Birthday Post: The DIY effect

So I have been lazy these past few days. It is now April and I haven’t blogged about the DIYs from Geoff’s party. I’ll just photoblog:


The One Piece Ship with characters were printed off the Internet and bordered with colored paper. Toothpicks were then taped in the middle of the actual print out and the background paper.


Another One Piece topper. Luffy is created from MS Word. I pasted the image downloaded from the net and laid on colored papers.


Franky, another One Piece character. There are a total of 9 characters, and I printed enough to cover 80 cupcakes. These 2 are the only toppers left after the party. 🙂


The lootbag. The contents include: A coloring book, set of crayons, pencil, ball point pen, eraser, sharpener, and a small bag of candies.

As for the contents of the loot bags, I was able to buy those supplies from Divisoria last Christmas. I vividly recall that I included these items on my list when we went shopping for gifts then. If I am correct with my computation, I think I spent about P1,500 or less. As for the actual goodie bag, we bought that from Pasig Market 2nd floor for P15 each. We bought 30 pieces of those.

For the toppers, a page from MS Word was able to accomodate all 9 characters, thus, multiply that with 10 at P15 each for printing, plus the cost of the board, colored paper and toothpick, I guess, sobrang ok na ako sa nagastos ko for the toppers. BTW, the cake topper was also P15 and I only used the remaining boards and colored paper to make it.

Side kwento: While buying the lootbag contents, I actually bought items for 50 kids. So, maraming natirang coloring book, crayons, pens, pencils, eraser and sharpener. I think enough na yun hanggang mag school si Geoff. 🙂

Heniway, here are the invitations. these are courtesy of my good friend/office mate, Yayan Lorica:


The cover. I printed out the Thousand Sunny image that served as a lock for the invitation. Yayan used a board, blue wrapper, and paper twine. Oh, and lots of double sided tape 🙂


The inside. Babe made the layout from photoshop and we had it printed at Tronix. A blue paper was used to serve as a background to the actual cover and the picture.

I think I only spent not more than P300 for the 24 pieces of invitation. Picture printing only costs P3.75 (2R size) from Tronix. The rest of the materials were bought from National bookstore.

I never imagined myself to be this crafty. First time ko to, actually, but this particular instance ignited that creative side of me that I want to explore and improve more. As of writing, I have a number of projects lined up. Naghihintay lang ng sweldo before mag-materialize (haha!).

Hoping this post help other mommies who are on a VERY tight budget and time to spare (kasi matrabaho (LOL)).

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