We’re invited to a birthday party this weekend. And, of course, we don’t have a present yet. As the creative in our household, I get to choose a present for the birthday lady. Good that the hosts are old friends of my boyfriend and I haven’t even met them yet (careful, sarcasm!). So now I am picking my brain for last minute gift ideas.
Why do I always end up in these situations, even if I knew for weeks that a birthday is coming up? All you guys who are familiar with this situation, this post is for you!
I picked three different gift ideas that don’t take long to make, but are very unique. At the end of this post you’ll find an idea for simple, yet eye-catching, gift tags to complete your packaging.
To avoid the last minute situation, I suggest making a few of each, so you will have a collection of gifts to choose from whenever the need arises.
But now to the gift ideas:
INTERCHANGEABLE TASSEL BOOKMARK
The perfect gift for passionate readers to never loose track of their reading progress. Get to the tutorial.
UPCYCLED LEAF EARRINGS
Upcycled milk jug earrings for the environment conscious fashionista. Get to the tutorial here.
LEATHER BOW NECKLACE
For all your female friends who love statement jewellery. Or make a bow hairpin, brooch or fridge magnet. Get to the tutorial here.
BOHEMIAN GIFT TAG
To top what ever present you end up with, make these artistic, bohemian gift tags. Replace the name with “happy birthday”, if you choose. Try some hand lettering or just capital letters, get inspired by the fonts here (you can type in the name you want to write and just copy it on the card).
- kraft paper
- acrylic paint
- white or gold craft paint or gel pen
1 – Cut small cards from kraft paper.
2 – Mix whatever acrylic paint you have to your desired colour. Don’t dilute the paint. Paint with thick strokes on the cards, apply generously. Let it dry.
3 – Write name with white or gold acrylic paint or gel pen on the cards. Done.
Which gift idea is your favourite one? Let us know.