Create and Craft, believe birthdays deserve a BIG celebration! So we’ve compiled our favorite birthday craft ideas to ensure yours (or your loved one’s) goes with a bang!
Birthdays come around but once a year… which is why we just LOVE to make a big fuss whenever there is a birthday celebration to be had! It’s also why we think that crafting a homemade birthday card is so important – why give something standard and shop-bought when you can create something truly bespoke? Not only do handmade cards stand out from the crowd when they’re all on display on the big day itself – but they also show you’ve gone the extra mile to make their birthday special, by putting in some crafty effort!
Perhaps you have a lot of friends and family, or perhaps you have one month that is simply chock-full of birthdays and you’re sure you’ll never be able to fit that much card making into your schedule…. don’t panic! We have the perfect solution… and you’re going to love how crafty it is!
That’s right – this fantastic birthday card organiser project takes you step-by-step through turning an old unused box into an awesome and super-functional birthday card organiser! This means that you can get yourself organised for the year ahead, and craft all your birthday cards ahead of schedule. Got a free weekend in the pipeline? lock yourself away in the craft room and get a batch of cards made, then file them away in your birthday card organiser so that, as each month rolls around, you’ll have the perfect bespoke card for each lucky recipient, easily to hand and ready to send!
Let’s be honest – it’s not a proper birthday party without bunting, is it? But party decor can get fairly expensive, fairly quickly. That’s unless you have a few crafty tricks up your sleeve of course! Don’t panic – you needn’t be a whizz with a sewing machine to throw together your own birthday bunting… just dive into your paper craft drawer and start snipping!
We just love this paper craft bunting – it’s the perfect way to add instant joy to any occasion, and is so easy to make. Simply create a flag template, then snip around it across a selection of colored or printed sheets of card, use a hole punch to enable you to thread some ribbon or twine through the top of each flag, and voila! Your party bunting is ready to go on the wall! You Could get even more creative by die-cutting letters or numbers to adorn your flags with, or you could keep it super simple. The great thing about crafting your own decorations is that the choice is YOURS!
Birthday Gift Wrap:
If you’re going to make your recipient their very own birthday card, you may as well take the opportunity to add some bespoke touches to their gift wrap too! You could die-cut the gift tag yourself in a variety of shapes out of an eye-catching sheet of printed card… or you could take a plain gift tag and jazz it up by adding a gorgeous array of embellishments!
We just love this gorgeous little crochet rose used to add the perfect finishing touch to this kraft-wrapped gift! Want to know how you too can create a crochet rose to add gifts, cards and more? Check out our step–by-step crochet rose tutorial right here!
Party hats are a must – we firmly believe it’s not a birthday bash without them! Why? Because they’re yet another excuse to get crafty! Raid your card stock for the brightest prints you can find, and embellish with ribbons, gems, pom poms and more! You could even go the extra crafty mile, and create your own pom poms to add the perfect finishing touches to your party hat collection! Check out our quick tutorial video below, and discover just how easy it is to create oodles of pom poms in no time at all with our easy-to-use pom pom makers!
Party Decor – Dream It and Theme It:
You know what we’re like at Create and Craft… we definitely adore a party theme! When we celebrate our own birthday, it’s always a fabulous themed event… and this year is no exception! It’s a great way to align all your crafty efforts, as having a party theme can help you plan coordinating colourschemes, create jaw-dropping party food, and even inspire some truly one-of-a-kind decor ideas that are sure to become talking points at the birthday bash itself!
Whether you’re looking for party ideas for your own birthday, or planning ahead to make the day special for someone else, we hope you’ve enjoyed our crafty birthday tips… and we hope you have a very Happy Birthday when it is your special day!