Has anyone made any christmas presents this year? Or has anyone got ideas that I could use? I want to make my best friend something as I have not so much money at the moment and I know she would appreciate it. For her 18th I made a book with photos and tickets and quotes from when we were 6 til now, and she loved it. Any creative people want to help me out? Thankyou
Buy plain mug from a cheap shop (I got some for £1), but get a nice one, a big slightly conical one - looks less 'cheap' and paint something on it - e.g. a special thing to your friend, something they like a lot or something which brings back memories...
Make a calendar - do it in Excel and print it off, but leave room to decorate and stick on glitter, stickers, random cute fabric bits and have a theme for each month - e.g. December snow/winter/snowflakes. Or choose a special photo for each month.
Bake a cake and decorate it really nicely and personalise it for them, with their name, themes etc.
Or make cookies...
I made my mum an attic doll when I was wee. I used nails, blocks of wood and wood shavings to do it. It was very heartfelt but was really crap now that I look at it after all these years.
Cheers. They all make jokes about it in my family now but it still sits the cabinet.
Last year i got a plain black t-shirt and some velcro. Stuck the velcro to the t-shirt and with the other piece of velcro i got fabric paints and write letters of the alphabet and symbols. So he makes words and sticks them on the t-shirt. The t-shirt was £4.99 from H+M and the velcro and fabric paints came to about £3!
make a photo frame....decorate it and make it to their taste...then put a picture of you both in it!
Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I am feeling quite creative right now, so keep them coming!
I made your brownies Bekaboo, they are delicious. I now have to make some more as presents becauses they mysteriously disappeared! Thankyou for the recipe.
No Future - I am in the process of making a calendar, I bought one for £1 from boots which you are supposed to put photos in. I also bought some amazing white irridescent glitter which I am quite excited about for the snow scene I am doing for January.
Although I probably should be revising.....