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DIY Roundup of 40 Graduation Gift Ideas from How Does She? here. This post is for indirectkisses who asked for graduation gift ideas here. There are really good and some inexpensive ideas in this roundup:
- 10 Money and Gift Card Related Ideas
- 11 Practical Gifts
- 6 Gift Basket Ideas whether the graduate is going to college or not
- 8 Sentimental Gifts including “The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Suess: ”Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to great places! You’re off and away!”
- 5 Splurge Gifts
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DIY Applique Shirts Tutorials. Placement is key in these DIYs. Eyelash Applique Shirt chic-steals.com/2013/05/diy-vinyl-eyelash-applique-t-shirt Red Cherry Topped Ice Cream Shirt chic-steals.com/2010/11/diy-happy-ice-cream-face-applique-teean-alternative-screenprint
Thank you for the submission by ANONYMOUS. You and only you know who you are :)
truebluemeandyou: totally adorable - and I usually never ever use those words.
Sometimes having haters is good for you. Really. For example….
Oh Myyyyy! It looks like one blogger didn’t take kindly to a post I reblogged from crankycrafter (I thought it was funny and not nasty at all). My advice to this unnamed blogger? Don’t take yourself so seriously and that post got hundreds of notes and reblogs with people hopping on over to your blog to check out your posts! Passive aggressive people without a sense of humor are not part of my world.
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DIY Easy Old Fashioned Cream Soda Recipe from Transient Expression here. Is it a record breaking 94+ degrees out where you live today like it is here? This recipe requires no hard to get or expensive ingredients (and you could probably cheat and use vanilla extract instead of a vanilla bean).
If you don’t have a candy thermometer this is a handy chart for temperatures from about.com here:
- Thread Stage - begins at 230 degrees F. - Makes a long thread when dropped in cold water.
- Soft Ball - 234 degrees F. - Forms a soft ball that doesn’t hold its shape. Cream candies, fudge, fondants are done at the soft ball stage. (truebluemeandyou: you can drop the liquid into a cup of water to see if it looks like a ball and how it holds together - this is true for the all the “ball” stages)
- Firm Ball - 246 degrees F. - This ball will only flatten with pressure. Divinity and Caramels.
- Hard Ball - 250 degrees F. - This ball will hold its shape when pressed. Taffy.
- Soft Crack - 270 degrees F. - Separates into bendable threads. Toffee and Butterscotch.
- Hard Crack - 300 degrees F. - Becomes brittle. Peanut Brittle.
- Caramelize - 310 degrees F. - Sugar turns dark.
do you know of any diy graduation gifts
Other than that I haven’t posted many tagged “graduation”. If there is something that your friend likes (like music) you could search my blog specifically for that like this:
Does anyone have a suggestion to help out? Did you receive a graduation gift (and I don’t mean money or for the few people out there a car) that you loved?
- folkelore answered: My friend gave me a really funky Rubik’s cube purse for graduation that I absolutely love.
- yoneet answered: pickled lemons (truebluemeandyou: LOL - maybe pickled beets as an ode to Dwight on The Office. Do you have a recipe?)
- l3tsgofly4kit3 answered: You could make an altoids tin into a shadow box, with the theme being something they like, like a fandom or horses or pics of them growing up
DIY Sequin Skirt Tutorial from Plan B Anna Evers here. To be honest I think I posted this for the sequin material. I’ve asked Anna about where she got the fabric on FB. EDIT: Anna said she got the fabric in Barcelona Spain at Ribes & Casals. Ribes & Casals has an online site called Tiendatelas.com. So if you live in Europe, you are set!