Another under-five gift - handpainted wine glasses. Bought four glasses from the dollar store, and painted a Christmas design using glass paints leftover from a wedding favour project from last year (bride paid for paints and allowed me to keep the leftovers!). Gave the glasses to the recipient yesterday, so that she'd have them early enough to actually enjoy them during the holiday season. She loved them, even moreso because she truly appreciates handcrafted stuff. She's got a useful, one-of-a-kind gift and I'm only out of pocket $4!
I'm using the leftover glass paints to create several other gifts, each of which will cost under $5:-
- DH requested a Christmas themed coffee mug
- Set of wine glasses to coordinate with my sister's Christmas china pattern
- Personalized spoon rests for the cooking lovers on my list (spoon rest from dollar store)
- Painted glass ornaments
- Mosaic tiles (rescued from discard pile at a construction site where DH worked) were painted and turned into fridge magnets
The paints allow me to create last minute gifts (especially hostess gifts) very quickly and easily. It helps that my favourite dollar store is less than 10 minutes away from my house!