Here’s a cheap little project for girls, who often like frills and ribbons, diaries and notebooks.. I saw some variation of this in a magazine years ago. I made two of these for my 10 year-old granddaughters in a half hour yesterday.
I took a small $1 spiral-bound notebook from the dollar store and tied little pieces of ribbon along the spiral binding This can be done in all one color ribbon or a few coordinating colored ribbons, but since I have tons of ribbon, I used a different ribbon on each spiral. As a put-together craft kit gift, you could give the notebook, some ribbon and pens for the girl to do herself.
Tip: I worked at Wal-Mart many years and their holiday stuff is much of the same junk, just different colors and printing on it for each holiday. That includes the $1 ribbon. Wal-mart after-holiday sales are 50% off first and then 75% off. In my store, that ribbon was often still around for the 75% markdown and that’s a great time to stock up on ribbon. The spools contain 3 yards of ribbon, so 25 cents for 3 yds. Those $1 ribbon boxes always contain some solid colored spools of ribbon, not just holiday prints.