Stilettos and Diapers Reviews: If You Give a Girl a Sharpie...{Last minute DIY Christmas Gifts!}

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

If You Give a Girl a Sharpie...{Last minute DIY Christmas Gifts!}

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If you give a girl a Sharpie, the first thing she'll do, is craft!




She'll start a list of things she'll want to DIY and realize they can all be made with Sharpies. After a stop at Staples, her list will grow. Especially after seeing that Sharpies now come in metallics.  photo fd116f4a-9bbd-480a-83c9-96f9ecfb494a_zps2cd055fe.jpg
First up: Classmate gifts. A cheap package of styrofoam cups can be transformed into adorable snowmen with 3 different colors. To save from having to add gift tags, her child can write his name on the back. 
 photo cd7fb857-2b57-422e-b498-67167c7a521f_zpsbdba5842.jpg The cups are then filled with festive pencils, a candy cane, holiday fruit snacks and a package of hot cocoa. A ziplock bag with the top sliced off and some ribbon completes the look. Her child will be a huge hit in his class! 
But why stop there? So many Sharpies, so little time! She needs gifts for the teachers, and fast. 
Because it's always more fun to have something that's handmade, let's keep going with the Sharpies! A basic white mug, decorated with a Christmas tree and personalized on the back, is the perfect gift for a Kindergarten teacher.  photo IMG_2703_zps15dd9e80.jpg
Do all the decorating, then place on a cookie sheet in the oven. Turn the oven to 425. When the oven is up to temperature, set the timer for 30 minutes. When the timer is done, turn the oven off, but leave the mugs in until they are completely cool, or else they can crack. This will set the ink, although, it does change the color just a bit. The lime green Sharpie turns into the perfect Christmas tree green after baking! Fill the mug with Starbucks salted caramel cocoa packets and a candy cane before tying it up with a gift card. 

And keep in mind, that if you give a girl a Sharpie, she'll want something for herself, too. This means that her gold holiday manicure will get a face lift, thanks to a black Sharpie and a topcoat. {Just make sure you pull the skin back so the ink is on your nail only, not your skin!}
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If you're in need of some last minute holiday gifts, these are quick, easy and sure to please! Keep in mind that if you use Sharpies on a glass, keep your design 1" away from the rim and do not eat from areas that have Sharpie designs on them. 

Head over to Staples to stock up on Sharpies. I got the 12 pack of assorted colors for $6 (they're still on sale!) and the metallic packs for $3.49 each! Check out Sharpies Pinterest boards, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more inspiration! 

4 comments:

  1. Thank you!! I needed an idea for classmate gifts!!

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  2. What a cute idea and a great way to get the kids involved!

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  3. With 2 days until the kids' class holiday parties, I had no idea what they could bring. Thank you for this post. You just saved Christmas! lol

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  4. Awesome, now I know what to get my friends

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