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1  Amazing and inexpensive Christmas (or any occasion!) gift idea! in Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage by I Hate Your A Face on: December 20, 2005 07:36:26 PM
I had a lot of people to get Christmas gifts for and not so much $$cha-ching, so here's my solution for great gifts on a $15-$25 a piece budget.

First I got each person a t-shirt that I felt was very "them".
A few places to get some cool ones are:
www.threadless.com
www.omgclothing.com
www.delias.com
www.naiveclothing.com
www.crystalcityclothing.com
www.localcelebrity.net
www.urbn.com
I did all my shopping online. I live in a Katrina-affected area and the stores are WAY TOO INSANE here to enjoyably go shopping!
I rolled each shirt and tied it with cute ribbon, trimming, or fabric strips that I already had laying around.
Price: $15-$20 per shirt

Next, I went to Goodwill to pick up an LP for each gift. Be sure to get the thinner, kinda floppy kind, not the high fidelity.
I made bowls out of them. I know that there's instructions on here somewhere on how to do that. Short version: Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place a oven-safe glass bowl upside down on a cookie sheet. Place LP centered on the glass bowl. Put the whole thing in the oven for 3-5 minutes. When it comes out, shape it the way you want. Viola! Bowl!
Price: 50 cents per LP

Then I got some wrapping supplies from Michael's: Colored cellophane ($3 per roll),  ribbon ($1 per roll), and tissue paper ($2 a pack)

After that, I made some WAY COOL gift tags in photoshop with each recipient's name on it. I made each one 3x2 so I could go get them printed at CVS as 2 per 4x6 print. I posted them below, because I'm so in love with them!





Price: 29 cents per 2 tags.

Now I put it all together:
I put the tissue paper in the bowl, then the t-shirt on the tissue paper. Then, I wrapped the whole thing in a  pretty cellophane bundle and tied it with ribbon. Then, I punched a little hole in the corner of each gift tag and threaded though the ribbon.

And there you have it!

My friends loved them!
Let me know what you think! And which gift tag is the coolest.
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2  Party Frock. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by I Hate Your A Face on: May 15, 2005 02:29:36 PM
I started out with this absolutely hideous semi-formal dress that they were trying to pedal-off to some loser at Dillards. Well, I'm no loser, but I bought it and I came up with this 1980's-ballerina-at-a-dance-club drop-waisted-little-black-dress kind of vibe.

Everyone needs a little black dress.
Lemme know what you think.
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3  Way-Cool Green Scarf + I Don't Wear Scarves = New Top! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by I Hate Your A Face on: April 29, 2005 05:06:32 PM
I had this random green scarf that I thought was really cool for a while, but I totally had nothing to do with it that would give it justice... UNTIL. I paired it with a piece of plain white t-shirt material and came up with this:
Front View:


Back View:


If anyone's interested or has a question, I'd be happy to devulge some of the dirty details.
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4  Mix Tape Hoodie! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by I Hate Your A Face on: April 19, 2005 04:03:49 PM
I made this with iron on transfer crayons and a plain, white hoodie.
I got design from threadless.

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5  Re: Labeling shCOOL supplies! in Completed Projects by I Hate Your A Face on: August 07, 2004 10:48:15 AM
I put random-length strips of colored, plastic tape on the notebook. Then, I printed out what I wanted it to say on the computer, then layed the printout over the tape. Cut, cut the letters out of the tape and peeled it away! It looks way awesome in person.

Here's a shot closer up.
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