Friday, December 14, 2012

Last Minute Gift Idea (and cheap too!)

Here's a last minute gift idea if you find yourself in a crunch. This cost me $5 for a total of 4 gifts! That's only $1.25 per gift and it's something you can personalize as well. It doesn't get much better than that.

First a picture to get your creative juices flowing:

Here's what I used and what I did:
Set of (5) Wooden Kitchen Utensils - cost $5.00
Crochet Potholders - cost $0 (already had on hand)
Recipe Cards and Recipes - cost $0 (already had on hand)
Raffia or Ribbon for bows - cost $0 (already had on hand)

I tried to make the recipe something that the recipient would like. For example, I used the 7-Up Biscuits for an uncle of mine that likes to cook. I found the recipes online and I'll list those for you later. I used a hole punch to make a place to secure the card to the utensil, using raffia because it's literally what I had in reach. I tried to pair up the utensil to match the recipe also. I dug out the potholders I made when I went on that dishcloth/potholder-making spree earlier this year and used one potholder with each utensil. Put it in a box and wrap it up neatly. Voila! Gift in a jif!

Recipes used:
7-Up Biscuits
Amish Peanut Butter
Ginger Tea
Buffalo Chicken Salad 

Now if you don't have crochet potholders or dishcloths on hand simply run to the nearest Ollie's, Big Lots or Dollar General Store. They'll have them for a very reasonable price and you can still make this thoughtful gift in a minimal amount of time. Be Merry even if those around you aren't!

Happy crafting!

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