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
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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.
DIY Free 2013 Calendar Roundup from More Design Please here. Two Examples from Roundup:
truebluemeandyou: Last minute gift - lots of options. Could even have wire bound at Staples cheaply.
DIY Easy Flavored Butters Recipes from BCLiving here. Package with bagels or specialty bread.First seen at Transient Expression here.
- Citrus-Cranberry Kiss Butter
- Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Butter
- Pumpkin-Maple Butter
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DIY Easy Three Ingredient Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe from Oh So Pretty here. One of the comments was that you could also use lemon juice. All you do is dump the ingredients into a bowl and stir - perfect for kids to make as gifts. *Lots of free printable pretty tags online for gifts like this.
truebluemeandyou: For those of you who don’t follow my other blogs. Perfect cheap and easy really last minute gift. Also check out my bath/beauty roundup of gifts that do NOT require strange, online specialty ingredients here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/post/38116050098/roundup-diy-bath-beauty-gift-tutorials-recipes