Girly gift idea | DIY

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Hey everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a DIY post. I hadn’t planned on writing or getting creative today, but I was clearing out accessories and makeup as I do regularly and instead of dumping everything and leaving things aside for the charity shop, I started putting a little gift box together for a special little lady.

There’s no occasion, I just don’t like to bin everything.

I like to pass some of the love on to people that appreciate little treasures.

I’ve done this in the past as she likes accessories and makeup. 

When I was younger I used to love hand-me-downs from my cousins too and trinkets (treasures!). In fact, one of my favourite gifts ever was a tiny circular box full of stones and shells that my Dad’s cousin Sister Maura collected on the beach for me. It was a black box with purple flowers on it and I can still picture some of the shells with their iridescent sheen, coloured stones and sea glass.

It was such a special, sentimental gift. 

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I adored that scene in The Little Mermaid where Ariel shows us around her treasure trove – her gadgets and gizmos aplenty. Watch here. I know what you’re thinking: ‘What a total weirdo. This wan’s for the birds!’ It’s just, I like nice things and used to be so sentimental. Not so much anymore.

Another scene that always sticks with me is the opening scene of the movie Curly Sue. I remember being amazed by all the pretty everyday things on screen. Watch the first 2 minutes here to see what I mean. Am I a weirdo?

Anyway, here’s a simple DIY task that anyone can do.

All you need is a shoe box, fill it with treasures and decorate it nicely.


I included preloved and unused jewellery, hair clips, accessories, nail varnish, a purse, a keyring and makeup. I also added pretty little boxes (I have this strange love for boxes!) and pop the earrings inside for more surprises when she opens them up.20160708_175347

Well, there you have it!

It’s one that anyone can do: I’m sure you have a house full of treasures that some preteen or little lady will love and appreciate!

Thanks for reading,

T xo

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