As you are probably aware, I love hats. Not only can they be striking accessories, they are incredibly important for sun safety! So for my birthday last year (a picnic mountain hike), I was determined to have a sunhat to protect me from the sun and be a beautiful birthday statement.
Welcome to Part 2 on tips for gift giving. As a reminder, here is out mantra for the perfect present:
a) something they wouldn’t normally buy for themselves
b) looks nice/appealing and makes them say “cool!”
c) practical or usable. This includes being one-size fits all for clothes/accessories
Today, we will be talking about group presents, in which you have the bonus of having a bigger budget (>$50) in order to get something really fantastic for your friend, especially for big milestones such as weddings or 21sts 😀
Painting tee shirts can be a great medium for something creative, but actually usable/wearable. Stencils are great for this, but sometimes it can be finicky to cut out the inside of a stencil using a Stanley knife.
Here is an easy tutorial on how to stencil by simply cutting around the outside, allowing you to avoid difficult cutting techniques. The paint will go around the stencil, leaving an unpainted relief as the main motif. I did this one as a gift for my friend who loves cycling.
Last minute DIY parties are the best. Because I don’t know about you, but I get distracted really easily on my own, leaving behind a disastrously messy path of unfinished projects. Furthermore, the last minuteness forces you to go Iron Chef and do what you can with the key ingredient (or whatever craft stuff you can find) In my case, I brought a gaudy bracelet and a sleek (but sadly plain) clutch. Big thank you to Faith in Fools for hosting!
So it’s the Christmas Eve Eve, and stores are getting pretty hectic. Thus, I present to you (no pun intended) two lst minute DIYS that don’t require specialty supplies/tools. I’ve proven this with the fact that I did some of the night before/on the day for my teachers (not because I didn’t give it enough thought, but because I’m disorganised!)
Today I’m giong to share a really simple dessert with you guys. Believe me, it’s simple, because I’m a bit of a noob when it comes to cooking.
Plus, it’s fairly healthy for a sweet, since it’s dark chocolate without added sugar and with nuts!