Easy & simple handmade birthday present!

Yesterday was my friend Patrice's birthday, we already went out for a meal last weekend but I wanted to give her a wee gift too. This month our budget has to be super tight if we're gonna stay on track with our savings because in Feb the car insurance, 2 new tyres and a few other one-off bills all came out at once, don't you hate that? At least they're done for the year now.

Anyway one of my 101's is to not buy any cards, make them all from scratch and so far this year I have :) This is the wee gift and card I made, all from bits and bobs I already had in my newly transformed craft studio.




Do you guys give handmade gifts? (I already know frugal down under and the frugal graduate are wonderful gift makers!) I used to make gifts just if I was broke LOL but now I see the value in thoughtful gifts that have taken time and energy to make (or choose if your not creative yourself). These gifts are the ones I enjoy receiving far more than expensive ones and I don't think I'm alone so from now on I will be trying to make ALL the gifts I give :)  

130 comments:

  1. That looks absolutely lovely. I am jealous of your friend now! :D

    I think that because you put such a lot of thought and effort into homemade gifts, they mean a lot more. Patrice will probably always remember his present this year, but would he if it had just been a CD, DVD or gift card??

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw thanks Bryallen, and thats true about them being more memorable :)

      Ps Patrice is a girl LOL its just one of those names that can go both ways I guess!

      Delete
  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Dani, Ill be making more like this for sure :)

      Delete
  3. The card and key ring are beautiful - I absolutely adore the bow! I make my owns cards but they look more like the work of a five year old because my crafting abilities non existent! For Mothers Day and my sisters birthday I made their card and then gave them a 'voucher' to use up when I next see them! I love the idea of homemade gifts (we had a homemade Christmas last year) as anyone can walk into a shop and buy something for someone, but only you can make them that gift.

    Philippa x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha I bet they don't look like a 5 year olds and even if they did, I work with kids and 5yr olds cards are the cutest! I want to have a homemade christmas this year, need to start early though or I'll run out of time again...

      Delete
  4. Replies
    1. Thank you! and can I just say that banana cake you made was the most beautiful banana cake I've ever seen, they're normally just in a loaf tin. I like your style :)

      Delete
  5. Replies
    1. Cheers Jo, and Im LOVING your happy list, thanks for joining in :)

      Delete
  6. Wow! That's so beautiful - Well done :D
    And thank you for inspiring me because my sister will have her 16th birthday and i don't what will I make for her then i search in google the I found you!
    Will you help me? I have some questions.
    What kind of paper did you use? And did you sew around the edge on the front page? and do you just used glue to attached those shirt buttons?
    Thank you sooo much! :)))

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Arinda, Im so glad you like it! I used a hot glue gun to stick the fabric and the buttons but I'm sure a good multi purpose glue would work, the paper is thick card, must be very thick or it won't hold up nicely, good luck xxx

      Delete
  7. I surprised with the analysis you made to make this particular publish incredible. Wonderful activity! gifts for him

    ReplyDelete
  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Such a nice blog.. Thanks a lot for posting such an informative blog. For more visit birthday gifts

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks a lot for posting such an informative blog. For more visit birthday gifts

    ReplyDelete
  11. Amazing & easy DIY ideas…..Love all the ideas...beautiful…..Thank you so much for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  12. If your man is pushing you away and acting distant

    Or if the guy you’re after isn’t giving you the time of day...

    Then it’s time to pull out all the stops.

    Because 99% of the time, there is only 1 thing you can say to a standoffish guy that will grab him by the heartstrings-

    And get his blood pumping at just the thought of you.

    Insert subject line here and link it to: <=========> Your ex won’t be able to resist?

    Once you say this to him, or even send this simple phrase in a text message...

    It will flip his world upside down and you will suddenly find him chasing you-

    And even begging to be with you.

    Here’s what I’m talking about: <=========> Is your man hiding something? He may need your help?

    Thanks again.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi
    Nice Blog
    We are offering a wide range of Handmade gifts only on matrboomi.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you for this valuable information. Get your business to the next level in simple step. Send Flowers To ITALY


    ReplyDelete
  15. Thanks dear for such amazing blog sharing with us. Visit our page to get the best Website Designing and Development Services in Delhi.
    Website Designing Company in Delhi

    ReplyDelete
  16. Nice blog, Get the latest mutual fund investment schemes and performance of the mutual fund schemes.
    Investment Advisor in Delhi

    ReplyDelete
  17. Nice, Get Service for Night out page 3 parties by Lifestyle Magazine.
    Lifestyle Magazine

    ReplyDelete
  18. Visit Kalakutir for the best Floor Marking Paint and Caution & School Bus Painting.
    Floor Marking Paint

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wonderful post ! If you are looking for sending Birthday Gifts to India visit :- https://www.indiagift.in/

    ReplyDelete
  20. When you think about the history of birthday celebrations there are so many questions. From cakes and candles to presents and parties, so many things make up.Birthday is the special day for all, and there is hardly anyone who doesn't love to have unique and amazing gifts on their birthday

    ReplyDelete
  21. @ astra, You seem to be an artist! The idea of handmade gifts has always attracted me. This Button bithday Card is cute, and priceless. Keep posting! why dont you go through more birthday gift ideas @ geekmonkey

    ReplyDelete
  22. NAGAQQ | AGEN BANDARQ | BANDARQ ONLINE | ADUQ ONLINE | DOMINOQQ TERBAIK

    Yang Merupakan Agen Bandarq, Domino 99, Dan Bandar Poker Online Terpercaya di asia hadir untuk anda semua dengan permainan permainan menarik dan bonus menarik untuk anda semua

    Bonus yang diberikan NagaQQ :
    * Bonus rollingan 0.5%,setiap senin di bagikannya
    * Bonus Refferal 10% + 10%,seumur hidup
    * Bonus Jackpot, yang dapat anda dapatkan dengan mudah
    * Minimal Depo 15.000
    * Minimal WD 20.000

    Memegang Gelar atau title sebagai QQ Online Terbaik di masanya

    Games Yang di Hadirkan NagaQQ :
    * Poker Online
    * BandarQ
    * Domino99
    * Bandar Poker
    * Bandar66
    * Sakong
    * Capsa Susun
    * AduQ
    * Perang Bacarrat (New Game)

    Tersedia Deposit Via pulsa :
    Telkomsel & XL

    Info Lebih lanjut Kunjungi :
    Website : NAGAQQ
    Facebook : NagaQQ Official
    Kontakk : Info NagaQQ
    linktree : Agen Judi Online
    WHATSAPP : +855977509035
    Line : Cs_nagaQQ
    TELEGRAM : +855967014811


    BACA JUGA BLOGSPORT KAMI YANG LAIN:
    agen bandarq terbaik
    Winner NagaQQ
    Daftar NagaQQ
    Agen Poker Online

    ReplyDelete
  23. Turning our creative side and imagine in a custom mug would be the perfect gift for every special occasion, Get yours from Inkmonk.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I think this is one of the best blog for me because this is really helpful for me. Thanks for sharing this valuable information for free...
    packers and movers in dhanbad

    ReplyDelete
  25. Usually I never comment on blogs but your article is so convincing that I never stop myself to say something about it. You’re doing a great job Man,Keep it up.
    Abroad education consultants in delhi
    Overseas Education Consultants in Delhi

    ReplyDelete
  26. Thank you for sharing this nice post, get customized and responsive Website & App development services by the best Software Development Company in Gurgaon, India. Also get other services like: Digital Marketing, IoT Solutions, Startup Consulting.
    Website Development Company in India

    ReplyDelete
  27. I am virtually impressed about the data you provide for your article. I have to say am enormously crushed by your whole story. It’s not easy to get such exceptional statistics these days. I sit up for staying right here for a long term.

    office.com/setup
    mcafee.com/activate

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thanks for provide great informatic and looking beautiful blog, really nice required information & the things i never imagined and i would request, wright more blog and blog post like that for us. Thanks you once agian
    we offer services delhi birth certificate which inculde name add in birth certificate and birth certificate correction complete process is online and we offer
    birth certificate and we offer this birth certificate online same service offers at yourdoorstep at birth certificate in ghaziabad our dream to provide birth certificate in india and other staes like birth certificate in bengaluru and birth certificate in gurgaon book service with us birth certificate in noida also, service at yoursdoorstep only birth certificate in india or

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thanks for provide great informatics and looking beautiful blog. Nice hand made gift for your loved ones. we also have few option for gift Best Photo to Painting Website

    ReplyDelete
  30. Smartphones are extremely sensitive to external damage. So it's best to protect with a case. Get your custom design embedded personalized Phone Case from Printo.

    ReplyDelete
  31. great article blog.thanks for sharing with us,very nice article blog.We at Fuel digital marketing give you the best E commerce website development services in Chennai. Which will give you and your customers one-stop solution and best-in-class services.

    best ecommerce website development services in chennai|best woocommerce development company | best ecommerce website design company in coimbatore | ecommerce website designing company in chennai |opencart development company in chennai

    ReplyDelete
  32. Thank You So Much
    Webocity Technologies is best website designing company in delhi, Best Website development company in Delhi, We Offer Best Digital Marketing services in Delhi.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I really enjoyed reading this blog. It was explained and structured with perfection; Best Digital Marketing Company in Delhi

    ReplyDelete
  34. Really happy to say that it's an amazing post to read and learn something new, I always come to know about something unique. Good job and waiting for another one also. We also offers some services are:-
    Digital marketing Company
    SMM Services
    PPC Ads Services
    PPC Services in Delhi
    Website Design & Development Packages

    ReplyDelete
  35. Red Hat Certified Engineer is a professional who has expertise in handling the Red Hat Enterprise Linux System. The Certified Engineer takes care of various tasks such as setting kernel runtime parameters, handling various types of system logging and providing certain kinds of network operability. The professionals must have the ability to install networking services and security on servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

    Red Hat Certified Engineer

    ReplyDelete
  36. Great content & Thanks for sharing with oflox. Do you know What Is Clickbait In YouTube

    ReplyDelete
  37. I think you know how to make many handmade presents. You can have insta blog about it. On this site https://soclikes.com/buy-instagram-followers you can buy followers for your blog and post

    ReplyDelete
  38. nice post!!
    Thanks for sharing this article. Very informative.
    Gowebs Kolkata
    https://www.gowebs.in

    ReplyDelete
  39. wonderful blog!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this informative blog
    website design in kolkata
    https://www.gowebs.in/web-design-kolkata

    ReplyDelete
  40. amazing article!!
    I want to say thanks for this post. Thank you...
    logo design company in Kolkata
    https://www.gowebs.in/logo-design

    ReplyDelete
  41. amazing!!
    I have read your excellent post. This is a great job
    website design in Howrah
    https://www.gowebs.in/website-design-in-howrah

    ReplyDelete
  42. wonderful blog!!
    Buddymedi
    Thank You from buddymedi team.
    Public health
    https://buddymedi.com

    ReplyDelete
  43. Awesome gifts ideas for birthday occasion . keep updating. Send valentines roses to India.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Thanks for the lucid content. Your knowledge on the subject and dedication is overtly visible.

    Thanks!
    https://www.surpriseville.com/

    ReplyDelete
  45. Memiliki saham memberi Anda hak untuk memberikan suara dalam rapat pemegang saham, menerima dividen (yang merupakan keuntungan perusahaan) jika dan ketika dibagikan, dan itu memberi Anda hak untuk menjual saham Anda kepada orang lain. cek juga Likuiditas adalah? Pengertian Likuiditas Pada Investasi Saham, Pemula Harus Tahu dan markets

    ReplyDelete
  46. Get badshah, mostlysane and sidhumoose wala customized printing for your business done in a few minutes for the best price from themerchbay

    ReplyDelete
  47. 2. This is extremely helpful info!! Very good work.
    Satta Matka Game Software Development
    https://www.gowebs.in/satta-matka-software-development

    ReplyDelete
  48. Just wish to say your article is as astounding.
    Satta Matka Game App Development Company
    https://www.gowebs.in/satta-matka-software-development

    ReplyDelete
  49. Love to read this amazing and helpful post.
    I specially congratulate you for this kind of post.
    Satta Matka Game App Development
    https://www.gowebs.in/satta-matka-software-development

    ReplyDelete
  50. I was looking for this kind of information and enjoyed reading this one.
    Keep posting. Thanks for sharing.
    Satta Matka Game Software Development Company
    https://www.gowebs.in/satta-matka-software-development

    ReplyDelete
  51. I really enjoyed reading this post, it’s really informative and great.
    Website Design in Baripada (M), Mayurbhanj, Orissa - Rs999
    Website Design in Baripada (M), Mayurbhanj, Orissa - Rs999

    https://www.gowebs.in/web-design-Baripada

    ReplyDelete
  52. I like your writing skills as it makes one feel included in the journey.
    Thank you for the valuable notes.
    Web Design Service in Baripada
    Web Design Service in Baripada

    https://www.gowebs.in/web-design-Baripada

    ReplyDelete
  53. Your article has been very nice. It's helpful.
    Thank You
    Best Logo Design Company in Baripada
    https://www.gowebs.in/web-design-Baripada

    ReplyDelete
  54. Your content is extremely useful; I was able to find good information from your articles
    Thank You from gowebs TM
    Website Design Cost in Baripada
    https://www.gowebs.in/web-design-Baripada

    ReplyDelete
  55. Thanks for sharing the informative post about.
    I have learned many new information from your post.
    If You want to play online mobile game. Visit now Game Development Kolkata

    Game Development Company in Kolkata,
    Kolkata Game Developers,
    Game development Kolkata,
    List of Game Design Courses,
    Game development company in India
    https://www.gowebs.in/game-development-kolkata

    Other Services :
    https://www.gowebs.in/web-design-kolkata
    https://www.gowebs.in/website-design-in-howrah



    ReplyDelete
  56. I really enjoy studying on this site, it holds fantastic blog posts
    website design Bhubaneswar
    You should keep it up forever! Best of luck.
    website design company in Bhubaneswar
    https://www.gowebs.in/web-designing-company-bhubaneswar

    Other Services :
    web design Kolkata

    Game Development Kolkata

    ReplyDelete

  57. Kami adalah salah satu media Info Kerja Bali online terkemuka di Bali.
    Membantu memfasilitasi pencocokan dan komunikasi peluang kerja antara pencari kerja dan pemberi kerja, di Bali, Denpasar, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Tuban, Jimbaran.

    ReplyDelete

  58. Satya Puri Studio is Bali architects have worked on historically-inspired homes & villa around the world — including “Lux Villa in Bali; Sukh Sagar Haveli in Jodhpur, Rajasthan; Kahani Paradise in Gokarna. Their work shows inspiration across history and styles, tied together with the goal of enhancing life through good design. Above all, Satya Puri Studio Architects aims to produce personalized living environments.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Website Developer Bali adalah seorang Freelancer Website Developer Bali, dia sangat menyukai hobbynya dalam menelusuri setiap blok yang Anda di internet. Dia memiliki banyak pengetahuan tentang Digital Marketing dan bagaimana penerapan dalam bisnis.

    ReplyDelete
  60. SEO adalah proses meningkatkan visibilitas dan peringkat website bisnis Anda di laman hasil penelusuran mesin telusur, seperti Google, Bing, dan Yahoo, sehingga memudahkan pelanggan menemukan produk atau layanan Anda secara online.

    Kami menawarkan layanan Jasa SEO terbaik di Bali dengan Strategi Optimasi Situs Website secara tepat dan akurat sesuai dengan prinsip kerja mesin pencari.

    ReplyDelete
  61. When you think Indonesia, you probably picture its Labuan Bajo, and sunny beaches in Canggu. Yet, many people don’t realize that Indonesia is also a great place to start a business. According to International Labour Organization, there are about 700 thousand small businesses in Indonesia in 2018, which 57 million are small and medium sized enterprises Start Business in Indonesia

    But what makes Indonesia so great? Major cities like Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Surabaya, an impressive university system, and low taxes means the Sunshine country is ripe with opportunity for savvy business owners. Keep reading to learn more about why Indonesia could be the perfect spot to start your new business!

    ReplyDelete
  62. Thanks for sharing a great article.
    You are providing wonderful information, it is very useful to us.
    Keep posting like this informative articles.
    Thank you.

    Get to know about ethernet doesn't have a valid ip configuration reddit

    ReplyDelete
  63. Thanks for sharing the nice list of gifts for mothers day. Get the latest mothers day gifts for mom, flowers for mothers day, cakes for mothers day online at Indiagift

    ReplyDelete
  64. Love your creativity. Thanks for sharing it with us. check out more handmade and Personalized gifts at surprisegenie.com

    ReplyDelete
  65. Great idea, do check more gifting ideas and Personalized Gifts for every occasion on @surprisegenie

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving a comment - it's really appreciated and I always reply :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...