Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gift Idea Wednesday: Last Minute Gift!

Who's ready for Christmas?!  Now that I finished making this last minute gift and painted some candy cane nails, I'm ready to go!

Bring it on, Saint Nick!

Ok, if you are not feeling so confident and you want to add more gifts to your pile under the tree, I have some fun ideas for you :)

If you have an old board game around the house, personalize it!  Change the addresses on Monopoly to addresses in your neighborhood, put your family's pictures on the Life game pieces, whatever.  Figure out how to make it more fun.

And it's totally free!  Yipee!!!!!

Sorry, I got a little excited there.  What can I say, I like free stuff.

My nephew love love loves Guess Who? and will wear it out given the chance (by the way, he has noticed it is missing already).

Personally, I'm tired of seeing Maria's smug look and green beret.  I mean, really, who wears a green beret. Maybe a raspberry beret...but green?  I think not.

Here's how I made it.
I chose 24 pictures and made a grid collage in Picasa (it's a free photo editor--Google it) and printed it.  Then I cut the pictures out using the Guess Who? cards as a template.  They are 1 1/2" wide X 2" tall.

Print 3 copies of your collage and glue stick them to the 2 sets of little cards that go in the holder or just make new cards if you don't want to mess up the old cards.  Also, you'll have to glue pics on the old game cards that you choose to find out who your "person" is (the yellow cards in below pic).

If you have more than 24 people to include, you can make extra cards and switch them out periodically or group people together (like couples).

So cool--I cannot wait to give it to him!

If you are not into cutting and pasting, I also have been making some quick teddy bears using an old pair of corduroy pants that would make great stocking stuffers.

Made them using this pattern from Bev's Country Cottage

If you need more last minute gift ideas, check out my gift idea round-up from last week!

Merry Happy Everyone!!!


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Kenya G. Johnson said...

Great idea with the guess who game! Well all great ideas. Love the fingernail - you should have done all of them like that ;-) Stopping by from Katherine's Corner.

Linda said...

Thanks RENEE, for stopping by and leaving that lovely compliment.

Yona said...

OH WOW!!! That is the coolest idea about the Guess Who game... I am going to try really really hard to make this for my nephew for Christmas...I hope I can pull it off... hopefully the thrift shop or used book store will carry this game. I am So EXCITED!

Now following you from Favorite Things Thursday.

New End Studio said...

Hi Renee,

Is that a lima bean on Maria's head? You're right a green beret is for the Marines, I think, not a good fashion look as is for her.

Thanks for stopping and following at my blog. You have some awesome ideas and recipes: Drool isn't cool, except on babies. Your low fat sloppyjoe is inspiring.


Katherines Corner said...

What a cute idea, I love playing guess who with my grandchildren, this is a sweet idea.thank you for sharing and for linking to Thursday Favorite Things blog Hop at Katherines Corner. Merry Christmas Hugs!

the cape on the corner said...

i LOVE the guess who personalized game! this was a game my brother and i played practically every weekend, and it does get repetitive.