Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Last Minute with Jilly

My friend (like IRL!) Jilly is here today!  She blogs at Hi! It's Jilly where she'll wow you with her insights, make you laugh about mommy madness moments, and inspire you with crafts, yummy recipes, and kid tips (among other things).  Today she's got some really cute ideas for last minute kid gifts... and we all know how much I like last minute...

Hi! It's Jilly. I blog over at...Hi! It's Jilly. I'm tickled pink to be here today! Kim and I have been friends since high school, and I've always loved her creative self! I'm so glad I get to participate in the Gift It! Series for the second year in a row! (Here's last year's contribution. Thanks for asking! ;) ) School is starting soon, or has already started. You know what that means? All those birthday party invitations are going to start rolling in! What's a momma to do?! Well, here is a round-up of fun and easy gifts YOU can make that the kids will love AND that won't break the bank!
Printable Sewing Card Activity For Kids
Printable Sewing Cards from Handmade Charlotte. Add some colorful embroidery thread and some needles and you're good to go!
Handmade Superhero Masks from Cutesy Crafts. What little boy wouldn't love these?! She even includes a free template for you. Holy nice, Batman! (Sorry. I couldn't resist.)
Magnetic Me from Creative Juice. How fun is that?! And, the Mom will love you, since this will keep their kid quietly entertained for hours. 
DIY Doodle Book with FREE Printables. Your kids will love them!
DIY Doodle Book from Hi! It's Jilly. Yes, it's my own, but they are so, so easy and fun. Add a pack of crayons or markers and you're done.
Mix and Match Alien Magnets from Fireflies and Jellybeans. I think these little aliens are so cute! You can print out the aliens and let your child color them for their friend. They will be so proud to give this gift!
Super Hero Fort Kit from Meg + Andy. All kids love to make forts, and the moms will appreciate this gift, because their kids won't be digging out her nice sheets and blankets anymore! The glow sticks are a great idea!
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Disney Princess Finger Puppets from Made It On Monday. Aah! How cute are these?! She includes a free printable template, making this gift extra easy to make!

I hope one of these ideas helps you with all those last minute birthday parties. You know, last minute because the invitation was crumbled up in the bottom of your kid's backpack for two weeks. ;)

200x200 HIJ Headshot 2012Jillian Robertson is the mom of eight-year-old triplets and the wife of a podiatry resident. She is the author of the blog Hi! It’s Jillywhere she shares crafts, recipes, useful tips, and entertaining anecdotes.  In her “spare” time she enjoys singing and playing the piano, crafting, planning parties for friends, and watching way too much Food Network & HGTV. You can find her on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagramand Google+

Due to being a professional procrastinator, and not the MOST organized person ever, I know these easy, last minute gift ideas will come in handy for me!  Love them all - especially the doodle books and the felt masks.  Thanks, Jillian!

Check out last night's double duty post. (This idea is also pretty last minute!)
Come back tomorrow for another great guest!

*Be sure to check the right sidebar for all the fun parties I link to!

1 comment:

Tracy K. said...

I'm glad you included the doodle books, because you're right, they are cute. Thanks for today's cute ideas.

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