As I've told you before, we spend Christmas Eve at my mother-in-law's home with all of Patrick's siblings and their families. We used to all draw names, but a few years ago, the men opted out of the gift exchange. The sisters and sisters-in-law still draw names and exchange a gift. Our kids also draw names and exchange gifts. And everyone buys gifts for all the little ones.
I have an alter-ego named Elvira Elf who gives gifts to all the women who are there for Christmas Eve. It's always something very small, never more than $5. I don't have to do it, but it's something I really enjoy doing. It's fun to look for or make just the right gift at a price I can afford. This year's gift was such a hit, I thought I would share it with you.
This year's gift was nail polish and pedicure toe separators.
My original idea was to wrap the nail polish in a tube (I used empty toilet paper rolls). However, when I added the toe separators, I couldn't fit both pieces into one tube. So I ended up splitting two tubes and nesting them together to make one wider roll.
- Pure Ice nail polish - $1.99 each at Wal-Mart
- Glittery toe separators - 99 cents each from Big Lots
- Glittered tissue in red and green - $1 from Dollar Tree
- Empty toilet paper rolls - FREE
- Yarn which was left over from another project - FREE
This idea was inspired by several things I saw on Pinterest. They all used "For Your Mistle Toes" instead of "For your Twinkle Toes."
I'm working in second grade the rest of this week and Our Little Princesses will be here for the weekend. I'll be back with new posts next week.