Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Glittery Hot Glue Snowflake Ornaments

I made ornaments with my kids today!!!!!  This is actually a big deal since my kids are both boys and 18 and 19 years old.  The one actually told me it was kinda cool. Yea! If you would like to make some fun ornaments for yourself or if you want a craft to do with your older kids, watch this video.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Wrapped Up in Christmas!

This is the seventh and last year my children will be in public school since my baby is a Senior. I homeschooled my boys during their elementary years, so teacher gifts were easy. I just went to the store and bought myself something. But now, it's a little harder. As a public school teacher myself, I know how thankless the job can feel at times. I really want to show my appreciation without breaking the bank.

For Christmas this year, I stole an idea that I've seen many times on Pinterest.  So I headed over to Dollar Tree and went shopping. I bought wrapping paper for $1/roll at Dollar Tree. I also bought a package of Christmas Gift Tag Stickers. There were 8 sheets of stickers which was perfect since I needed 8 gifts. I also bought 2 bags of ribbon with 5 little eggs of ribbon in each (leaving me with 2 extra.)
Eight rolls of wrapping paper for eight super teachers!

My faith is a big part of who I am. Christmas is a celebration of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The wrapping paper ideas that I saw on Pinterest said cute things about being stressed during the holiday and running out of wrapping paper etc. But, I wanted my gift to honor Jesus' birthday.  So I came home and created tags on my computer that I printed and cut out. My tags say: May you be "wrapped" up in the joy of the Savior's birth this holiday season! Merry Christmas! From: The Jetts" I saved the tag for you to use.

PDF of my Wrapped Christmas Tag
My tag with the message to be "Wrapped" in the joy of the Savior's birth.

I found ribbon in my stash that I probably bought at after Christmas sales in years past. I used my circle punch to make a large hole in the tag because my ribbon was quite wide and thick. I strung my big ribbon through an egg of ribbon, a sheet of tags, and my tag. Then I wrapped it around the roll of paper and tied it in a bow.
One page from the sticker book of tags.
Wrapped my ribbon through the egg of ribbon.
After wrapping the ribbon through the tags, egg of ribbon, and card, I tied it in a bow.

It was pretty simple and inexpensive. For 8 teachers, I spent $11. I hope it brightened the teachers days and let them know that they are appreciated. *I realize that a gift certificate for a massage or a liquor store would be MOST appreciated but, alas I am on a budget.
My gift.