Over Christmas， quite by accident we stumbled upon a creative gift wrap idea that I thought I would share with you guys!anniversary gifts for couples
We were at Target， 2 days before Christmas frantically shopping for a box to wrap some odd sized gifts in for my niece and nephews. ？I couldn’；t find anything in the store that would work， the place was pretty picked over.
We walked past the party aisle and mostly as a joke (and out of utter exhaustion) I saidsofa pillow covers， “；let’；s just wrap them in a pi？ata”；…； My kids (and husband) thought it was a great idea， so we did!
What started out as a crazy hunt for gift box at Target turned out to be a fun little Christmas gift.
After we decided on the pi？ata idea， we headed over to the dollar section to get a few other trinkets to put in the pi？ata’；s along with the gifts we had purchased before hand. ？Things like glow sticks， stickers， slinkys and crayons.
We ended up with 3 pi？atas， 2 “；shoes”； for the boys and a cupcake for the girls. ？The hole in the pi？ata was not quite big enough to squeeze the toys all into， so we cut a little trap door in the bottom of the pi？ata to make for easy access (we just taped it back closed).
I knew the kids well enough to know they would not want to “；hit”； the pi？atas to break them open. Obviously if you want to hit the pi？atas to get the gifts out then I would not put anything in there that is breakable.
The kids had a great time digging into the pi？atas to find their gifts， and ended up keeping the pinatas afterwards to play with.Connect with me：
Do any of you sewers also crochet? Or do crocheters also sew? (is crocheters a word?) I’ve been getting the feeling these are one-or-the-other type hobbies. Even so,I’ve just been learning crochet this year and i really like it, though for me it’s a little bit of delayed gratification, since most projects seem to take longer then sewing. That being said, I’ve tried to come up with projects that use crochet but are a little quicker, like this top.You just crochet the neckline, then sew the dress to it. It’s a lot like the Snappy Toddler Top, with a different neckline.The cotton yarn is nice and airy for summer, and I ADORE this Eau de Mer fabric, Push Green, which is on sale right now (along with all japanese import fabric) at Fabricworm. Get the full Quick Crochet & Fabric Top tutorial after the jump…Quick Crochet & Fabric Top
It doesn’t matter if it’s your first child’s first term or you’re a seasoned pro, the phrase ‘back to school’ can stress even the most laid-back parent. Uniform shopping is never going to be a first choice activity for you or your kids, but it has to be done.
Do you ever get creative ideas while sleeping?