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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.
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!
I found a low profile, wide mouthed basket at the craft store to start my project.
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.
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.
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.
I added a tag that I designed with my Silhouette and some cute red ribbon and it's ready to give to my neighbors!
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!
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!
If you're interested in the awesome new Coke Rewards program, you can follow them on all their social media channels here:
Have fun creating real magic with your family this Christmas!