DIY Gifts & Cards

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Gifts always mean the most when they come from the heart. When one of my close girlfriends has a birthday, I try to think of these elements before I shop for them:

-What do they love?
-What inside jokes/memories do we share together?
-What is my budget?
-How can I get creative?
-Would I like this gift?

Making hand made gifts and cards keeps things unique, one of a kind, and personal. Don’t feel like buying gift bags? Can’t find a card that really fits your BFF? Get creative!

Decorate your own gift bag:

All you’ll need is brown paper bags (found at the 99 cent store), scrapbook paper, scissors, and glue.

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I love starting with a simple brown lunch bag! Depending on my relationship with the friend, I tend to choose silly, quirky, unique scrapbook paper to decorate their gift bag. Sometimes it even gets as random as scrapbook paper with athletic men or a horse face. Yes-I’m serious.

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If you want something a little less quirky and random, another thing I love to do is make personalized stickers to make gift bags extra special.

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Make your own cards:

You can create your own fun, unique cards for people you love by simply selecting your favorite paper and photos.

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Want to make the perfect little gift for your favorite gal pal? Create a mani/pedi in a jar! Get her favorite nail polish color, base coat, top coat, a nail file, and all the salon must-haves! Find a cute jar, hand-write a label, and tie it all together with some twine!

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Get creative and make your gifts a unique, one of a kind gesture that your friends will never forget.

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