Bought a plain black fascinator for a wedding, but my dress is blue! So I bought some blue craft feathers and blue fabric flowers (with wire stems) from local shops, cut the feathers into diamond shapes and stuck them to the base underneath. Cheered it up a bit
Hand stitched napkins to go in my grandmother's (hand decorated) napkin holder, just some ordinary korbond embroidering thread, a needle and a little inspiration! Oh, and my trusty pin cushion ring of course.
Made my own corkboard by hot gluing some corks to an old photo frame. Then I stuck on some magnetic tape to the back so I can put it on the fridge. All it cost me was the price of a glue gun as I didnt own one before!
A little idea for bookmarks, using giant paper clips, beads which I put on using wire and some ribbon. As a personal touch I added initials on beads and tied them to the top. Displayed on photocopied book passages glued to card because I didn't have the heart to rip real book pages out!
Jazzed up some cheap tumblers with stickers and spray paint. Peeled the stickers off, added a layer of spray laquer then glued on sequins to hide any imperfections. Added a tea light and voila a low cost present to give :)
I've been at the wood printing again! This time on tiny little craft spoons from sainsburies craft section. They take the ink quite well! These make cute little markers for a windowsill herb garden :) another hand made gift from me, for my mother.
My attempt at the bottle cap pin cushion ring. It's surprisingly simple to make, it took a fair amount of time but most of that was getting the holes in the bottle cap. I used garden twist wire for the ring and some old fabric and bit of a kitchen sponge for the pin cushion. It's actually very useful, I feel lost sewing without it now!
Nail polish flowers using craft wire (about £2) from paper chase and some polish I had kicking about, made tonnes all different colours. Sometimes the polish bursts or cracks, but it's easily fixed just pop a bit more polish on and let it dry again! They are delicate but quick to make and easy to stick on hair clips or wrap the wire with 1single flower around a ring for unique jewellery.