DIY gifts

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(picture from Shanice)

I made these small gifts for my dancer friends about a year ago, and I thought it would be nice to share. We did an item related to mannequins, so I thought of giving them something that would reflect some resemblance. I stumbled upon these dress die cuts and the idea of making bookmarks with jumbo paper clips. I managed to find the paper clips at Daiso, and so, I was ready to create the gift!

I used the template to cut out the dress shape onto various craft papers in the multiple of 2 for the back and front. For each ‘mannequin’ I used ribbons and pearl embellishments to decorate the dress. I glued the paper clip onto the dress shapes and used foam adhesive between the papers for a 3D effect.

I got the notebooks from Daiso too, for $2 each, but I’m sure you can easily find notebooks of various sizes depending on your preference elsewhere. I wrapped the notebooks using the dancer wrapping paper bought from a store at Takashima, NBC.

And so the picture shows the final product! ((:

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