Handmade Christmas presents ideas

Hi there,

As we all know Christmas is sooo near, and we all have so many things to do. I mean with all the cooking, decoration, presents… We’re so worried about all of this things that’s is hard to even think about present ideas to give to our family and friends. I get sooo nervous towards this decision. I mean you need to give the perfect present to the people that you love most in order to show them how much you care about and if you are like me, you feel that no present is enough. To help you with this decision, here I have some handmade and easy Christmas present ideas.

1. Hand made post cards

A post card?? That’s so obvious and you can buy them in all shops!! That’s right, but it’s way more personal to do your own postcard. In order to make it special, I normally use some cute materials like cotton to make a Sant Claus bear or red paper to make Rudolf nose or even just some cute sparkles in a Christmas tree draw and, of course, lots of stickers. These are just a few details that give them a special touch.

2. Christmas cookies

Of course, Christmas isn’t Christmas without cookies and made at home they are even more delicious!! Since they’re handmade, you’re completely free to play with the flavours and forms. They can be so diverse… chocolate, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, orange, lemon… And the forms… they can be little mans, stars, toys, Christmas décor… It  all depends on your taste and of course the present receiver’s. Then, the toppings are endless, it’s a completely piece of art you can make bottoms, eyes, noses, sparkles with the ingredients that you like.

3. Cute photos

A cute photo or a mini photo album with your relative or friend, it’s flawless. It always puts a tear in their eye. I mean you’ re remembering a happy moment that you spent with that person. It feels like you are living it all over again!! To describe this present, I only use a word, MAGICAL! And that’s what Christmas is MAGIC. But, of course, you won’t only give a picture, you’ll need to give it a special touch, like make a cute frame or even make a whole photo album  all designed and with cute mini phrases that describe each photo.

4. Personal vouchers

Make your special voucher like, a voucher to the best mom in the world or a voucher for a big hug or to a cinema date, to a massage, a home cooked dinner… Use your imagination!!!

3. Clay sculptures

This is probably a little harder, but the outcome it’s amazing. You can shape whatever it’s on your mind, like tiny soldiers or a big and bright Christmas star. Last year, I made a tiny Christmas crib with some sparkles to my grand-parents and, although it was really hard to shape it, they totally loved it!! But I warn you, you’ll get all dirty!! Be careful with your clothes.

4. Designed crockery

This one it’s easy. Just buy some basic crockery and some propper inks and design the crockery as you wish. You can draw in it or even write cute phrases like ” to the best grandparents in the world” or inspirational quotes … Whatever you feel like.

And… I just ran out of Christmas ideas. Hope that you like them and that I could help you with your Christmas presents. Remember, Christmas isn’t only about expensive presents. Make them special and personal, make them YOUR presents and build YOUR Christmas!!

Merry Christmas,

Madie

How to start a bullet journal??

Welcome to my first bullet journal tutorial!! Today I’m going to show you which materials you’ll need to start the bullet journal and the first three essential topics, the index, the key and the future log.

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First, you’ll need a note book. It can be whatever you want, but for me the dotted is the best one because it helped me to keep a better and organized presentation. Moreover, you’ll need two types of pens, some of them to colour and others to write and draw. To colour, if you want your bullet covered in colourful hand-lettering and doodles, the brush pens are the best option. To do the outlines and to write, I recommend the 0.1 to 0.5 black pens (I used Micron,uni pin and staendtler, excellent quality).

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Finally, don’t forget to use a ruler and lots of cool stickers!!! However never forget that your supplies won’t make you more effective, your mentality does so always face it with a positive mind and don’t worry if it goes wrong, the most important thing is for you to enjoy yourself!

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Now let’s get to work and make the index!!The index is where you register all the topics of your bullet so that you know in which exactly page is the aspect of your life that you want to analyse. You will fill the index as you go through the year, so it will only finish when you end the notebook.

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The key is where you “translate” all your bullets so that you and anyone can understand your bullet organization. As you can see, in the key I have a bullet to tasks, to a completed task, to a migrated task (when you postpone it), to notes, to events, to cancelled events, to prioritization, to birthdays and finally to work deadlines. You can do more bullets if you want, but here’s an advice, concentrate on what you really need in order to get it clear and understandable.

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The future log is where you have a big picture of your whole year so that you can organize your present in order to keep up with your future events like birthdays, appointments… This way I promise you won’t forget anything, and you will absolutely have a clear and more organized vision of your life.

I hope that you enjoyed my first tutorial and that you’ll find it useful. In the next bullet journal tutorial, I’m going to give you some ideas to your December theme and organization. I’m just going to say that is going to be about Christmas (so obvious). So keep in touch and leave some comments so I can improve.

With love and creativity,

Madie

Bullet journal. Wait, what’s that??

 

bullet journal.jpgHi there,

Are you always postponing and forgetting your friends and relatives birthday?? Do you want to organize your life but don’t know how?? Well don’t worry, in this post I’m going to show you how to end methodize your life with just a simple note book and lotsss of creativity. The key, it’s a bullet journal!! Wait, but what’s that?? Most of the people doesn’t know about it, even though I think this should be more divulgated. Because for me, it’s a powerful tool that improved and changed my whole lifestyle and I hope that it helps yours as well.

A bullet journal is an organization method where you can concentrate every aspect of your life like your whole past, present and future agenda, to be in contact with all your events so that you won’t forget anything.

However, there are much more utilities that the bullet journal has like keeping track of your mood, movies, series, books, habits, life goals and many other things that you could want to control in your life.

The potential of the bullet journal is endless, since it’s just a normal white notebook where everything is designed and organized in your way. This is the main difference between the bullet journal and a normal agenda, where you are restricted to its topics.

During my blog journey I’m going to teach you, step by step, how to create a beautiful and useful bullet journal!! Keep in touch and I promise I won’t let you down.

With love,

Madie