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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Perfect BFF Christmas Gift - Fragrance & Memories

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Shopping is always more fun with your best friend but what happens when you come to your best friend's name on your holiday gift list?  She is the one that gives you ideas for other people on your list but now you have to come up with the perfect BFF Christmas gift.  The struggle is real!  


While out window shopping I started thinking about my best friend, Lauren.  This girl and I have so many crazy memories together and just about everything I looked at had a memory associated with it.  Crazy how our minds do that.  I stopped in at my local Walgreens - my favorite place to window shop and instantly knew what I would treat my BFF with.  


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Lauren is just like me, neither of us take time or money to treat ourselves for special products like new fragrance. I found a great scent from Beyonce and knew that this gift set would be the perfect treat for Lauren. This fragrance is bright and citrusy and twisted with spicy ginger orchid and tangy orange blossom.  Sounds great right?  Another great part about finding these COTY Fragrance Gift Sets is that they are already boxed for Christmas.  Easy!

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To make this gift even more personal, I decided to make a simple Mod Podge picture frame for her as well.  Like I said, we have a ton of memories with each other so I know we will find the perfect moment and experience to capture in a photo for her to put into the cute frame.  

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Make a Simple Mod Podge Picture Frame:


Materials Needed:

Wooden picture frame
Mod Podge
Scrapbook paper - color/design of your choice
Foam brush
Buttons for embellishment
  
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Directions:  

1.  On the back of the scrapbook paper, trace the outline of the wooden picture frame.  

2.  Cut out traced piece from scrapbook paper. 

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3.  Using the foam brush put a thin layer of mod podge on the front of the wooden frame.  

4.  Carefully place the scrapbook paper onto the wooden frame.  Make sure there are no air bubbles under the paper.  

5.  Let dry for 2 hours. 

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6.  Once dry, add the buttons for embellishments as desired using a little bit of mod podge. 

7.  Let dry completely before adding a picture to the frame. 

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I think it turned out perfect and this DIY Christmas gift is perfect for those that are trying to stay on a tight budget this year for gifts.  A great way to get personal with the gifts this year - for example:  I chose a piece of scrapbook paper that I knew Lauren would love.  Arrows are her thing!  You could do this with every person on your Christmas List!  Time to get crafty and thrifty!  


I cannot wait to surprise Lauren with this new gift set.  I know that every time she wears the fragrance she will remember our friendship.  She is the jelly to my peanut butter!  Finding ways to celebrate your BFF is so important, and finding a great gift set is a great start for the holiday season. 


Time to make holiday gift giving stress-free with these COTY Holiday Gift Sets!  
Who would you buy one of these great sets for on your list?

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16 comments:

  1. That frame is so cute. I love how it came out.

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  2. That frame is adorbs! I'm sure she will love the gift.

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  3. Love the modge podge frame. You can do this for so many holidays

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  4. It's gorgeous! My mom uses Mod Podge a lot for her art. Very useful stuff. Great frame. Great perfume!

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  5. Love this frame idea and so easy to make!

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  6. what a great idea, such fun and so simple . I love making gifts

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  7. Those gifts sets always make great gifts for the holidays! I absolutely love your picture frame! It turned out really cute!

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  8. Aww, what a sweet gift! That frame is so cute. A fragrance gift set would be a really good idea for my sis!

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  9. Fragrance sets are always perfect gift ideas. I haven't smelled Beyonce's yet, but I want to!

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  10. That frame is so cute! I love the colors and the design!

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  11. Great gift idea. I haven't had a chance yet to smell the Beyonce new fragrance. I'll have to check it out.

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  12. Gifts that we make ourselves are an extra secial thing. It puts a little bit of us into the gifts we send.

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  13. Love pairing something homemade with a thoughtful gift like fragrance. #client

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  14. I think your picture frame came out perfect and I'm sure your friend would love that gift.

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  15. What a darling gift! What bestie wouldn't love to receive something so heartfelt?

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