girlfriend gifts to make, celebrationsGirlfriends – one of the joys of female friendship is having the awesome opportunity to make our girlfriends feel as special as their friendship is to us! One way is to celebrate her celebrations! And, like the quote says: There is so much to Celebrate! Here is a girlfriend gift craft idea to make for your BFFs to celebrate their friendship and their celebrations!

We love our girlfriends and we love to craft – so let’s celebrate our girlfriends’ celebrations with a homemade girlfriend gift!

Recently it was my BFF from college’s birthday. We celebrated with a party at a local restaurant where so many of her friends joined us to make sure Barb’s birthday was a happy birthday!

I thought I’d capture the wonderful event and all the friends who love her so much in a girlfriend gift – the gift of a personalized photo album filled with friends and memories from the birthday party.

Having been in the craft industry (yep, even wrote a book!), I love an excuse to craft and make a girlfriend gift. So, I headed for the nearby Michael’s for inspiration and supplies. I chose an orange theme because of the Girlfriendology ‘friendship flower’ being an orange gerbera. The ‘lipstick’ pink was selected based on the scrapbook papers in Michael’s. (They had a huge assortment of scrapbook paper and much of it was on sale – score!)

Girlfriend Birthday gift craftWith picture album and scrapbook papers selected, I came home to my mini-Michael’s store (again, having worked in the Craft industry, I have a few crafting products in my basement!). In Publisher, I created boxes with girlfriend quotes in them – in a fun font and in the colors of the scrapbook papers. I cut the scrapbook papers to fit in the photo pages and glued the photos and sayings on them.

I love how the colors are bright and happy – like a girlfriend birthday should be! I love looking through the photos and remembering that fun evening honoring my best friend of so many years. And I’ll really love when I can give her the girlfriend gift I created!
[Tweet “Craft a Girlfriend Gift to Celebrate her celebrations! DIY ideas on making girlfriend gifts!”] I’d love your creative thoughts on making girlfriend gifts:

  • When you make a girlfriend gift, do you already know what you’re going to make before you get to the store?
  • Does your girlfriend’s personality, favorite colors/flowers/pets/etc. impact the design?
  • Do get a wonderful feeling out of making your girlfriend’s gifts – like I do?!

Note: Collective Bias is a social media agency who brings bloggers and brands together. They asked for my shopping experience in creating a memory gift. (Perfect timing since I had already planned this girlfriend gift!) I was compensated with a $25 gift card. This compensation was not influential in the project, my opinion or my thoughts on the shopping experience.

Here’s some more girlfriend inspiration on crafting girlfriend gifts for birthdays and more:

 

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