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What to do Weekends Party #196

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Happy Fall, Everyone!!
I'm so glad you're here. 

Marty at A Stroll Through Life offers this cool tablescape.

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Awesome Gift Baskets to Make for Everyone on Your Christmas List

Making gift baskets is SO much fun especially when you can tailor it to a specific family. It's great when you know what they like. I try to pay attention to what the person or family is interested in during the months before Christmas.


This super awesome gift "basket" for gardeners is made from a garden hose. Dreaming in DIY has
all the particulars. Don't you just love it?

Garden themed silent auction basket:

Date Night Gift Basket  - this is cute for newly marrieds.

A Cook's Package could be put into a glove potholder like this. Cool.

DIY Gift Baskets    #TodaysEveryMom

Check out these 13 creative and inexpensive handmade gift ideas using Mason jars. Create food gifts, candleholders, and more. This vintage kitchen staple will keep you crafting through the holidays.:

I love this Camping Gift Basket in an ice chest - AWESOME - on Pinterest.

Camping gift basket idea for school silent auction:

Margarita Basket - obviously you have to know that the recipient of the gift drinks margaritas, right?

Margarita Basket

Car Care themed auction basket I made for a work event!:

Family Game Night Gift Baskets resident retention:

There are many variations to making a spa-themed basket, and a self-designed custom basket for someone special can be created easily and inexpensively or with a bit more effort and money. The latter is best put together when more than one person or family is contributing to it financially. Either way, a spa-themed basket will be a welcome and much...:

Goodie Basket for Families - teen boys would like this, too. :)

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TEAriffic Gift Basket for aunts and grandmothers

TEAriffic gift basket:

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Laundry gift basket. Great idea for a baby shower gift!

Crock Pot Gift Basket filled with goodies.. how cool is this?

DIY Crockpot Gift Basket - Cute idea for Foodies via Tonya Staab - Do it Yourself Gift Baskets Ideas for All Occasions - Perfect for Christmas - Birthdays or anytime!

Dog Gift Basket (also could be adapted for a cat gift basket)

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Craft Gift Basket for the crafty people on your list.. fill with paints, scissors, fabrics, etc.

Gift basket for crafty mom

A gift basket for a family with young children can be a movie night theme with a special movie for kids (maybe a recent release so that they don't already own it). Popcorn, hot cocoa, special kid cups with fun straws, mason jar cups with straws, glow necklaces, fun place mats for the food, maybe some popcorn bowls. A fire stick would go well also. Well, you get the idea, anything that would enhance a movie night at home.

Coffee Lover's Gift Basket is easy to make..

Coffee Lovers Gift Basket

A Christmas morning basket would be awesome for any family. It could include pancake mix and syrup, special coffee, mugs, candy canes, chocolates, etc.

A gift basket for a family with teens could include sketch pads, #2 pencils or graphite sticks, colored pencils, a book on drawing, chocolate, snackies etc.

Baseball themed Easter or gift basket:

Diy fishermen gift basket.:

I hope you found some gift giving inspiration here. Baskets are so much fun to put together.

Best wishes, 

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Cutest Birdhouse Gift

Cutest Birdhouse Gift 

I'm doing a series of diy gifts to give for the holidays and this is one of them. I think this makes a huge statement. 

Here is another great gift idea and easy to put together. I'd love to get one of these birdhouses, wouldn't you? We have lots of nature lovers in our family. Having a birdhouse/bird feeder tree in the front yard I am always thrilled to see the little birds flying in to munch at one of our bird feeders or nest in one of our birdhouses. It's the small things....

I bought the birdhouse at Michael's Crafts but all the craft stores have wooden birdhouses, some even cuter than this one. I painted the birdhouse white. At first, I wanted a shabby chic look but then it just went to cute. I'm okay with that, too. I wanted to buy an old table leg for the wooden pole but settled for this stair baluster.

I bought a colorful bowl to sit the birdhouse on. There were lots of pretty bowls but I thought this one said "Autumn" pretty well.

I like to use Fabri-Tac which is a very good, water proof glue that dries clear. It's great for fabric, too, of course.

The kids can help with this gift and wouldn't they be proud to gift this to a grandmother or special aunt? It's a really cute and useful gift, easy to make and makes a big impression, don't you think?

Are you going to make some of your gifts this year? Maybe just for special people?

Best wishes for Fall,

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What to do Weekends Party #195

Welcome to What to do Weekends Party 
Happy Fall, Everyone!!
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Haunted Pumpkin Patch Popcorn by Frugal Foodie Mama

Candy pumpkins and ghost shaped sprinkles are tossed with peanut butter coated popcorn in this irresistible Haunted Pumpkin Patch Popcorn Crunch.

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Time for Tea Wonderland by Flamingo Toes


Mint Lip Balm by Simply Stacie

Mint Lip Balm - Your lips will feel soft and minty fresh with this easy DIY beauty recipe!

Pumpkin Hoop Fall Banner by Country Chic Cottage

Make this pumpkin hoop fall banner for your fall mantel!

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Cute Fabric Container Gift Bag Has Many Uses

Over the next few months I'm going to be posting some great diy ideas for gifting for Christmas. Here is one little bag that is very doable if you sew. It's a standard bag with one handle. It goes together very quickly once everything is cut out.

Directions: Cut 1 piece of fabric 8 1/2 inch by 20 inches (that's the bottom part of the bag). The top part is 4 inches by 20 inches. I used contrasting fabrics for this bag and a neutral gray for the handle. I ironed on some stiff lining onto each piece of fabric. The lining is only 8 1/2 inches by 20 inches
 as the top lip of the bag folds over to make a 2 inch border at the top on the outside and the inside of the bag. Sew the 8 1/2 inch x 20 inch fabric to the 4 inch x 20 inch front fabric. On the other side of the 4 inch fabric sew the liner. Now you have one large piece of fabric with a 4 inch contrasting fabric in the middle. Fold this over vertically and sew all the way down to make a long tube. Fold over so that the 4 inch fabric is folded in half with 2 inches showing in the front and 2 inches on the inside of the bag. Turn inside out. Sew the bottom closed. To make the gusset, follow the directions for the wine gift bag I made. Then turn inside out and sew the liner closed by machine or by hand.

I added a piece of thick cotton lace to delineate the top from the bottom of the bag.

I had a battenburg doily that I turned into this flower. It's really easy to make flowers. You need an oblong piece of lace or fabric and then just turn it around and around, gluing with the hot glue gun at the base of the flower. I show how to make flowers here. A flower dresses up everything, don't you think?

I tucked some pretty little towels into the bag but you could put whatever you like, soaps, creams, etc. Do you know anyone who would like a nice gift like this?

Best wishes,
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What to do Weekends Party #194

Welcome to What to do Weekends Party 
Happy Fall, Everyone!!
I'm so glad you're here. 

Reese's Pie Cookies by Simply Stacie

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