A friend of ours is in the process of buying her first house so we have been thinking of ideas of presents to buy her as a moving in gift. She is someone who really appreciates homemade gifts, I think because she doesn’t possess the same creative capabilities as Lucy and I. Having seen a can of frosting spray when I’d been out shopping for crafting supplies, I came up with the idea of creating a piece of wall art using a mirror and a thoughtful quote. It turned out exactly as we’d hoped and we know our friend will absolutely love the thought and effort that we have put into it.
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Both my boyfriend and I have nephews of the same age. His nephew turned 3 years old last month and mine will be doing the same next month, so we’ve been looking for the perfect gifts for both. I think a great choice for any toddler is wooden toys as they’re durable so will stand up to being thrown around by energetic kids, and can be passed down to younger siblings when they are outgrown.
Unless you’ve been living on another planet for the past few months, you will have heard about loom bands. If for some reason these two words mean nothing to you, then let me explain what I mean. Loom bands are small rubber bands that can be linked together to make bracelets or other items, depending on how adventurous you want to be. Even though they are aimed primarily at children I thought I’d join the craze and buy myself a couple of packets and have a go at making some. As you can see from the photos above, I’ve already made 6 bracelets using tutorial videos I’ve found on YouTube. This has really taken me back to my childhood when I used to be spend hours making friendship bracelets for me and my friends. I think activities like this are a great way to keep kids occupied, away from video games and tablets. Take a look at a few of my favourite tutorials below.
I’m not sure about you but when I think of summer, something that instantly comes to mind is flowers, so it’s lovely to make the most of being outdoors amongst all the bright and beautiful colours. Thankfully, so far this summer, we’ve had lots of lovely weather, but when we’re not so lucky, it’s nice bring some of the outdoors indoors by adding a bit of floral print to any room you choose.
Personalised gifts are my favourite and you don’t get more personal than incorporating a photo you’ve taken into a gift for another person. You can create a unique, one-off present that any recipient will love. There are so many companies these days that print your photos or Instagram pictures on to various different items including cushions, cases for your phones and tablets, and some even create jigsaw puzzles.