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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadders11 View Post
    A photo holder made from wood for my MIL. Perhaps an elephant picture made from buttons for my niece...but i need to find more buttons. Cookies, muffins, biscuits and squares for a bunch of people.

    I had more ideas, but not enough time! Maybe next year.
    I have a little boy that absolutely loves elephants...can you post a picture of what you are making? It sounds really cute

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    We make bread for the neighbors. This year, I'll also be making a basic butter cookie dough and including with it measured amounts to turn it into other cookies. (chocolate chips, etc.) They can freeze the dough/fixings or not. I like this idea because I can do a lot of hte work in advance and much of it is just putting measured amounts of things in plastic bags;very low stress!

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    Was thinking of having Sophie paint with fabric paint on plain aprons for the grandmas...doing some seashell picture frames...

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    Man you all have some awesome ideas!

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    The button elephant picture.

    http://http://bustedbutton.com/2012/04/27/button-elephant/

    Hope that link worked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophiasmama View Post
    Was thinking of having Sophie paint with fabric paint on plain aprons for the grandmas...doing some seashell picture frames...
    Sophia is Kindergarten age right?

    Have you thought about footprint and hand print reindeer on the apron.

    I made these with the kids when I taught pre school. and I made some on hand( tea towels) for grandparents when my oldest was 2 or 3.
    Like this only I used brown for the head, black paint for the antlers red paint for the nose ( used a thumb print for the nose) and I put the hand prints more over the toes instead of showing the toes.

    Hand and Footprint Reindeer Tshirt : Factory Direct Craft Blog

    It was lots of fun and the grandparents thought it was neat. I still have mine in the Christmas decorations.

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    Nadders11, I love that elephant! Elephants are my favorite! I wish someone would make me one!

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    Nadders, that elephant is just too darn cute!

    I am posting the pic/website on Pinterest. Just too cute to ignore. Thanks
    Last edited by Labontet; 10-13-2012 at 08:25 PM. Reason: adding information

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    I hope I can make one as cute as hers! My sil has an elephant obsession which has migrated into my nieces room. Though it would be cute for her birthday, which is December 24.

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    nadders that is adorable.......I am making homemade cookie dough, and a cross with the words Amazing Grace..

    I would love to make those make those dish towel pot holder angels I seen at the festival.....they were adorable.

    hopefully I am going to make one or two of those twig candle holders...we will see how it goes....

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    Nadders, a great place to score buttons for a decent price is at the thrift store. Buy old shirts or dresses with buttons the color you need--I do this on the sale days, or shop the $0.25 sale racks.

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    Nadders---there are a few pins on pinterest about dying white buttons: Pinterest / Search results for dye buttons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadders11 View Post
    The button elephant picture.

    http://http://bustedbutton.com/2012/04/27/button-elephant/

    Hope that link worked!
    Really cute nadders...............thanks for sharing!

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    Thrift store! Gonna look, thanks

    Dh just dyed something..super easy. I'm gonna see how many white buttons I have. Thanks!

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    I just did a google search for how to dye buttons.
    I have a lot of white ones myself here.
    This looks real promising
    Dyed Buttons | Rit Dye

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