A Couple Gift Ideas

I’ve gotten lots of gift ideas browsing craft blogs, and wanted to share a couple that I’ve used recently.

For Valentine’s Day, I was trying to figure out something I could make for Phil that would both communicate how much I love him but would be relatively cheap.  I found this great idea using a deck of playing cards, and pounced – I was able to combine two of his greatest loves, playing cards and me!  You could make this for any occasion, and for anyone, depending on the sentiments you include inside.  Here’s a peek at the one I made:

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I’ll be going to a friend’s wedding in October, and luckily she’s not online so I can show the gift I put together for her!  First, pick something from the registry – behold, the humble pitcher:

Then, add a few extra elements that can be used with it: lemon juice lemons, a couple kitchen towels, and a wooden spoon:

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And I haven’t done this part yet, but include a recipe for lemonade…

1 cup sugar (more or less to taste)
1 cup lemon juice
6 1/2 cups cold water

Dissolve sugar in lemon juice; add cold water.  Serve over ice.  Makes 2 quarts but can be adjusted as needed.

Minted Lemonade Stir in 2-3 drops peppermint extract to 1 quart lemoade
Pink Lemonade Stir in 1-2 teaspoons grenadine syrup to 1 quart lemonade