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Published September 7th 2014
Make this Christmas cheap and cheerful
It's only weeks away from Christmas and you're wondering how you'll be able to afford all the gifts again right?

Well, you sound just like me each year.

Now is the time to start preparation for taskforce homemade gifts!

I've been making gifts for Christmas now for a number of years and it is a win-win-win situation. Win because they cost less, often use recycled parts, win for learning a new skill and win because they are inevitably loved by the recipient.

To enact taskforce homemade gifts you're going to have to learn some new skills. There are a number of fabulous short courses on in Brisbane to save the day. These are all on early so they leave plenty of time for you to hone your skills and make many before the big day.

Proof that making gifts at home can be successful:

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Anyone can learn a new skill like candle making


Here are some top short-courses around Brisbane:

1. Create your own closed terrarium

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Have a homemade Christmas this year


These tiny gardens are beaut as a homemade gifts and a great way to have a garden even if your recipient is living in a tiny apartment. It is also something that you can make in advance. Learn all the skills like how they work, collecting your own moss and create your own on the day. Book here.

When – Sunday October 26
Time – 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost – $27.50

2. Learn basket weaving

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Cheap gift ideas


A new handmade basket is a wonderful gift at Christmas. If you're feeling particularly giving you can always add treats inside and prepare as your own gift basket. Basketweaving is a skill you can learn the basics in an afternoon and each one is unique. For this session you'll need to take some of your own materials to incorporate into your first creation. Book here.

When – Sunday 19 October
Time – 1-5pm
Cost – $55

3. Create Rubber Stamps

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Create something new


You'll be the life of the party when you give a gift of a custom stamped shirt or funky looking tote bag. This workshop will teach you how to carve soft rubber stamps and practice on cards and bookmarks. With these basic skills you'll be sorted this Christmas. [LINK=http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/creating-rubber-stamps-tickets-12663321335?aff=es2&rank=4]Book here.

Date – Thursday 30 October
Time – 6-8pm
Cost – $30

Remember that you should always take a pens and notebook. This way you will be able to recreate your gifts with ease.

Good luck and feel free to share your outcomes!
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Why? Cost effective Christmas
When: 19-30 October
Where: Brisbane
Cost: $27.50/$55/$30
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