When you think about homemade gifts, it’s not a matter of saving money, because to do something with your own hands, you have to buy different components. So on such a gift can go as much money, as well as on the ordinary, purchased, and certainly more than your time. Why then work?
Firstly, only a homemade gift will have individual features, contain a message for only one person, which is very nice.
Secondly, as they often say, the main thing is not a gift, but attention. Now compare the amount of attention when a person just went to the store and chose a thing and when he bought all the components, thought through the concept and did something with their own hands.
Here are 10 sliders with step by step guide. Use ideas and your own imagination.
1. Money Rose
If you decide to donate money, you can hand them over not just, but in the form of a beautiful rose. Double joy is guaranteed – you give both money and attention.
For roses, you need 5-7 banknotes with any denomination, wire, green ribbon, artificial leaves, glue. Leaflets and ribbon can be bought in the department for florists.
Fold the banknote in half, bend the edges in different directions. From this note, we will make a rosebud later.
We fold the remaining banknotes, as shown in the figure, bending the edges in one direction. Of these we will later make petals.
We put a banknote on a wire, we twist the end of a wire that the banknote did not fall.
When you twist the bud, insert a finger inside the banknote and form petals around it, then it will turn out to be voluminous.
Similarly, you put the petal-notes on the wire and twist it. Make them different in shape, then the rose will look natural.
Fold the petals around the bud and wind the wire with tape so that all the rods stay together.
Glue to the tape artificial leaves, so that the rose was like real.
2. The name mug
Here on the circle letters are drawn, but by the same technology you can draw anything: write a name, make a heart or translate a funny picture.
For a homemade mug with a picture you will need:
a white porcelain mug, scissors, a marker for porcelain, a copy paper (a copy), a pencil or pen, an adhesive tape, a picture printed or painted on paper, which you will translate into a mug.
Cut out the paper from the paper that you want to see on the mug, and the same in size piece of a copy. Copy the copy on the mug with the dark side, on top – the picture, and fix it with adhesive tape.
Circle the contour of the picture with a pencil or pen so that the image is imprinted on the mug.
With the help of a copy on the mug, the contour of the picture is printed. After that, you draw a picture as a marker for porcelain. If you make a name mug, you can fill out the outline of letters with oblique strokes. Looks cool.
After your image is ready, allow the marker to dry for 24 hours, and then bake in the oven at 160 ° C for 1.5 hours. After this, the mug can be washed even in a dishwasher, and the inscription does not erase.
This gift is easy enough to make, and you can decorate it as you please. Instead of a pink owl on the cover can be your joint photo, hearts, wishes or something like that.
You will need: a stack of paper for the printer (you can use paper of different colors for a more original notebook or print a pale copy of your favorite photo on each sheet), scissors, stapler, glue, designer paper for the cover, cardboard box.
Bend the paper in half.
Put the future leaves of the notebook on the box and circle the marker. Please note that the cover must be a couple of centimeters larger than the sheets, so leave a few centimeters from each edge.
Wrap the cardboard cut from the cardboard in a design paper (you can use a beautiful paper for gifts), glue the paper to the cardboard.
Attach the sheets of the notebook with a stapler to the cover in several places.
4. Love message from the keyboard
Original declaration of love from a computer keyboard. You will need: a frame with glass, an old keyboard, a light or dark paint, a stencil and a marker or black nail polish.
Get the right number of keys, paint their protein with paint or varnish and allow to dry. Make a stencil with the necessary letters (you can download the font on the Internet and print it, then cut out the middle with a blade and use it as a stencil). On the dried keys, apply a stencil and write the desired letters with a marker or black paint or nail polish.
Stick the ready keys inside the frame behind the glass. The frame can be bought in the art department or in the photo salon.
5. Ring made of wire
Such a ring can be presented as an addition to the main gift or as a small pleasant surprise.
You will need: pliers, pliers, a hank of red wire, a round object, the size of a finger.
To begin with, use a round object to make a part that will grab a finger.
Now with the help of pliers bend the wire, as shown in the figures.
We hook one edge of the heart and remove the excess wires by wire cutters.
We hook the remainder of the heart.
6. Wallet for charging the phone
For this purse you will need a dense felt, a scissors or a sharp office knife, a cloth with hearts or other ornaments.
First you need to measure the size of the phone and its charger. The phone should fit freely in the purse, and the square window at the top – go through the charger. A very functional gift: now the phone on the charge can not be accidentally dropped onto the floor, and if the cord is short, the phone will not hang on it in centimeter from the floor.
7. Particles of love
This is a cool little bag with a self-made puzzle from your shared photo. Very nice and original.
You will need: ink or black paste from the handle, a stencil (you can make it yourself), a brush or a cotton swab, a white rag bag (it can also be sewn by itself, adding the top with a tightening cord).
We put a stencil on the bag, fix it with adhesive tape and accurately put the letters.
For a puzzle you will need your favorite photo, a few ice cream sticks, glue and a sharp office clerk.
Spread the backside of the photo with glue and smoothly spread the ice cream sticks, close to each other.
When all the sticks are laid out, write down some kind words of congratulations from behind.
When the glue is dry, turn over and gently cut the puzzle with a stationery knife.
It remains only to put the finished puzzle in the bag and give the pieces of love to your second half.
8. Recognition lamp
An interesting souvenir with a meaning. On the pedestal of the lamp is written: “The light of my life.”
Gently remove all the “insides” from the bulb.
From the red wire with the help of pliers we twist the hearts. By the way, if the wire remains, you can make a ring-heart.
9. Book of your love
A small book from your favorite joint photos with descriptions and confessions.
Select and print photos on your favorite photos in the same format, so that there is free space for inscriptions on the left.
On each photo you can write wishes, a declaration of love or some moments from the history of your relationship, maybe common jokes or something else.
10. Beer for a loved one
This gift is for the most creative girls, whose guys are crazy about beer.
You will need bottles with his favorite beer, preferably with different grades. About the number of determine yourself.
Labels are removed from bottles, and for registration you will need: thick paper, paints, markers, stickers-hearts, glue, scissors and a sea of imagination.
Ideas for inscriptions: riddles, hinting at a beer brand, and at the same time including something like “for a beloved man”; your common jokes related to beer;
inscriptions with the meaning “Especially for you”, with his name, affectionate nicknames, etc.