Thursday, November 29, 2012

{Create} Notebook decorating kit

I had four 12-year-old girls for the Santa Shoebox project.

One of the required items is a toy but what do you do for a 12-year-old?

I put a book in and then I also decided on these notebook decorating kits.

Supplies
  1. Notebooks (I got mine from C N A - 2 for R15)
  2. Decorative tape (I got about 8 mini rolls for R20)
  3. My DIY paper tape
  4. Cellophane bags

Package up as you will, match the colours and so on, put a label (I used my 2 inch circle punch on white project board) on the front, and there you go - a gift that gives just a little bit longer than the time to open it :)



What are your favourite gifts for tweens?

12 comments:

  1. Very clever. Depends on WHO the tween is. If I know that they have a hobby like reading or crafting or whatever then it's easy. Otherwise I buy clothing or headphones or even funky stationery.

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  2. This is very nice. I would never have thought of this. I am at terrible at gift for tweens (as most of them want computer games) but I usually end up buying them books - novels or devotional, clothes or shoes, pens depending on the budget

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  3. These look great!

    I buy books as gifts as long as I can, and then I figure that almost everyone loves office supplies. :) I got a super-cool scrapbook kit for my step-niece (Dad's wife's granddaughter) last year, and I understand she squealed over it. A girl after your own heart, huh? ;)

    This year I'm giving her a how-to drawing book, maybe with a notebook and some pens. I hope she likes it as much.

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  4. Tweens are SO hard to shop for. I think you did great- they'll love it. Ethan covered all of his notebooks this year for school with colored and patterned Duct Tape, it's apparently the thing to do :)

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  5. I'll be the one to admit that they hit double digits, I'm guilt of handing out cash. They're so hard to shop for, especially once they become full fledged teenagers!

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  6. What a fantastic idea my friend! A loved her similar kit so much - and where do you get that tape? A chinese shop?

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    1. Yes, a shop at Asia City. I wouldn't even know where to find it again. At the time I bought two sets and I'm on my last 4 rolls now.

      Laura, it's normal tape (like sellotape) but just decorative. Not washi!

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  7. That is so awesome!!! Kiara would LOVE something like that! Think I may do it for her for Christmas!!

    Ditto to Rinas question - I found plain tape at my Chinese store but never decorative tape so cheap!!

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  8. I think this is a great idea and you are also inspiring them to be creative. Well done.

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  9. Very clever...I love it.

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  10. These are all lovely Marcia.

    My only experience of tween buying was for my brother and a couple of cousins. He always wanted a pretty calendar (when he was older swimsuit ones haha!), and for my cousins it was usually something like bath goodies, pretty candles, or one year a collection of imported herbal teas.

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