Several years ago our children requested no new toys for our grandkids. They already had mountains of toys, and Christmas always just sent it all over the edge. So RancherMan & I have been gifting our grandchildren ‘Experience Gifts‘ for Christmas instead.
One year we took them to a live production of ‘A Christmas Story’ at a theater in a nearby town. We’ve taken them to see a live production of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ at a lovely refurbished 1940’s theater one year too. Often we’ll drive through a Christmas-Light display at the lake or stop at a restaurant for a bite to eat as well.
But they’re starting to get older, so this year we wanted something a little more physically challenging for them. So we hunted down a Warrior Ninja Obstacle Course/Trampoline park in a nearby town. It was all the rage on TV so we knew they’d love it.
We wanted to make a rustic, old-wood solar light feature. We used old, aged Bois D’Arc wood and old barbed wire. A metal elephant embellishment and decorative solar light on top finished this light feature piece. Perfect!
You can repurpose a pretty greeting card into a cute small gift box. It’s a beautiful, easy & zero-waste way to present your gift! Just a few cuts & folds will have your homemade gift box ready in minutes.