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Manicure in a Jar Gift Idea + Printable | 100+ Gift Ideas

Today is a fun day today!  I am part of a huge group of amazing bloggers who joined forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week!   Over 100 of my talented blogger friends are sharing lots of inexpensive birthday gift ideas and free printables, including my Manicure in a Jar + Free Printable Birthday Tag!

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Birthdays are so much fun and I LOVE celebrating and we really don’t celebrate with fun gifts as much as we get older!  Here is a super inexpensive one that you will be proud to give to girlfriends to celebrate their special day!

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I picked everything up at my local dollar store!  Including the mason jar!  The ribbon & cotton balls  I already had at home but they have ribbon and cotton balls too!  :)  Pick any small assortment of nail goodies to fill your jar!

Manicure in a Jar Supplies

I unwrapped them and placed them inside the jar.  I filled the void space at the top with the cotton balls so nothing would hit against the glass jar.

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Then I added some ribbon around the jar lid and then printed off the birthday tag and attached with some twine.

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This couldn’t be easier and it’s a thoughtful gift that is inexpensive so you can give one to all your special girls!!  How nice would it be to receive a cute package like this on your birthday??

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As for the other creative ideas, a lot of these gifts are versatile for any occasion, and can be a to gift to your friends, family, or even that gal that you’d like to get to know better. Even more fabulous–most gifts are under $5, and have coordinating printables to make it super simple!

101 Birthday Ideas for Friends

{Blog Hop Birthday designs by C {dot} love}

Are you ready for some inspiration? Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on each of links below each collage to see the gift idea and printable closer, along with instructions on how to make them, like mine above. I like to open a bunch of new tabs, and Pin my favorites for later. Don’t forget to follow the Birthday Gift Ideas Pinterest Board as well, to save future great ideas.

32 Things About Me On My 32nd Birthday

Today is my birthday!!  As my kids say:  I am turning OLD!  32 actually, but to them that is REALLY OLD!  So in honor of number 32 I thought I’d share 32 things about me, you may not know!  So grab your coffee, diet coke or sweet tea and let’s get more accquainted!

  1. I read magazines back to front.  I don’t know why…always have!
  2. I don’t like any nuts in any dessert.  I love a good mixed nut bowl and I love desserts but I don’t love them together!
  3. I don’t normally drink ice in my beverages.  I like it cold but no ice.
  4. I make lists and put things on the lists that I already have accomplished to make myself feel better.
  5. I am really good at darts when I drink.   It’s a bell curve…one drink too many though and it’s all downhill from there.
  6. I am highly allergic to poison ivy.  I can look at it and get it.  That’s the only thing I am aware that I am allergic to.
  7. I can bend my thumbs back at the first knuckle.  Don’t believe me…let me show you!  (yes it’s out of focus—but you get the idea!)bendy thumbs
  8. I can still do cartwheels.  My kids think I am amazing!
  9. I can water ski with no hands!  {I put the rope between/behind my knees!!  Honest!
  10. I won my dad’s truck when I was about 14 in a bet over a song on the radio.  He made good when I was 18 and bought me my first used but new to me car!

Mickey Mouse Centerpieces

Another super cute (and super inexpensive) project to add some Mickey Mouse fun to your party!   Items Needed: Small metal buckets or bins Dried Beans Small Doll Rods (1/4” or smaller) Styrofoam balls in 2 sizes (an assortment package at Dollar tree has enough for one centerpiece) Black Paint Embellishments (Pinwheels or star stakes…

Vehicle Upgrades

This is a post filled with pictures of my kids and not much else.  Just putting that out there at the start! Freddy & I unfortunately are still driving the same rides, but the kids totally moved up in the world.  We gave Michael a new bike for his birthday!  It was much needed! Which…