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