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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

No-Sew Fish Extenders and Gifts

A few weeks back I told you about Fish Extender exchanges on Disney Cruises and then I shared some Fish Extender gift ideas. Today I want to share what I came up with for our Fish Extender and the gifts I’ll be giving to the families in our exchange.

I like to think that I’m creative and a little bit crafty, but I don’t sew, so I made a no-sew Fish Extender! I used the pencil case idea that I saw on pinterest.

I used ribbons through the holes to hang the cases, plus to attach them to each other. I also used hot glue to keep them together.

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In each pencil case I included the Disney cruise name tags that were made for me on the disboards. Then I added a small tote bag to the bottom, gluing on the name tags for Dave and myself – hey we might get gifts too!

As far as gifts for our exchange, I started out with the lip balm idea for the moms in our exchange.

I followed the directions on the link above, but I taped on my ears, which I cut out of construction paper.

The kids will be getting Disney cups and night lights.

Gabbie made the kids (over age 3) rubber band bracelets in various Disney character colors.

Each room will also be getting these adorable Disney bubble bath bottles and hand knit washcloths.

Leslie was awesome enough to make these beautiful hair bows for the girls!

Finally, I burnt CDs of Disney songs for each family. The playlist includes the following songs:

Under The Sea
Circle of Life
A Spoonful Of Sugar
Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life For Me)
Mickey Mouse March
You've Got A Friend In Me
You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!
Beauty and the Beast
Dig A Little Deeper
Touch The Sky
It's A Small World
A Whole New World
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
Colors Of The Wind
The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers
Mickey's PhillharMagic Suite
When You Wish Upon A Star

I think I may have gotten each family more things than in a normal exchange, but we only have 5 families involved so I felt like I could do a bit more for each! I hope they love everything and I’ll certainly share what we get in our Fish Extender when we get back!


Janine Huldie said...

I love all you included here and so with you on the not sewing at all, but you handled that perfectly. Also, love those bracelets and Gabbie did a great job on them :)

tamarsb said...

This is such a fun way to make the cruise more fun and meet people! Hope you're making memories left and right!

Leslie said...

Awww, I love all of the gifts! They are all so cool. I especially love the little bottles of bubble bath. Where did you get those? V would love that! The cd is a great idea too!

Kimberley Tobin said...

I love the washcloth!! I'll have to try the pattern!!

Sara said...

Love the bubble bath and wash cloth idea. So cute!

Dara said...

thank you!

Dara said...

it was really nice to meet the people in the group!

Dara said...

they are from target but they were on markdown after christmas, so I'm not sure if they will have any left by you!

Dara said...

the pattern is at the bottom of this page:

Dara said...

thanks, glad you liked!

Dara said...


Kirsten said...

We loved everything! Thank you!

Dara said...

so glad you enjoyed!

Holly Higgins said...

I just love this idea. If we ever take a Disney cruise, I will so be on it!

Dara said...

you definitely have to!

Dara said...

you will have to for sure!