Easy Christmas Gifts: Root Deer Float Kit + Printer Giveaway

Continuing with my easy Christmas gifts- today I have a fun idea to share.  It’s a Root Deer Float Kit! Perfect for Christmas, make this gift to give to neighbors, friends, teachers, etc.

Easy Christmas Gifts: Root Deer Float Kit, so much fun for the holidays! Includes printable www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

I mean seriously- how cute is this? Such a simple idea but kids go nuts for this kind of stuff.  I was having a bad week and made one up for breakfast the other day.  Because why not?  Being an adult is hard.  But the perk is that I can make root deer floats for breakfast while my kids are at school if I wanna.  On Instagram, my friend Katherine posted about reindeer day with her kids and mentioned root deer floats.  I loved the ideas so much and thought it’d be fun to turn it into a kit.

Make a "Root Deer Float" - simple idea to make the cutest take on root beer floats www.thirtyhandmadedays.comTo make your own root deer floats you will need- vanilla ice cream, root beer, candy canes and maraschino cherries.  Simply add a few vanilla scoops of ice cream, fill with root beer, add candy canes for antlers on the sides and then a cherry put on the glass for a Rudolph nose.

Easy Christmas Gifts - Root Deer Float Kit with printables from www.thirtyhandmadedays.comGet a basket, add these ingredients and attach a cute tag for the perfect “out of the box” gift idea.  What neighbor wouldn’t think this gift is fun and thoughtful? Oh and creative too.   This needs to be given to someone who could put the ice cream in the freezer immediately so take that into consideration.  Or better yet give this gift in a cooler as the gift.  That would be such an awesome gift to receive.

Root Deer Float Kit - easy Christmas gift idea! www.thirtyhandmadedays.comClick the image below to download a sheet of root deer float kit printables.   For personal use only.  Thank you.

Root Deer Float Kit Printable from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com For personal use only. Because I am designing all the time, I often get asked what type of printer I use.  The answer is- I’ve used A LOT of different kinds of printers.  You name it, I’ve probably tried it over the years.
Epson XP-950 Small All-in-One Printer Review www.thirtyhandmadedays.comI’m sorry for the horrible picture of this printer. It is set up in an area with zero light and this is the best I could do to get an accurate picture while I was printing.
I was recently sent an Epson Expression Photo XP-950 Small-in-One® Printer to test out.   A big box showed up at my door and it was like Christmas morning for me.  Come to mama!  When I opened the box I was initially nervous because it was large and there were a few things to put together.  I am soooo happy to report that it was relatively painless to set up.  There was a quick guide that walked me through everything and I was able to set it up lickety split.
Here are some things I love about it:

  • Wide format- prints up to 11″x17″
  • Professional photo quality
  • Prints DVDs and CDs
  • Several trays to print from
  • Plugs into and is easy to set up
  • Love the display and easy to navigate touch screen
  • Can print from anywhere.  More info on Epson Connect.

They also just announced that you can print from the new Kindle Fire via Epson Connect.  The newest Kindle Fire tablets are the first ever Amazon devices to offer built-in wireless printing.  So if you are reading this from a Kindle Fire, you could print out recipes, tutorial instructions, printables, etc straight from there. No need to go to your computer.  You can also do the same thing from your phone, iPad, etc.  How cool is that?
I am so excited to play more with the Small-in-One®.  I know there are tons of things that I can create.  Hopefully it’ll be able to better handle odd shaped things like lunch bags and smaller envelopes.  I will test it out and tell you the results.

Awesome Christmas Giveaway- $349.99 MSRP Epson XP950 Printer www.thirtyhandmadedays.comThe absolute best thing about this post?  I get to play Santa and GIVE ONE AWAY!! Yessssss!
I wish I could be Oprah and say – You’re all getting an Epson printer!! But sadly I am not Oprah.  So one printer for one lucky reader will have to do.  Follow the instructions on the widget below:


This giveaway is open until this Thursday, December 19th. The printer will be shipped from Epson and should arrive right in time for Christmas. Woohoo! Official rules are included on the widget. Thank you for playing along!

Epson sent me a printer to review and will send another printer to one lucky winner. All opinions are 1 million % my own.  I’m thrilled that I get to share companies that I believe in.

Mique
Hi- I'm Mique (as in Mickey). I started 30days as an idea file a few years ago. After three years and hundreds of ideas, I now realize that I'll never check them all off my list. When I'm not creating, I love spending time with family and friends and long drives, especially if they end at the beach.
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Comments

  1. Stacy Gerdes says

    I love the photo gift tags but there are so many that I love. Our elf is going to do the root deer float fixins for our boys.

  2. Katherine says

    Love them all and have used several…but lately it’s “anyway you slice it you’re the best…” Attached to pumpkin bread. Yum.

  3. Nancy says

    I think you’re pretty talented in the printable area. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I do like the interchangeable ornament gift that you recently blogged about!

  4. Pam Sohan says

    I love the Happy Fall printables. I love Autumn, which doesn’t appear in South Texas until its almost Christmas LOL I guess the trees like wearing Christmas colors too.

  5. Sherry says

    I love them all! I think I like the Rootdeer floats you just posted, I want to use it for the boys teachers. But then I like the Christmas Bingo……

  6. melissa says

    Wow! I love so many projects you have created. The family binder is my favorite. I am really looking forward to making one.

  7. Sally says

    I didn’t realize you had so many printables. Will definitely be printing some today.
    Love the “cute as a button” tag for earrings. Great stocking stuffer for my 14 year old!

  8. Kate Bannister says

    I love the cheery interchangeable ornaments. I have the same frames and will be downloading the printables tonight!

  9. Denise T. says

    Oh my, we have to pick a favorite….right now guess it would be the holidays tags and will definately be printing and using the Reindeer Rootbeer float one for gifts…thanks for chance to win this printer!! That would make a very Merry xmas for me.

  10. luana says

    The printable that I love the best is “The Random at of Kindness” My children and I have been doing random acts of kindness for the past 2 years. It has opened them to watch people more and also know that the smallest thing that make a big difference.

  11. susan says

    I love the quotes section. So many styles to go with my different kids. It was hard to pic obey. So I pick the whole section.

  12. says

    I love the smoothie kit, which I hadn’t seen before but the one I love and use all the time is the daily to do list. Laminated it and use a dry erase erase pen.

  13. Tracy Spangler says

    My favorite is ‘Any Way You Slice It You’re The Best’ since I love to bake bread for the holidays. What a great idea!

  14. Monique Beikman says

    I love sooo many of them!! My favorite is the Random Acts of Kindness cards. I used these for girl’s camp this last summer. They were a hit!!

  15. Kindra R. says

    I like a bunch of your printables. The Valentines/ car “I Like How You Roll” is adorable, printing on brown bags looks amazing, and the weekly chore lists I have already printed and used. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance.

  16. Ashley Leo says

    I love the Dirty Diet Coke printable! Been loving them and am thinking about making these cute little kits for gifts!

  17. Eve Ghigliotti says

    I love them alI & I am a newbie to all this & the ideas I liked most were the printable tags & the quotes. I’ve been searching for the proper printer & when I came across your review I think I’ve found the one for me. Besides, I have one of the 1st Epson printers ever made which works ok but, not like the one you’ve talked about. Have a Happy Holiday Season everyone. And, thanks for this great review it has truly inspired me & I look forward to reading more.

  18. Taunya says

    I like the one about chocolate and peanut butter! It’ll go great with our chocolate peanut butter balls we made for Christmas. The Dr. Pepper one would be great for my husband!

  19. Joni says

    I am a big fan of your quotes section. One of my favorites is the “Always Remember..” You are seriously talented and thank you so much for sharing.

  20. Jennifer says

    I never win. lol but I want to share my fav printable anyway….Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookies of life.
    They are going on my cookie gifts I am making for my craft friends this year. I fell in love the minute I read it. I love coming here!

  21. MaryB says

    I especially love the gratitude printable sand the random acts of kindness but in all honesty, I love just about every one of them!

  22. says

    Oh this is so hard! Love so many of your printable ideas! For me, its a tossup between the ‘game controller’ fathers day card “You Push My Buttons” (my boyfriend is a mad gamer!) and the adorable ‘ROAK’ “Random Act of Kindness” tags, because I’m a huge believer in the RAK principal in my day to day life. ;) But they’re all great! And thank you SO much for the chance to win the fab Epson printer! I’ve been coveting one like mad.. I use Epson Premium Presentation Paper in Matte for my jewelry crafting, and my canon printer isn’t cutting it. Thank you!!! Crossing fingers!

    Hugs & Hope,
    rachel of OddModicum
    http://www.OddModicum.etsy.com

  23. says

    At first I immediately thought, “DEFINITELY the ‘cute as a button’ earrings/printable.” However, looking back at some of the others, I realized I <3 them all, especially the one saying "It takes courage to grow up to be who you really are." I really like that and would love to have it on my wall. Super fun giveaway! Thanks so much for this chance to win!

  24. Alison C says

    You have so many great printables, it is hard to pick just one. I have printed the Winter Subway art as I really like subway art. I usually have some hanging in my entrance.
    Thanks for a chance to win an Epson printer! I love Epson!
    Merry Christmas!!!!

  25. Miranda says

    Wow-hard to narrow down to just one! I’ll say “I’m getting nuttin’ for Christmas” because I’m using that for several gifts this year. I think it’s very imaginative. Thanks for a chance to win an Epson printer (and for all your printables I could print on one!).

  26. JenZ says

    My favorite is the Random Acts of Kindness bag topper printable. I’m going to have my kids brainstorm to see what ideas they can come up with to do this!

  27. Dawn Kasarda says

    You are the sweetest(Glade candle) printable is the one I immediately printed up. Thank you for offering this contest!

  28. Penni Long says

    It is kind of fun to do the impossible, by my idol, Walter Elias Disney (who’s death anniversary was yesterday 12/15.. 47 years, but he left us quite the legacy!)

  29. Marci Olson says

    Too many cute printables to choose from. My latest favorites are the fox printables. I’m making fox hand warmers for my neighbors thanks to you. :)

  30. says

    Epson Printers are the besssst! I really hope I win :D

    I really love so many of your printables, but I think my favourites are your Banners! Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter & that super cute Advent Calendar one! :)

  31. Eliece says

    I love the printable banners – the happy fall y’all and the summer summer summertime ones. I can quickly print them out and put them on my mantle or across a mirror and make people think that I’m not the décor slacker that I truly am. Thanks.

  32. Dani says

    I absolutely love your bread wrapper printable! I tend to make a lot of bread and pass it to my neighbors and coworkers throughout the year! It has given me a quick and easy way to wrap the bread and everyone thinks it adorable!

    Thanks so much for making it! It’s been a lifesaver!

  33. Diana W. says

    I’m going to have to say that my favorite one is this one! The Root Deer Float! I had to read it three times before I finally caught it! (sad, yet true) And putting it in an ice chest is pure genius! Because who can’t use an ice chest? Always! Never to many of those little buggers about! Thanks for the inspiration, I’m now your newest follower!

  34. Julie says

    I love all of your printables! Some of my favorite, practical ones are those you created for your Family Binder. I’m especially loving the Winter Subway Art right now, too!

  35. Janelle C says

    The little photo gift tags are my favorite, but I’m also going to make the root deer floats for my granddaughter. She loves root beer!! ;)

  36. says

    This is not another entry for the giveaway, I just wanted to let you know that my daughter in law works at A&W and I sent the link to this post to them. Thought they might want to see it. Cute basket.

    • says

      How fun Kathleen! I hope they love it. We are an A&W fam! And root beer floats are one of our favorites. My kids had so much fun make these “root deer floats.” Thanks for passing it along to A & W!

  37. Audrey Markham says

    It’s very hard to pick one but, I have to say the reindeer root beer float printable is so stinking cute! What a great way to spread some holiday cheer!!

  38. Paula V says

    Valentine You Float my Boat with the ice cream and root beer. The only thing better would be to put it in some sort of boat instead of a basket maybe. Love that idea.

  39. Dezi A says

    I used your New Years Resolutions printables last year and LOVE them! I also love the Mother’s Day card- about being mom’s favorite child. Haha!

  40. Kristin says

    I love your Random Act Of Kindness printable. In fact, it has inspired my day! I can’t wait to go find a slew of things to do for someone today, I was also touched by your “teenager” post which inspired the printable. I’m inspired by how great it made you feel to brighten someone else’s day. I hope to accomplish that today! All the best to you! Loving your blog.

  41. Kathy Westwood says

    My favorite printable is the “always bring your own sunshine”. I love positive thoughts and post them all over my home. Life is too short not to enjoy it!

  42. Mippy/Sabrina says

    I love the Reindeer printable above and it’s my fave atm. REally I’d love printables MORE with a decent printer. I honestly have ‘saved’ most of the printables to come back to because I can’t print them out right now. Mine stinks. :/ Thank you for the chance to have an awesome printer so i CAN print the printables I love! :)

  43. Georgie Gomillion says

    Christmas Gifts and Tags! I love fonts and color–Love your ideas and looking forward to being able to use of them with my Christmas gift–a silhouette cameo!

  44. Maribeth Arnone says

    Root Deer Floats… I think I may just do this for my holiday party on Sunday! Who does love Root Beer Floats and this is just a really cute holiday twist!

  45. Kristy Richardson says

    My kiddo would be all about your Christmas Bingo printable right now! That’s right up here alley! I also like the random acts of kindness for Christmas Printable, great ideas to pay it forward.

  46. kim ogden says

    So many great printables! Love the one that says given enough sleep I could rule the world. All the organization ones, I need help with that! Love the Be Mine valentine printable. Everything is so cute!

  47. Kathleen Ferreira says

    I love the kids’ Road Trip Bingo Printable! Such a fun way to entertain the kids while stuck in the car for hours!

  48. Amy S says

    Loving all of your quotes and such…but since its the holidays and I send out neighbors gifts….I love the Dirty Diet Coke printable and tutorial…..

  49. Jessica Pickens says

    I love the family binder and the Valentina’s printables. The new root deer floats is pretty awesome, too!

  50. Ashley Fitzgerald says

    I love them all! One of my favorites is the Walt Disney quote…it’s kind of fun to do the impossible. Oh so true!

  51. Cathy Sobotka says

    You have so many wonderful printables that it’s really hard to choose a favorite. Right now I think I’d have to go with the holiday bread wrappers — maybe because they’re so cute for gifting homemade breads to neighbors and friends.

  52. Stacey Zabel-Hudson says

    I think the “cute as a button” printable would be adorable for Valentines Day! That quote printed on a tag for a gift bag with the old fashioned button candy….too cute!

  53. says

    So many wonderful printables – and thank you so very much for offering them to us! One of my favs (cause I have many!) would be the Holiday Bread Wrapper! What a cute gift idea!
    Thanks!

  54. Bridget Guidroz says

    Those are all so cute and creative, so hard choosing a favorite. Today i’ll choose the Warm wishes with the flip flop. ;-)

  55. says

    Choose a favorite?!?! I could no more choose a favorite star in the sky! I love them all! But, if I need to choose ONE… it would have to be the rein deer floats!

  56. Jen says

    The dirty diet coke printable. The whole package looks so awesome! I avoided looking into it earlier because I thought it had alcohol instead of coconut.

  57. Tamara says

    I could not agree more with the “Given enough Dr. Pepper I could rule the world” quote printable! I shared it with a good friend of mine, and she loves it, too! :)

  58. Amy says

    It’s a tough call, there are so many great printables. My top 3 would be the Valentine Wrapping paper, the interchangeable Chrismas ornament and the Mother’s Day Card “I like how we don’t have to say out loud that I’m your favorite child”.

  59. Coral B says

    I love the binder printables! As well as the kids printables because my kids love the littlest and simplest things!

  60. amyinsc15 says

    ANYTHING in the organization section. Loved the weekly/monthly dinner calendars, and I loved the weekly to do list! Thank you for this giveaway!!!

  61. Jennifer Vernon says

    I love your Random Acts of Kindness printables. As a teacher, I also love all your great ideas to show teachers appreciation. I’m writing down the name of this printer, because I am the director of a drama troupe. Our honor society specifies that all show posters must be 11×17, and I have been looking for a good wide-format printer. We spend a lot of money at the copy shop currently to meet this guideline. Thanks for the chance to win this machine and all of the great ideas!

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