I’m an avid reader, and while it’s something I try to encourage in the children, it’s something that’s always come very naturally to me. I did a little tally the other day, and in 2017 I read 76 books, though technically you could say more, as I read some of them more than once! I may not ever have celebrity crushes, but I do have character crushes regularly (here’s looking at you, Peeta Mellark! *sigh*), and if I find a character I bond with on some level, I’ll happily read their story over and over. When I came across this book subscription service, I thought it was a fantastic idea!
I always love the idea of subscription services anyway, because while it’s a gift given on one day, it’s a reminder month in and month out of the gift, and isn’t that just perfect?
Read more: A Book Subscription: Book Lover Gifts
Whether you do Valentines for the love of your life, or you simply do it for the kids, these little gift boxes are easy to make, and the perfect size for jewellery, cufflinks, or gift vouchers. I make them from half an A4-page. You can also make them bigger, of course.
You can also make them from paper, but they’re obviously not too strong then, or from card. I made this one from corrugated card, which is nice and strong, but the colour doesn’t run all the way through the paper.
Read more: Make Your Own Gift Box #BostikBloggers
I was really pleased to find out that we’d been selected to be Bostik Bloggers again this year, and our first box is Valentine’s themed. It may be about a month off the celebration of love, but it’s never too early to get started, so here are some Valentine’s Craft Ideas for you!
These are as individual as snow flakes, but they’re fun to make.
You’ll need equally sized strips of paper, preferably of the double-sided variety. Fold them in half without squashing the middle, and glue the loose ends together. Once they are secure, glue the strips together – you may find it easier to glue them at opposite angles (so in a figure of eight) rather than all together like in the picture bottom left.
When they are all glued together you’ll have a circle of loops (bottom middle) and then push the middle of each loop to the centre, giving the middle a little squeeze to make a heart.
Add a loop or string to hang the heart-flake from. Read more: Valentine’s Craft Ideas #BostikBloggers
A second competition for you today, and unfortunately I’ve been remiss and it won’t end on time for you to win your prize in time for Valentines day – but I’ll still tell you about it, so you can still buy before the 8th – the final day for shipping – to receive your Valentine’s goodies from YourSurprise.com.Read more: Your Surprise Valentine’s Day Review