15/12/2013

diy xmas gifts: mixtapes




Ok, so they're not proper mixtapes, but mixCDs don't really have the same ring to them, do they? 

Perhaps the way I devoured The Perks of Being a Wallflower when I was fourteen is finally biting me in the butt, but it seems to me that there is not a more simple and perfectly personal DIY present than the mighty mixtape.  

All you need to do to provide a lucky friend/family member with eternally happy ears is...

pick a musical theme
create a playlist of kick-ass songs
grab yourself a blank CD
 burn the playlist onto the disc
make a super duper awesome paper sleeve to slot it into
*hand painting the cover in Ponytail Derek style is optional*


Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy 


What songs will you be putting on your mixtape? 

15 comments:

  1. there is nothing better then a good mixtape!! :) i made one last year for a kris krindle and they loved it! sharing good music is wonderful!
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love this! I made a mixtape for this guy I liked and he really liked the idea. PS- perks of being a wallflower is definitely one of my all time favourite movies x

    www.joyyiu.blogspot.ca
    www.instagram.com/joyyiu

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  3. ah this is so cute! I love making mixtapes. your little covers are so lovely! x

    frockled.blogspot.com

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  4. wow I hadn't thought of that! What a great idea-thanks :)

    http://blanketofroses.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Sorry i just read your comment on my blog! thanks for the comment i speak English don't worry ^^
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  6. oh my goodness i love perks of being a wallflower as well
    everything they do in that book is just perfect and makes me wish that i lived in the 90s.

    mypuregoldbaby.blogspot.com

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  7. thanks for commenting...I would probably put mostly Jamaican songs on the mix-tape
    love your blog :)

    Shalay| itsjustshalay.blogspot.com

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  8. How did I not think of this.

    Thank you!
    xx,
    Justina
    www.abentpieceofwire.com

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    Hope you follow back♥
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  10. Hi, what a great web blog. I usually spend hours on the net reading blogs on various subjects. And, I really would like to praise you for writing such a fabulous article.

    Thanks for your great post.

    Mixtapes

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  12. Aw I think that would be such a lovely present, its so thoughtful
    xx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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  13. Aw I think that would be such a lovely present, its so thoughtful
    xx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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  14. SUCH a good gift idea! Man, I should've seen this sooner!

    xx Patricia
    http://patriciaallover.blogspot.com

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  15. I think this is a great idea and I love the design!

    http://vintageloyal.blogspot.pt/

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