September 1, 2014

From Ghost to Snowman: A Transformation for an Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Gift

Beanie Baby ghost to snowman for Operation Christmas Child

My daughter found a basketful of Beanie Babies at a Hospice Thrift Store and picked them up for me. They were just 25 cents each if she bought them all (a major find for us).  One of them was a ghost.  I didn't feel he was appropriate for a shoe box so I gave him a make over -- "Let It Snow!"  I'll add other Snowman themed gifts, too.  I also plan to crochet a scarf and hat to match his.

Mary, at Clip With Purpose did the same thing with some witch dolls she was given.


So if you receive a donation of an item that you don't feel is appropriate to include, see if there is a way to make it work by giving it a makeover.

Happy Packing!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is awesome I never thought about giving them makeovers. I just haven's used some. Thanks for sharing with us.

Cheryl said...

Glad to give a little inspiration for making things work :-) . Hope you have some in the future you get to make over.

Kristy said...

How VERY cute and clever!!!!! I like the snowman far better too! :)

Dede said...

You are so creative! This is a great idea. I'm hoping to send an extra box or two this year. Your tips are giving me ideas!

Cheryl said...

So glad to hear the posts help you, Dede. I would be thrilled if you found it easier to pack more boxes because of what I share. Thanks for commenting.

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