Not everyone can boast of having true and devoted friends, therefore it is worth keeping friendship as something very important and necessary. If your best friend has a birthday soon, then you need to think about what gift you should choose — buy it or make it yourself. Each person is individual, therefore it is worth ighing ll the specific option that is planned as a present. To surprise a friend and make her day unforgettable, it is best to come up with some interesting and original handmade gift.
Paper craft options
If there is a desire to do something special for a friend for her birthday, then you should initially decide on the possible options and preferences of the birthday girl. On your own you can:
- to tie;
- cut and paste;
The simplest option, available to almost everyone, is paper. The most logical birthday present is a postcard, because it is with it that you can start working. For a homemade product, you need thick decorative cardboard and accessories necessary for decoration. If you have experience, creating such a presentation will not take more than an hour, and inexperienced hand makers will have to spend more than one day and use several attempts before you get the desired type of finished product.
The size of the postcard does not play a key role, but when thinking about any composition, it is worth calculating the space needed for it so that all the elements are neatly and correctly positioned. To make the present not only pleasant, but also interesting, it is worth considering what exactly will be on the cover of the card and inside it.
The most correct would be to focus on the hobbies of a friend or her interests.
If a girl loves sports, then the postcard may contain sports equipment in the form of a step platform, a stretching mat, dumbbells and fitballs. For an animal lover, you can place a variety of cats and dogs, hamsters and guinea pigs, everyone who will be pleased to see a friend. For a girl who is fond of growing flors, the most correct thing would be to create a voluminous bouquet on the cover of a postcard.
Inside, you should not use an abundance of decorative elements, it is best to frame the congratulatory lines with an original frame, and this will be quite enough. As a congratulation itself, there can be poems, a mini-story or a standard version that is found on postcards. It is best to come up with words on your own, but if you can’t express your thoughts correctly, you can look for a hint on the Internet.
Another original option for congratulating a friend is to create a box. It can be either wooden or cardboard. The first option is more difficult to make, and the material is not always available, while a paper product will be affordable and fairly easy to create. First of all, it is important to find the thickest cardboard and beautiful paper that will decorate the finished product. The box can be designed for jelry, or you can put sets in it, which will also be very nice.
To make the product neat, you should try to make it from ordinary A4 sheets, checking all the calculations, and correcting them if necessary.
Having a card and a box is already a great option to give to a friend, but you can please her with another handmade item using paper. The final chord could be homemade photo frame with a picture inside. To create, you will also need cardboard and decorative elements. Using two identical rectangles, the base of the product is created. A window is cut through in one of them, from which the photo will be visible.
The two parts can be glued together, connected with double-sided tape or sewn with decorative threads. Volumetric flors made of corrugated paper, all kinds of hearts, beautiful buttons, rhinestones, sparkles and everything that would be appropriate and logical to complement the product can act as decorative elements.
With your own hands for a friend, you can also do:
- flor wreath for a holiday in Hawaiian style;
- original notebook;
- Photo album;
- homemade book and so on.
The choice of a gift for a friend will depend on the availability of time for preparation, paper skills and the desire to do something amazing for the birthday girl.
What can be drawn?
If your best friend is about to have a birthday, and there is still no gift, it is worth seriously picking it up. It is far from always possible to find exactly what is suitable for a particular person in a store or on the Internet, therefore sometimes it is first necessary to assess the situation, think about the hobbies of a friend — and the desired option will come by itself.
If you have artistic talent, you can please with original drawings and paintings of dear people for any holiday. A friend will definitely be happy to receive a picture with her portrait as a gift. For a special charm, you can create an original image for the birthday girl: Cleopatra, the ancient queen, queen, femme fatale, or any other option that will reveal the girl from a completely different side. In this case, the main thing is not to overdo it by choosing the image that the birthday girl dreams of or the one that she loves.
If you want to create something fun, then a cartoon or cartoon portrait of a friend would be a great option.
If you don’t want to be predictable, then an interesting option would be a drawn poster, which can also have a certain plot: girl of the year, lady May, the best athlete of the millennium, a world singer, and so on. You can create a poster in the form of a poster or calendar, exactly recreating the calendar for the current year. The size of such a gift can also vary from an A4 sheet to whatman paper, which will occupy half the wall of a friend’s room.
As a good homemade gift can be painted products, for example, caskets, figurines, ceramics, and the plot of the drawing should be close and understandable to the birthday girl.
If you have a lot of time, you can create a whole book, the main character of which will be the best friend. In addition to the original plot, hand-drawn illustrations for each of the important scenes of the story will become a feature of the gift. Drawn presents can be of any size, applied to different surfaces, the main thing is that they make a proper impression on the birthday girl and please her.
Preparing useful gifts
A birthday gift is chosen not only from the desire to present something beautiful or pleasant, some prefer practical options. If a friend belongs to this type, then you can give her:
- knitted gloves;
- sewn summer bag;
- decorated flor pot;
- original designed coffee cup;
- hand-sewn eye mask for comfortable sleep;
- Handmade soap;
- scented candle.
Each handmade gift should be of some use, be needed in everyday life or in other situations. If a friend loves knitted things, you can make a vest for her or a crocheted beret.
For a lover of a large number of decorative elements in the room, you can sew original pillowcases with or without a pattern, giving them separately or together with pillows.
If you need to prepare a gift for an anniversary, then you should come up with something special so that a friend can use the gift every day, remembering the giver. Among the most commonly used things that you can do yourself, it is worth highlighting dishes. If you wish, you can take a pottery course, or try your hand at home, creating an original cup or simply decorating it. For an anniversary, it is worth preparing a larger-scale present, so a set of two cups and saucers in the original design will be enough.
An acceptable practical gift could be knitted or sewn bag. The first option can combine knitting and crochet work to make the base and beautiful patterns. For originality, it is worth using different color combinations to obtain a particular pattern or pattern. The sewn product can be made both on a sewing machine and manually, depending on the situation.
An important point is the choice of fabric for the base, handles, as ll as decorative items that will complement the look of the bag.
Can be a good present an apron for working in the kitchen, especially if a friend likes to cook. To tailor a product, you can find a beautiful pattern, buy the right fabric and create an individual thing that no one else will have. A particularly pleasant element will be embroidery: “To my beloved friend” or “On my girlfriend’s birthday.”
And also useful and functional can be considered handmade slippers. This is not a very complicated product, but it will allow you to take care of your friend and warm her feet in the cold season. For the idea to succeed, it is very important to know the size of the birthday girl’s shoes, to choose the right material so that it is not prickly, too dense, very soft. Shoes should keep their shape, look presentable and be comfortable.
If you want to make an original, but useful gift, you can build custom flash drive using lipstick and the device itself for this. Lipstick should be completely removed from the case, and inside, instead of it, a flash drive is placed. Such an unexpected gift will amaze your girlfriend, but you will definitely like it.
A variety of useful and necessary gifts will also depend on the type of activity of the birthday girl, lifestyle and hobbies, knowing which you can quickly choose the right option.
Depending on the wishes of the birthday girl, a gift for her may look like something edible and tasty. Often purchased candies are used for the holidays, but you can try something more original. One solution might be creating sets by hand using natural ingredients that your friend likes.
If a girl takes care of her figure and health, then she will appreciate such a sign of attention, because home-made sets will be less high-calorie and more useful. They can be packaged in a cardboard box, which can be beautifully decorated with gift wrapping paper.
An original and pleasant set surprise can be cake with mastic, decorated with flors, figurines or a festive inscription. It will be especially beneficial to look at the photo on the cake, which can also be taken at home.
If you have no talent for baking cakes, you can try your hand at making chocolate. It is important to choose a proven and good recipe, try it several times, and only then start working on a holiday gift.
The advantage in this case is the ability to create a product that will definitely please a friend by adding all the appropriate ingredients to it.
To make a set present look spectacular, you should come up with and design a wrapper in which it will be placed. For a cake, you can make a beautiful box on your own, and for chocolate — a paper wrapper with a photo of the birthday girl and best wishes. If cooking is not one of your talents, you can do it easier by buying all the birthday girl’s favorite sets and creating an original and very tasty composition from them, which you can place in a suitable container.
Any sets that will be presented to a friend will be a pleasant surprise for her, and most importantly, they will give pleasant emotions and sensations, which is very important for holidays. The combination of the main gift and sets will be a great option for both a regular birthday and an anniversary.
Original DIY Gift Ideas
If you want to surprise your beloved friend and present something that she definitely does not expect, it is worth spending some time thinking. Many girls love to be given flors, but there are those who care about protecting plants and ask not to present them with cut bouquets. This dilemma can be solved quite simply, creating a bouquet of artificial flors. The simplest materials can be corrugated paper and glue, and for more experienced craftsmen, fabric is also suitable, satin is best. The product can look like a standard bouquet or be decorated to look like an original pendant or figurine.
The color scheme of such artificial bouquets can be the most diverse — from standard shades inherent in living plants to completely magical and unprecedented. The presence of beads, butterflies, bugs and other additional elements on the composition will only improve the appearance of the work.
It’s worth adding something set to such a gift, and it’s good if you succeed and make it yourself.
Friendship is an important part of the life of any person, and therefore remembering pleasant moments, mentally reliving them again, plunging into the atmosphere of that time, is a great happiness. To give a friend such an opportunity, you should do it yourself an album with photographs of the most important and significant events that took place throughout your friendship. If there are few pictures, then it is best to create a photo frame that will contain the most important frames and moments of the birthday girl’s life.
If a friend believes in signs and signs, you can independently make her amulets or useful little things that will always protect her, bringing peace and order to her life. The simplest option would be aving a bracelet from the evil eye, but you can also make a pendant as an addition. If desired, it is possible to build a semblance of a hare’s foot, which should bring good luck. And for those who like to interpret dreams, a dream book and a dream catcher made especially for a friend will be an excellent gift.
There can be a lot of opportunities to surprise a friend on her birthday, the main thing is to set yourself a goal and go towards its realization. To make a gift, you should not rush to implement it, it is better to practice a couple of times, make a few samples, in order to end up with an impeccable finished product.
It is worth remembering that save on materials is not worth itfor a beautiful postcard you need to buy only professional paper, for a chic homemade bag it is better to take a new and suitable fabric, for soap or candles you need to buy high-quality ingredients, and so on in everything. A good birthday gift for a friend is another proof of love for her and strengthening friendship for many years.
For information on how to make DIY gifts for a girlfriend for her birthday, see the following video.