Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hot Chocolate Mug Gift



We are getting closer and closer to the big day, December 25th, and you might be realizing you forgot a few people on your list!  What do you get your co-workers, kid's teachers or neighbors for the Holiday's that won't break the bank?

Well, I have a cute idea for you!  These little Hot Chocolate Mugs!  They're really simple to make and you can find all the supplies at your local Dollar Tree!

All you need is:




-Mugs (Make sure it says Microwaveable safe on the bottom.)
-Hot Chocolate packages 
-Ornaments 
-Cellophane (This one I actually had on hand)
-Tissue Paper
-Tape
-Something to close the top.  (You could use ribbon, pipe cleaners or anything else you can think of)

First thing's first, you put your hot chocolate packs into the mug.  I would probably put 2-3 in each, depending how many people you are giving them to and how much money you would like to spend.



I then cut up some tissue paper into little squares and placed them around the Chocolate packs to fill in the empty spaces.

Next, take your cellophane and cut it  into the size you need.  Make sure you measure it and have enough to stick up on top.  Once you cut it, gather the corners first and lift them up to the top over the cup so they reach evenly over the cup.  Tuck the sides in and tape them down.  Gather the cellophane tie it together, I used a twisty for this.  Finally, add your ornament to it and maybe even a name tag and you are all done!



I gave these to some of my co-workers and they loved them!  I now plan to give these to my daughter's teachers!  Best part is it cost me less than $10 for 5! Woohoo!

What do you think about these little mugs?  Do you have any other cheap and easy gift ideas?  I'd love to hear your ideas and thoughts in the comments below. 

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Free Printable: Holiday Gift List


Have you started your Holiday shopping yet?  Christmas is just around the corner and if you are a last minute shopper, then you might be scrambling to get your gifts purchased in time!  But even if you have been shopping since January, it's still hard to keep track of all those gifts.

Have no fear, 1-2-3 Neat & Tidy is here!  I've made a cute little printable to help you keep track of those gifts for all those special people in your life.  


(Click here to print)


There's a place for the recipient's name, the gift you plan to get them, what store to get it at, the cost, if it's been wrapped or not and lastly if it needs to be shipped.

I've thought of everything for you to stay organized this Holiday shopping season.  All you have to do is print this out and put it to use!

Let me know how you like this little printable in the comments too!  I'd love to hear your feedback!  

When do you start shopping for the Holidays, early or last minute?  

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Use Wrapping Paper Scraps for Storage


The Holiday season is upon us and along with it comes gifts and tons of wrapping paper!  With so many beautiful patterns and colors, wrapping paper could become a nuisance.  (Especially if you are like me and have a wrapping paper hording problem.)  

One issue that most of us have is how to keep the roll closed when we are done using it so it can be easily stored.  Today I will show you my way of doing this!  It's really easy and costs nothing!  

Here's a hint...don't throw your wrapping paper scraps away!  They are just the thing you need for storing!  All you do is simply take a piece of scrap wrapping paper, wrap it around the center of the roll and put a piece of tape to close it off.  Make sure you don't make it too tight around, just enough for it to easily slide off, but to where it doesn't fall off.  



And Wallah!  You have your roll ready to be stored without worrying about it opening and getting crumbled.  I told you it was super easy! 

Do you have another technique that you use for easy wrapping paper storage?  Let me know if the comments below!  

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

DIY Holiday Decor: Wine Cork Ornaments


We have been collecting wine corks for a long while now, so we have a pretty good amount.  I wanted to use some of them this year for a holiday project and thought that incorporating them into our tree as ornaments would be the perfect way!  The best part is they were super easy to make!  

I gathered some materials that I needed.  All I used for this projects were wine corks, ornament hooks and pliers.




This project will take you less than a minute to complete one!  Just simply grab your wine cork and decided which side you want it to hang from.  I chose the side that already had the hole from the cork screw.  I then flattened one side of the ornament hook and pushed it into the existing hole.  Some of the corks were a little difficult, so I used pliers to help push the hooks in.  




I tied a pretty gold bow on the top of all my corks to add a little sparkle.




After that you just simply hang your corks onto the tree and you have a super cheap and beautiful ornament! 




Am I the only one who collects their wine corks for random projects?  


Stay tuned later on this week for more DIY ornaments!  






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