Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Busy Busy Busy...

I have been quite busy for the past week making all sorts of gift items for my friends and  my daughters co-workers. I discovered how to make these "canned" gifts several years ago,but never got down to actually make them. It's not easy to find the proper cans in my   neck of the woods. So who do you think saved the day...WAMA....aka, Walmart, of course. I managed to find fruit cocktail and peaches for $.86 each. It's the good thing dh likes canned fruit. He's been helping out and I will be making fruit jello for Christmas dinner. I doubt it'll go over as well as my buttermilk pound cake and rice pudding, but maybe the little ones will eat it. Inking Idaho makes these frequently. You can find her goodies here. In addition to making cans, I found cute and cheap shea body butters at the local Odd Lot store, 6 to a box for $5. I stocked up and then decorated them using  various JustRite stamps stamps, ds papers and whatever else caught my fancy.
I still have a few more cans to go for  neighbors and not much time, so that's my focus for the rest of the day.
Be blessed,
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Inking Idaho said...

Erica, so darling, they are going to love them!! Aren't they fun and easy!?
Merry Christmas

Deb Neerman said...

These are just adorable, Erica!! What a great gift idea; thanks for sharing!

Thanks for visiting me and for all your kind words; you da bestest!

Happy New Year, my friend!

~Hugs, Deb