Here's a no-brainer Hello Kitty project that will simplify your gift list. Start with one insulated cup (straw included) and a puffy, plastic Hello Kitty sticker. Spread glue (I used 527) almost to the edges of the sticky side of the sticker. Place sticker (with glue) on cup where desired and hold momentarily. The unglued edges will hold the sticker in place until the glue sets. Voila! You have an instant gift which can be filled with candies, arare, cookies, hot chocolate mix (BFC has lots of delicious mixes), or crafting supplies. Your friend, co-worker, teacher, or coach will love this simple gift. Ben Franklin Crafts has a good variety of printed insulated cups so you can have fun creating somethng unique in just a few minutes. Happy Holiday Crafting!
When you start running out of time or gift ideas for a Hello Kitty fan, try this simple idea. Purchase a ball chain (in a color to match the charm) from Ben Franklin Crafts and attach a HK charm. The one on the left had a lobster claw already so all I did was clip it on. The necklace on the right (sorry the photo show a pinkish hue on the metal parts but they're really silver colored) has an open heart HK charm to which I attached a jump ring. The charm (from a vending machine) was then connected to the jump ring. I think these necklaces would be suitable for a young girl or grown-up Hello Kitty lover. Hope you like this quick gift idea and that it helps to resolve some of your gift-giving stress. Enjoy the season! This last Hello Kitty quick idea is great for those of you who don't have gift wrapping skills because the wrapping is the gift! Start with a Hello Kitty bento (lunch) box; Ben Franklin Crafts has many with appropriate Christmas colors. Fill the box with crafting supplies and/or edible goodies and tie it with a fancy ribbon......you're done!
I filled my Hello Kitty box with American Crafts ribbons, Doodlebug Design twine and cellophane candy bags filled with the little mylar-like beads from Sierra Pacific. The cost of the entire gift was under $20. I really like the fact that the recipient of this gift can use the box and I didn't have to fuss about the wrapping. Hope you liked these three ideas and that they have helped you with your gift list. Happy shopping and giving!
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