Monday, December 8, 2014

Real Magic for Christmas: Share a Coca-Cola Float Gift Basket for your Neighbors!

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Christmas is such a magical time. I feel like I am always looking for cute gift ideas for special people in our lives. Because, the real magic of Christmas is giving. And, if your family is anything like mine, we have a TON of people to buy for just in our immediate family. But, I like to do nice things for our neighbors and friends too, without breaking the budget. So, today I am going to show you how to get inspired to create a SUPER easy gift for friends and neighbors, just to show them that you are thinking of them this holiday season. 

And the best part? It's under $25. 

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For the first step, I picked up some of these adorable glass bottles of Coke at Wal-Mart. 

I don't know about you, but I feel like everything is cuter in a little glass bottle. 

So, here's what you will need to make an extra cute basket for your neighbors or friends!
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I found a low profile, wide mouthed basket at the craft store to start my project. 

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Here's a pro-tip to styling baskets---newspaper! Add crumpled newspaper (or leftover plastic shopping bags) to the bottom of your basket to help build up the contents.
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After I added the newspaper, I simply put red and white bag shred on top for fluff. 
To make the basket a little extra festive, I added some of these red and white candy striped pipe cleaners. I threaded them through the top of the basket, all the way around. 
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Then, I added the 6 pack of Coca-Cola in glass bottles, some individual ice cream cups, straws, and some cute glass Coca-Cola glasses from the dollar store. I used the extra pipe cleaners to add some cute little "scarves" to the necks of the Coke bottles. 
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I added a tag that I designed with my Silhouette and some cute red ribbon and it's ready to give to my neighbors!

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Do you have a fun tutorial using Coca-Cola that you can share? Or any ideas on how to make this Christmas more magical?  If so, make sure you use the hashtag #realmagic, because when My Coke Rewards sees those hashtags, they will send a special message back to you!  Also, be sure to tweet or Instagram a picture of your smiling face (and maybe those of your friends and family too), along with that hashtag! Because, Christmas is all about making people smile! 

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My Coke Rewards is a great new program that rewards you for your purchases through points! You can use those points, OR you can donate them to one of many deserving charities. I love that part! My favorite option is the St. Jude program! You can donate your points directly to St. Jude. As the mother of a patient at St. Jude (my son has a genetic disease that creates tumors), I cannot stress enough how much we love that place! And we're in Memphis! 

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Have fun creating real magic with your family this Christmas!

9 comments:

  1. What a super cute and fun idea for a gift! Love it!

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  2. This is so cute and a great gift idea for friends and neighbors!

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  3. That gift basket for floats is such a clever idea! You've done it again Brittany!

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  4. This is a great idea - my in laws LOVE Coke products and I know this would be a big hit with them on Christmas Eve. Thanks for the idea!

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  5. Girl you KNOW I would love this! I heart Diet Coke....Great job.

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  6. I know a few people who would LOVE this!

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  7. What a fun idea!!! Even if you didn't send it, I can think of other fun ways to use this idea at home with my kids. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  8. What a perfect Christmas idea!This is so cute and would be flawless at a festive Christmas party!I totally love this!I'm a Coca-Cola girl in any case, and this simply fulfills me super!Thank you so much.

    April Ross.

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