It’s my daughter’s birthday this week and I’ve been experimenting with some gift wrapping ideas. Here’s a DIY gift wrapping idea that’s super simple. All you need is white paper, sketch pens, scissors and some glue.
First cut out small triangles of white paper and colour them using sketch pens. Alternatively you can cut out triangles from card paper in different colours. You can also use decorative tape or Washi tape to include prints and patterns along with the solid colours.
Wrap your gift in plain white paper. Draw a slighted curved line on the front and stick the triangles on them to form a party bunting. Add in your personal message and your Bunting Gift Wrap is ready.
Kids get all the fun stuff, don’t they? Whenever I’m in a kid’s store and see all the amazing toys and books that are available these days, it makes me want to be a kid again…almost (i.e. until I sight all the goodies for grown ups).
But if I was a kid, this is how I’d want my gifts to be wrapped.
Aren’t these gift wrapping ideas for children clever? Makes me want to buy some gift just to wrap it like the ones above.
When I hear the words Handmade and Personalised, I think of the time, effort, thought and skill that a person has put in to make a gift that’s unique and personal. A while ago, through my Make It Personal series, I had blogged about creating fun, personalised and unique gifts.
Though I’ve concluded the series on my blog, it’s been nice to see some interesting handmade gift ideas on other blogs. So, here’s a roundup of some exciting posts on handmade gifts.
DIY 1: Custom Instagram iPad cover
Asley Hackshaw of Lil Blue Boo makes this fun Instagram iPad cover. Choose pictures of your favourite fun and happy moments and make a custom iPad cover. It doesn’t even have to be pictures, it could be anything you like. View the tutorial here.
DIY 2: Light of my life
Kate of Kate Pruitt does an amazing job with this valentine light bulb. It’s aptly called ‘light of my life’. This one is my favourite. Check it out here.
DIY 3: Handmade hip diaper bag
Elizabeth Klett of A Mingled Yarn shows how to make a hip diaper bag for new mothers. I prefer this to the standard and staid ones available at most stores. Get more details here.
DIY 4: Clay jewellery dish
Lisa Storms at Fiskars has fun with colourful clay dishes that can store jewellery, keys and other odds and ends. Get the details here.
DIY 5: Vintage dog feeder
Julia Custer Norris of Handmade Green created this cute vintage elevated dog feeder. This one is a perfect gift for people with dogs or cats as pets. You can catch the tutorial at Design Sponge here.
What can I get my daddy
For this special day?
He needs nothing,
“I have everything”
I always hear him say.
Boy, this is really got me thinking
So I guess, this is what I’ll do…
A big empty box
Put a note in it
“I love you!”
– By D. Alsup
When was the last time you gave a handwritten note to someone? This Father’s Day, pick up a pen, take a piece of stationery and write “I love you dad” on it. Give this to your father.
Sometimes, the simplest gift is the best.
P.S: This year, Father’s Day is on June 17.