Thursday, December 15, 2011

Twinkle Toes: A DIY Gift Idea

Here's a quick, easy idea for a non-edible (cause don't we get enough junk to munch on this month?) gift that is perfect for teachers, girlfriends, secretaries...whoever! Last year I made these for my girlfriends; this year I'm making them for all the girls in my husband's office.

What are they? Twinkle Toes kits!

Simply take a small container of your choice. This year I used the little paint cans from your local craft store. Decorate the outside with any type of paper/fabric/ribbon combo you want.


And them stuff them full of all the cute mani/pedi supplies you want! ULTA is a great place to get your items, as is your local drug store. If you watch closely (or if you're an avid coupon-er) you can get most, if not all of your supplies for next to nothing. I think last year I spent a total of $7.00/kit. What did I put in them? A full size nail polish, mini bottle of lotion, toe separators, a tree-shaped pumice stone and a nail file/buffer. A few pieces of chocolate never hurts either.

I'm still not quite done "stuffing" my paint cans for this year yet, and I still have some finishing touches to add, but you get the idea.

These were the kits I made last year. I found the cute little jars at Hobby Lobby for 50% off; the rest of the paper/ribbon I already had at home.


Have fun! And I promise they'll be a big hit!

15 comments:

Debbie said...

adorable, such a cute idea

Jenny said...

very cute idea! great gift.

Brittany said...

I LOVE this idea! My nieces would surely love it too. Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower...would be so grateful if you stopped by ours too :)
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Vicky said...

That is adorable. What a fun idea that would be great for so many people on the gift list. I am a new Twitter follower visiting from Family Ever After. Vicky from Mess For Less

Jenna said...

this is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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Erin said...

SO darn cute! Pinned it =o)

Kadie said...

How cute is this?!! My daughter would love it. Such a great idea:).

Shiloh said...

That's a super cute idea! How fun. Lol, my hubby works with mostly ladies. I wonder if that's what he should do for coworker gifts.;) Hehe, maybe not.

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Hi! Visiting from chef in training. Super cute idea :) Ill have to remember it for upcoming birthdays and holidays!

Rach H said...

very cute! you're being featured tomorrow at my party!

Denyse @ Glitter, Glue, Paint said...

What a super cute gift idea. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

xoxo
Denyse

Paula@SweetPea said...

This is a great idea! I have bunches of coffee canisters that I've saved from Trader Joe's that I could use for this idea. Thanks for sharing with Throwback Thursday.

Denise Murtha said...

Great gift idea!!

Amanda Smith said...

This is a really adorable idea! Thoughtful and it won;t break the bank. I'm pinning!

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