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I love gifts that go a little above and beyond and have a little extra personal touch to them. I wanted to do something like that this year for some of my loved ones, but I wasn’t quite sure what to do. I’ve painted packages, added little ornaments, pretty bows and ribbons, but then one idea dawned on me when I was in the aisle at Walmart one afternoon.
Yup. Extra gum.
What about making little snow flowers out of them? It’s affordable, really quick and easy, and creative. My kids (who absolutely love chewing gum) thought the idea was fabulous and had so much fun helping me decorate some presents.
These really are so simple to make and make a great statement.
What You Need:
1 package of Extra sugar-free gum (makes three snow flowers)
An assortment of scrapbook paper
Kraft Wrapping Paper
Anything else you’d like to decorate with!
1. Carefully attach a glue dot on the backside of the gum, sealing the wrapper together.
2. Attach to the second stick of gum
3. Continue to add glue dots and gum sticks until all five sticks are stuck together
4. Using glue dots attach pom poms to the top of the snow flower and Viola!
After the flowers are made, add them to your gifts by using glue dots. That way the gum can still be chewed as an added little bonus present 😉
Cute scrapbook paper for leaves and petals, add ribbons and tape… remember be creative!
You can also follow along with Extra Gum on their Facebook for more great holiday ideas!
Remember, it’s not always what you buy, but the little things that are created from your heart that make the holiday season so magical!