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    Homemade Christmas Presents

    Rather than trying to find gifts that my older family members don't need I decided to put together some potted plants for some of them (parents, grandparents, aunts..). So I ran to Home Depot and picked up some random pots, soil, and a bunch of different succulents and cacti. Turned out pretty good.

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    You are a veritable artist. Nice job.
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    Cool idea,Gordon! Those look great!

    One Christmas many years ago I had a similar idea.Instead of running around spending $$$ on stuff my family members didn't care about,I made them birdhouses.I went around to spots in the hills where people would dump their crap.I gathered up a bunch of old weathered wood and built about 6 different birdhouses.I used some paint and hardware I had laying around.The only thing I spent was time,and a little gas finding the wood.Everyone loved that I took the time to make something,instead of just buying a gift from a store.

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    Nice idea, I would rather get something like that then some useless junk.

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    Personal and thoughtful! I love this!
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    They will all be dead in a month. Even the plants.

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    Nice job Gordon and by Judy's remark above I would say you scored some points for the men.
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    Those are really cool, Gordon. We have a few of those on our balcony that were store bought.
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    Great idea. So how do you wrap those suckers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Great idea. So how do you wrap those suckers?
    You say to the wife, "hey, I just made all these cool gifts so can ya put a pretty bow on 'em?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrasmak View Post
    Nice idea, I would rather get something like that then some useless junk.
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    Personal and thoughtful! I love this!
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    Nice job Gordon and by Judy's remark above I would say you scored some points for the men.
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    Those are really cool, Gordon. We have a few of those on our balcony that were store bought.
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    Cool idea,Gordon! Those look great!

    One Christmas many years ago I had a similar idea.Instead of running around spending $$$ on stuff my family members didn't care about,I made them birdhouses.I went around to spots in the hills where people would dump their crap.I gathered up a bunch of old weathered wood and built about 6 different birdhouses.I used some paint and hardware I had laying around.The only thing I spent was time,and a little gas finding the wood.Everyone loved that I took the time to make something,instead of just buying a gift from a store.


    Thanks everyone for the comments/compliments. Other than Jim Beam, you sir would get a backhand from my 88 year old grandmother for that jackass comment.

    Going to get some rocks to cover the soil with after work and will post the final product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Thanks everyone for the comments/compliments. Other than Jim Beam, you sir would get a backhand from my 88 year old grandmother for that jackass comment.

    Going to get some rocks to cover the soil with after work and will post the final product.
    Yes that is about as low of a comment that one could have made. Merry Christmas jackass Jim Beam.
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    Very inspirational thread.

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    This is a great idea, more people should do this. This takes thought and care. Good job to you sir.
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    Merry Christmas! Finished the plants off with some rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Beam View Post
    They will all be dead in a month. Even the plants.
    You have got to be kidding.

    Gordon, rest your lovely grandmother, I'll be happy to do the smacking myself.
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    Man, how do I get on Gordon's X-mas list?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Man, how do I get on Gordon's X-mas list?
    I was thinking the same thing. Those arrangements are outstanding, I could use one of them to brighten up my porch.
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    Awesome!!!
    This past summer we did a salsa garden and some cucumber for pickles, enjoyed it much more than I though I would!
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