I think you all now by now how much I love crafting, especially creating gifts for friends and family 🙂 I have already shared with you some of the gifts I made which were travel-themed (if you want to check them out click here 😉 ) and I was so glad to read you liked the ideas! 🙂
This time I’d like to share with you another gift I made last Christmas which didn’t really have a theme but if you’d like it can totally have one!
If you read my posts from a while you’ll know that I spend most of the time not in my home country due to my studies (If you’d like to know more, click here 😉 ) so I like the idea of giving my closes friends something [Such as The Happy Thoughts Jar 😉 ] that reminds them that despite the distance, I’m always there for them. Because of this, the gift I made is supposed to be opened in different times of the year, at the beginning of each month.
Indeed, the gift is composed by 12 envelopes, one for each moth, and what’s inside the envelopes changes every month: little gifts such as hair masks or stationary items, inspiring and motivational quotes or activities to do together during the months I would have been with them.
After this little introduction, here is the process to create this gift:
1. Write down what each envelope will contain ( I strongly suggest to plan it before starting to actually make it 😉 )
2. Decor each envelope. ( I made them different one another using different items such as washi tapes, stickers, stamps…)
3. Buy the items that you’d like to give as a little gift. ( If you’re planning to include little gifts I suggest you to find thing that can fit in the envelope or if not, wrap it and glue it on the envelope so that it can’t be lost)
4. Write a little note for each envelope, if there’s a gift explain the meaning why you thought about giving him/her that or if it’s an activity explain which kind of activity is. 😉
Of course this is just a guideline, you can change/create as you want! As said before, you could even have theme and base the content of each envelope on that!
The total cost of this is not high at all, of course it depends on the kind of gifts and activity you plan, but the making part it’s not expensive and if you want to know more about how to craft on a budget I wrote a specific post for this, which I hope can be useful 😉
Also if you consider yourself not that good at thinking about what to give as a gift to a person, this post I wrote about how to improve your art of making gifts might help you as well! 😉
I hope you like this gift idea! 🙂
What about you? Do you like making gifts your own? Which has been your last creation? I’ll be so glad to read about it! 🙂
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