Gift Ideas for poor creative souls (4)

Posted by: Cathy

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I've lumped together a couple of similar ideas here because you need much the same materials. I like these because you can use recycled or natural materials which are inexpensive.  You also don't need many skills to be able to do these and it's relatively quick.

For this first idea you'll need:-

- a vase (straight ones are easiest)

- glue that will stick on glass

- strings of beads (these could be old jewelry you have lying around) or you could string beads yourself

All you need to do is attach them to the vase using the glue and hey presto!


For this idea you need all of the above except the beads, but some gorgeous handmade paper. You simply measure the circumference of your vase and cut your paper.  Put glue all over the paper, evenly and don't miss any areas and then attach to the glass ensuring there are no air bubbles by smoothing it out with your hands.  Et voila!

2 very inexpensive gift ideas I'm sure you'll agree.  Now who would not be happy receiving one of these! :-)


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written by Tialys, May 27, 2010
These look lovely. I particularly like the ones using handmade paper - I might give those a try. I have some old drinking glasses this sort of shape that used to have Snoopy designs on (from when my girls were younger) but have now faded so this would be a great repurposing idea.
written by Aitch, May 27, 2010
Ooooh, I really like these! Both ideas are great!
written by mooaany, May 27, 2010
very nice!
written by Susan, May 27, 2010
They are both great ideas. I'm also very impressed with Tialys who has children yet kept glasses long enough for the Snoopy' to fade...
written by Cathy - Admin, May 27, 2010
Yes, I agree Susan. My kids broke just about everything. lol
written by Variya, August 15, 2010
absolutely fabulous gift ideas! i'm using these for sure - thanks!
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written by sarah king, August 21, 2011
Thank you for these great gift ideas, its always lovely to make your own gifts. smilies/smiley.gif

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