Wednesday 22 October 2014
Presents for pennies
We recently had our first birthday party invite sent home from school. Being a family living on a small budget I needed some clever ideas for a budget present. After a few searches on the fountain of knowledge that is pinterest and a quick visit to Poundworld I hit on a marvellous idea.
What little girl wouldn't love a pretty apron and baking kit. Complete with her initial in sparkly thread. The apron took about 15 minutes to make from a tea towel (a pack of two.so I have a spare in reserve) and some spare ribbon. Embroidery took about 45 minutes using a pattern found free on the net.
I added a princess baking kit as I felt it needed a little something else with it.
Total cost - £2.00
I was stopped a few days after the party by the recipients mum who thanked me for such a thoughtful gift. Her daughter had played with it all weekend and they'd really enjoyed baking together.
I think I can class that as a major success :)
X x X