A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November Crafting Tips & Tricks: Check out Kittykill's latest DIY video, How to Make Glowing Wax Globes!
Total Members: 314,646
Currently Running With Scissors:
296 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: college-apartment warming present...need ideas, please!  (Read 804 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: August 13, 2006 11:18:53 PM »

Hi all...
Normally I am a lurker around here...I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas for a college-apartment warming gifts?  In a few weeks I am going to visit a good friend and staying with her and her roommates (who I don't know) and I want to bring them something fun for their apt.  I am traveling on an airplane so it has to be pretty portable. 

I can do basic sewing...painting...collage...beading...etc. so any ideas would be helpful!!  Thanks!
Silly banana
Offline Offline

Posts: 346
Joined: 07-May-2005

Wacky Alpacy

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2006 11:38:30 PM »

Not sure how portable this is but you could maybe use armour-etch on some glasses (possibly shot glasses for size reasons), as glasses always come in handy.

You could make a clock (record clock), or personalise a game (give Monopoly some local flair?), some fridge magnets.

Hopefully this will either give you a gift idea, or some inspiration for some other ideas!

The world is pretty f*cked up, shouldn't I be too?
Offline Offline

Posts: 200
Joined: 13-May-2005

Michael Franti is a sexy beast.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2006 11:26:14 AM »

Make a few posters or hand-sew some wall hangings (I've done these, they tend to be major hits). Sometimes the walls are fugly and need some prettying up.

"I have never seen two people on pot get in a fight because it is fucking IMPOSSIBLE. "Hey, buddy!" "Hey, what?" "Ummmmmmm...." End of argument." --Bill Hicks

I draw things!! http://Http://kakumeika.deviantart.com
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2006 06:55:51 PM »

Find out some of the stuff your friend and roomates have in common.  You could do some embroidered tea towels or sew some pot holders out of felt (I was going to suggest felting them but you don't knit) with things relating to their common interests, just make sure you do a test run on the potholders in case they arent thick enough.  The record clock is also an awesome idea, and pretty versatile in terms of interests, unless they have some sort of designer decor or something, but it's definately fun. 
Bella Of The Ball
Offline Offline

Posts: 561
Joined: 22-Jul-2006

I love you like a fat kid loves cake

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2006 11:21:58 AM »

How about a painting of the two of you or a scrapbook maybe. I've just started college too so I know that personal gifts mean so much if you're home sick.

Personal swap friendly Smiley
ATC swaps are always welcome!

Swap Partner Info
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Christmas Diorama in a Faux Vintage Box
@Home This Weekend: Cozy Sweater Quilt
Tute Tuesday: No Fail Fudge

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.