Christmas Presents on a Budget!!!!

slippers - slippers
@firelight (1859)
Australia
December 3, 2006 9:28pm CST
My dear family and friends,Somewhat embarrassing to admit; I'm not getting an annual bonus and Christmas is tight this year. I will be making bedroom slippers for all as gifts. Please let me know your sizes. You'll most likely agree that it's a splendid idea, and should you wish to do the same, I've included the instructions below:How to make bedroom slippers out of maxi pads:You need four maxi pads to make a pair. Two of them get laid out flat, for the foot part. The other two wrap around the toe area to form the top. Tape or glue each side of the top pieces to the bottom of the foot part. Decorate the tops with whatever you desire, silk flowers (this is most aesthetically appealing), etc. These slippers are:* Soft and Hygienic* Non-slip grip strips on the soles* Built in deodorant feature keeps feet smelling fresh* No more bending over to mop up spills* Disposable and biodegradable* Environmentally safe* Three convenient sizes: Regular, Light and Get out the Sand Bags. Please see photo below, of the first pair I made so that you can see these nifty slippers for yourself.
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@juicemilk (2291)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
hahaha what a novel idea! They acutally look kinda comfy :)
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@firelight (1859)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
LOL they do don't they!
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@_hope_ (3917)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
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FIRELIGHT a gift made by your hands are a great idea i was bought up making gifts of clothes i think it`s wonderful all the love that goes into making them
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• Singapore
4 Dec 06
that is so sweet! i think christmas present should come from the heart and not the price tag to determine the value. i prefer to receive a handmade gifts anytime of the year!
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• United States
4 Dec 06
Those are ottally cute! Great idea!!
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@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I read this and now I am laughing at how many people think you would seriously do this! I hope for your family and friends' sake, you didn't do it! Hahaha! It is pretty funny though. I don't think we're getting bonuses this year. And if I do, it won't be a good one since I've switched to part-time now.
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@firelight (1859)
• Australia
5 Dec 06
lol, my hubby keeps wondering why I keep laughing so much at the computer, some of the responses are priceless!!!
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@brendalee (6086)
• United States
4 Dec 06
OMG! That was so funny. I thought you were serious at first. They actually are kind of cute though.lol
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@firelight (1859)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
LOL, it looks like quite a few people still think I'm serious!
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@honeybfly83 (1021)
• United States
5 Dec 06
OMG are those made out of maxi pads? That is hilarious! Well, I guess thats one thing their good for lol
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5 Dec 06
Uttery adorable slippers. Sorry to here about the tight budget but I'm sure your recievers will adore the slippers. I'm on a bit of a tight budget too but I'm got half the presents sorted and made sure to order anthing online before now.
• United States
5 Dec 06
CD Clock - cd clock
Last year I had literally zero income as I was battling cancer and battling my work to get my disability. We had one of the best Christmases ever though. I ordered books off paperbackswap, a free swap service I belong to that you get gently used books. Each kid got a book they wanted. I utilized the gift cards I got from doing web reviews to pick up a few other items. I made them each a card and in it told them why they were so special to me. And I made them each a CD Clock from used CD's and printing off pics from their hockey team. Between all 3 kids I spent less than $20 and it was truly one of the most memorable holidays we had. Sometimes you realize you raised your kids right when they realize the TRUE meaning of the holiday!
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@gingerjo (170)
• United States
5 Dec 06
such a cute idea. I am laughing trying to think of who to give them to.
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@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
5 Dec 06
LOL I go through about 4-5 pairs of slippers a year. They are what $5-9 a pair. But I could make them and spend only $5.00 a year. Good idea.lol
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@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
4 Dec 06
You definitely gave me my laugh for the day, and I must say that they do look kind of cute. I've got to cut and paste this to send to my friends and relatives. Thanks for posting it.
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@R3fl3XioN (3215)
• France
4 Dec 06
Hahah ! Nice idea.
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@funfreak2k2 (1740)
• India
4 Dec 06
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@hazeter (671)
• Philippines
4 Dec 06
I think if u are really a tight budget this christmas just think of a very simple way for a gift maybe u make a card or any simple which is not expensive. The important is it is coming from your heart.
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@mystikel (577)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
HAHAHHA what a funny idea....it makes me wonder that people actually have made these lol. THanks for the laugh....hmmm wondering who I could make a pair for xmas....who would get the best laugh
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@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
4 Dec 06
that was so cute, they don't look so bad either. but maxi pads are expensive.
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@ausnikki (4089)
• Brisbane, Australia
4 Dec 06
Lmao,what a fantastic idea.They're very cute!Anything that's good for the environment is fine by me.When shall I expect my pair??? :P
@mellyoz (447)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
I think it's a good idea and they look nice too :)
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
Cute, oh so cute firelight, but from the responses it does look like a few people think they are a wonderful idea. LOL Thanks very much for the laugh but I think I will stick with other pressies to give to family and friends. Except perhaps for a couple of friends who will also see the humour in these. :)