If you've been following my blog for a while, you may remember 30 Days For 30 Dollars from around this time last year. The premise: 30 days of thrifty, crafty projects with a total budget of 30 dollars - yes, around one dollar a day.
Well, I decided to bring it back this year, with a slightly different focus - gift giving. With the holidays coming up, who doesn't want to stretch their budget a little further? So, what kind of gifts can you make on a dollar budget (that actually look like you spent more than a dollar)? Well, read on . . .
(Btw, I'm not counting basic crafting supplies such as glues, papers, paints, fabrics, etc. as part of the budget. I figure most crafters are going to have some of that stuff on hand as I do.)
Day 1: Gifts For Girls
This project began as . . .
99 cent elastic hair ties and buttons from my stash
Note: You need buttons that have this type of attachment. And it needs to be big enough to fit the hair tie through. My pink button was too small so I ended up swapping it out for a different one.
To make these, I followed this tutorial from DreamPatch. So easy!
But what's a gift without a pretty presentation?
To create the packaging, I traced the original packaging onto a piece of paper board (like a cereal box) and cut out. Use a glue stick to attach a piece of pretty paper. Let dry and then trim to size and shape. Place hair ties on your new packaging.
Total spent: $1.00 (for 18 hair ties so I could actually make a bunch more of these)