I must confess, I was heavily influenced by One Pearl Button for this one. She did a swap with another grad student and the handmade gifts were student appropriate. I began thinking of the college and grad students I know and decided to make some things to send their way. I took the idea of paper rolled pens from One Pearl Button and the clipboard idea came off of Etsy. I just decoupaged scrapbook paper on it, added rub ons, and a top layer of mod podge then tied ribbons on the clip part. I found these clipboards at Kmart for $1.05! The plain wooden ones at a local craft store were about $5. I had seen the paper clip thing done before and just used some things I had laying around. I wasn’t able to make it as cutesy as I wanted, but I finished it. My time is just growing short here. But anyways, these would be great gifts to a student, someone who works in an office, etc.
love these ideas jayne! I tried my had at my first craft show last weekend, i personally sold over 50.00, our booth, 283. ! We just came into a large supply of scrapbooking supplies, these are great ideas for more products to make. Thanks, I sent pages to my “it takes a village” group to consider making! talk to you soon
Hi Jayne, lvoe your handmade gift series, it is totally helping me come up with solutions to our serious money shortage. My friends and I came into a large quantity of scrapbooking supplies, that were being thrown out by a local business. My one friend came up with packaging supplies into sets. Check my blog for pics, today. I wondered if you have sold any of the “grad” student clipboards and clip sets? We have one more show to try to unload the surplus paper, and I wonder if we should try making some of those? Your thoughts?
Good Ideas for handmade gifts, they are very reasonable for students.