Christmas is around the corner and you have lots of friends you would like to buy a gift for. What can you do if you can't afford it?
Start collecting raffia string and make your own friendship band to give away. Here are the instructions shared by Wynnie Kwok on SlideShare.
You don't have to buy strings to create. Crafters can also use:
1) raffia strings taken off packed food
2) strings taken off paper bags
3) strings taken off bags of rice
4) strings from Chinese sausages (not for Malay friends though)
In Malaysia, if you take time to go to the market after closing hours, before the cleaners start clearing the place up, you will find lots of material to work with. Like the sacks used for storing potatoes and such.