Friday, August 8, 2008

Creative Birthday Gifts

Summer is always a hard time for us financially, but this one was particularily rough. July was a tough month on it's own and then we had two birthdays to celebrate on top of it all. We had to get creative in order to give the kids some great gifts without spending a fortune.

It has been well documented on this blog how much our kids love costumes. Cainan especially changes costumes 4 or 5 times a day. They play with them outside, inside, in bed, in the car and in the pool. So....we have piles of costumes laying around all of the time. We've got big tubs to keep the costumes in but somehow they never seem to end up back in there at the end of the day.

Brian came up with a great solution to the overflowing costumes and a fun, inexpensive birthday present too. He made Cainan a costume rack. It is basically just a board with a series of hooks on it. Then he got online and downloaded the logos of all of their favorite costumes. I used Mod Podge to decoupage the logos onto the board, labeling the hooks for the appropriate costumes.

Isn't it cute? Cainan loved it and he loves hanging his costumes up on their hooks. Believe it or not we didn't have space for all of them. I guess there is always Ryker's birthday.

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