Personalized etched mugs for my brothers, sisters-in-law, and nephews turned out to be a great gift idea!
I bought these great mugs at the 99 Cent Store. Chad and I (yes, Chad enjoys helping with projects like this) used stickers for the names and taped off a rectangle to make it clean.
The goo we used is called Glass Etching Cream. On the link it says that she spent $40 for her bottle. My suggestion to her is to shop around a little better. I got my bottle at Michaels. It was only $12 and thanks to Emily's great suggestion, I printed a 40% off coupon.
And here is the finished product:
This is actually reason number 67 why I shouldn't be a craft blogger. I never took a final picture. I could lie and say I didn't want to post a final picture of their gifts before Christmas. But, the honest answer is my un-craftiness extends all the way to not taking the final pictures. Now that's funny. But you can get the gist with this example. Maybe I can stretch my crafting capacity and make fancy etched glasses like this one. Or maybe I should just stick with sticker letters to make words.
But do you want to know who is crafty in my house?
They asked if they could make giant snowflakes. Being the amazing mom that I am, I replied, "Yeah, whatever, knock yourself out."
They had a great system. Carah did something.
And then Morgan did something.
When they showed me the final result I was entirely impressed! I had no idea they were going to make such cool snowflakes. They ended up making five (at my request) and I hung them on the wall in our dining room. I'm so thankful they love to create!
I will definitely keep making gifts, but will never call myself crafty. It's just too much pressure.
What about you? What have you made, baked, or created for gifts this year?