Wednesday, May 22, 2013

graduation gift

grad gift
I'm graduating tomorrow! It still doesn't feel real yet. I don't think it will feel real until I'm actually living on a college campus in the fall. Anyway, I made my two closest friends  a gift and gave it to them today (so I can finally show you guys the blog post without worrying they'll see it!)

bracelet closeup
I made several things to give to them. First, I made them each a macrame bracelet with hemp and pretty beads.

clothespins and mixtape
Then, I created a mixtape with some music I think they'll like (luckily we all share the same taste in music!) and a set of decorated clothespins that they can use to hang things up in their dorm room.

The main part of the gift was a notebook/scrapbook that I put together for each of them.

book cover
I found some pretty notebooks at Target that were perfect for decorating.

drink the wild air
I had some photos printed and put them on the pages of the notebook, along with quotes, song lyrics, memories, etc...

macrame bracelet
This is how I wrapped up the bracelet; a glassine bag closed with washi tape and pale blue embroidery floss.

They loved the gifts, and I'm trying to save my tears for when we really do leave each other. We're all going to different colleges, and we'll be about 3 hours apart. Even though I am super excited about going to college, I'm going to miss Loli and Allison so so much!


  1. how did you make the bracelets ? I would really need some gifts for my friends birthday !

    1. I looked up a tutorial online on how to macrame. I used this one to be specific:
      All you need is string (like I said, I used hemp) and some beads! I think the bracelet would be a perfect gift for your friend! If you have any other questions, just let me know! Good luck!

  2. The gifts so beautiful and elegant! I'm sure your friends loved them ♡

    On another subject, I decided to make a blog! I was wondering whether you had any tips about keeping a blog and what not? Thanks! ^▽^

    1. Thank you! ♥

      Yay! That's so exciting! Let me know when you have it set up, I'd can't wait to see it!
      My main tip would be to blog for yourself. Don't just try to post what you think other people want to see. It is for you to express your creativity, remember to stay true to that! If you'd like to, you can email me and I can give you more in depth tips that I've learned along the way since I started blogging. ( Actually, this sounds like a good blog post, so I might make one sometime. Good luck with your blog!

  3. This is really a lovely gift to make ! I'm sure your friends will cherish these.

  4. Amazing gift Stellaire! I love every sigle thing you make - it's so inspiring for me!

    1. Thank you so much, I love hearing compliments like that! ♥