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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Handmade Christmas on a Budget

I got an email from my MIL, stating Christmas was going to be rather tight this year and she really hopes that I like homemade gifts. She's a classy lady, that MIL of mine, yes ma'am. Read below to see her note:

My dear,

It's somewhat embarrassing to admit, but Christmas is tight this year. I will be making bedroom slippers for you and the girls 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.

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: (1.) Regular, (2.) Light and (3.) Get out the Sand Bags.

I've attached a photo of the first pair I made so that you can see the nifty slippers for yourself....

Awaiting your response. It's crucial that I get the right size for each one of you.

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.

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Dawn @ My Home Sweet Home said...

I'm really trying hard not to wake the fam with my laughter on this one. These gifts would actually fit my budget this year, too! Thanks for the idea. ;-)

Tara said...

LOL I am still trying to figure out if you are serious or not LOL.. These are hilarious! My sisters would die if I made these. lol

Mzzterry said...

I will seriously consider making these for my mother in law! I gave her slippers for her birthday and she returned them! Yeah, gotta love Mother in Laws, gotta!

Audra said...

ROFL! Someone has way too much time on their hands to have come up with these!

Emily said...

easily the funniest thing i've seen all day. :)

Michele said...

ROFLOL!!! I'm embarrassed to say this, but I'm still trying to figure out if your MIL was serious or if she was joking!! My guess, and my hope, is that she was joking???

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
Butterfly Whispers

Chilihead said...

ROLLING! I think I'll send a pair to my aunt. She'll love them! This is just awesome and what I needed this morning. :D

Heather said...

Now that's funny. LOL

- Sprittibee said...

HA! I have a box of the mattress-sized ones they sent me home from the hospital with - would those work for some man slippers?

Robin ~ PENSIEVE said...

Cute...I "received" these last year and now I'm wondering if you got a RE-GIFT!!!

It gave me a smile today...thanks :).

jenny said...

lol big time and well this realy would make a grate gag gift to give to some one. if i did this my family would realy think i was off my rocker lol just cant stop lol got to go.

I am Boymom said...

Seriously rolling on the floor here. Sad thing is these will totally fit my budget! I'm already trying to figure out who I can give them to!

Sara said...

Ok, hilarious. I'm thinking I should make some for the other playgroup moms. I'm sure they would love them!

MelADramatic Mommy said...

Thanks for the chuckle. Those would make a great white elephant gift.

Tonya said... has been soooo long since I've 'dropped' in...and lo and behold I check out your 'crafty' posts and find IS time you guys get back to SBCns have really corrupted you for too long...heehee....honestly....this is toooo stinking funny....Luv ya girl!