Today we’re bringing you some fabulous ideas for those gifts you find yourself ‘throwing’ together at the last minute, or for having on standby in case unexpected friends drop by.. you know that awkward moment when they produce a gift for you and you have nothing to give in return? Keep a few of these ideas stashed away and you’ll never be caught short again!
Vintage jewellery is in fashion nowadays and this has also been seen much in scrapbooking products. As crafters, this makes it easy for us to use these products not only in our pages and projects but also in creating last minute gifts. Iris quickly made these beauties in less than an hour. She forgot about a few gifts and just by adding some jump rings and lace to a few vintage trinkets from Prima, she was able to come up with these beautiful gifts.
Jane saw these plastic book covers and immediately knew that they would made handy gifts for family and friends. All Jane did was to cut Echo Park Country Drive papers to fit inside the sleeve, decorated them with a label cut from the matching paper and add recipients name. Jane even made one for herself 'Mums perfect day' that's for when she can relax and just read for the entire day!
These plastic book covers can be found in a few sizes and are available at newsagents, some book stores and larger department stores that sell stationery.
Suz Doyle might well be known as ‘queen of the last minute’ for good reason. Midnight the night before last day of school isn’t a great time to start thinking about how she’s going to package baked cookie teachers gifts, but it was this great stamping and crafting site that came to her rescue.
Natasha Zandenberg has a super easy to understand tutorial here for this fabulous cookie box and even Suz was able to follow the directions and whip up a couple from Tim Holtz Kraft paper, and of course some scraps of Hambly Transparencies for the window. Add cute October Afternoon ‘Holiday Style’ twine and gift cards from the Miscellany pack and you’ve got yourself two gifts that look like they might have come from a boutique bakery in under an hour!
Felicity Wilson sent us these magical little paper bags that she has altered and embellished using the Crate Paper Peppermint range and a whole lot of gorgeous glitter! Felicity writes.. ‘I have paper bags around the house for school lunches. I have these redecorated bags up my sleeve because knowing me, we will get asked to a couple of friends unexpectedly and being this time of the year you always have sweet treats or baking in the cupboard, so I can pop a little something in these bags as I go those little unexpected gatherings.’ Awesome idea – thanks Felicity.