Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all! And what better way to celebrate this festive season with family, friends and presents! However, prices for presents are always hiked up this time of the year. One of the best ways to get the perfect gift without emptying your wallet is to invest in yourself!

These days, everyone is going DIY. With this trend taking off, knowing special tricks and tips to make presents and gifts is priceless! Not to mention you can customize all your gifts to suit your receiver which can make your gift the highlight of the day! Here are some ideas of what you can make as your gift to you loved ones.

1) Baking / Cooking your own delicious treats!


In all honesty, gift giving can sometimes be a torturing experience, especially if you don’t know much about your receiver. Well, i have a solution for you! This solution is so good that it will blow your mind! One word and one word only. FOOD! We being Malaysian, love our food. So what better gift to give than food? If you’re thinking,” I’m not good at cooking or baking, i can’t get them food?? Are you crazy? “ Think again… at My Weekend Plan, you can choose what recipes you want to learn! Our lesson providers will make sure you are familiar with the recipes and guide you through the process. More tips!! Let’s say, you go for a brownie baking class, and you’re thinking, giving a whole tray of brownies is too much? You can cut it into smaller pieces, and get those inexpensive decorative plastic or paper bags and boxes! Tie the bag or box with a simple ribbon and a handmade card, VIOLA ! You have made a customized gift that looks amazing and better yes, tastes heavenly that no one can resist!

Designing you own homemade fancy card! Brush Lettering Class

After all that, if you’re still not confident in finding your way around your kitchen, you can test your art skills! If you have an interest for fancy writing, our modern calligraphy or brush lettering class is the way to go. Our lesson provider for these classes have prepared a detailed worksheet for you to follow step by step that guarantees your end product will look like a fancy card or canvas that you bought from a store! :O

3) Put together your own flower bouquet! Flower Arrangement Class

Isn’t it AMAZING that with a little help and a few extra tips, you can come up with such creative and thoughtful gifts that doesn’t cost you a bomb? Speaking of which, something extraordinary that you can bring to a party is a beautiful arrangement of flowers! This is a very good alternative if you think you don’t have any artistic skills in you. You just need to follow the lesson provider’s instructions and not worry about what flowers to buy, how to cut the stems, what additional decorative pieces can be used and so on. All you need to do is just go for the class and all will be prepared for your convenience! Not everyone has an eye for flower arrangements, however, with the proper guidance and techniques, your flower arrangements will be as though a professional had arranged it!

As you can see, there are so many gifts that you can make and create yourself without spending a lot. All you need to do with invest a little bit of money and time to acquire the skills and knowledge that will last you a lifetime! The amazing thing about this is that with these skills, you can use it for any occasion! And i mean ANY! Birthdays! Weddings! New years! Anniversaries! Office parties! And any other celebration or occasion you can think of! It is so versatile that it would be silly not to want to take up a skill or two 😀 So what are you waiting for? Join a class now and be the trendsetter in your group of friends that they turn to for any DIY projects!