When you’ve got lots of gifts to give – the office, your book club or teachers, it’s time to get creative to save your bank balance. I picked up some loose, clear, fillable baubles (from Tiger) that came to £1 each (look on Amazon – there are loads) and a packet of iridescent shreds, also £1.
I chucked in a few silver stars that I’ve had hanging around and a £1 Makeup Revolution Lipstick (perfectly good) and there you have it – a gift that costs around £2.10 to make and looks beautiful.
In this one, I’ve used a Clinique Sweet Pot (but insert lipbalm or eyeshadow) and a little gingerbread man (Tesco – £1-ish per box of loads) to nestle in the shreds.
I found some fabric snowflakes (£1 for 6 at Tiger) but you can use lace, felt stars or any piece of festive fabric (or stuff it with some gold ribbon) and popped one on either side of the bauble.
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I’ve used a MAC lipstick here because it’s festively red, but it’s not particularly about the contents – it’s just about having five minutes to spare, some empty baubles and some shreds! Other ideas for fillings are some retro bubble gum and a sassy coloured gloss pot, or some small scented soaps (split a guest pack), or even little bath bombs. Anyway… you get the general idea.
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