diychristmascrafts:

DIY 4 Gentle Sugar Scrub Recipes from Smart School House. For those of us on a budget (almost everyone), these inexpensive beauty/spa DIYs make perfect gifts. Have you seen what sugar scrubs cost in the real world? For more spa DIYs go here: diychristmascrafts.tumblr.com/tagged/beauty
DIY 3 Ingredients Sugar Baby Scrub Recipe here. This scrub is gentle because it uses baby oil and baby wash.
DIY Easy Oatmeal Coconut Cookie Scrub Recipe here. All ingredients can be found cheaply in the supermarket.
DIY 3 Ingredients Birthday Baby Scrub Recipe here. 4 ingredients if you add the sprinkles on top.
DIY 3 Ingredients Sleepy Baby Scrub Recipe here. Again, made with baby products.

truebluemeandyou: I received so many messages thanking me for posting inexpensive DIY spa gifts last holiday season. You can make these cheaply and in quantity and use decorative dollar store containers to package them or your own glass jars.

diychristmascrafts:

DIY 4 Gentle Sugar Scrub Recipes from Smart School House. For those of us on a budget (almost everyone), these inexpensive beauty/spa DIYs make perfect gifts. Have you seen what sugar scrubs cost in the real world? For more spa DIYs go here: diychristmascrafts.tumblr.com/tagged/beauty

  1. DIY 3 Ingredients Sugar Baby Scrub Recipe here. This scrub is gentle because it uses baby oil and baby wash.
  2. DIY Easy Oatmeal Coconut Cookie Scrub Recipe here. All ingredients can be found cheaply in the supermarket.
  3. DIY 3 Ingredients Birthday Baby Scrub Recipe here. 4 ingredients if you add the sprinkles on top.
  4. DIY 3 Ingredients Sleepy Baby Scrub Recipe here. Again, made with baby products.

truebluemeandyou: I received so many messages thanking me for posting inexpensive DIY spa gifts last holiday season. You can make these cheaply and in quantity and use decorative dollar store containers to package them or your own glass jars.

Reader Question: What Gift to Buy/DIY for a 15 yr Old Friend. Details Below.

sheer-dumb-luck asked (two messages combined into one): 

I need to make/buy my friend a cute cheap gift, and I was wondering if you had any ideas or suggestions? (She’s a) girl; turning fifteen; she’s girly in the sense of getting her nails done and taking extremely good care of her hair, but isn’t girly with style or music, necessarily. Also an art student, who loves music and singing.

truebluemeandyou: You can always go on my blog page and look under the various categories. For example I have one for cheap gifts. You can also search my blog (or other people’s blogs) for something like this: http://truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/music (and there are some cute ideas there for music themed gifts).

Does anyone out there have any good ideas for a Buy/DIY cheap gift for a 15 yr old girl who loves art, music and singing?

  • fernandagarza answered: you could make her a little scrapbook-like-type-of-thing with nail art ideas

diychristmascrafts:

DIY Reuseable Blanket Stitch Fabric Notebook Cover Tutorial from Clones ‘N’ Clowns here. I’d use embroidery thread for the blanket stitch to make it really stand out.

diychristmascrafts:

DIY Iron On Tee Shirt Transfer Statement Tote Tutorial from Clones ‘N’ Clowns here. I post all the time how much I love ink jet printer iron on tee shirt transfer paper. It holds up SO WELL after being washed and is easy to use. I would classify these  DIYs as “instant gratification” projects. *Here’s a selection of transfer papers from Amazon here - I’ve used Avery from Staples. If you don’t have Photoshop you can do this in Picasa using frame clip art and the text tool - so easy.
I have done this on cheap recycling bags and heavier canvas bags. I’ve also posted a cute tote done “ransom note” style (with a link to a ransom letter genterator) here.

diychristmascrafts:

DIY Iron On Tee Shirt Transfer Statement Tote Tutorial from Clones ‘N’ Clowns here. I post all the time how much I love ink jet printer iron on tee shirt transfer paper. It holds up SO WELL after being washed and is easy to use. I would classify these  DIYs as “instant gratification” projects. *Here’s a selection of transfer papers from Amazon here - I’ve used Avery from Staples. If you don’t have Photoshop you can do this in Picasa using frame clip art and the text tool - so easy.

I have done this on cheap recycling bags and heavier canvas bags. I’ve also posted a cute tote done “ransom note” style (with a link to a ransom letter genterator) here.