Secret Pal Ideas from Author Chelly Wood

Need an idea for your secret pal's next gift? Here you go!

#FREE #Pattern for #SecretSanta #GiftBag @ SecretPalTeachers.WordPress.com

Yesterday I gave you my pattern for a gift bag, but how do you put it together? The image above shows the gift bag in all its stages, so you can easily cut yours out and put it together.

If you also sew, remember that I have hundreds of free doll clothes patterns on my other website, ChellyWood.com.

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Easy #DIY #Gift Bags for Your #SecretPal or #SecretSanta @ SecretPalTeachers.WordPress.com

Every year I post my gift bag pattern, and every year it gets lots of hits. So here it is once again.

You just place the pattern over the top of a colorful old Christmas card from last year, trace, cut, and tape. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

gift bag for Silly Santa presents that are inexpensive

Image: iClipart

Next time I’ll post a picture of a finished DIY gift bag, so you know how it should look when it’s all done.

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#SecretPal #GiftIdeas for #MayDay

Even if you don’t know anything about embroidery, a daisy stitch is a simple and fun stitch that can be used to make a cute card for your Secret Pal or office friend. Just have a look at the tutorial above. How easy is that?

Now consider using yarn and a yarn needle to daisy-stitch a gift card. Inside, you may want to put a little poem for May Day, like this:

Monday, May first

Is the first day of May

As the flowers bloom

Children come out to play

Your Secret Pal

Wishes to say…

Happy May Day

 

And there you go! It’s as simple as that. Please note that although my posts only happen once a month most of the year, these posts occur weekly during the holidays, when it’s “Secret Santa” season, so it’s a good idea to bookmark this website for later reference.

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#SecretPal #Birthday Card and #Poem (Free) @ SecretPalTeachers.WordPress.com

Here’s a generic Secret Pal birthday card. It’s free to print, as it’s my own design. My only request? Please like it on Facebook, add a link from your blog, pin it on Pinterest (with info about where it came from), and/or promote my website in some other way that suits you. Thanks!

free printable pdf birthday poem quote card from secret pal

Image: My Own Creation

p.s. This is a re-post.

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#SecretPal #Birthday Card and #Poem (Free) @ SecretPalTeachers.WordPress.com

Here’s a generic Secret Pal birthday card. It’s free to print, as it’s my own design. My only request? Please like it on Facebook, add a link from your blog, pin it on Pinterest (with info about where it came from), and/or promote my website in some other way that suits you. Thanks!

free printable pdf birthday poem quote card from secret pal

Image: My Own Creation

p.s. This is a re-post.

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Administrative Professional Day #Gift Ideas

Vector image of a house key

Image: iClipart

#Administration #Secretary

What do you give your Administrative Professional (i.e. secretary) on Administrative Professional Day? It needs to be clever, eye-catching, and it should demonstrate how much you appreciate your secretary’s hard work.

A DIY gift is always nice. Why not use “You’re the key to our success” as your theme?

Include a poem:

To our success

You are the key

We’d be locked out

If it weren’t for thee

Your golden wisdom

Turns things around

You can handle

Every problem found

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

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Anyone up for a game? Here’s my “How to Reveal Your #SecretSanta #Game”!

It’s December 18, and a lot of office parties and Secret Santa groups are going to be ready to reveal their Secret Santas. So I thought I’d post my Secret Santa game for all to see and share.

As part of the party, have everyone bring a couple of old Christmas cards. Provide everyone with tape and scissors. Then have them make the following “Christmas Card box”:

Create a gift box from my easy pattern and your old Christmas cards!

What’s needed? Two Christmas cards, scissors, and tape… That’s all!

Next, have everyone put three hints about themselves on strips of paper and slip these inside an envelope with their name on the outside of the envelope. The hints should be things we might not know about each other. For example, one person might be able to say: a.) I’ve never flown in an airplane, b.) I’m allergic to kiwi fruit, and c.) for Halloween this year, I dressed up as a witch.

Make sure the envelope is very small — small enough to fit inside the box. Here’s a link to various envelope templates you can use (that template link is found on allcrafts.net).

Next, have the Secret Santa reveal party’s host take all the card boxes and envelopes into a separate room to put together the game. You’ll need to know which Secret Santa was assigned to whom, so bring your sign-up paperwork with you. Meanwhile your co-host can entertain everyone with another game while you prepare the reveal game.

Here’s what you do:

1.) Choose a random card box. (Not necessarily the one made by the person’s Secret Santa.) It needs to be random to avoid having the players guess their Secret Santas based on who brought which cards.

2.) Pick up an envelope and make a mental note (or sticky note) of the name on the outside of the envelope. Pull the hints out of the envelope and place the envelope name-side-down inside the card box. Tape the envelope in the box so the name cannot be seen.

3.) On top of the taped envelope, place the strips of paper which list the hints given by this Secret Santa. Set the lid back on top of the box.

4.) Look through your sign-up sheets to see who that person’s partner was, and write the partner’s name on the outside of the box.

5.) Complete steps 1-4 for each player. Return to the party and give each player the card box with his/her name on the outside.

6.) Players take turns opening their card box, reading the strips of paper, and guessing who their Secret Santa might be. Do not allow anyone to look at the name on the other side of their envelope until everybody has made a guess.

7.) Simultaneously, every player lifts the envelope from the bottom of their card box to see who their Secret Santa was.

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What does my DIY Christmas card gift bag look like when completed? Here it is…

Just take a look. This image shows the DIY Christmas card gift bag in all its stages of creation:

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Make Christmas Gift Bags Out of Old Christmas Cards–an Easy DIY Secret Santa Project

Every year I post my gift bag pattern, and every year it gets lots of hits. So here it is once again.

You just place the pattern over the top of a colorful old Christmas card from last year, trace, cut, and tape. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

gift bag for Silly Santa presents that are inexpensive

Image: iClipart

Next week I’ll post a picture of a finished DIY gift bag, so you know how it should look when it’s all done.

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Secret Pal Birthday Card and Poem (Free and Printable)

Here’s a generic Secret Pal birthday card. It’s free to print, as it’s my own design. My only request? Please like it on Facebook, add a link from your blog, pin it on Pinterest (with info about where it came from), and/or promote my website in some other way that suits you. Thanks!

free printable pdf birthday poem quote card from secret pal

Image: My Own Creation

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