Sunday, December 23, 2007

Last Minute Gift Ideas!

For those of you like me who may still be trying to find that perfect gift for someone on your list here are a few quick and easy Christmas gifts. By using supplies you may already have in your stash you can spruce up those bargain finds from your local dollar store or discount shop.

The first gift you can make are Personalized Stamped Candles!

Supplies you will need: Pillar candle; tissue paper; rubber stamps; inks & pigment markers; heat gun; embellishments (if desired).


*Stamp images onto tissue papers. *Color images if desired. *Wrap stamped tissue paper around the candles. *Heat the tissue paper and candle until you notice the tissue starts to disappear into the wax. *Continue moving the heat gun over the entire piece of tissue paper until it has completely disappeared. *Embellish if desired.

The next quick and easy gift is an Embossed Tin Star with a bit of cheer! This is just one of those inexpensive tin stars that can be found at most discount stores or craft shops. I covered alternating sides with Perfect Pearls in Forever Blue and Perfect Pearl (white). Added Stickles to each hill and valley. Attached a gemstone to the center and called it done! It's a perfect little hostess gift or for unexpected company.

This is one of my favorite gift ideas because it is made with alcohol inks! You can take any glass frame and spruce it up to make a wonderful gift for anyone on your list. This particular frame was very nice but it lacked something. By covering the back of the glass with Wild Plum, Eggplant and Denim Alcohol Inks along with a touch of Silver Metallic Mixative it gave it that added spark needed to create a beautiful frame. I also added some Prima flowers and gemstone centers for a finishing touch.

The last quick gift is a decorated light switch....I know, sounds odd but my 14 yr old niece LOVED hers!!

You can pick up embossed light switches at most any home improvement, discount or hardware store for a few dollars. They come in many designs in all of the usual combinations. To decorate, simply fill in the embossed areas with coordinating colors of Stickles Glitter Glue and let dry. It will take a few hours until it is completely dry because there is no paper to soak up the extra moisture as usual but the results are well worth the wait! It makes for a fun and funky gift in minutes for under $5.00!

I hope these quick and easy gift ideas will help you out with any last minute gifts you might need :)

Wishing You Inky Fingers!!!


  1. Fortunately I am all up to date with my gifts...but these are going to go on my to-do list after the holidays. Any of these gifts are perfect for any occasion...or even for your own home!
    Your stamped candles are so beautiful that I am going to tty and do some for my dd's wedding! Mine never came out that gorgeous. so I might have to ask for hints and tips! I had the problem with inks smearing, and the tissue paper wrinkling.

  2. What a rockin pic of dixie! lovin all of your samples and projects! You are the best!!


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